Upcoming Aerial Cover Crop Seeding

Aerial cover crop seeding will soon be done over local cropland. A helicopter will drop winter rye grass seed to establish a “cover crop” that will protect the soil after the main crop is harvested. This controlled seed application uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) to precisely map where seed is distributed.

The aerial seeding will take place between now and mid-September in towns across Massachusetts. Weather and other variables will determine the exact flight schedule.

Download this PDF for more information on Aerial Cover Crop Seeding.

Open Meeting Law From A to Z Presentation

Please consider sending one person per board or committee to this meeting. It is important for all Blandford boards and committees to understand these regulations.

Attorney Thomas W. McEnaney, a shareholder at KP Law, P.C., our Town Counsel, will present an overview of the Open Meeting Law and the obligations it imposes upon public bodies, including substantive notice requirements and the timing of notices, as well as the content, maintenance and disclosure of minutes. Attorney McEnaney will also review the bases for entering Executive Session and the procedures that public bodies are required to follow in order to properly enter into Executive Session.

Date: Join us on september 13, 2017 AT 6:00 p.m.
Location: Town of Huntington, Stanton Hall, 26 Russell Road, Huntington, MA 01050

Please RSVP by September 6, 2017 to Helen Speckels via email or by phone at (413) 667-3500.

Selectboard Secretary Job Opening & Town Accountant Job Opening

The Town of Blandford is seeking a part-time Secretary (15 hours per week) for the Board of Selectboard office. This position is approximately 15 hours per week and provides administrative and clerical assistance to the Board and Town Administrator. Duties include mail, invoice processing, meeting agenda and minutes. Some evening hours required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Download Application form here; Download job description here.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application to: Town Administrator, Town of Blandford, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA 01008.  

Open until filled. THE TOWN OF BLANDFORD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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The Town of Blandford is seeking a qualified professional to fill the position of Town Accountant serving under the direction of the Town Administrator. The Town Accountant is responsible for maintaining and controlling all Town expenditures and financial records, as well as revenue forecasting and documentation.  Responsibilities include warrants (accounts payable) and financial monitoring of the budget; maintaining comprehensive financial records; generating required periodic reports and assisting with annual budget preparation. Municipal accounting experience preferred. The position is currently 5.5 hours for warrant preparation, to be expanded to 20 hours. Pay is $20 per hour. View full job description here.

Send letter of interest and application to Angie Ellison, Town Administrator, Blandford Town Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA, 01008, or via email to administrator@townofblandford.com.

Open until filled. THE TOWN OF BLANDFORD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.