town_sealWorking Committees

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) will soon be discussing potential candidates for the search committee for the Town Administrator position and potential candidates for the Caryl Community Center project committee.

The Town Administrator search follows a process that has been used to hire the School Superintendent and Police Chief. The BOS interview and hire a consultant to help with the search. A committee is established to vet resumes and interview those they think qualified. The finalists are then interviewed (in open meeting) by the BOS.

Candidates for this committee should know the town well, have experience hiring senior level people, possess good people judgement and/or a track record of hiring successfully. The committee will include a member(s) from a town department(s).

The CCC work will be essentially an analytical exercise: taking the findings of a town wide needs and space analysis then laying out how those requirements would be met in a fully renovated Caryl facility. The full renovation cost and projected twenty-year maintenance
requirements are must have deliverables.

The committee would use the same data set to develop models of how those town requirements could be met in a renovated facility vs. a new facility. In this option, construction cost estimates and twenty-year maintenance cost projections are must have deliverables. A new facility may come in different models, such as:

  • Basic – which would include the functions that most town community centers
    provide scaled to Dover’s size
  • Mid- tier – essentially basic plus additional functionality important to Dover residents
  • High end – incorporates the functionality mentioned above plus additional functional requirements unique to Dover.

Candidates should be objective, analytical, collaborative and represent a community interest group, i.e. adults without children, adults with young children, teenagers, other.

One member of the BOS will actively participate in each endeavor. Each committee will need a chairperson.


voteSeptember State Primary

A reminder to all voters that the September State Primary will be held on Tuesday, September 4, at the Great Hall from 7:00AM to 8:00PM.

If you are registered in a party (Democrat/Republican/Libertarian) you must take that ballot.  An independent (Unenrolled) can request any ballot, and does not need to re-register, as you will remain as Unenrolled.

If you will be unable to vote on that date, you may apply for an Absentee Ballot.  Application Forms are available on the website: http://www.doverma.org/town-government/town-offices/town-clerk/voting/ or you are welcome to come in and fill one out at the Town Clerk’s Office.  Please remember that  ballots must be mailed, they cannot be handed out over the counter, so please allow time for ballots to arrive and then be returned to the Clerk’s Office.

You are also welcome to vote in the Town Clerk’s office during regular office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00AM – 1:00PM; and Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

The last day for an Absentee Ballot is Friday, August 31, at 5:00 PM.  The Town Clerk’s office will be open from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM on that day.

If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk at 508-785-0032 x 226.


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

Please be advised that the Norfolk County Mosquito Control District will begin the 2018 late evening ULV aerosol applications on or about May 29, weather permitting, with potential small area treatments for early hot spots should evening temperatures allow from May 14 through May 25, 2018.

May 29 through September 28, 2018 – Adulticide aerosol (ULV) applications.

(Conducted between sunset and midnight, Monday through Thursday)

If any resident wishes to know what day of the week spraying may be conducted in their town, they should go to the Districts website at http://www.norfolkcountymosquito.org/service-request/.

For information on the process to Exclude Property From Public Area Wide Pesticide Applications, go to http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/pesticides/exclusion-of-wide-area-application-of-pesticides.html