gavel Annual Town Meeting

The Warrant Committee held an Open Hearing for the Annual Town Meeting on Monday, March 14th at 7:30pm in the Town House. The Annual Town Meeting will be Monday, May 2, at 7:00pm in the DS Regional School Alan Mudge Auditorium.


MosquitoNotice of Aerial Larval Control Application

The Norfolk County Mosquito Control District will be conducting helicopter applications of the biorational larvicide Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) to control mosquito larvae in Dover.  These applications will be conducted for 2 to 4 days, anytime between April 11, 2016 and April 29, 2016.  As always, the weather in the spring is unpredictable. For this reason the District cannot pin down actual application dates with any more accuracy at this time.

trashVolunteers Needed for Spring Clean-Up, Saturday May 7th

Spring is officially here and the Dover Recycling Committee is readying for the annual Dover Spring Clean Up, Saturday, May 7. Neighborhood leaders are stepping up – the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Community Service high schoolers – so think about whether you’d like to lead or simply pitch in, and then let us know you’re game.  Commit to your street, your running route, or a favorite drive and help restore the beauty of Dover just in time for Mother’s Day. This year’s town wide organizers are Amy Wilcox ( and Mike Kinchla(508-785-2995). Email or call with any questions or to join in.

shreddedSpecial Recycling Opportunities & Dates (No Fees)

  • Sensitive Documents / Personal Information – Shred and recycle all of your documents with sensitive information… SATURDAY JUNE 4th, 9AM-12PM (Dover Transfer Station)
  • Rigid Plastics, Bicycles, Tires – SATURDAY JUNE 4th, All Day (Dover Transfer Station)
  • Mattresses & Box Springs – WED, SAT AND SUNDAY, JUNE 1st, 4th and 5th, All Day (Dover Transfer Station)

registery of deedsNorfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell to Hold Dover Office Hours

Dedham, MA- Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell will hold Office Hours in the Selectman’s Meeting Room at Dover Town House located at 5 Springdale Ave. from 10:00am until 12:00pm on Thursday May 12, 2016. Full Press Release

town-seal-smallA Message From the Warrant Committee

“The Warrant Committee wishes to thank all Dover residents who were involved in the March 14, 2016 Open Hearing.  Since then, we have received an overwhelming amount of feedback regarding this year’s articles.  The Warrant Committee has reviewed and considered all feedback, and we thank everyone who has submitted information.  We look forward to the Annual Town Meeting on May 2, 2016.”

green-communityDover is Considering Designation as a Green Community

The Board of Selectmen has asked the Long Range Planning Committee and the Planning Board to evaluate and investigate the benefits of the Town of Dover becoming a so-called designated Green Community pursuant to MGL Chapter 25A Section 10(c). The Long Range Planning Committee and the Planning Board have reviewed this matter in considerable depth and believe it has substantial merit, and should be pursued. For more information on these efforts and the advantages of becoming a Green Community, please follow this link.

 dunkinProposed Dunkin Donuts at 14 Dedham Street

The Town has received a proposal from local business owners to operate a Dunkin Donuts franchise in the space most recently occupied by Taffy Café. At its meeting of June 1, 2015, the Planning Board voted to require a full site plan review of the proposal. The full site plan review began Monday, June 15, at which time the Planning Board asked for a complete site plan. The site plan has not yet been submitted. Once a site plan has been submitted, the date of the meeting at which it will be discussed will be posted here. A traffic engineer has been hired to conduct a traffic study and another engineer is preparing a complete site plan. The franchise recently met with the Board of Health and received conditional approval for its proposed alterations to the septic system. Information about this proposal including copies of the traffic study and the site plan is posted here. At its April 11, 2016 meeting the Planning Board reviewed a draft site plan approval report.  Additional documents have also been added to the website.  Further discussion will occur at its next meeting on April 28, 2016.