cell-towerProposed Cell Tower Off Junction Street

A balloon test for the proposed cell tower “Off Junction Street” applied for by Bay Communications will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2014. The balloon test will begin at 9:00 AM and continue until 12:00 PM. A site walk for the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board will take place at 10:00 AM. Access to the site is through Evergreen Drive in Medfield.

The public hearings for this project have been continued until December 9 at 7:00 PM for the ZBA and to November 24 for the Planning Board, which will be continued without discussion until December 8 at 7:30 PM.


 washed-sandInvitation to Bid: Washed Sand

The Town of Dover will accept bids for the provision of washed sand. The term of the contract for the provision of washed sand will be for six months.

Additional copies of bid specifications may be picked up in the Selectmen’s Office, Dover Town House, 5 Springdale Avenue, Dover, Massachusetts, Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Sealed bids shall be accepted at the Selectmen’s Office, Dover Town House, 5 Springdale Avenue, Dover, Massachusetts, until 10:00am Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

The Board of Selectmen will make an award to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder within thirty (30) business days of the acceptance of bids.


 frameDover Committee Seeks Photos for Publication

The Dover Town Report Committee invites photography enthusiasts to submit their work for publication consideration in the upcoming Dover Town Report. We seek photographs that showcase Dover and it’s citizens through themes such as nature, wildlife, architectural highlights, sports events, everyday town scenes or events that include Dover Days, summer concerts, races, Memorial Day, etc. Photographs can be contemporary or archival, in black and white or color, and in print or electronic formats. Multiple submissions are welcome and the submitter must own the material, or know who does. Non-residents are also welcome to submit their work. Please submit photos by December 31, 2014. Images must be larger than 1 MB and can be submitted by email (DoverTownPics@gmail.com) or mail prints to Dee Douglas, 2 Francis Street, Dover, MA 02030. Include your name, contact information, image captions, and if you need them returned, a stamped envelope to return prints or CD. We look forward to reviewing your photos and will notify you if your work is selected.


 houseFiscal 2015 Assessed Values

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, the Fiscal 2015 Assessed Values on all properties in Dover have been adjusted to full and fair market value as of January 1, 2014 and are pending preliminary certification by the Department of Revenue, Division of Local Assessment. Property owners may determine their new proposed valuation by visiting the Dover Town Library or the Assessing Department at the Dover Town House beginning Friday, November 14, 2014 during regular business hours. Proposed assessments: 

Anyone with questions or concerns should contact the Assessor’s Office by telephone at 508-785-0032, ext. 223.

-Dover Board of Assessors


4town_seal6 Springdale Avenue

All information related to the Ch. 61A property located at 46 Springdale Avenue can be found here.


 white_tailed_deer_buck22014 Hunting Season: October 20 through December 31

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.


waterWater Quality Committee

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.