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  2019 Train/Green Stickers

The 2019 Train/Green Stickers are now available at the Town Clerk's Office.  Train parking only sticker are free, train parking combo with access to the Green are $20 (Residents over the age of 62 are free).  Current vehicle registration reflecting a Mansfield address is required.  Leased agreements are required as well for leased vehicles.

Please contact Marianne Staples at mstaples@mansfieldma.com for more information.

 *HEALTH PROMOTION CLINIC

A Health Promotion Clinic to include Blood Pressure, Total Cholesterol, and Diabetic screening (Blood Sugar) will be held on June 13th from 9 – 11 am at Town Hall in the 2nd floor meeting room.  Please call (508) 261-7366 to register prior to clinic date.

 ....Week of March 4th Trash and Recycling

Due to the snow storm on Monday, March 4th trash and recycling collection was cancelled.  There will be a one-day delay all week for all regular trash customers. 

Please have your carts out no later than 7am on the day of your collection.

Just a friendly reminder, please do not overstuff your carts, no construction material and please do not put plastic bags in your recycle carts.

Mansfield Green Recycle Park Hours:

Saturdays, 8am-4pm; Mondays, 10am-4pm and Tuesdays, 8am-12pm.

Any questions, please call the DPW Office at 508-261-7335.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

 

 ..Placing Snow on Town Right of Way

~~Notice from Department of Public Works

SUBJECT:  Placing of Snow on the Town Right of Way

In accordance with the Mansfield General By-Laws, Chapter 189 – Streets and Sidewalks, Section II Encroachments Prohibited; it is a violation to place snow on the Town right-of-way.

“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 in 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 or by officer having charge of the highway or any constable or police officer”

“Each day on which any violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense.”

Violations will be charged $50.00 per day.

The Town DPW Staff have observed that private snow plowing contractors continue to violate this.  The Town will be issuing violations to contractors and/or property owners violating this policy.

 

 .Fire Hydrant Repair - Stearns Ave.

Notice of Water Interruption:  Posted 2-19-19

 

FIRE HYDRANT REPAIR

STEARNS AVENUE

 

Date:               February 20, 2019

Time:              8:00am – 12:00pm

Location:         Stearns Ave.

Subject:           Water Interruption

 

The Town of Mansfield Water Division will be shutting off the water main on Stearns Ave. Wednesday, February 20th in order to replace a broken fire hydrant. We estimate Stearns Ave. will be without water service for 2 – 4 hours.  Water customers are asked to please plan accordingly.

Water customers may or may not experience discolored water as a result of this activity. Should this occur, please run the water until the discoloration is removed. As a precaution to protect laundry, customers are urged to check clothing washers to make sure water color is clear before adding laundry. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you do have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact the Water Division @ 508-261-7376.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 .WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE 2-14-19

POTENTIAL WATER INTERRUPTION: Posted 1-13-19 

Mansfield Water Division will be replacing a broken fire hydrant on South Main Street on Thursday, Feb. 14th. In order to complete the repair customers water pressure will be reduced or off for 3-5 hours. 

Customers in East Mansfield may or may not experience water discoloration once service is restored to normal running conditions. Should this occur please run water until color appears clear.

 

For questions, call Mansfield Water Division (508) 261-7376

 BOARD AND COMMITTEE VACANCIES

 

 

BOARD AND COMMITTEE VACANCIES - Please contact the Selectmen's Office for the latest listing.
As of March 13, 2019

The following Board and Committee Vacancies:

Cultural Council -  members needed

World War II Scholarship Committee - 3 member needed

Board of Directors of the Mansfield Housing Corporation - 3 members needed

Mansfield-Foxboro-Norton Wastewater District Commission- 1 member needed

Non-Profit Gift Fund Committe - 1 member needed

Board of Library Trustees - 1 member needed

Conservation Commission - 1 members needed

Open Space Committee - 1 member needed

Board of Health - 1 member needed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Click here for more information

Click here to leaent Commission - 1 member needed for term beginning January 1, 2018rn how to apply for any committee.

 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

 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.

 

 

 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, Monday's from 10:00AM to 3:45PM and Tuesday's from 8am to 12pm. 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.

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

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