Special Town Meeting Information

June 11, 2024 Special Election for Override »

On June 11, 2024, 8 am to 8 pm there will be a Special Election for two override questions:

Town Website Maintenance Window - 5/30/2024 to 6/03/2024 »

The Town of Townsend is preparing to transition to its new website.  
From Thursday, May 30, through Monday, June...

Townsend Memorial Day Observance 5-26-2024 »

     Memorial Day will be observed in Townsend on Sunday, May 26.   Members of Townsend VFW Post No....

MBTA Communities Multi-Family Zoning Statute: Townsend Compliance »

The files below provide information on Townsend's Compliance with the MA MBTA Communities Multi-Family Zoning Statute.

Pictures of Celebration for Rail Trail  from noon to 3 pm

Squannacook River Rail Trail Completion Ceremony »

Saturday, June 1, 2024 12 PM - 3 PM
Park at Cherry Hill Too, 53 Main St, Townsend, MA. Ceremony across the street...

Featured Town Projects:

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA):
The Town has received the following funds through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA):
Funding:
Townsend's Non-entitlement Unit (NEU) allocation is a total of $994,979 distributed at the rate of 50% each Fiscal Year as follows:
FY22: $497,489.50.
FY23: $497,489.50  

Townsend's County Redistribution Amount is $1,846,429, also distributed at a rate of 50% per Fiscal Year.
FY22: $923,214.50
FY23: $923,214.50 

Total funds allocated each FY: $1,420,644
All funds must be committed by Dec 31, 2024 and expended by December 31, 2026.

Workshops were held in the Fall of 2021 with Department Heads and Boards to determine the ways in which these funds would be expended per the guidance provided from the Federal Government.
The firm Capital Strategic Solutions has been hired by the Town to consult on projects for allowability under the guidance and to do the reporting required by the Federal Government.
Town of Townsend’s ARPA projects.

Nashua-Squannacook-Nissitisset Wild&Scenic Stewardship Grants:
In May 2021, the Town of Townsend Cemetery and Parks Department received a grant from the N-S-N Wild&Scenic Stewardship Counsel to prevent erosion along the Squannacook River at the Adams Dam area.  Work is now complete.
Take a walk and enjoy this lovely area in the center of Townsend.
Report on Phase 1 of the Adams Dam Project.

Rail Trail
Squannacook River Rail Trail updates
Squannacook River Rail Trail on facebook
 

Shared Streets & Spaces Grant Information 
Wayfinding signage and Bike Lane Illustrations - the original plan; some signage and placements have been adjusted.
 

The North Middlesex Regional School District serves the Massachusetts towns of Ashby, Pepperell and Townsend. North Middlesex Regional School District provides students with the highest quality educational opportunities in a safe and secure environment. We strive to foster individual academic success and social growth through a partnership with students, staff, families and community.

Established in 1968, Nashoba Valley Technical High School is a public, four-year, career-focused high school fostering academic, personal and professional success. We promote a lifetime of learning and achievement, providing our students with quality teaching, specialized instruction in 20 industry-approved technical programs, personalized academic support and leadership development opportunities.

Our students are ready to thrive in a global environment. And what's more, these young men and women develop a strong sense of community, social responsibility and personal integrity that will take them as far as they want to go.

Agenda and Minutes for the North Middlesex School District School Committee, click here:  https://www.nmrsd.org/domain/309

Agenda and Minutes for the Nashoba Valley Technical High School Committee, click here:  https://www.nashobatech.net/