Absentee Ballots for the Special Town Election and the State Election are available in the Town Clerk’s office. You can find an application for an Absentee Ballot here. If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk’s office.
Special Town Meeting
46 Springdale Ave. Ch. 61A Purchase and Sale Right-of-First Refusal Opportunity
On April 4, 2014 The Board of Selectmen received a Notice pursuant to MGL C. 61A that a 27.2 -acre parcel located at 46 Springdale Avenue and owned by Jim Snyder, is under a Purchase and Sale agreement to Northland Residential Corp. for a Chapter 40B project consisting of 40+ townhouse units. Twenty-four acres are classified as Ch.61A agricultural land and the remaining acreage is a house lot. The Town had 120 days to notify the seller whether or not it intended to exercise its right-of-first refusal and acquire the property.
At the Special Town Meeting held Monday, 9/15 the vote was 445-16 in favor of purchasing the Springdale property. Final purchase cannot be accomplished unless there is a majority vote to approve the issuance of $5,550,000 in short-term financing through a debt-exclusion override. This means that the borrowing will not become a permanent increase in property taxes. Please view the presentations of 9/15 for further details provided by the Board of Selectmen on financing plans and costs. All information on this property including a timeline, answers to questions, and relevant documents as the Town goes through the process can be found at http://www.doverma.org/46-springdale/.
September 3, 2014: BOS meeting at 7:30pm for a public discussion (Open Hearing) of issues related to potential acquisition of 46 Springdale Avenue prior to Special Town Meeting.
September 15, 2014: Special Town Meeting at which Town Meeting votes whether or not to purchase the property subject to a debt exclusion. Click here for the Special Town Meeting Warrant
Town Meeting voted 445-16 in the affirmative so:
November 4, 2014: Special Town Election to decide whether or not to approve a debt exclusion (majority vote). Special Election Warrant
In order to help reduce the risk of tick-borne diseases and ensure a healthy deer population, bow hunting is permitted on some Dover townlands by hunters authorized by the Dover Board of Health and registered with the Dover Police Department. This is the 5th year in which the Dover Deer Management Plan in implemented. Hunting takes place primarily from tree stands located well away from marked trails. The public is advised to stay on designated trails.
The Board of Health (BOH) has created the WATER QUALITY COMMITTEE (WQC) in order to analyze, interpret, and possibly improve the hydrology of the town of Dover. The Board is looking for volunteers with interest and experience in this subject matter. Anybody who would like to join the WQC, please contact the BOH by filling out this form.