On behalf of the Board of Health, Town Manager John Mangiaratti, Nursing Director Heather York, and Health Director Sheryl Ball wish to inform the community of an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Middlesex County and statewide.
On Saturday, July 31, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increased the County’s level of community transition from Moderate Risk to Substantial Risk, due to an increase in cases related to the COVID-19 Delta Variant. The Delta Variant is...
The August 2021 edition of the Municipal Monthly is now available.
Happening next week! Acton and MAPC will be hosting workshops on three themes: Buildings & Clean Energy, Nature-based Solutions, and Mobility.
On June 30th, together with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) we held the first Climate Action Workshop! We had over 60 participants. We asked participants to write a postcard from their future self to gather input on their vision for Acton. I...
The Select Board will hold its annual goal setting workshop on August 2, 2021.
The public is invited to provide comments and input ahead of this workshop either by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by participating in the public listening session scheduled as an agenda item at the July 26, 2021 Select Board meeting. Th...
At its July 12 meeting, the Select Board unanimously approved the following statement:
An unacceptable statement targeting our Chinese American neighbors was made at our recent Town Meeting. The Board affirms that we do not accept or tolerate these types of racially-targeted statements in our civic spaces. We express our support and solidar...
The Minutes of the 2021 Annual Town Meeting has been posted.
The July 2021 edition of the Municipal Monthly is now available.
Are you signed up for Acton Power Choice?
The Acton Power Choice program offers three choices: GREEN, Standard, and Basic. To learn more about the program’s energy mix, visit the disclosure label found here: https://bit.ly/3g62ECs
To learn more about the Acton Power Choice program visit: ...
Video Summaries of Town Meeting Articles now available!
Links to the video summaries can be found on the Town Meeting Page, or on Acton TV's Town Meeting YouTube Playlist.
The Annual Town Meeting will begin at 6:00 PM on Monday, June 21 in the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Upper Gymnasium (Indoor Seatin...
Current information about the Town of Acton's response to the COVID-19 situation
To view the latest update please click on the image below or use the following link:
Childcare subsidy announced
The Acton Boxborough United Way has announced further detail...
The town of Acton’s Department of Veterans’ Services and the Celebrations Committee invite you to join us in our Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 31st. The Ceremony will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery off of Concord Road at 11:15 am sharp.
Due to various issues, including Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no parade this year. We sincerely hope you can attend and pay tribute to our nation’s heroes. If you have any questions please contact James MacRae, Direct...
A survey being conducted by Acton's Diversity Equity and Inclusion Commission
This anonymous survey is being conducted by the Town of Acton Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission. The goal is to assess the state of diversity, equity and inclusion in Acton to be able to make recommendations to the Select Board. Response...
Town Offices including the Library and Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. Emergency Services will continue to operate as usual.
Where: Acton DPW Building - 14 Forest RoadWhen: Saturday, May 22 from 9:00-11:30 AM
COVID-19 Safety Information-All residents must stay in their vehicles at all times. Clean Harbors has a policy that anyone who attempts to exit their vehicle will be asked to leave.-Waste accepted from truck bed, trunk of car, or back hatch of SUV. Materi...
The May 2021 edition of the Municipal Monthly is available now.
The Town of Acton is hosting a virtual public forum on Tuesday, May 11th at 7:30 PM to seek input for creating a universally-designed playground in West Acton.
This forum will provide an opportunity for residents to give feedback for the design of a new playground for people of all abilities, with sufficient parking for the site, and the possibility of a future splash pad.
Beginning May 13th Construction will Begin on the Following
This process will involve grin...
The men and women of the Acton Police Department are deeply saddened by the news of the unexpected death of Officer Raymond LaRoche on Saturday.
“Officer LaRoche served the Department with distinction as an Officer for more than 20 years, returning in 2009 to serve as a Special Police Officer until his death. Our thoughts are with the LaRoche family during this difficult time."
Services for La...
A final presentation for the recommended improvements to the 19-21 Maple Street property will be held during the Select Board meeting on April 26.
The Town of Acton is considering improvements to the 19-21 Maple Street property and has engaged a consulting team to support this effort. Using community feedback gathered through the October 2020 Online Survey and the November 2020 Public Forum, the Tow...
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will be implementing temporary weekend lane closures and detours on Route 2, between the Concord Rotary and Wetherbee Street, in Acton and Concord.
The closures will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 23, and is scheduled to continue through 5:00 a.m. on Monday, April 26. These traffic impacts are necessary to allow crews to install a precast concrete wildlife culvert safely and effectivel...
