As of July 1, 2014 the Town of Ipswich will be using Smart911 to provide Emergency Notifications to Town Residents. Your landline telephone number is already in the new system. To receive alerts via text message or email, please register by clicking on the Smart911 logo under Citizen Alert Notification Sign-Up. If you have previously registered on our old system Blackboard, you will need to register again. Smart911 works with SmartPrepare and will streamline Emergency Notifications to Town residents.
Eagle Scout Project Creates New Trail in Town
As his final project to earn Eagle Scout, Luke Maglia, Ipswich High School senior and member of Scout Troop #13, coordinated with the Town of Ipswich Open Space Program to create a new trail in Town. The new trail is an extension of the Shady Creek Conservation Area trail, lengthening it onto the Ipswich River Point Conservation Restriction trail easement held by the Town and under care, custody, and control of the Conservation Commission. Luke wrote a project proposal; helped delineate the trail layout; coordinated volunteers to help on the workday; secured tools and materials used for the trail work; and constructed a wooden sign placed at the beginning of the trail. The volunteer work day was a huge success and the trail work was completed in a single morning in May with the help of over 15 volunteers. The Open Space Program and the Town are appreciative of all the hard work Luke put into this project and for the beautiful new trail addition and sign. Take a walk and see it for yourself! The new trail can be accessed from the end of Colonial Drive through the Shady Creek Conservation Area.
American Kestrels Return to Strawberry Hill
Once is encouraging, and twice is exciting! For the second consecutive year, a pair of breeding American Kestrels returned to Strawberry Hill, and four baby Kestrels were born there earlier this spring. Click to read more, Kestrel Banding at Strawberry Hill
Fellows Road Culvert Replacement Project
The Public Works Department has contracted with DF Clark for the removal and replacement of the culvert on Fellows Road. This work will start Monday July 21, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. and will require the road to be closed to through traffic for the duration of the project. The road will be closed between house number 4 and 14 Fellows Road for the duration of the project. This work is anticipated to take 5 working days to complete barring any problems. Please click the following link for more information regarding the project: Fellows Road Culvert Replacement. Please click the following link for a map with the project location and detour plan that will be in place throughout the project: Fellow Road Detour 7-21-2014 to 7-25-2014.
Building Permit Inspections Underway
Ipswich Ad Hoc School Audit Committee Minutes
The Ipswich Ad Hoc School Audit Committee has met and released their minutes for June, 2014. The minutes are found under Documents, Agendas and Minutes Archive, then Ipswich Ad Hoc Audit Committee folder.