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Posted on: December 25, 2018

THERE IS NEW PUBLIC ACCESS TO ONLINE PERMITTING RECORDS

IPSWICH IS A STRETCH ENERGY CODE COMMUNITY as of 1/1/2019

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

New Expanded Office Hours for Conservation Agent- starting 4/22/19

Commencing Monday, April 22, 2019, the Conservation Agent will be holding expanded office hours as follows:

  • Mondays - 9:00 to 10:00 am and 4:00 to 5:45 pm. 
  • Tuesdays -  9:00 to 10:00 am and 3:00 to 4:00 pm. 
  • Wednesdays - 9:00 to 10...
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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Agent on vacation 5/6/19 - 5/10/19

The Conservation Agent will on vacation 5/6/19 - 5/10/19. There will be no formal office hours, but Field Inspector Bill Decie will be available by appointment. Please contact Janet Rice for an appointment at 978-356-6661 or janetr@ipswichma.gov.

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Impacts of Neonicotinoids on Bees

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According to a new report by the Xerces Society, entitled "How Neonicotinoids Can Kill Bees" this common class of pesticides has an unintended effect on many species of bees. Neonicotinoids are neuro-active insecticides, which are chemi...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

State Officials Urge Residents to Check Plants for Spotted Lanternfly

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Officials Urge Residents to Check Plants for Spotted Lanternfly

BOSTON — The MassachusettsDepartment of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) today announced that a single dead
specimen of spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest, was ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Ipswich Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan

Please click here to the Town of Ipswich, MA Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan prepared by the Ipswich River Watershed Association.  

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Real Estate Taxes Due May 1, 2019

Real Estate Tax Bills are due May 1, 2019

The Ipswich Treasurer/Collector reminds citizens that fiscal year 2019 Real Estate and Personal Property bills were mailed out on December 31, 2018 with payment stubs for third and fourth quarters.  The fo...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Associate Member Needed for Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

The ZBA meets once a month and acts on all matters within its jurisdiction as provided under MGL Chapter 40 A, the Ipswich Protective Zoning Bylaw and MGL Chapter 40 B. The Board considers Special Permit petitions for non-conforming uses and structures, d...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Ipswich Financial Transparency Portal is Now Live!

The town of Ipswich partnered with OpenGov to provide residents and stakeholders with this Financial Transparency Portal - Ipswich, MA - Transparency Site.  The portal is designed to bring visibility, openness, and accountability to our operation...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

MBTA Regional Traffic Advisory – Bridge Closures

Beginning March 22, 2019, three major bridges in Somerville, MA will be closed to facilitate construction of the MBTA Green Line Extension (GLX) project. Traffic detours will affect local and regional commutes through Medford, Somerville, Cambridge, and B...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Annual Town Meeting and Citizen Petition Article Submission

The Annual Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  In order to accommodate notice and publication schedules, below is the schedule for the Warrant as it relates to Citizen Petitions. 

The Select Board will announce its intent to...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Annual Town Election

Annual Town Meeting and Annual Town Election - 2019

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the Ipswich Middle/High School, 130 High Street at 7:00 PM.

The Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Ipswich ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Ipswich Resiliency Guide

Local businesses are in many cases the first line of defense and first resource for when a storm hits.  The Ipswich Resilience Guide was designed to assist local businesses in Ipswich and throughout Cape Ann to offer the tools necessary to be res...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Public Hearing-Prohibiting Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places

The Board of Health will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 5:30 pm, Town Hall, Room C, to discuss the repeal of Environmental Tobacco Regulation and the adoption of a regulation, Prohibiting Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places.

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

National Drug Take Back Day

The Ipswich Department of Public Health is pleased to announce it will be supporting National Drug Take Back Day later this month, and encourages residents to participate.

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., residents can visit the Ipswich Middl...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Patriots’ Day Trash and Recycling Pickup Delay

Monday, April 15, is Patriots’ Day. Trash and recycling pickups for the week will be delayed by ONE day. Compost pickup will be on Wednesday, its regularly scheduled day.

