News & Announcements
Ipswich Wayfinding Initiative Final Report
Wayfinding Signs Coming to Ipswich
For many years the Town has discussed the need for an attractive and effective sign system to welcome visitors and direct them to places of interest (often referred to as wayfinding signs). Last year the Town was awarded a $10,000 State grant to hire a consultant to create a design concept and hierarchy of wayfinding signs, in conjunction with a Wayfinding Task Force appointed by the Town Manager. The selected consultant, Mark Favermann of Favermann Design, was tasked with creating concepts that: (1) are welcoming, informative, concise, and functional; (2) embody a consistent graphic vocabulary unique to Ipswich; (3) are comprised of colors, logos, and typefaces that allow visitors to quickly identify and read signs relevant to their specific needs; and (4) are easily distinguishable from traffic-related signs.
Ad Hoc School Audit Committee Meeting
The Ad Hoc School Audit Committee would like to invite the public to attend the Tuesday March 31st committee meeting. At this meeting The Abrahams Group will present their preliminary draft audit report including findings and recommendations to the committee. The meeting will also be broadcast on ICAM.
After an extensive and thorough RFP process, last November the Committee selected The Abrahams Group (TAG) to perform an operational audit of the Ipswich School District. Over the past three months, TAG performed an investigation of the school district operations. TAG has interviewed dozens of Town and School employees and reviewed countless documents during this process. The Committee is proud to state that over 93% of the selected Town and School employees requested to fill out a questionnaire have done so. TAG stated that the questionnaire return rate is the highest they have received in the last several years.
The March 31st Committee will be held at Town Hall meeting A at 7 PM. The Abrahams Group is scheduled to send the final audit report to the Committee on April 13th, 2015. The final report will be posted to the Town website on April 13th.
VOTER REGISTRATION - ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION & TOWN MEETING
The last day to register to vote or change party enrollment for the Annual Town Election and Town Meeting is Wednesday, April 22nd. 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. Residents may also register to vote prior to April 22nd, 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”.
DOG REGISTRATIONS - LATE FEES
Dog registration period is January 1st through March 31st. Dogs registered after March 31st are subject to a late fee of $10.00 for each month or part thereof said license is issued after March 31st, in addition to the registration fee. The late fee is governed by the Town's By-laws, Chapter XV, Section 5. Registrations may be made in person at the Town Clerk's Office or by mail. Please submit a valid and current rabies certificate and proof that the dog is spayed/neutered. The registration fee is $15.00 for spayed/neutered and $20.00 for intact dogs.
Temporary Food Event Trainings
Temporary Food Events are enjoyable community events for all.The Ipswich Health Department wants to help community organizations planning these events understand state food regulations, the permit application process and safe food handling. Join us and learn about your role in having a safe and successful temporary food event.
Temporary Food Event trainings will be held at the Ipswich Masonic Temple, 70 Topsfield Road, Ipswich on two dates; March 24: 6pm-8pm and April 18: 9am-11am.