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West County Notebook

Fire district election, meeting Monday

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Shelburne Falls Fire District will hold its annual election and meeting Monday. All events take place at the fire station at 121 State St. and the polls will be open from noon to 7 p.m.

On the ballot is a three-year seat for water commissioner and Harry Dunning is seeking re-election. John “Rob” Riggan is running as a write-in for the three-year term on the Board of Assessors and Gregg Gilmore is also a write-in candidate for the one-year term of moderator.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m., at which time the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 will be voted on. The annual report is complete and available at the office. If you are unable to get there, call 413-625-6392.

Falls merchants auction Saturday

SHELBURNE FALLS — The 17th annual Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association Auction will be held Saturday, starting at 5 p.m. at the Shelburne Buckland Community Center located at 53 Main St.

Hors d’oeuvres will be prepared by Chef Margaret Fitzpatrick. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $20 per person and include one free drink.

The event includes raffles, fine arts and crafts, gift baskets, and a weekend for two at the Hyatt Regency Boston. Proceeds benefit the business association.

Tickets at the door will be $25 per person.

To make reservations, send checks to the GSFABA office at P.O. Box 42, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370. Cash payments can be made at the business association’s office at 75 Bridge St. Credit card payments can be made in person or by calling 413-625-2526.

If you need additional information contact the office by phone or email at: info@shelburnefalls.com.

Shelburne assessors to inspect for property value accuracy

SHELBURNE — The Board of Assessors, in collaboration with Roy Bishop & Associates, will conduct a review of some Shelburne properties this spring and summer.

If homeowners are available, then an interior inspection could be completed at that time. This is being done to satisfy the state’s three-year requirements that town records reflect true market value and the current condition of properties.

There will be a representative from the Department of Revenue driving around town viewing some properties also. The assessors are asking homeowners to cooperate, so the assessors can verify the accuracy of their data.

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