Wendell Notebook, Feb. 8, 2018

Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Special Town Meeting set for Feb. 27

WENDELL — A special town meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Town Hall on Feb. 27.

Town Coordinator Nancy Aldrich said the warrant will not be signed until Feb. 7, when it will be posted to the Town Office bulletin board by Feb. 13. The last day for new voters to register for the special town meeting is Feb. 16. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 8 p.m. in addition to normal hours that day.

Town election scheduled for May 7

WENDELL — This year’s town election will be held May 7.

Nomination papers for a number of offices are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. New candidates and candidates for re-election must sign nomination papers.

The Selectboard, Board of Assessors, Board of Health, and Road Commission each have one 3-year position up for grabs. The Planning Board has one available 5-year position, while the Cemetery Commission has one 3-year seat and one 2-year seat. The School Committee and Library Trustees each have two 3-year positions available.

March 15 is the final day to obtain nomination papers for all open positions, and March 19 is the final day to submit nomination papers to the Board of Registrars for certification. For more information on the nomination process or on vacant, elected and appointed positions, call the town clerk at 978-544-3395, ext. 2.

Wendell town census is now out

WENDELL — According to Town Hall, you should already have received your “2018 Annual Street Listing Form,” also known as the town census.

Residents are asked to update the information on the form for every individual in your household, including children of all ages, and correct any mistakes.

If someone in your household has moved out of town and you know their new address, write that information on the form.

Don’t forget to have the head of the household sign and date the form before returning it to the town clerk at P.O. Box 41, Wendell, MA 01379.

You can also drop off the signed form at the town clerk’s office/mailbox. The office hours are 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Friday, and Saturday mornings, and 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.

If you did not receive a form, call Town Clerk Gretchen Smith at 978-544-3395, ext. 2, and leave your name and contact information. A blank form will be mailed to you.

Time to renew your dog or kennel license

WENDELL — Licenses and tags are available between 9:30 a.m. and noon on Monday, Friday, and Saturday mornings, and between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.

People are asked to call first in the case of bad weather to ensure the office is open. The fee is $4 for a spayed or neutered dog and $8 for an intact dog.

Every dog must have a valid rabies vaccination certificate presented to the town clerk at the time of licensing. If your certificate is on record from last year and still valid, you do not need to bring in the paperwork again this year.

Dog owners age 70 and up, and owners with a service dog, do not pay a fee, but must still license their dogs.

If you need the dog license and tags mailed to you, provide a double stamped self-addressed envelope with your written request.