Please have your trash and recycling on the curb by 6 AM on the day AFTER y...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Bulky Item Fee

Curbside pickup of a bulky item requires a $10 sticker. Residents with curbside trash pickup are allowed to put out ONE bulky item (for example: sofa, chair, mattress, box spring or carpet -- no appliances or electronics) per we...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Special Collections May 18 -- Electronics, Tires, Oil-Based Paints

On Saturday, May 18, Ipswich will have two special collections. Electronics will be collected at the Winthrop School from 9 AM to noon. 

Tires (4 maximum) and oil-based paints and thinners will be collected at the transfer station from 9 AM to noo...

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

The Switch Rideable Artscape

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Creative County Initiative - Public Art ApplicationThe Switch Rideable ArtscapeProject Name*The Switch Rideable ArtScapeAmount Requested*$30,000.00  

AWARDED! AUGUST  2018Project Description*Please describe the project that will be funded...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Swing Dance

North Shore Swing Dance

Free with ID for Ipswich residents. 

Instruction 7-8pm NorthShore Swing Dance 

Huge heartfelt thanks to Greg Clarskson and the North Shore Swing Board for their collaboration on this offering!

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Boat Wrap Recycling Available at Transfer Station

Boat wrap can be recycled at the transfer station (180 Town Farm Road) from April 3 to September 28. Wrap must be clean and placed in the designated dumpster. 

The transfer station is open Wednesdays and Saturdays (excluding holidays) from 8 AM to...

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Solid Waste & Recycling
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Patriots’ Day Trash and Recycling Pickup Delay

Monday, April 15, is Patriots’ Day. Trash and recycling pickups for the week will be delayed by ONE day. Compost pickup will be on Wednesday, its regularly scheduled day.

Please have your trash and recycling on the curb by 6 AM on the day AFTER your usual ...

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Solid Waste & Recycling
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Special Collections May 18 -- Electronics, Tires, Oil-Based Paints

On Saturday, May 18, Ipswich will have two special collections. Electronics will be collected at the Winthrop School from 9 AM to noon. 

Tires (4 maximum) and oil-based paints and thinners will be collected at the transfer station from 9 AM to noo...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Bulky Item Fee

Curbside pickup of a bulky item requires a $10 sticker. Residents with curbside trash pickup are allowed to put out ONE bulky item (for example: sofa, chair, mattress, box spring or carpet -- no appliances or electronics) per we...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

2019 Dog License Registrations - Due March 31

REMINDER: Dog registrations are due March 31. Fees are $15 for S/N & $20 for intact dogs. Late fees begin to accrue on April 1st per Town By-law. Late fees are $10/mo or part thereof. Please bring a current rabies certificate & proof of S/N.

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Voter Registration

April 24th is the last day to register to vote for both the Town Meeting & the Election. The Town Clerk's Office will be open 8 AM-8 PM. If one is already registered to vote there is no need to register again. Please call 978.356.6677 with questions.

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Posted on: January 1, 2019

2019 Dog License Registrations

Dog registration period is Jan 1 - March 31. Fees are $15 for S/N & $20 for intact dogs. Per Town By-laws late fees are $10/mo. or part thereof for dogs registered after March 31st. Please contact the Town Clerk's Office with questions at 978.356.6677.

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Posted on: January 1, 2019

2019 Annual Town Election Information

The Annual Town Election will be held on May 21, 2019. The open seats are: Select Board-2 seats/3 yrs; School Committee-2 seats/3 yrs; Housing Authority-1 seat/5yrs & Moderator-1 seat/1yr. Nomination Papers available Jan 2nd at the Town Clerk's Office.

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Real Estate Taxes Due May 1, 2019

REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS

The Ipswich Treasurer/Collector reminds citizens that fiscal
year 2019 Real Estate and Personal Property bills were mailed out on December 31,2018 with payment stubs for third and fourth quarters.  The fourth quar...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Sewer System Evaluation Notice

Starting in March 2019, the Wastewater Department and its subcontractor EST Associates will be performing temporary flow metering as part of the Town's ongoing Infiltration & Inflow (I&I) Control Plan. Please see the notice below for more information.

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Annual Hydrant Flushing

The Water Department will be conducting hydrant flushing between April 22 and May 17, 2019.

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