The Town of Acton is holding an Arbor Day celebration on Thursday, April 22 at 9:30 AM.
Location:Jones Field, 54 Martin Street
Schedule:9:30 AM: Event opening9:45 AM: Outdoor story time (recommended 0-4yrs.) Bring your picnic blanket and listen to books about trees10:00 AM: Tree planting
For more information, please contact the DPW at 978-929-...
The Acton Water District will begin its spring water main flushing program on Monday, April 5, 2021, and will continue through the month of April.
For more information on the Acton Water District's flushing schedule visit the Acton Water District Website.
The April 2021 edition of the Municipal Monthly is available now.
The Planning Board is holding a Public Hearing on Proposed Zoning Changes and Proposed Changes to the Subdivision Rules and Regulations on April 13, 2021 at 7:45 PM.
For information on how to participate remotely and to view the public hearing materials click here.
Proposals are also available with the Planning Division and Town Clerk, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
Read the statement below
Acton's DEI Commission and the people of the Town of Acton stand with all Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, especially women and the elderly, in light of the horror and trauma of the killings of 8 people in Atlanta. The murder victims, inclu...
The Warrant and Sample Ballot for the 2021 Annual Town Election are now available
Additional election information can be found on the Elections & Voting Page
The Town of Acton invites local seniors to free informational virtual programs planned for March.
“While these programs are aimed at seniors, you don’t need to be a senior to sign up,” Acton Health Director Sheryl Ball said. &...
A public forum was held on March 4, 2021 to discuss safety issues along High Street. Attached is a survey created by our consultant, Toole Design Group.
Please fill out the survey if you would like to add any comments or concerns. The survey will be open for two weeks until March 17, 2021 Results collected from the survey will be built into the final report. Please reach out to the Engineering Department ...
The March 2021 edition of the Municipal Monthly is available now.
The Town of Acton is hosting a virtual public forum on Thursday, March 4th at 7:00 PM to seek input for safety improvements along High Street.
This forum will provide an opportunity for residents to express their concerns regarding the street. The goal is to improve safety for all roadway users.
The Town of Concord is in the process of making comprehensive improvements and upgrades to its existing surface water supply known as Nagog Pond, which has been utilized by Concord as a water supply since the early 1900s.
As part of these improvements, Con...
Town Offices including the Library and Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents' Day. Emergency Services will continue to operate as usual.
Chief Richard Burrows is pleased to announce that the Acton Police Department has officially earned full accreditation status from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC).
The MPAC awarded accreditation status to the department on January 20, 2021.
The Acton Police Department earned its state certification from the MPAC in September 2019, and has been working towards full accreditation since then."I am tremendously prou...
As part of its Forging Ahead initiative, the MBTA has announced temporary schedule changes that will go into effect in March and April of this year.
Beginning March 1st through early May 2021, bus shuttle service will replace all inbound and outbound trains between the Littleton/495 station and Boston, routing riders to the Alewife station for a connection with the Red Line. This service diversion is ...
The Town of Acton is hosting a virtual public forum on Wednesday, February 24th, at 7:00 PM to seek your input for improvements at 19-21 Maple Street. This forum will provide an opportunity to review the preliminary site concepts.
For additional information on how to join the public forum click the link below:
We are pleased to announce the success of a vaccine clinic held this week for eligible Acton Housing Authority and home bound residents.
In total, 118 doses of the COVID-19 vaccination were administered on Thursday and Friday. Of that amount, 21 doses were...
TOWN Of ACTON ANNOUNCES CHILDCARE SUBSIDIES FOR INCOME-ELIGIBLE LOCAL FAMILIES
The Towns of Acton, Boxborough, Littleton, Maynard and Westford have been awarded funds from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development through a regional...
The February 2021 edition of the Municipal Monthly is available now.
Town of Acton Received Massachusetts Municipal Association's Innovation Award for Work Supporting Businesses Throughout COVID-19
The Town of Acton was awarded the Kenneth Pickard Municipal Innovation Award on Friday, Jan. 22 for its widespread programs and initiatives that have helped to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The award, given by the Massachusetts Mu...
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that as part of Phase 2 people age 75+ are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning February 1, 2021.
February 1, 2021 Update regarding the state’s distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccination.
The state is continuing to vaccinate those eligible as part of Phase One. Additionally, on Monday, Jan. 25, the state announced that it has restructured...
