February 20, 2019

From the Town Clerk


It was a long time coming but spring is finally here. The flowers are starting to pop up along with the buds on the trees. I hope everyone gets out and enjoys this beautiful time in New England because as we all know it is short lived, we will be complaining about the heat and humidity soon enough.

Annual Spring Town Meeting
The annual Spring Town Meeting will take place 7pm on Monday May 14 at the Seekonk High School Auditorium. Please come out and participate in this very important budget meeting. Two weeks prior to the meeting you will be able to read and print out the warrant found on the town web-site under News and Notices.

Annual Town Census Update
The Town Census reflects our current population total which as of April 23, 2018 is “unofficially” 13,309. This is not an official total because as of April 23 we still have not received 1,494 census forms. If you have not done so please send in your census/street listing forms as soon as possible.

2017 Dog Licenses
Don’t forget to licenses your dog(s). There will be a $20 late fee per dog imposed on license renewals after May 31st.

Yard Sale Permits
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Just a reminder to those people who are thinking about having a yard sale please be advised that you need a yard sale permit. You can get them online at the www.seekonk-ma.gov under Department/Town Clerk /downloadable forms. It is $5.00 a day with a total of 4 per year. There is also a page outlining the bylaw concerning yard sale signage. Please be advised that it is not permitted to use telephone poles to post any type of sign. If you are going to have a yard sale please abide by the rules of the town. Thank you.

The water department will be holding their annual meeting Tuesday May 8, 2018 at the Seekonk Public Library. Their warrant includes the budget for the next fiscal year. If you have town water and are interested don’t forget to go to this important annual meeting.

The annual Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday May 26, 2018. It will start at 10AM at the Seekonk High School 261 Arcade Ave. and will follow the same route as in previous years, ending at the Hurley Middle School on Newman Ave. There will be a ceremony at 11:30AM following the parade at the Veterans Memorial Park, 410 Newman Ave. Please come out and honor our veterans.

Have a wonderful month. As always thank you for taking the time to read my monthly updates and remember the Town Clerk’s office welcomes inquiries from all citizens seeking assistance, or information in relation to services provided by the Town of Seekonk.


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