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.
Please contact the Department of Public Works at 508-384-5477 for more detailed information.
Residential Drop-off Single Stream Recycling now available at the Public Works Department
On a trial basis, 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.
The Town of Wrentham has just released a new Economic Development Opportunities brochure. Click on this link to view the brochure.
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
Tax Classification Public Hearing
The Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Property Tax Classification on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the second floor conference room at 79 South Street (Town Hall).
The Property Tax Classification allows a shift of the tax burden within the different classes of property according to use. The law allows a shift from the residential class to commercial, industrial and personal property as long as these are increased no more than 150 (150%) percent.
All interested parties are invited to attend this Public Hearing, at which time they will be given the opportunity to present oral or written comments.
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.
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
Upbeat traditional New Orleans Jazz.
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at door
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
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