In compliance with the provisions of section 41, chapter 98 of the general laws of Massachusetts, as amended, I hereby give notice to all inhabitants or persons having usual places of business in Acton, using weighing or measuring devices for the purposes...
Five Communities Join Together to Provide Forgivable Loans for Small Businesses that will help support micro-businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Acton Town Manager John Mangiaratti, Boxborough Town Administrator Ryan Ferarra, Littleton Town Administrator Anthony Ansaldi, Maynard Town Administrator Gregory Johnson and Westford Town Manager Jodi Ross are pleased to announce a new partnership between...
Chief Richard Burrows announces that the Acton Police Department has made progress in its investigation into a pair of incidents in which Acton-Boxborough School Committee members were targeted with racial epithets during public meetings.
Through its ongoing investigation, which began after the first incident on Dec. 17, Acton Police have identified a juvenile male in Arizona as a suspect. Acton Police are working with a local Arizona police department to continue the investigation.
Harassment and dehumanization of elected public officials is unacceptable in the Town of Acton and will not be tolerated. On behalf of the Town of Acton, the Board of Selectmen unanimously condemns the hateful, racist language that School Commit...
Read the full statement below
Residents of Acton,
As you are aware, on Thursday, December 17th 2020 members of our community who are public officials Kyra Wilson Cook, Evelyn Abayaah-Issah, were verbally assaulted with overtly racist rhetoric. This occurred again on January 7, 2021. We...
Statement from Town Manager John Mangiaratti Regarding the January 7th Acton-Boxborough School Committee Meeting
“I am aware of and deeply concerned by what occurred last night, in which individuals, for a second time in less than a month, interfered with a School Committee meeting and levied racist attacks against two members of the board.
“This behavior i...
Please share your opinions on drive-up windows in Acton by taking our new survey based on feedback from our second public forum:
Join the Town of Acton and Keep Massachusetts Beautiful on Thursday, March 18 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM for a Zoom presentation and discussion of ways we can all reduce waste and improve recycling.
The Talking Trash & Recycling program is an interactive presentation that will teach you what really happens to your trash and recyclables here in Acton. You will learn ways to reduce the amount of trash you generate, improve your recycling habits, ma...
The January 2021 edition of the Municipal Monthly is available now.
Town offices, including Town Hall, 30 Sudbury, Recreation, Transfer Station, and the Town Services Hotline will be CLOSING at 3 PM on December 31, and will remain closed on January 1 in observance of New Year's. Emergency Services will operate as usual.
Town Offices, Senior Center and Human Services, and the Recreation Center will be CLOSING at 12PM on December 24, in observance of Christmas Eve, and CLOSED on December 25, in observance of Christmas. Emergency Services will continue to operate as usual.
The Transfer Station and Memorial Library will close at 3:00 PM on December 24, and will be CLOSED on December 25.
The Acton Board of Selectmen held an emergency meeting on December 18th at 12:30pm and voted to issue following statement:
"We have been made aware that during last evening's school committee meeting, multiple people in virtual attendance via Zoom used the Question and Answer function to send vulgar and hateful, racist messages to the school committee members. W...
The Attorney General approval regarding the 2020 Special Town Meeting warrant can be found by following the link below.
The Town of Acton is currently seeking public input on the future design of the historic Asa Parlin house located on the Town Hall and Memorial Library campus.
The Town of Acton is currently seeking public input on the future design of the historic Asa Parlin house located on the Town Hall and Memorial Library campus.
Last month, we held a virtual public forum to present initial design options. The vide...
A public forum will be held on December 8th at 7:00 PM for Acton residents and business owners to discuss and reconsider having the Town allow drive up windows.
Join us via zoom for the second public forum, facilitated by Daphne Politis of Community Circle.
Additional materials including survey results can be found here
The December Municipal Monthly is now available!
Due to the imminent snow storm, in-person Town services such as Library curbside pickup and the Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday, December 17.
Town offices, including the Town Services hotline, will continue to operate remotely. Emergency services will operate as usual. Thank you.
Please join us on December 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM.
For more information and to RSVP click here.
A Public Forum will be held on November 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM to discuss the proposed 25% design for the Main & Prospect Street Intersection.
The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the project.
The Board of Assessors recently announced that they have received preliminary certification of all real and personal property for the fiscal year 2021.
The Board of Assessors recently announced that they have received preliminary certification of all real and personal property for the fiscal year 2021 pending Department of Revenue Final Certification, and the new assessed values are available to the publ...
