dccLet’s Hear From You!

The Dover Cultural Council (DCC) helps to bring unique Arts, Humanities, and Science programs to our town.  Please help us to set our funding priorities for the next three years by completing this brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZSDJKFD

 trashDover Clean Up

Thank you to all who took part in this year’s Dover Clean Up, for making the town beautiful again – and doing so just in time for Mother’s Day.  Your efforts were and are truly appreciated!  

It seemed everyone took part in some way – from the core of sustaining neighborhood coordinators and volunteers, to the first timers on Hawthorne, the altos on Center, the gentleman who single handedly triumphed over the Westwood end of Dedham Street, the team of middle schoolers rallied by their science teacher, the high school students who found the time between tests and sports, the Scouts, the families.  There were unidentified early bird volunteers who cleaned the Main Street hot spot two weeks prior, the three walking Willow the week before, and numerous folks who whooped encouragement from the windows of their cars – it was all appreciated.
We’ll all do our best to maintain for a beautiful Memorial Day.
Thank you.
The Dover Recycling Committee

 election-resultsAnnual Town Election Results

The Annual Town Election was held on Monday, May 18th in the Great Hall of the Dover Town House from 7AM to 8PM.

 Memorial-DayMemorial Day Exercises, May 30, 2015

Dover’s tradition continues – Memorial Day exercises will be conducted on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The program will begin at 4:00 PM on the Springdale Avenue side of the town house. After a short ceremony the parade will form and march to the town veteran’s monument and then enter Highland Cemetery. All town veterans are invited to march in the parade along with many town organizations. We hope to have a great turnout of townspeople to honor those veterans that have served our country and that are no longer with us.

 MosquitoNotification of Late Evening Aerosol (ULV) Applications

Please be advised that the Norfolk County Mosquito Control District will begin the 2015 late evening ULV aerosol applications on or about May 26, weather permitting.

May 26 through September 30, 2015 – Adulticide aerosol (ULV) applications. (conducted between sunset through midnight, Monday through Thursday)

If any resident wishes to know when the spray program may be conducted in their area, they should go to the Districts website at http://www.norfolkcountymosquito.org/.

 lyme-diseaseDover Board of Health Survey

Every Postal Patron of Dover recently received a survey from the Board of Health. In order to obtain the most accurate incidence of Tick-Borne Diseases in Dover as well as an indication of interest in a Well Water Quality Study the Board of Health is reminding all Dover residents to complete the survey at their earliest convenience.

 subdivisionConservation Subdivisions and Open Space Design

Thursday, May 28, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Town House

Sponsored by the Springdale Study Committee

Preserving community character including forests, fields, and scenic landscapes is a priority for Dover and many other Massachusetts communities.  As land values increase and remaining available lands contain constraints such as wetlands and slopes, accomplishing that goal while meeting the full range of local needs for housing becomes increasingly challenging.

Conservation design zoning provides an alternative to conventional subdivision design, with many benefits – it maximizes natural resource protection and optimizes the use of land, while saving money for developers, local communities, and residents. The result can be attractive, diverse housing with a community-wide network of protected lands and trails.

Learn about Natural Resource Protection Zoning, with case study examples.           

Speaker: Heidi Ricci, Senior Policy Analyst, Mass Audubon

 shreddedJune 6TH-Shredder and Recycling Day at the Dover Transfer Station

Dover Residents: Bring your CONFIDENTIAL PAPER RECORDS for FREE shredding at the Dover Transfer Station, 9-12

In addition, you may bring SURPLUS BICYCLES, which will be gladly accepted and refurbished by BIKES NOT BOMBS for reuse by the less fortunate. (A $10 voluntary donation per bike would be appreciated)

Bring your RIGID PLASTICS, kiddie pools and slides, plastic outdoor furniture, etc for FREE disposal, and….

Old TIRES, (a $2/tire voluntary donation would be appreciated)

Sponsored by The Dover recycling Committee and the Highway Department

 summerSummer Hours

The Board of Selectmen has authorized a change in the summer hours for the Town House beginning the Friday before Memorial Day (May 22nd) through Labor Day (September 7th). The Town House hours will remain 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday; on Friday the building will be open from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. This change in summer hours will be revisited by the Selectmen next Spring.