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  2-14-15 Snow Storn Update from DPW
DPW Update on Storm 2-14-14

Once again another snow storm is hitting the area. We ask everyone for their cooperation and patience as we work to keep the Mansfield roads open for residents and public safety vehicles.

As part of our plowing operations tonight, the plows will also try to widen roads where the snow is making it too narrow for safe passage. This may result in chunks of snow being pus...hed into residents driveways, we apologize for the inconvenience but this is a necessity in order to keep the roads open for the public.

As our Governor has requested, we also ask everyone to stay home and off the roads during the storm unless absolutely necessary which will make it easier for the plows to open up the roads. We also recommend that you do not clear the end of your driveway until the snow is ended and the roads are plowed which will minimize the amount of snow pushed into your driveway by the plows. Please park your vehicles off the road because any vehicles left on the road will be an obstacle and hazard for the plows.

Our goal is to do snow removal in the downtown area on Monday night but this will depend on the amount of snowfall and when it ends.
  DPW Road Salt Update 2/12/2015

DPW Road Salt Update 2/12/2015

Mansfield was finally able to start replenishing salt supplies on Tuesday and Wednesday and subsequently resumed treating secondary streets and subdivisions on Wednesday and will continue as needed.

  DPW Update 2-10-2015

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DPW Update 2/20/215

The Town of Mansfield continues with its efforts to clear roads and prepare for more snow.

• Main roads are being scraped and treated today to try to get them black before the next storm hits.
• Sidewalk school routes are being cleared with snow blowers, in preparation for school on Wednesday.
• Downtown sidewalks will be cleaned with snow blowers today and the current plan is to do snow removal after Thursday’s projected snowstorm.
• We will be utilizing a large snow blower and when available the sidewalk snow blowers to open up the edges of some roads that are getting too narrow and make it difficult for Public Safety vehicles to get by. This effort will continue for the next few days in anticipation of the predicted snow for Thursday.
• Backhoes and loaders will also be out pushing back corners and opening up around hydrants.


The continuing snow removal efforts are a combination of Highway Division personnel along with help from the Water Division, Public Buildings/Special Projects Division, Mansfield Electric Light Department and various contractors.

We want to thank everyone for their cooperation through this continued record snowfall.

  DPW Notice

~~DPW Notice

The Town of Mansfield has started issuing notices and fines for snow deposited on the public way. 

Private plows cleaning parking lots and driveways are placing snow on the public way making the roads narrower and more difficult for the Highway Division to maintain the Town roads open and safe for traffic.  We have been asking people not to do it but our requests are mostly being ignored.

The Town of Mansfield General By-Laws Chapter 5, Section III states:

“No person shall allow any wood or coal or other obstruction to remain within the limits of a street or upon any sidewalk so as if any manner to obstruct the travel thereon, or for more than twenty-four hours after he has been notified to remove the same by the Town Manager of by officer having charge of the highway or any constable or police officer.”

If snow is not removed within twenty-four (24) hours after being issued a notice, then in accordance with the General By-Laws Appendix - Enforcement, you will be subject to a $50 fine per day of violation.

  DPW Update on Trash Collection

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Update on Trash Collection for week starting Feb 9th

Due to the impending storm, there will be no trash and recycling collection on Monday February 9th. There will be a one-day delay for all residents all week.

Please do not place barrels out at edge of roadway or driveway whereas it impedes snow removal operations until the scheduled day of pickup.


Thank you for your patience.

  2015 ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION-NOMINATION PAPERS

NOMINATION PAPERS FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION will be due in the Town Clerk's Office by Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 508-261-7345 or email mstaples@mansfieldma.com

  DPW Update

~~The Town is currently not treating the secondary and subdivision roads with salt and sand because our salt reserves are down.  We have not received any new deliveries since before the blizzard.  We ask everyone for your patience because at this time, we must focus more on the main roads.