Town Offices will be closing at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 25th, and will remain closed on Thursday November 26th, and Friday, November 27th in observance of Thanksgiving. Emergency Services will continue to operate as usual.
The Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday, November 25th, and will re-open on Friday, November 26th for normal hours of operation.
Unattended services, such as the Library Return Drop-Box, and the Town Hall Drop-Box will be available. Electronic serv...
The Town of Acton will be hosting a virtual public forum to seek input on design options for the future use of the historic Asa Parlin House.
The Town of Acton is seeking public input on design options for the future use of the Asa Parlin House, located at 17 Woodbury Lane. Your responses will assist in determining desired uses for this historic building.A virtual public forum will be held on T...
The November Municipal Monthly is now available!
Due to the nature of the Covid-19 Pandemic this years’ Veterans Day Ceremony is cancelled. However, please tune into ActonTV for a special Veterans Day Broadcast on November 11th, at 11:00 AM.
The office of the Town Clerk will be holding a Post-Election Tabulation session on Saturday, November 7th starting at 9:00 AM at Town Hall, 472 Main Street.
This session is specifically for tallying eligible Ballots postmarked by November 3rd and received by 5:00 PM on November 6th.
This session is open for public observers. If someone wishes to observe, they MUST notify the Town Clerk in advance. Th...
Preliminary results for the Election are now available.
To view the Preliminary results, CLICK HERE.
Acton Senior High Dose Flu Clinic, ages 65 years old and above only.When: Friday November 6th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWhere: Acton Human Services and Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road
Please schedule an appointment online here.
Vaccine is limited and only appointment holders will be guaranteed a vaccine.
While attending a clinic please adhere to the following:- Please wear a face covering as mandated by Massachusetts Department of Public...
Notice to the users of the TJ O'Grady Skate Park
This notice is to inform users of the skate park that a person in our community has tested positive for COVID-19 and spent time utilizing the T.J. O’Grady Skate Park on Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th.
Our first respons...
Please share your opinions on drive-up windows in Acton by taking the survey below:
Applications are due on December 16th, 2020 and can be emailed to email@example.com
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Saturday, November 7 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMWhere: Acton DPW Garage, 14 Forest Street
Ages 9 years old and above only. NO High Dose Vaccine available.If children need assistance from parents for vaccination, please make an alternate plan to take them to a pediatrician office since we will not be able to administer the vaccine at the drive ...
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $50.8 million in grants available to support small businesses, microenterprises, and their employees, families, and communities.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $50.8 million in grants available to support small businesses, microenterprises, and their employees, families, and communities. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) will be administering these funds t...
The trustees of the Elizabeth White Fund will soon be considering applications for the very limited funds available to those in need in Acton under the George Robert White will.
The trustees recognize the increased need in Acton due to covid-19 along with the consistent economic needs that might be met with the White Fund grants.
Applications are available at the Acton Council on Aging, 30 Sudbury Road; the Acton Housing Authority...
Acton Restaurant Week returns, October 25-31!
Please consider supporting your local restaurants during these trying times.Visit www.actonrestaurantweek.com for more details. Bon appetit!
Early Voting will take place at Acton Town Hall, located at 472 Main Street in Acton. For a complete list of early voting dates and times, please view the Early Voting Flyer.
Attend the virtual public forum on November 5th at 7pm and fill out the brief online survey regarding this property located in South Acton next to the MBTA station
The Town of Acton is considering improvements to the 19-21 Maple Street property and has engaged a consulting team to support this effort. The Town is seeking public input as part of the project. We encourage you to complete the linked survey and to join ...
Submit your project ideas before November 16th. More details below
The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council (ABCC) is now accepting grant applications for projects taking place in the fall of 2020 or throughout 2021. The council will accept applications until November 16, 2020. The grants will support programs in ...
Acton Senior High Dose Flu Clinic, ages 65 years old and above only.When: Monday, October 19th and Friday October 23rd, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWhere: Acton Human Services and Senior Center, 30 Sudbury Road
Please watch the site for the release of a Town Wide Drive Thru Clinic for Ages 9 years and aboveWhile attending a clinic please adhere...
The Warrant and Sample Ballot for the 2020 State Election are now available.
In order to safeguard participants on Halloween, the Board of Health reviewed the Halloween guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday, October 5, 2020.
The Board of Health decided that it would be beneficial to allow traditional trick or treating as long as safety protocols are followed and we would be looking for our residents to help reinforce these guidelines. We believe that Trick or Treating during ...
Town Manager John Mangiaratti and Fire Chief Robert Hart are pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Joseph A. Lalli Merit Award.
