Notice to Wrentham Residents: There will be no TRASH DELAY the week of January 16, 2017

Community Alerts

Drought Advisory Affects the Town of Wrentham

Update - November 2016

The state is still experiencing below average rainfall. As a result, Wrentham will remain in the Stage V Water Ban.

Following sixth straight months of below average rainfall and warm weather, the state has declared a Drought Warning for all of eastern Massachusetts. The Town of Wrentham’s aquifer water supplies have experienced a significant drop and are extremely low due to excessively high demand for water. These conditions raise serious public health and safety concerns including increased risk for wildfires and possible future contamination of our drinking water supply as levels continue to decrease. To combat this hazard the Town has declared a Stage V Water Ban. Effective immediately, all outdoor water use is banned. There are no exceptions. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is asking the public, including households and businesses that draw water from private wells, to conserve water by reducing both outdoor and indoor use.

Read more about the water ban >>

Please contact the Department of Public Works at 508-384-5477 for more detailed information.

Lake Pearl Parking Permits

Per the Board of Selectmen, the sale of Lake Pearl Boat Ramp Permits will be delayed for two months while the fee schedule is investigated. People who want to park at the boat ramp for ice fishing may do so. Permits will be available for sale on March 1, 2017 by online application and will be issued by the Police Department.

2017 Dog Licenses

2017 Dog Licenses are available in the Town Clerk's Office. They may be obtained in person at Town Hall, ordered on-line at UniPay Gold or via USPS mail (enclose 2017 Dog License Application, self-addressed, stamped envelope, and check made out to the “Town of Wrentham”, and mail to Town Clerk, 79 South Street, Wrentham, MA 02093). If no envelope is provided, licenses will be held at the Town Clerk’s office for pick-up.

April 3, 2017 Annual Town Election

Nomination Papers for the Annual Town Election on April 3, 2017 are now available in the Town Clerk's office during normal business hours. Nomination papers are available for the following offices:

  • Board of Assessors (3 year term)
  • Board of Health (3 year term)
  • Board of Selectmen (3 year term)
  • Fiske Library Trustee (3 year term)
  • Fiske Library Trustee (3 year term)
  • King Philip School Committee (3 year term)
  • Moderator (1 year term)
  • Planning Board (1 year term)
  • Planning Board (3 year term)
  • Planning Board (3 year term)
  • Wrentham Housing Authority (5 year term)
  • Wrentham School Committee (3 year term)
  • Wrentham School Committee (3 year term)

Nomination papers should be filed with the Office of the Town Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2017.

Residential Drop-off Single Stream Recycling

Residential Drop-off Single Stream Recycling now available at the Public Works Department

Due to safety reasons, access to the Recycling Drop-off will be limited during winter operations. Please contact the DPW at (508) 384-5477 prior to coming to the facility to make sure access is available. Thank you for your patience and support.

The Department of Public Works will be providing a container for residents to place their Single Stream, no sort co-mingled recyclables. The intent of this service is for residents who are eligible for curbside service and occasionally exceed the limitations of the curbside service or miss a scheduled collection.

This service is only available during the Department of Public Works normally scheduled work hours. Residents will be required to show ID and sign in before being allowed into the secured area of the property.
This service is not for commercial uses or for excessive amounts of materials usually associated with commercial operations.

No trash, construction materials, cans or bottles containing paint, aerosols, hazardous materials, broken glass, window glass, dishes, Pyrex, ceramics, light bulbs, plastic bags or Styrofoam will be accepted.

Recyclable materials eligible for drop-off are:

  • Clean paper; newspapers, magazines, paperboard, corrugated cardboard, phone books, brown bags, junk mail, office paper, milk cartons and juice boxes
  • Glass bottles/jars, all colors and sizes
  • Aluminum/tin/steel cans
  • Aluminum foil/pie plates
  • All plastic containers labeled 1-7
  • Aseptic juice boxes

For more information please contact the Department of Public Works at 508-384-5477.

Economic Development Opportunities

The Town of Wrentham has just released a new Economic Development Opportunities brochure. Click on this link to view the brochure.

Flu Shots

Flu Shots (12 years of age and older)

Office Appointments – Home Visits – Walk-Ins

Call Nurses’ office: 508-384-5485

Office Hours for Flu Shots: Starting in October
Mon., Wed., Thurs., 1 pm – 4 pm
Tues. 1 pm – 7 pm

Events

Winter Parking Ban

By virtue of the authority granted at the Annual Town Meeting of 1961 (Article 24) and MGL Chapter 40, §21(16), an Overnight Ban of Parking on the Public Streets in Wrentham is hereby declared during the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. from December 1, 2016 to April 1, 2017. Vehicles which are found to interfere with the removal or plowing of snow and ice may be towed to a storage area and the registered owner thereof shall be responsible for charges incurred.

Holly Club Snowflake Gala

Join the Holly Club for a fun night with friends, family, raffles and a silent auction to help our community sparkle. Click here to view the Snowflake Gala Event Flyer.

Original Congregational Church's Upcoming Events

A non-profit, volunteer-run series of music events at the Original Congregational Church, 1 East St., Wrentham, MA (corner of Routes 140 and 1A). Tickets available online at website, at church office, or at door before concert. Get on our email mailing list for any changes to this season’s schedule, and for more information about future events.

SQUEEZEBOX STOMPERS
This Boston area Cajun and Zydeco band brings a New Orleans musical gumbo to New England. If you enjoyed the Boogaloo Swamis last season, you will love this group.
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at door

DIXIE DIEHARDS
Upbeat traditional New Orleans Jazz.
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at door

MILE TWELVE
A fresh young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass.
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at door

BURNING BRIDGET CLEARY
A captivating quartet of high-spirited Celtic music, performing throughout eastern U.S. and beyond.
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m., $20 advance, $25 at door

CHURCH SPRING CONCERT & POTLUCK SUPPER
Various church choirs, choruses, bell and chime choirs, and other performers
Saturday, May 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m., free, but provide a pot luck dish if you can

PHIL ROSENTHAL
Former lead singer for bluegrass band Seldom Scene, performing songs of Pete Seeger.
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at door

BLACKSTONE VALLEY BLUEGRASS & BAZA
The harmonica and guitar duo Baza (1920-1940 style blues) opens for Blackstone Valley Bluegrass. Great fun!
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at door