  2015 Annual Town Election Voter Deadline

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION will be on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  Any non-voter who wishes to register to vote may do so at the Town Clerk's Office until 8:00 PM.  If you are unsure of your voter status, you may contact the Town Clerk's Office at 508-261-7345 or email mstaples@mansfieldma.com 

  2015 Annual Town Meeting Voter Deadline

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING will be on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  Any non-voter who wishes to register to vote may do so at the Town Clerk's Office until 8:00 PM.  If you are unsure of your voter status, you may contact the Town Clerk's Office at 508-261-7345 or email mstaples@mansfieldma.com 

 BOARD AND COMMITTEE VACANCIES
BOARD AND COMMITTEE VACANCIES - Please contact the Selectmen's Office for the latest listing.

As of February 10, 2015

Cultural Council

3 members needed.

Canoe River Aquifer Advisory Committee

1  member needed

Historical Commission
1 members needed.

Keep Mansfield Beautiful

1 member needed

Planning Board
1 associate member needed

World War II Scholarship Committee

1 member needed

Board of Directors of the Mansfield Housing Corporation 

2 members needed. Click here for more information

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Click here to learn how to apply for any committee.

 CHOLESTEROL CLINIC

THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE WILL HOLD A CHOLESTEROL CLINIC ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014 AT TOWN HALL IN MEETING ROOM 2 A/B FROM

9 AM TO 11 AM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  PLEASE CALL (508) 851-6444.

 CPR class

CPR
Friends & Family

The Mansfield Fire Department will offer evening CPR classes at the Plymouth St. Fire Station. This program will teach CPR for the adult, child, & infant as well as what to do for the choking victim. The cost of program is free for town residents.

A CPR card will not be issued. If certification and or a card is needed contact the fire prevention office at (508) -261-7492 for assistance.

New Schedule for 2015 will be published soon.

Pre-registration is required please call (508) 261-7492 to register.

 

 DOWNED WIRES NOTICE FOR STORM EVENT
During or after any storm event, consider all downed wires to be energized and dangerous, including telephone, fiber optic and cable TV wires. They may be in contact with energized electric wires that are not within your view. Do not go near downed wires – for your own safety; treat them as though they are live and deadly. Never touch downed wires or anything coming into contact with fallen lines. If you see a downed wire, keep everyone away and notify us immediately at 508-261-7395 or 508-261-7300 after hours.
 Downtown Parking
The new downtown parking pass program will be up by the end of October and stickers will be available at the Police Department 
Please see attached PDF for map. (Disclaimer: The map is a large file and may take a minute to load)


The newspapers have also incorrectly reported that permits under the newly adopted Downtown Parking Regulations would cost $50.00.  Please note - the correct cost will be $20.00.
parking map

 Flow Isolation
The public is hereby notified that the Town of Mansfield is working with our contractor Flow Assessment Services, LLC to perform Flow Measurements on Tuesday April 16, 2013 and Wednesday April 17, 2013.  Flow Measurement will be performed from 12:00AM until approximately 6:00 AM both days.  The Flow Measurement locations are as follows:
 
FLOW ISOLATION STREETS
Central Street
Avon Street
Summer Street
West Street
Old Colony Road
North Main Street
South Main Street
Court Street
Park Street
Webb Place
Horace Street
Wilson Place
Forbes Blvd.
 
 
 
 FULTON POND NOTICE
The public is hereby notified that the Town of Mansfield is filing a LOMR (letter of map request) with FEMA for the area around Fulton Pond.  Currently under the flood insurance rate maps dated July of 2009, the 100 year flood elevation is shown as elevation 155.  The Town of Mansfield has contracted with Pare Corporation to verify the 100 year floodplain elevation and our request to FEMA is to reduce the 100 year flood elevation by approximately two (2) feet.
 
A public comment period will remain open for 10 days from the date of this notice.  Interested persons may obtain detailed information about this LOMR by contacting Rick Alves, Town Engineer/Assistant DPW Director at (508) 261-7377, Monday through Thursday, 8AM – 4PM and Friday 8AM – 12PM.
 MANSFIELD WATER E-MAIL NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Mansfield Water Customers can now receive e-mail notifications regarding water related incidents that may potentially impact your water service. Activities such as hydrant flushing, planned shut offs, emergency repairs, and broken mains are known to stir up mineral deposits within the system which may cause an unpleasant discoloration in your water service.