Town Manager John Mangiaratti and Fire Chief Robert Hart are pleased to announce that Interim Planning Director Kristen Guichard and Acton Fire Lt. James Byrne are this year's recipients of the Joseph A. Lalli Merit Award.
The award is given annually to a ...
Details on how to participate in a community conversation....
Acton’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) will be holding our first Community Conversation this Thursday October 8, at 7:00 pm. This Community Conversation event will provide an opportunity for members of historically under-represented gro...
A Design Public Hearing will be held by Town of Acton to discuss the proposed 25% design plans for Acton Center Traffic Improvements. The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the project.
WHERE: Please click the link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/94643299372 - Or Via Telephone: 1-646-876-9923 and enter Webinar ID: 946 4329 9372#
WHEN: October 7, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
PURPOSE: The purpose of this hear...
The Acton Water District will begin its fall water main flushing program on Monday, October 5, 2020, and will continue for the entire month of October.
We will be flushing water mains between Route 2 and Route 2A/119-Great Road (Acton Center). Discolored water and periods of low, to no, pressure may be experienced on, or in the general vicinity of, any of the streets being flushed. We...
Visit the Accounting page to view the Unclaimed Check Notice.
Please be advised that the Treasurer for the Town of Acton is in possession of checks which have been issued by the Town and not cashed and are presumed to be abandoned.
Notice has been sent to the last known address of the apparent owners of these checks ...
This program is designed for our senior population age 55+ and will be held on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM. Classes begin on October 6 and will run for six consecutive weeks.
If you’re feeling extra anxiety or loneliness these days due to the pandemic, you’re not alone. This time has us all facing more stress and uncertainty than usual. Meditation can be a pathway back to steadiness that is immeasurably hel...
Town of Acton residents voted at the September 8, 2020 Special Town Meeting to support COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program.
As one of several initiatives being undertaken in Acton to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Town Meeting voters approved a $165,604 grant program using a portion of the Town’s Free Cash. The funds will help th...
Where: Acton DPW Building - 14 Forest RoadWhen: Thursday, October 1st, 2020 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PMCOVID-19 Safety Information-All residents must stay in their vehicles at all times. Clean Harbors has a policy that anyone who attempts to exit their vehicle...
Information About Changes to the Traffic Lanes on Central Street
If you have travelled on Central Street lately you may have noticed the nearly complete installation of changes to the road layout to better accommodate cyclists and to help encourage reduced vehicle speeds. These changes are part of a pilot pro...
Information on Acton's Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day and AB United Way's "Week of Action" and more on this week's episode of Acton At-A-Glance!
Chief Richard Burrows announces that the Acton Police Department’s accreditation assessment will take place next month.
Verification by the Assessment Team that the department meets MPAC standards is part of a voluntary process to gain state accreditation — a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that ...
Special Town Meeting Review, Interview with Detective Stackhouse and "Zane," a presentation on Isolation and Loneliness from the Health Department, and more on this week's episode of Acton At-A-Glance!
The September 2020 edition of Municipal Monthly is available now.
Please follow the link below to view the results.
There will be a service outage on Main Street/Post Office Square on Thursday, September 3rd at 7:00 PM.
To support work associated with the construction of the new Central Acton Water Treatment Plant (CAWTP), it is necessary to shut down water service to a portion of Main Street and all of Post Office Square to connect a new 12” water pipe to the ...
Come join us for a free online presentation and discussion hosted by Carolyn Melbye from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.
Loneliness can increase as you age due to losing friends and loved ones, and losing connections like those you had while working. Health concerns can make socializing more difficult. Join us as we discuss ways to stay connected and healthy during the pand...
Please see this message from the Town Clerk’s office with details regarding the upcoming State Primary Election.
The State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the RJ Grey Junior High School gymnasium (located at 16 Charter Road). Similar to the local election held earlier this year, all COVID-19 safety protocols (f...
Information on the September 1st State Primary Election, September 8th Special Town Meeting, and the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Find out more in the latest Acton At-A-Glance!
Watch the video below or link here: Acton At-A-Glance - Episode 13 (links to Town of Acton Facebook page)
Updated to include a new deadline for interested applicants
Recently the Board of Selectmen approved the charge for a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Commission to assess diversity, equity, and inclusion in Acton, and recommend ways to improve. So many people have expressed an interest in being a m...
View information and updates from the Town of Concord
The Town of Concord is making upgrades to its Nagog Pond Water Treatment Plant, including replacing the existing intake pipe and constructing a new treatment facility.
