voteVoter Registration Deadline

August 20, 2014: Deadline to register to vote for the State Primary on September 9th and the Special Town Meeting on September 15. The Town Clerk’s office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on August 20th.


town-seal-smallSpecial 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 its 7/21 meeting the Board of Selectmen voted to exercise its option to acquire 27.2 acres of land at 46 Springdale subject to approval at a Special Town Meeting per dates below. 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 re: public discussion 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
If Town Meeting votes in the affirmative (by 2/3 vote) then:

November 4, 2014: Special Town Election to decide whether or not to approve a debt exclusion (majority vote).


street-pavingStreet Paving

Beginning the week of August 18th the following streets will be resurfaced:

Centre Street from Medfield to Needham, Hartford Street from Walpole Street to Draper Road, Tubwreck Road, Abbott Road, Brookfield Road, Bridge Street, Lower Town House Parking Lot.

Work should take about two weeks.


 compostComposting Food Scraps UPDATE

The Dover Board of Health (BOH) would like to remind Dover residents that it supervises a composting service for the Dover schools as well as for private homes. Food scraps are collected once per week from private homes (by an area pig farmer) and composted for animal feed. FOOD SCRAP CONTAINERS (5 gal) ARE available for $ 7.00 at Town Garage Mo-Fri from 1 to 4 pm. For those interested in joining this effort or to obtain more information, please contact the BOH at 508-785-0032, ext. 232 or boh@doverma.org.


 Volunteers1Volunteers Needed

The Board of Selectmen and Town Moderator will be filling open positions on various  boards and committees over the next 2 months. We welcome volunteers to help govern the town through the over  25 committees established by our Town by-laws.  If you are interested in volunteering to support town activities please contact us. This website  has information on each committee and board,  and our contact information. Specific openings will be announced shortly. Interest in Volunteering Form


 cell-towerProposed Junction Street Cell Tower Hearing

The Planning Board held a public hearing on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Dover Town House to consider an application by Bay Communications II, LLC for a 92’ tall cell tower and related equipment to be located off Junction Street (Assessor’s Map 20, Lot 003) with access proposed from Evergreen Way in Medfield. This hearing has been continued to August 11th at 7:30PM. Interested persons are invited to participate in the hearing. Copies of the application materials are available here.


 summerTown House Summer Hours

The Board of Selectmen has authorized a change in the summer hours for the Town House beginning the Friday before Memorial Day (May 23rd) through Labor Day (September 1st). The Town House hours will remain 9am-5pm Monday through Thursday. On Friday the building will be open from 9am-1pm.