News & Announcements
Ipswich Composting Volunteer Nominated for MassRecycle's Individual Recycling Award
Heather Pillis, is a volunteer, who took on the enormous task of coordinating Ipswich's pilot Curbside Composting program, a private pay food collection pilot that is now in its 3rd year with over 400 households participating and growing. She was the key member in the team that architected the pilot. She worked with DPW and the Recycling Committee to secure a contractor and composting site, identify, build and grow the collection route, promote the program, sign-up participants and manage the money. She is the day-to-day manager of this program and the go-to-person for the collection vendor, participants and the Town. To this day, she handles all questions, does outreach and maintains contact with the 400 plus participating households, the hauler and the compost facility.
Heather is a finalist in MassRecycle's Individual Recycling award for her efforts with IpswichCurbside Composting. Heather The winner of the MassRecycle's Individual Recycling award will be the person with the most votes, go vote for Heather! Vote for her here: http://www.massrecycle.org/r3education/r3conference/recyclingawards/awardsvoting You can vote once per day; voting ends March 13.
FY2016 Budget as Approved by the Board of Selectmen
The Board of Selectmen approved the FY2016 budget at their February 17, 2015 meeting. The budget book can be viewed by here: FY2016 Budget as Approved by the Board of Selectmen - Feb2015.
Farmers Market Training
Farmers Markets are beneficial to the farmers, the community and shoppers. Most often, farmer’s markets are held in an open-air setting and often have limited facilities available so they offer special challenges. The Ipswich Health Department wants to help Farmers Market organizers, managers and food vendors understand state food regulations, the permit application process and safe food handling. Join us and learn about your role in having a safe and successful farmers market.
The Farmers Market training will be held at Ipswich Town Hall, Meeting Room C, 25 Green Street, Ipswich, on March 30: 6pm-8pm.
Temporary Food Event Trainings
Temporary Food Events are enjoyable community events for all.The Ipswich Health Department wants to help community organizations planning these events understand state food regulations, the permit application process and safe food handling. Join us and learn about your role in having a safe and successful temporary food event.
Temporary Food Event trainings will be held at the Ipswich Masonic Temple, 70 Topsfield Road, Ipswich on two dates; March 24: 6pm-8pm and April 18: 9am-11am.
2015 DOG REGISTRATIONS
Dog registrations are now available at the Town Clerk's Office. As in past years, registration forms are included in with the Annual Street List form which is mailed the beginning of January to each household. The forms may also be downloaded from the Town Clerk's webpage.
The fees are $15.00 for spayed/neutered dogs and $20.00 for intact dogs. Please provide a valid rabies certificate and proof of the dog's being spayed/neutered along with the registration form and check for the appropriate fee.
The dog registration period is Jan. 1st - March 31st. Late registrations are subject to late fees according to the Town's By-laws. The late fees are $10.00 per month or part of a month after March 31st. Dogs may be registered by mail or in person at the Town Clerk's Office.