The Town of Concord will begin deep water work this fall to replace the intake pipe in N...
The Town Clerk’s office wishes to share some important information related to the upcoming State Primary Election.
The last day to register to vote and change party enrollment for the State Primary election is Saturday, August 22, 2020.
The Election will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the RJ Grey Junior High School gymnasium (12 Charte...
This week on Acton-At-A-Glance: Tax-Relief Appointments with Assessors, September 1st State Primary Election Information, September Special Town Meeting, Acton's newest service dog, and Java with John!
It is the policy of this community to conserve, protect and encourage the maintenance and improvement of agricultural land for the production of food, and other agricultural products, and also for its natural and ecological value.
This disclosure notification is to inform buyers and occupants that the property they are about to acquire or occupy lies within a town where farming activities occur. Such farming activities may include, but are not limited to, activities that cause nois...
The August 2020 edition of Municipal Monthly is available now!
Click here to view the August 2020 Municipal Monthly.
This week on Acton At-A-Glance: BOS Equity and Diversity Advisory Commission, 2020 NARA Concerts Update, Massachusetts Traveler's Form, Transfer Station Stickers available online, Voting information, and Town Planner Retirement!
Resident Comments Invited
On July 20, 2020 the Board of Selectmen voted to establish the following as its top priority goal for the year:
A letter from Jo-Ann Berry, Acton Town Moderator.
As Acton Town Moderator, it is my responsibility to appoint the members of Acton’s Finance Committee. At this time, there is an opening for an Associate Member of the committee. One goal of my outreach is to broaden the diversity of voi...
This week on Acton At-A-Glance: Walk-Up Town Services, Java with John, Election and Early Voting Information, and Board of Selectmen Goals.
Transfer Station and Recycling Center Stickers can now be purchased online.
Transfer Station Stickers for the following are available at https://www.acton-ma.gov/payonline :
Second stickers and replacement stickers must be purchased directly through the Acton DPW.Please...
On Sunday, July 19th, and Monday, July 20th, Markings, Inc. will be painting reflective lines throughout Acton. Work is expected to start at 9:00 PM. A police detail and highway crew members will be accompanying them. Please use caution.
Update: The work has been completed at this time.
The Community Preservation Committee will be hosting a CPC public hearing on September 8th to approve the 2021 CPC Plan.
Please provide any comments on the draft 2021 CPC plan by August 28th to the Planning Division, Planning@actonma.gov
All usable property that is being disposed of by the Acton Police Department will be transferred to a public internet auction service.
In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 135, the Acton Police Department utilizes the services of Propertyroom.com to auction off all of our abandoned, stolen, or lawfully seized property that has remained unclaimed for 30 days or more. Items being auc...
The application period has been extended.
Applications are still being accepted for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program on a first come first serve basis.
This program will provide temporary rental assistance in the form of a grant and will be administered through a collaboration with the Regi...
The June 29th Town Meeting Abstract has been posted.
Department Policies Now Align with all 8 Can't Wait Reforms.
Chief Richard Burrows is proud to share that the Acton Police Department has updated its use of force policy, requiring officers to intervene in situations where another officer is using unreasonable force, bringing the department fully in line with all r...
The Acton Water District recently sent a public notice to all postal patrons in Acton regarding PFAS.
Here is a link to the notice from the Acton Water District: https://actonwater.com/assets/media/documents/PFAS%20June%202020%20Public%20Notice.pdf
Residents are encouraged to continue to check the Acton Water District web site for updates on this...
This year's 4th of July Celebration at NARA Park has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Town Offices including the Library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.
The Transfer Station will be open on Friday from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, and will be closed on Saturday, July 4th.
Emergency Services will continue to operate as usual.
The Acton Memorial Library is now taking electronic holds for curbside pickup.
You can request Acton items online for curbside pick up at find.minlib.net
A letter to voters from Town Moderator Jo-Ann Berry regarding the upcoming Annual Town Meeting being held at the Acton Boxborough Regional High School at 6:00 PM on June 29, 2020
June 13, 2020
Dear Acton Voters,
We are living in strange times and this year’s Annual Town Meeting will be different than what we have been used to. While every effort is being made to make the meeting accessible and efficient, there ar...
The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School.
The Annual Town Meeting previously scheduled for April was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Annual Town Meeting has now been rescheduled and will take place on Monday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School....
Beginning the week of June 15th, construction will begin on the following streets:
The Warrant for the June 29th Annual Town Meeting is now available.