To have your name immediately added to the distribution list forward your name, property address and e-mail address to emccarter@mansfieldma.com

The Water Division staff will notify you via e-mail as soon as possible when a situation is identified that may cause an impact to your water.

E-mail addresses forwarded to us will be for the sole use of the Mansfield Water Division and will not be distributed to other agencies.

 Open Burning Season

 

In accordance with State Law, the 2014 open burning season will begin on January 15th and end at 4:00 PM on May 1st. (daily hours are 10AM - 4PM. These dates are set by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with the objective of minimizing air quality impacts, and are enforced locally by the Fire Department.


You must get a permit from the Public Safety Dispatch Center at the Mansfield Police Department located on 50 West Street. As a reminder, you also must call into the dispatch center on the day(s) you wish to burn to find out if burning is allowed that day. Burning may not be allowed due to many different conditions such as wind speed or stagnant air conditions. The decision to burn is made each day by the OIC at the Fire Department. They make their decision using many factors such as the daily fire forecast:http://bit.ly/aIC4TW .

Below are 2 more links for reference and tips.:

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/stewardship/firecont/DCROpenBurn.htm

http://www.mass.gov/dep/air/compliance/burning.htm

Chimenea & Fire Pit Safety
Burn clean fire wood
Devices are for outside use only
Burning of trash, leaves, construction debris and other refuse is prohibited by law.
Devices are to operated by an adult
Keep small children & pets away
Devices should be placed & operated away from buildings and other combustible objects or structures.
Devices should not be used on decks or porches.
Have a fire extinguisher available
If devices produce too much smoke & are deemed a nuisance by the fire dept. The fire department can order the fire to be extinguished.

 

 

 PARKING PERMITS FOR CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

 

2015 Merchant and Resident Parking Permits in Central Business District

The 2015 parking permits will be available for purchase beginning December 1, 2014.  Applications are currently available at the Mansfield Police Department.  Please submit applications and fees to the Mansfield Police Department Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

Permits are effective January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

Parking Regulations are attached to applications.  A large wall map is displayed in the Police Department’s lobby and online that shows the designated parking areas in the Central Business District.

 

 POTHOLES

POTHOLE SEASON

The winter weather and warming trends are causing new potholes all over the area.

Please be vigilant to developing potholes and call DPW at 508-261-7335 or email potholes@mansfieldma.com

 Public Health Nurse
Mansfield Public Health Nurse
The Public Health Nurse is available the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 3 – 4
at Mansfield Town Hall, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, for blood pressure and blood
sugar screening on a walk in basis. If you have any questions, please call 508-261-7366.

The nurse will also be available for blood pressure and blood sugar screening on the
2nd Tuesday of every month from 1-2 pm at the Council on Aging. For information,
please call (508) 261-7368.

Pneumonia (Pneumococcal) and Tetanus (Td) immunizations will be available by
appointment throughout the year. Pneumonia immunizations are available for those
individuals 65 or older, or younger with certain medical conditions. Adults
should receive Td immunizations every 10 years. Call Maureen Cardarelli, RN for a
vaccine appointment at (508) 222-0118 x 1367.
 RECYCLING NOTICES
MANSFIELD GREEN OPERATING HOURS
The Mansfield Green will be open on Saturday's from 8:00AM to 3:45PM and on Monday's from 10:00AM to 3:45PM. Also, at this time due to liability issues, salvaging will no longer be allowed at the Green. All materials brought into the Green are the property of the Town of Mansfield and shall not be removed.
CURB SIDE RECYCLING
The Town of Mansfield has a curbside single stream recycling program. The town has selected to implement this program along with Waste Management in order to make recycling easier for Mansfield residents.
FLOURESCENT TUBE & PRESSURE TREATED WOOD DISPOSAL
Mansfield residents may now dispose of all types of fluorescent bulbs year round at no charge. Collection sites for compact fluorescent, four-and eight-foot U-Tube, circular and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps will be at Mansfield True Value Hardware, 284 North Main Street and at Mansfield Green Recycling Park, intersection of Pratt (Route 106) and East Streets.

