compostComposting Food Scraps

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. For those interested in joining this effort or to simply obtain more information, please contact the BOH at 508-785-0032, ext. 232 or

 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.

 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.

 town-seal-small46 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 has 120 days to notify the seller whether or not it intends to exercise its right-of-first refusal and acquire the property.

This web page will be used to answer questions, and provide a timeline and access to relevant documents as the Town goes through the process of determining how to proceed.

 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.