News & Announcements
Snow Emergency Update
With the blizzard now behind us and another minor snow event forecast for Friday, the Town would like to update residents with the latest information:
The Department of Public Works (DPW) will be starting the Downtown Cleanup, including Hammatt Street, Hammatt Street Parking Lot, Central Street and Market Street, on Thursday night at 11:00 PM. If the weather allows, Downtown Cleanup will continue on to South Main Street on Friday, January 30 at 11:00 PM. It is critical that all vehicles are moved from these areas to the municipal lots off of Wiles Court and the municipal areas behind the First National Bank. This [PDF] Hammatt_Parking_1_29_15 highlights the areas were parking is allowed during the Downtown Cleanup.
Snow cleanup efforts are ongoing and the Town requests the continued patience of residents. The DPW crews have been plowing for 48 hours now and are working diligently on clearing the downtown, side streets, removing snow banks at major intersections, and clearing sidewalks. This is a time consuming effort due to the fact that the snow must be transported to other locations because there is no where to push the snow.
Trash and recycling pick-up for Tuesday the 27th was canceled and delayed one day. Due to the condition of some of the roads Wednesday the trash hauler, JRM, was unable to pick up some streets. If your street was missed on Wednesday JRM will pick up tomorrow Friday January 30, 2015.
Trash & Recycling Pickup cancelled Tuesday January 27, 2015
Due to the pending weather event JRM Hauling has cancelled trash and recycling pickup for Tuesday January 27, 2015 and will move to a holiday pickup schedule for the remainder of the week. So your scheduled trash and recycling pickup will be one day late this week, please direct any questions to the Public Works Department at 978-356-6612.
FY2016 Budget as Prepared by the Town Manager
The FY2016 Budget as prepared by the Town Manager can be viewed by clicking on the following link [PDF] FY2016 Budget as Prepared by the Town Manager - Jan2015. The budget presentation given by the Town Manager to the BOS at the January 20 meeting can be viewed by clicking on the following link [PDF] TM FY16 Budget Presentation 1.20.15.
Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Available
The Ipswich Public Health Department is offering flu shots by appointment only to individuals 19 years of age and older at Town Hall, 25 Green Street. Please call 978-356-6606 to schedule an appointment. The flu vaccine is free of charge. Please remember to bring your insurance cards and wear short or loose fitting sleeves to your appointment.
Pesticide Exclusion Information
The application of pesticides is regulated under 333 CMR 13. This regulation is available for viewing at www.mass.gov/agr. If you desire to have your property excluded from the application of pesticides (such as truck spraying for mosquitoes) you must comply with 333 CMR 13.04: Exclusion for Application which reads:
- Designation for exclusion may be made by supplying the clerk of the municipality in which such lands lie with a certified letter providing the name, address, telephone number (if any), the names of all abutters, and defining programs from which exclusion is requested.
- Designations may be made prior to March 1 of each year and shall be effective from April 1 of that year through March 31 of the following year.
Exclusion designations received after March 1 will not be honored by Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District, the entity that handles mosquito control for the District which includes Ipswich.