Pressure treated wood is not accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste collection. Pressure treated wood and a variety of wastes (Acceptable Waste:  construction/demolition debris; landscape/yard waste; brick/concrete/fill;, pallets/ fencing/wood waste; tires; bulky items; general cleanouts; roofing materials) not taken by trash pickup or Mansfield Green can, for a fee, be taken to Trojan Recycling Transfer Station, 71 Forest Street, Brockton. Please call Trojan Recycling at 508-588-2332 for questions about the waste and fees.  Directions:  Montello Street (Route 28) to Perkins Avenue (over railroad bridge) 2nd right is Forest Street.

LATEX PAINT DISPOSAL
Latex paint and stain is no longer accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste collection. To dispose of latex paint and stain,simply mix latex paint hardener into the paint can, let solidify overnight and dispose of it in your weekly trash. The Board of Health has purchased about 2000 paint hardener packets for distribution to homeowners. The 2 packets per household are available at the Health Department, 6 Park Row after January 1, 2008.
DISPOSAL OF MERCURY CONTAINING ITEMS
State law now mandates that mercury-added products cannot be placed in a regular trash collection. Mansfield residents are welcome to bring mercury thermometers and mercury thermostats to the Board of Health office for disposal and can offer up to two digital thermometers per household in exchange for mercury versions.

BUTTON BATTERIES - Button batteries are those small, silvery, button or coin-like batteries that power watches,
cameras, calculators, hearing aids, digital organizers and many other devices. When these batteries become used up
DON'T THROW THEM IN THE TRASH! They contain mercury, which when incinerated or buried in a landfill,
escapes into the environment.

The Mansfield Board of Health, with the assistance of the Animal Welfare Committee, has begun a button battery recycling
program. Please save and bring your button batteries to the following locations:

Mansfield True Value Hardware - 284 North Main Street
Rite Aid - 243 Chauncy Street
CVS - 261 Chauncy Street
Hefez and Sons Jewelers - 106 North Main Street
Council on Aging - 255 Hope Street
Health Department - 6 Park Row

If you have a large quantity of bulk mercury, please do not move it or bring it to the Health Department. Call us at
508-261-7366 and we will have the mercury safely removed.
Click here for details

 SAND FOR SENIORS
Boyscout Troop 51 will be delivering sand mix to the seniors and the disabled of any age in Mansfield.
Interested residents may contac the COA at 508-261-7368.

Scouts will exchange buckets from last year and as there are limited number of buckets available this is a first come, first serve program.

** If residents or businesses have clean 5 gallon buckets with tops that they want to donate to this project they can leave a message
at the COA and we can pick them up from you. Thanks**   
 Train Station Parking
There are now several different payment methods available to pay for train station parking. 

Ventec Pay Stations are now installed at the lots. They accept cash, credit and debit cards. 

Mobile internet payments are available as well through Park Mobile systems. See link below

www.us.parkmobile.com

 VETERANS and WIDOW(ER)S of VETERANS
VETERANS and WIDOW(ER)S of VETERANS


Are you a senior citizen veteran or a widow(er) of a veteran with an income of less than $1545.00 per month with cash assets of $1600.00 or less?

 Are you a senior citizen veteran or married to a veteran and your combined income is less than $2017.00 per month with cash assets of $3200.00 or less?

Note: house and vehicle are not counted as assetsIf so, you may be entitled to supplemental financial assistance.

OR

Are you a veteran or a widow(er) of a veteran with an income of less than $1733.00 per month and cash assets of less than $1600.00?

Are you a married veteran or married to a veteran, your combined income is less than $2333.00 per month and your cash assets are less than $3200.00 per month? 

If so you may be entitled to reimbursement of your medical expenses and/or financial assistance under Mass. General Law Chapter 115, which is an entitlement to benefits based on your or your spouse’s military service.

  To arrange a meeting with your Veterans’ Agent, Heath Hobson
CALL: 508-851-6411

Link to Veteran's Agent Home Page

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