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Welcome to Leverett
Situated in western Massachusetts, Leverett is neighbor to the Five College area of Amherst, Hampshire, Smith, Mt. Holyoke and the University of Massachusetts.
Its diverse population of 2,000 is a rich mixture of teachers, students, farmers, lumbermen, gardeners, artists, professionals in the areas of medicine, law, and telecommunications.
Leverett is unusually rich in scenic beauty. Rattlesnake Gutter Road, in the heart of the town, is a two mile road through a glacial ravine, bordered by Brushy Mountain. The Sawmill River cascades over rocks in Moore’s Corner, before coming to the North Leverett millpond, and its picturesque historic mill. Leverett Pond, in the center of town, is a place of quiet beauty. The first Peace Pagoda in the U.S. sits majestically at the top of Cave Hill. Road names, such as Juggler Meadow, Teawaddle Hill, Cider Mill, Number Six, Rat Hollow, intrigue the traveler.
Annual Town Meeting: Saturday, May 2, 2015, Leverett Elementary School, 9:00AM. Coffee and donuts will be available as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library and lunch will be served as a fundraiser for the 6th grade. See you there!
Looking for information about Leverett's Affordable Housing Trust's Homeowners Assistance program?
Please take the Transfer Station Survey.
A public hearing will be held at the Town Hall on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm to discuss proposed changes to the “Code of Leverett” as outlined below:
Chapter 3 Administrator
Article 1 Elected Boards and Offices
3-2 Officers; terms
from “Officers of the town to be elected for three-year terms of office shall be a Moderator, a Town Clerk and three (3) Constables. Officers to be elected for one-year terms of office shall be an Assistant Moderator and a Tree warden.”
to “Officers of the town to be elected for three-year terms of office shall be a Moderator, a Town Clerk and three (3) Constables. (Tree Warden and Assistant Moderator would be appointed by the Select Board.)
Please see the town calendar for Committee and Board meeting schedule. The official postings of meetings are in the binder outside the Town Hall back door. Meetings are also posted on the Town Hall Bulletin board (2nd floor).
Town of Leverett: Conservation Commission Agent
Part-time, hiring as soon as possible. Duties to include, but are not limited to, reviewing, processing and making recommendations on wetlands applications, responding to public inquires, recording minutes, preparing for hearings and meetings, working on special projects, maintaining budgets, and organizing the Commission's files. Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends for an average of 5-8 hours per week. Pay is $15-18.00 per hour. A job description and application are available in the Town Hall or by calling 548-9150. Questions should be direted to Isaiah Robison, Conservation Commission Chair. at: Isaiahrobison2@gmail.com Applications accepted until position is filled.
The fiber build contractor, Millennium/Matirx, has recently created a "trouble ticket" reporting system. If you have a question about an installation (e.g., line to the house, ONT location), send an email to: Leverett@millenniuminc.com The system will record the report, forward it to a Millennium staffer, and reply with updates as the matter is addressed.
Listening System Available for all Town-Sponsored Events
In order to make town government and public meetings accessible to the hearing impaired, the Town has purchased and installed assistive listening systems in the Town Hall and Library. These systems allow hearing impaired citizens to more fully understand what is being said at town events. The systems are FM based transmitters that require the use of an FM receiver that is provided by the Town. The receivers can be used with headphones or a neck loop if the person uses hearing aids with t-coils. The systems are available for all town board, committee, and public events in town buildings. Participants who have used the system (at last year’s Town Meeting and at public meeting concerning school regionalization) report that the system works well and makes participation in meetings a lot easier.
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