News & Announcements
Upcoming Presentation and Discussion about Downtown Ipswich
Please join Town officials and employees, downtown business and property owners, members of the Ipswich Partnership, and other interested persons for coffee, refreshments, and an interactive presentation about downtown Ipswich on Monday April 28th from 5 to 7 pm in Room A of Town Hall.
Peg Barringer, an economic development consultant and author of the recently released “Downtown Ipswich - An Assessment of the Retail Environment will share her observations about our downtown, both its strengths and deficiencies. She will also present her priority recommendations for steps the Town and the business community can take together to strengthen and enhance our downtown.
VOTER REGISTRATION - Annual Town Meeting & Election
Wednesday, April 23rd is the last day to register to vote or change party enrollment for the Annual Town Election and Town Meeting. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM for anyone wishing to register to vote or change party in person on that date. For those who are already registered, there is no need to register again.
Residents may also register to vote prior to April 23rd , during regular business hours or by US mail. Mail in registration forms may be downloaded from the Town Clerk’s webpage under the category “Voter Registration”.
Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office with any questions at (978) 356-6600 ext. 1016.
Upcoming Sidewalk Work in the Downtown Area - Update
Due to an illness within ERA Equipment LLC the following repair work has been delayed until Thursday April 17, 2014. The DPW has contracted with ERA Equipment LLC for the installation of five new wheelchair ramps at existing crosswalks in the downtown area as well as two areas for sidewalk repairs. This work has been tentativly rescheduled to begin on Thursday April 17, 2014 and is anticipated to take approximately four days to complete, for more information regarding the work please click here: Downtown Sidewalk Repairs - Update 4-14-14 to view a map of the locations where the work will be taking place please click here: Downtown Area Sidewalk Work Locations. If you have any questions regarding the work please contact the DPW at 978-356-6612.
FinCom Report Concerning School Override
At its meeting of March 13, 2014 the Finance Committee voted unanimously to support a school operating budget override request in the amount of $2,750,000. If approved by the voters, this override would increase the amount to the Schools operating budget in FY 15 and would then continue as a permanent part of the school's funding. The Finance Committee supported the proposed override after extensive analysis of the request, the status of the schools, and the impact on the tax rate. The following describes the Committee’s analysis.
Warrant for 2014 ATM
The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 13 at 7:00 PM at the Performing Arts Center. The Board of Selectmen signed the Warrant on March 17, 2014. To review the Warrant for the ATM please clickon the following link: [PDF] 2014 ATM Warrant