The June 29th Annual Town Meeting will begin at 6:00 PM in the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Upper Gymnasium (Indoor, sociallydistanced seating) and the Adjacent Parking Lot (Outdoor, socially-distanced seating) to discuss the articles as outlined...
Acton discontinued townwide spraying unless there is a public health threat, and currently contracts with Central Mass. Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) for mosquito services.
Residents may request service to their own property by calling the CMMCP at 508-393-3055, or on their website at https://www.cmmcp.org/. Residents may contact the Health Department with questions at 978-929-6632 or email email@example.com.
Results from the Annual Town Election and the 2020 Special State Election are now available.
Annual Town Election Results
Special State Election Results
Acton Town Manager John S. Mangiaratti, and Police Chief Richard Burrows and Boxborough Town Administrator Ryan Ferrara and Police Chief Warren B. Ryder seek to release the following statement:
"We, the municipal and law enforcement leaders of Acton and Boxborough, denounce the senseless killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers.
"The tragic death of George Floyd creates justifiable fear and anger within commun...
Applications available starting June 1, 2020
The Town of Acton is pleased to announce a COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program is available to help local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This grant will assist existing small businesses that have had significant business disruption due to ...
The Town of Acton is pleased to announce the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
This program will provide temporary rental assistance in the form of a grant and will be administered through a collaboration with the Regional Housing Services Office (RHSO)...
Tuesday June 2, 2020 at RJ Grey Junior High School, 16 Charter Road
The Town Election for all residents and Special State Representative Election for those in Precincts 3, 4 and 5 will be held on June 2, 2020. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. All six precincts will vote at the RJ Grey Junior High School, 16 Ch...
A revised version of the Housing Production Plan (HPP) is now available. The Board of Selectmen and Planning Board will hold a follow-up joint meeting on Tuesday, May 26th.
At this meeting, the consultants will provide an overview of the revisions made to the HPP based on feedback provided during the public comment period. The Board of Selectmen and Planning Board will consider adoption of the HPP at this meeting. To view th...
Special edition Municipal Monthly that is being mailed to all households to help provide updated information and resources related to COVID-19.
The May 1, 2020 Covid-19 Special Edition of Municipal Monthly will be mailed to each household. Please use the link below to view the online version.
The Annual Town Election as well as the Special State Election has been postponed to Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Keep yourselves and the Election Workers safe. Early voting by mail is encouraged and is now available.
Applications may be found here Completed applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:Town Clerk472 Main St.Acton, MA 01720
Any absentee ballots already sent for either election will still be valid. If you have already received yo...
Watch the Memorial Day Ceremony on Acton TV
A moving video was put together for residents since we cannot be together for an in-person ceremony due to the current local state of emergency related to the COVID-19.
This video will be broadcast on ActonTV local cable or may be viewed at the following l...
Beginning on May 8th, National Grid will be preforming infrastructure upgrades on Massachusetts Avenue and Arlington Street in West Acton.
The work zone will include the area from approximately 533 to 590 Massachusetts Avenue, and from 250 to 271 Arlington Street.
Annual outdoor water use restrictions are in effect from May 1st to October 1st.
The Board of Selectmen and Planning Board held a joint meeting to hear public comments on May 4th at 7PM.
Due to the significant number of citizen comments received to the draft Housing Production Plan (HPP), a revised draft will not be available today and the joint meeting of the Board Of Selectmen and Planning Board will not take place on Tuesday, May 12. &...
The HPP as its commonly known, identifies the housing needs of a community and the goals and strategies it will use to identify and achieve the 40B 10% threshold.
By taking this proactive approach in the adoption of an HPP, we are much more likely to achieve our affordable housing planning goals. Since the fall, the planning department has led a HPP process to renew our plan. This included significant local input t...
Affordable Homeownership Opportunity in Acton: Please see the attached application and flyer for details regarding eligibility requirements and the selection process.
This is a first-come, first-served opportunity, so the first eligible household who submits a complete application will be given the opportunity to purchase this home. Please read the application carefully and contact Lara Plaskon at email@example.com ...
An update on the Town of Acton's response to the COVID-19 situation
A daily update on the Town of Acton's response to the COVID-19 situation
Town of Acton Confirms First Positive Case of COVID-19
The Town of Acton has been notified by the Department of Public Health of the town’s first positive case of COVID-19.
Acton Public Health Nurses are working closely with the resident and will notify othe...
