Posted on: January 13, 2017

REMINDER: Dog Licensing Period is Upon Us!

Per Town of Ipswich By-Law Chapter 15 Section 5: Animal Control. All dogs over the age of six months MUST be licensed annually between January 1 and March 31 with the town.

Cost:

Altered (neutered/spayed): $15.00 per dog

Intact: $20.00 per dog

Payable:

By cash...

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Dogs On Pavilion Beach

ON leash dogs are allowed on Pavilion Beach from Labor Day to Memorial Day (season ending 5/28/17 at midnight). Please be advised any owner/keeper/handler of any number of dogs caught on the beach off leash will be subject to Violations in accordance wi...Read on...


Posted on: January 25, 2017

Tax Relief for Ipswich Seniors

The Town of Ipswich recently mailed to Ipswich Seniors this letter in an effort to increase awareness of the Massachusetts Circuit Breaker Tax Credit.  There will be an informational meeting held at the Town Hall on Tuesday, January 31 at 10...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

2017 Annual Town Meeting - Important Dates

The Board of Selectmen will set and close the Warrant for the May 9, 2017 Annual Town Meeting at their Board meeting on February 27, 2017.  The draft warrant can be viewed in the BOS meeting packet found on the Board webpage or by clicking the li...

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View the draft Warrant

Posted on: February 27, 2017

BUILDING INSPECTOR'S OFFICE HOURS

Monday 8 -9 AM and 5 -7 PM; Tuesday - Thursday 8-9 AM and 2-3 PM

Office visits by appointment only with one day advance notice.


Posted on: March 6, 2017

Jennifer Hughes, winner of MACC’s 2017 Environmental Service Award

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Ms. Hughes was jointly nominated, unbeknownst to her, by the Ipswich Conservation Commission and the North Andover Conservation Commission for her devotion and hard work over many years of service. In recognizing Ms. Hughes, MACC stated, “Jennif...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Local Wetland Regulations Revised

The change was related to monitoring of approved projects, at Section 2.VII.A, and added the words, "including but not limited to" before the list of 6 categories that could require an independent, qualified professional to monitor the project, ...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2017

Reports Released from Study of Coastal Bank in Ipswich

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These report include: 

  • "Ipswich River Coastal Bank Stabilization Pilot Project, Ipswich, MA: Task 2 Report" prepared by Horsley Witten; and 
  • "Ipswich River Coastal Bank Stabilization Pilot Project, Prepared For: The Town Of Ipswich. Task 2 Dr...
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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Ipswich Window Box Garden Program

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The Town of Ipswich is partnering with Whittier Technical High School & The Ipswich Business Roundtable to provide WindowBoxGardens at the lowest possible cost tobusinesses in our downtown district.

If you are interested in having a WindowBoxGarden built f...

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Register your interest here.

Fire

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Open Burning/ Burn Permits

By state regulation, open burning will begin on January 15.  Please keep in mind that weather conditions can change rapidly. If winds kick up or other atmospheric conditions change suddenly, making it unsafe to burn, permits can be rescinded (can...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

REMINDER: Nomination Papers Available

Town nomination Papers are available at the Town Clerk's Office.   The seats are:  Selectmen-2 Seats; School Committee-3 Seats; Moderator-1 Seat.  The last day to obtain & return papers is March 28th.  At l...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

2017 Annual Town Meeting - Important Dates

The Board of Selectmen will set and close the Warrant for the May 9, 2017 Annual Town Meeting at their Board meeting on February 27, 2017.  The draft warrant can be viewed in the BOS meeting packet found on the Board webpage or by clicking the li...

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View the draft Warrant
Posted on: February 24, 2017

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Posted on: April 6, 2016

Nichols Field Virtual Tour Video Release

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Experience Nichols Field in this video made possible in part through a grant from the Ipswich Cultural Council, filmed and produced by Tess O'Connor, and featuring Ipswich residents enjoying the natural beauty of one of the Town's open space treasures.


