From the Town Clerk
Happy February - We hope everyone has a wonderful month. Happy Valentine’s Day and as a reminder the Town Offices will be closed on Monday February 18th in honor of President’s Day. That day is also the start of School vacation week. We hope everyone enjoys the Holiday and has a fun and safe vacation.
Annual Census update
By now you should have received your 2019 Annual Street List/Census form in the mail. A Thanks to the hundreds of residents who have already mailed it in, or dropped it off. Lorraine and I are busy scanning them in and making the necessary changes. We have had a few people write in a political designation by their name. I would like to remind everyone that you cannot register to vote, or change your party affiliation, on your census form. If you want to register to vote you can go online to www.RegisterToVoteMA.com, or come into the Clerk’s office. I would also like to remind people that there are multiple ways to return your census: mail it in, drop it off in the Town Hall drop box, or Town Clerk’s office. Drop it off at the Seekonk Sr. Center, or the Seekonk Public Library. You can also scan it in and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also up and running with processing 2019 dog licenses. Please remember dog tags expire on March 31, 2019. You can come into the Town Clerk’s office to renew, or mail in the form with a check and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please send a self-addressed envelope and a stamp for each dog you are requesting a license for. We will mail the dog tag(s) back to you. It is Massachusetts general law that dogs be licensed annually, with proof of a current rabies vaccination. Failure to comply may result in a by-law citation fee.
2019 Annual Rabies Clinic
The 2019 Annual rabies clinic, for both dogs and cats, will be held Saturday March 9, 2019 at the Seekonk Public Works Department on the corner of Route 44 and Lake St. The fee will be for the rabies vaccine will be $12.00 cash only. If you bring proof of a current rabies vaccine your animal will be eligible for a 3-year rabies vaccine. If you do not have proof of a current rabies vaccine your animal will be eligible for a 1-year vaccine. You will also be able to drop off your dog license form with proof of rabies and payment. Your dog’s license will be processed the following week and mailed back to you. If you need a dog license form you can go to: www.seekonk-ma.gov look under Forms and Documents, Town Clerk, downloadable forms, dog licenses.
Save the date
The Annual Town Election for Seekonk will be held on Monday April 1, 2019. The polls will be open from 7AM – 8PM. All precincts vote at the Sr. High School 261 Arcade Ave. The last day to register to vote for the Town Election is March 13, 2019.
The Spring Town Meeting date has been set for Monday May 13, 2019.
Once again have a great month enjoy your long weekend and school vacation week. Remember the days are getting longer so Spring can’t be too far off. - Florice & Lorraine