Number of confirmed cases in Acton: 0
Board of Health meets tonight at 7PM (virtually)
Selectmen seeking a court order to delay the Town Election and State Special Election scheduled March 31st
Human Services and Senior Center Facility, Acton Memorial Library, West Acton Citizens Library, Recreation Offices, Cemetery and Town Hall will be closed to the public until at least March 23rd.
COVID-19, the illness associated with the novel coronavirus, was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization this week.
At this time, there are no confirmed or presumptive cases of the virus in Acton.
Government operations for the ...
Town Hall, Acton libraries, Human Services and Senior Center, and Recreation office closed to the public until March 23rd while operations remain in service.
Effective at 5 p.m. today, Acton’s Human Services and Senior Center Facility, Acton Memorial Library, West Acton Citizens Library, Recreation Offices and Town Hall will be closed to the public until at least March 23 in an effort to reduce the r...
Town of Acton Announces Cancellations and Closures Related to Coronavirus
Over the coming days, the Town of Acton will be modifying or canceling programming in accordance with guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health a...
Town officials wish to provide the community with updated information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as federal and state health officials continue to monitor the spread of the virus internationally.
Town officials are closely following guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding...
Please be aware that the Registry of Motor Vehicles has recently changed the systems they use to calculate the taxes owed on motor vehicles.
The RMV has updated valuations to more accurately reflect the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and they now round to the nearest dollar. These changes may impact certain motor vehicles and the associated excise tax bill.
For more info...
Preliminary results for the Presidential Primary, as well as the Special State Primary are now available.
To view the preliminary results from the Presidential Primary, CLICK HERE.
To view the preliminary results from the Special State Primary, CLICK HERE.
Please note that the results are viewed as 2 separate documents.
Click HERE to read the March 2020 edition of the Municipal Monthly.
The department is moving toward a fully green vehicle fleet
Acton Police recently took delivery of its first hybrid marked cruiser as it looks to save both money and reducing its carbon footprint. (Courtesy Photos/Acton Police Department)
ACTON -- Chief Richard Burrows is pleased to announce that the Acton Police D...
Acton's Health Department Offers General Illness and Flu Prevention Tips
ACTON -- As federal and state health officials continue to monitor the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) internationally, Town Manager John Mangiaratti and Health Director Sheryl Ball wish to remind residents that the risk of catchi...
The Presidential and Special State Primary Elections will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM.
The Town of Acton is evaluating the first year of a two-year bike share pilot program.
Your participation in this survey will help us make improvements to the program, gauge interest in continuing and/or expanding the program. Your feedback is important, and we thank you for your participation. If you complete the survey, there will be a pr...
The Baker-Polito Administration awarded Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program grants to local communities on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the New Bedford State Pier. (Photo Courtesy Town of Acton)
FEBRUARY 7, 2020
ACTON -- Town Manager John Mangiaratti is pl...
The February 2020 edition of Municipal Monthly is now available.
Read it here: Municipal Monthly - February 2020
To our community,
A series of incidents that occurred earlier this month involving a young student at the Merriam Elementary School has now gained significant public attention.
First and foremost, the Town’s deepest concerns are for the welfare of...
Training to be held at the Acton Public Safety Building located at 371 Main Street on Wednesday, February 12.CPR AED from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.First Aid from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMClass is $75 per person
Please email Tom Matthews to reserve your firstname.lastname@example.org or call (978) 929-7453
Housing Production Plan Public Forum – Thursday, January 30, at 7:00PM in Room 204 Acton Town Hall
As part of the process of updating the Town of Acton’s Housing Production Plan, there will be a Public Forum on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 7pm (snow date: Thursday, February 13th, 2020) in Room 204 of Town Hall. This meeting will present th...
Chief Robert Hart reports the Acton Fire Department recently completed ice rescue training and provides critical safety tips.
ACTON -- Acton Firefighters conducted live training on Ice House Pond (Firefighters Richard Sullivan and David Gershen shown to the right), near the intersection of Concord and Great Roads, on Saturday, Dec. 28. Participants donned a specialized ...
This month's edition of Municipal Monthly is now available.
Click HERE to view the latest edition of the Municipal Monthly!
Is your cat or dog in need of a rabies vaccination? Please join the Acton Health Department for our 2020 Rabies Vaccination Clinic.
Where: Dogstar Activity Center, 310B School StreetWhen: Saturday, February 29th from 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Cost is $15.00. Owners must bring the most recent vaccination certificate (tag not sufficient) if applicable. Animals without certificat...