~~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 Five – Streets and Sidewalks, Section III; 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.
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 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.
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.