Blandford Municipal Schedule for 2018

Last day to register to vote in order to participate in the Caucus: February 13, 2018, 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. per MGL C53 s117
Post for Caucus: February 26, 2018
Caucus – first Monday in March, per bylaw: March 5
Last day to accept caucus nomination (within 72 hours of caucus): March 8, 5 p.m.
Last day to withdraw or to file an objection to nominations made at caucus: March 12, 5 p.m.
Last day to fill any vacancy by a withdrawal or objection determined March 12: March 14, 5 p.m.
Last day to file nomination papers prior to election, with required 20 signatures: Saturday, March 24, 5 p.m.
WARRANT for ATM Closes on March 23 and sent to town counsel for review; This includes the completed budget for ALL TOWN DEPARTMENTS
Departmental reports due to Town Clerk March 23 to be included in the Annual Town Report. If there is no report it will be noted “no report submitted” in the town report.
Last day to withdraw nomination papers or object to candidate nomination papers for town election filed with required signatures: April 10, 5 p.m.
Post for Informational Meeting (aka Mini Town Meeting) to include on the agenda the completed and reviewed warrant; should be posted Friday, April 13. This is a FinCom meeting, their post (April 16 is a holiday)
Last day to register to vote at ATM and Annual Town Election: April 17, 2-4 and 7-8 p.m.
Informational Meeting (FinCom) (aka Mini town meeting): April 23, per bylaw
Posting for town meeting and election: April 30 – ONE WARRANT
Town meeting: May 7, 7 p.m. per bylaw
Town Election: May 12; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. per bylaw

This schedule has been reviewed and approved by the office of the Secretary of State

1/10/18: Municipal Fiber Project – Workers In the Area

Over the next 8 weeks or so, we will have survey/map people from Precision Valley Communications working in the area. They are subcontracted out by Westfield Gas and Electric and are beginning by taking measurements of every utility pole and lengths to every single residence in town. They will be in trucks/vehicles marked with magnetic signage, they will have proper ID, and will wear safety vests.

This mapping will have them out with some equipment to ensure accurate measurements from pole to pole and pole to house. Residents with any questions should contact the Selectboard or the MLP members (Kim Bergland, Peter Langmore, June Massee) and we can resolve them.