All official information about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 published by the Town of Wendell will appear here.
- Wireless Internet Hotspots In Town, posted 16 May 2020
- COVID-19 Response Updates, posted 7 May 2020
- Important Information Regarding Your Tax Bill, posted 11 April 2020
Going to WRATS? Please wear a mask!, posted 11 April 2020
- Important Changes to Local Elections, posted 11 April 2020
- Rabies Clinic Cancelled, posted 18 March 2020
- Mass211 Phone Line for COVID-19 Information, posted 18 March 2020
- Country Store Seating Area Closed, posted 17 March 2020
- Temporary Change in WRATS Procedures, posted 16 March 2020
- Wendell Library Closed, posted 16 March 2020
- State of Emergency Declared, posted 15 March 2020
- Guidelines for Good Neighbors Program, posted 14 March 2020
- Handwashing and COVID-19, posted 13 March 2020
- Are You at Higher Risk for COVID-19?, posted 13 March 2020
- Town Hall Closing, posted 12 March 2020
- Coronavirus information, posted 29 February 2020
Review/Sign (To be signed outside of meeting)
- Minutes from previous meetings
- Payroll and Vendor Warrants
- Permission to contract on behalf of town from FRCOG
- 7:00 pm
- Covid 19 Response Update; plans for reopening; review broadband interior installation protocol
- 7:30 pm
- Annual Town Meeting Committee report from Katie Nolan
- Covid-19 Response Update
- Reopening Plans
- Broadband Interior Installations Protocol
- Audubon Camperships
- Expanded Environmental Notification Form for Bowen's Pond Dam Removal and Osgood Brook Restoration Project
- Personnel Policy--Language to Clarify Benefits for Part Time Employees
- Hazard Pay Request/Custodian
- Thompson Road Concerns/Proposed Gate
- Tag Sale Policy?
- Need for Animal Control Officer
- Letter in Support of Voting by Mail
- IP Communicator Quotes for Town Building Alarm Systems
- Marijuana Host Community Agreement Application Policy
- Review of Draft Host Community Agreement
Meeting ID: 831 715 9950
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TOWNS OF WENDELL (LEAD COMMUNITY) & SHUTESBURY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FY19 CDBG Amendment
The Towns of Wendell (Lead Community) & Shutesbury will hold a Joint Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6:30 PM via Online Video/Audio Conferencing Using Zoom. The online link and call-in information are as follows:
Phone In: 1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 899 5451 9531
The purpose of this hearing is to discuss the reprogramming of $30,000 of funds from the Towns' FY19 Community Development Block Grant to the following activity:
Town of Wendell Broadband Drop Program to provide grants to low and moderate income households to hook-up broadband service from the street to eligible households.
Any agency or individual who wishes to be heard on this matter will be given the opportunity. In addition, comments in writing or by email to the Wendell Town Coordinator at will be accepted prior to the hearing. Special accommodations will be attempted upon written request to the Selectboard's Office.
Selectboard, Town of Wendell
Dear Wendell residents,
Here are updates received by the Board of Health:
Governor Baker has extended the Stay at Home advisory until May 18, to be updated at that time. Social groups are still limited to 10 with maintenance of six feet of physical distancing. We should continue the hygiene and sanitizing practices that we have been using. In addition, he has issued an order requiring anyone over the age of two to wear a mask or cloth face covering over their mouth and nose when in a place open to the public, whether outdoors or inside, when a distance of about six feet from other people cannot be maintained. Those who are unable to wear a face covering because of a medical condition are exempted. This order applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations open to the public that are permitted to operate as COVID-19 Essential Businesses. Masks are required at all times within stores, and while in vehicles used for transportation services. If a customer refuses to wear a mask or cloth covering for non-medical reasons, a business may decline entry to the individual. This order is effective on Wednesday, May 6, and remains in effect until further notice.
In other news, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has created a Contact Tracing Collaborative to help control the spread of COVID-19. If you or someone you have close contact with should test positive for COVID-19, someone from the COVID Community Team will contact you by phone. Your caller ID will show the call is coming from 833-638-1685 or from 857-305-2728. Please answer the call. This call is permitted by the HIPAA Privacy Rule since it is used to control disease. Your name will not be released. Contact tracers will never ask for social security numbers or health insurance identification numbers. Your cooperation is essential to slow the spread.
Wendell Board of Health:
Barbara Craddock, Chair
Wibby Swedberg, Health Agent
Patricia Miller, Clerk
A recording of the April 29, 2020 selectboard meeting can be viewed here:
For the "Bandwidth Challanged", the recordings of Selectboard Zoom meetings can be downloaded from the library's server in the library's parking lot here. This link will only work while connected to the library's local network (WiFi network "wendelllibrary").
Order Wendell Flag Logo Products from Silverscreen Designs.
Hoodies and other styles in both adult and children's sizes, as well as tote bags, can be ordered through their website. To avoid shipping charges, orders can be picked up at Silverscreen in Greenfield. Adult long sleeve t-shirts can also be purchased at the Wendell Country Store, or by calling Mez Ziemba (978) 544-3177. There isn't an option to purchase a Wendell flag for flying as yet, but that option should be available in the future.
SALES OF THESE ITEMS ARE A FUNDRAISER BY AND FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE WENDELL FREE LIBRARY.
Wendell residents can purchase an Earth Machine backyard compost bin at a subsidized price of $25. The subsidized compost bin can be purchased at the WRATS or at the Solid Waste District office. Visit The District's Composting page for information on backyard composting and the District’s office location. The town encourages all residents to remove organic material from the trash and bring it to the transfer station collection program and/or use a backyard compost bin. Approximately 25% of household trash is organic material that can be diverted to a compost collection or compost bin.