Municipal Center
29 Depot Street
Douglas, MA 01516

508-476-4000

ONLINE PAYMENTS

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday:
8:30 AM-1:00 PM
1:30 PM-4:00 PM

Tuesdays: Open Until 6:00 PM

Administration and Community Development Only
Fridays: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

State and Federal Holidays and 1/2 Day Christmas Eve: CLOSED

Check Individual Department Pages as Hours May Be Different.

Veterans Services
Carl Bradshaw
Uxbridge Town Hall
21 Main St.
Uxbridge, MA 01569
508-278-8600
ext. 2037 or ext. 2017


MA Congressional Delegation

TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY - BAD LUCK LAKE

Bad Luck Lake, fish contaminated with Mercury.  The General Public SHOULD NOT CONSUME ANY FISH FROM THE WATERBODY:  CATCH AND RELEASE

For more information, please contact the MDPH at 617-624-5757 or visit their website at http://www.mass.gov/dph/fishadvisories

NEW WEBSITE - COMING SOON

The new Douglas Website is currently in TEST mode and can be accessed at douglas-ma.gov

Please visit the site and report any problems via email to skane@douglas-ma.gov

STATEMENT REGARDING CEDAR STREET

Please disregard any private signs in the vicinity of Cedar Street indicating that the street is (or will be) closed.  This matter was recently in litigation. The court recently ruled that Cedar Street is a public way and therefore will remain open for public travel.  Anyone having questions or concerns regarding this matter should contact the Board of Selectmen’s Office.  Thank you.

The Soldiers Monument, located at the Town Common, was dedicated in 1908 to the memory of Unknown Soldiers and Sailors that were lost during the American Revolution, The Civil War and the Spanish American War. The Town Monuments and Memorials Committee rededicated the 3 inch Griffin Rifles that flank the monument on Veterans Day in 2014 with funding from a matching MA Department of Veterans Services grant. For more information see the Veteran Directors FY14 Annual Report.

News and Announcements

OPEN BURNING

Open burning starts January 15th - May 1st for more info contact the FD @ 508-476-2267

HALF-STAFF NOTIFICATION

Please be advised that as a mark of respect for the memory of former President George H. W. Bush who passed on Friday, November 30, 2018, and in accordance with U.S. Flag Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 7 (m), Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately.  Updates to follow.

These gubernatorial orders apply to:

1.  The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls.

2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings.

3.  All state military installations.

STREETLIGHT RETROFIT PROJECT

The Town of Douglas has contracted with Arden Engineering and Constructors, LLC. to replace our existing streetlight fixtures with new LED fixtures. Work on the replacement will begin on 11/26/18  and will be completed on or before 12/15/18.  As such, we will do our best to minimize disruption on main roads.  In the event you have questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact the Town Engineer at 508-476-4000 x208 or via email at WCundiff@douglasma.org

TREASURER & TAX COLLECTOR CLOSED NOVEMBER 14th

The Treasurers and Tax Collectors Office will be closed on

Wednesday, November 14th so that staff may attend annual training.

The office will re-open on Thursday, November 15th at 8:30 am.

If you would like to make a payment, you may do so online at http://www.douglasma.org

or place your payment in the black municipal drop box located at the bottom of the ramp in front of the town hall.

FY2019 TAX CLASSIFICATION PUBLIC HEARING

The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 7: 05 pm in the Municipal Center Resource Room, 29 Depot Street, Douglas, MA, in accordance with Chapter 369 of the Acts of 1982 for the purpose of receiving public input into the determination of the tax rate for each class of property for the Fiscal Year 2019.  All interested citizens are urged to attend and offer comment. 

EARLY VOTING

Town Clerk's Office

Monday through Thursday open, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, and 1:30 pm to  4:00 pm.

Tuesday open until 6:00 pm.

ENDS Thursday, November 1, 2018

508-476-4000 ext. 255

 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
High School Auditorium
7:00 PM

Special Town Meeting Warrant (pdf)

Finance Committee Information Flyer (pdf)

ANNUAL REPORT COVER PHOTO WANTED

If you have a high resolution photo of Douglas, portrait works best, email it to skane@douglasma.org by January 31, 2019.  The Board of Selectmen will select a photo for the cover, and all others will be used inside the report. 

Photo ideas include, but are not limited to, a scenic landscape in Douglas, architectural features in Douglas, a Douglas monument, or a Douglas event.  Please, no photos of individual people.
 

COMMUNITY ELECTRICITY AGGREGATION PROGRAM - NEW RATE

September 20, 2018 - Dear Residents,

As the result of a negotiated resolution of a contract claim by Public Power, LLC, the electric supplier for the Community Electricity Aggregation Program, the price paid by participants in the Program for electric supply will increase from 10.122 cents per kWh to 10.430 cents per kWh effective with meter reads after September 15, 2018. This new price will remain fixed through the remainder of the term of the Electric Services Agreement, ending January 2021.

Further Information:  Please go to your community’s dedicated webpage at MASSCEA.com/douglas for a rate comparison chart and information about the program. If you have any questions regarding the price increase or your options, please call 844-MASSCEA (627-7232).

Community Electricity Aggregation Program Rate Increase Letter to Residents

TOWN HALL HIGHLIGHTS AVAILABLE

Town Administrator Matthew J. Wojcik's contributions to The Yankee Xpress can be found on the Administration Page.

Meeting Calendar & Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Videos

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, December 18
6:30 PM, Cultural Council
7:00 PM, Board of Selectmen

Wednesday, December 19
7:00 PM, Building & Facility Const. Com.
7:00 PM, School Committee

Thursday, December 20
6:00 PM, BVT School Committee

Tuesday, December 25
07:00 AM, TOWN HALL CLOSED

Wednesday, January 2
7:00 PM, Cemetery Commission
7:00 PM, Finance Committee

Tuesday, January 8
7:00 PM, Finance Committee