Posted on: March 9, 2017

Ipswich Temporary Food Event Training

The
Ipswich Public Health Department is offering a Temporary Food Event 
training on April 10, 2017, from 6pm-8pmat Ipswich Town Hall, Meeting Room C, 25 Green Street, Ipswich, MA.<_o3a_p>

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Temporary Food Events are enjoyable community events
for all.&n...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Polished- Preventative Dental Care Program for Children and Adults

Polished  will be at Town Hall, Room C, on Wednesday, April 19th from 9-5pm providing FREE dental screenings, cleanings, sealants and fluoride for children by appointment only. Adults can receive screenings and cleanings for $49. For questions an...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Volunteers Wanted for the Medical Reserve Corps

The Ipswich Public Health Department is seeking
individuals who are interested in joining the local Medical Reserve Corps(MRC), Topsfield Regional Medical Reserve Corps. Medical Reserve Corps are made
up of volunteers, medical and non-medical, who ass...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

The 911 Good Samaritan Law

An overdose is a medical emergency. The 911
Good Samaritan Law provides protection from drug possession chargeswhen an overdose victim or an overdose witness seeks medical attention. 
This law
helps reduce overdose deaths by removing barriers to c...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Operation HOPE (Heroin – Opiate Prevention Effort)

Since July 1, 2016, The Ipswich Police Department has
implement Operation HOPE (Heroin – Opiate Prevention Effort).  Any personwho enters the Ipswich Police Station, between the hours of 6:00 am and 6:00
pm, and requests help with t...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Recyclables CANNOT Be Placed in Plastic Bags

Our hauler, JRM, will NOT collect any recycling in plastic bags, and any recyclable material placed out in a plastic bag will be left. If there are visible plastic bags in a recycling bin, the entire bin will be left behind. Styrofoam also cannot be place...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Community Contra Dance

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Music by Egrets OnlyDances called by AnnaTown Hall Gym, 25 Green Street

7-9pm Once a month on a FridayJan.13Feb.10March 10April 7May 12The event is Free & Public thanks to TD Bank for their generous support!Open to all ages, no experience necessary. We...

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Dance Away the Winter Blues, Ipswich Chronical

Posted on: December 5, 2016

Recyclables CANNOT Be Placed in Plastic Bags

If there are visible plastic bags in a recycling bin, the entire bin will be left behind. Styrofoam also cannot be placed in your recycling bin, so both the Styrofoam and the contents of the bin will not be picked up.

Although this policy has been in effec...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

REMINDER: Dog Registrations due MARCH 31, 2017

REMINDER: Dog registrations must be received by March 31, 2017, or they will be subject to late fees. Please provide a copy of the dog's valid rabies certificate and proof of being altered when registering.

Posted on: February 27, 2017

REMINDER: Nomination Papers Available

Town nomination Papers are available at the Town Clerk's Office. The seats are: Selectmen-2 Seats; School Committee-3 Seats; Moderator-1 Seat. The last day to obtain & return papers is March 28th. At least 50 certifiable signatures are required.

Posted on: January 1, 2017

Nomination Papers Available

Nomination Papers for the Town Election are available at the Town Clerk's Office. The open seats are: Selectmen-2 Seats; School Committee-3 Seats; Moderator-1 Seat. For a name to be placed on the ballot, 50 certifiable signatures must be obtained.

Posted on: January 3, 2017

2017 Dog Registrations & Renewals

Dog registration forms for new dogs as well as for renewals are included in the Annual Street List/Census, which was mailed the first week in January. All dogs must be registered by March 31, 2017.  After March 31, non registered dogs are subject...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Bills Due March 13, 2017

The Ipswich Treasurer/Collector reminds citizens that calendar year 2017 Motor Vehicle Excise Tax bills were mailed out and are due by March 13, 2017.  Payments must be received, not postmarked, by the due date to avoid interest and penalties.

When ma...

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Water

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Outdoor Water Use Bylaw

The Town has developed an outdoor water use bylaw for consideration at the Annual Town Meeting in May.  The bylaw will include restrictions on private water sources.  The Water Rules and Regulations will contain the specific details on t...

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Draft Bylaw & Regulation Amendment