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.
Zoning amendments for Fall Town Meeting 2014
The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on August 21, 2014, in Room A at Town Hall, beginning at 7:40 pm on the following proposed zoning and zoning bylaw amendments:
Voter Registration_State Primary Election
The last day to register to vote or change party enrollment for the State Primary Election is Wednesday, August 20th. The Town Clerk's Office will be open from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm for those wishing to register to vote or change party in person on that date. Residents may also register or change party prior to August 20th during regular business hours. Mail in registration forms may be downloaded from the Town Clerk's webpage under the category "Voter Registration".
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
Building Permit Inspections Underway