On Tuesday, September 20, there will be a special district-wide election to authorize borrowing for a new Minuteman district school. The election will be conducted from 12pm to 8pm, in the Great Hall of the Dover Town House. The last day to register to vote for this election is Wednesday, August 31.  The Town Clerk’s office will be open from 9am to 8pm.

For more information on this election, please go to the Minuteman website:  The specimen ballot for this election may be found here.

MosquitoMosquitoes in our area have tested positive for West Nile Virus

Please take every precaution to prevent mosquito bites.  Dress in clothing that covers arms and legs when possible.  Use an EPA registered repellent with DEET.  Follow label instructions.  When used as directed, EPA registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective.  If you are also applying sunscreen, apply sunscreen first and insect repellent second.

street-pavingStreet Paving

Paving of the following roads will begin sometime the week of August 15th, 2016:

Bryant Lane, Claybrook Road, Farm Street, Francis Street, Glen Street, Junction Street, Rocky Brook Road, Rolling Lane.

Farm Street will be closed on Fri. 8/19 and Mon. 8/22 from 6:00am-5:00pm. Please seek alternate routes.

PV-solar-panelSolar Photovoltaic Array at Hale Reservation

To learn more about a proposed installation of a solar photovoltaic array at Hale Reservation, click here. The Planning Board will continue the public hearing on the site plan application on August 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

MosquitoNotification of Late Evening Aerosol Applications (Ultra Low Volume – ULV)

Please be advised that the Norfolk County Mosquito Control District will begin the 2016 late evening ULV aerosol applications on or about May 31, weather permitting.

May 31 through September 29, 2016 – Adulticide aerosol (ULV) applications.

(Conducted between sunset and midnight, Monday through Thursday)

Please note that the ULV map will be posted on or about 3:30 p.m. the day of the scheduled application.  Residents may also contact the following number 617-582-6216 after 3:30 P.M. the day of the scheduled treatment to receive information detailing the streets/areas to be treated in the town.

dunkinProposed Dunkin Donuts at 14 Dedham Street

At its meeting of May 9, 2016, the Planning Board voted to conditionally approve the site plan for the proposed Dunkin Donuts. Among the key conditions of the site plan approval are the following:

  • The two signs must conform to the sign bylaw as to size and shall use gold lettering in lieu of standard Dunkin Donuts colors. The roof sign shall have a black background and the building sign on the front façade shall have a brown background compatible with the color of the building.
  • The building trim and any awnings shall be a muted orange (such as “rhumba orange”) rather than the standard Dunkin Donuts orange.
  • Traffic mitigation measures as recommended by the Police Chief, Superintendent of Streets and Town Engineer shall be implemented (and illustrated on a final site plan submittal).
  • Traffic and safety issues shall be reviewed by the Police Chief, Superintendent of Streets and Town Engineer within 6-8 months following an occupancy permit, and adjustments shall be made as deemed necessary by the Planning Board.
  • Operating hours are limited to 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Deliveries shall be limited to outside rush hours, and once daily for food and beverages and once weekly for supplies.

The Planning Board endorsed the site plan at its meeting of June 20, 2016. The complete decision as well as the final site plan and other related materials are posted here.