DelPrete will begin curbside pick up of bulky items again. Your item should be left curbside or at the end of your driveway. Items left on top of snow banks will NOT be picked up. You are allowed one bulky item each week, i.e. a chair, mattress, etc. Please Note: *A sleep sofa requires the removal of the metal bed frame. The metal frame can then be disposed of at the recycling center and the sofa part will be picked up curbside.
The Pembroke DPW was able to acquire 400 of the 2,000 tons of salt that we have had backordered for several weeks.That amount has now been exhausted and, as a result, there is no salt at this time with which to treat the town’s roadways. We request that all motorists use caution and proceed at reduced speed on all roadways.
The DPW will be treating the roads with sand going forward until more salt becomes available. Thank you for your patience.
Roadway Defects or Pothole Claims: Procedures for filing a claim with the Town of Pembroke.
Claims of damages to a vehicle arising from defects in the public way are governed by M.G.L. c.84.
If you incurred damages caused by roadway and sidewalk defects or potholes within town limits and are seeking a reimbursement, please follow the procedure outlined below.
Your claim must be submitted in writing, not by email or telephone to the Office of the Board of Selectmen,
100 Center Street, Pembroke, MA 02359.
Please read the detailed procedure page.
Message from the Town Clerk, Mary Ann Smith: The 2015 Town Census have been mailed. Please fill out as soon as possible and return to the Clerk’s Office. If you did not received your census please call the Clerk’s office, 781-709-1403.
From the Building Commissioner: As we dig out from yet another snow storm, we need to be aware of the stress and weight that all of this snow can add to our roofs. Obviously, flat roofs are the most susceptible if they are not draining properly, but roofs with a low pitch can also have issues as well with ice dams and stress on the roof due to the weight of the snow.
To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow, please consider the following:
Be on the alert for large accumulating snow build-up or snowdrifts on your roofs.
If snow can be removed, safely from the ground, with the use of a snow rake, please do so. Be careful though, as metal snow rakes conduct electricity if they come into contact with a power line.
Try to avoid working from ladders, as ladder rungs tend to ice up. Snow and ice collect on boot soles, and metal ladders.
Flat roof drainage systems should be kept clear to minimize the risk of excess roof ponding in the event of heavy rainfall or melting.
Flat roofs can be shoveled clear, but only if it is determined that the roof is safe to stand upon. Exercise care when on the roof to avoid potentially dangerous falls.
In many cases, roof ice dams can form causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. They can be very difficult to remove and free up the ice to allow the water to drain. Please contact a roofing or construction company for assistance; we have listed a few companies that may be available at the end of this memo.
All of the suggested actions should only be performed by able-bodied adults, as the snow is heavy, and roofs and other surfaces may be slippery. Protective headgear and eye protection is recommended.
Please be safe while we deal with these historic snow fall amounts. If you have any questions please call the Building Office at (781) 293-3864. Listed below are a few companies that may be able to assist you with snow removal on your roof:
Rebuildex – Chris Lyons - 508-254-1000
Associate Roofing – 781-826-1533
Cycle Roofing & Carpentry – 781-254-5504
F Falcone Roofing – Fred Falcone – 781-293-3126
Message from the Town Clerk, Mary Ann Smith. Nomination papers will be available January 5, 2015, for the May 2, 2015 Town Election. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Town Clerk. Office hours are from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesday –Friday, and Monday 8:30 to 6:30
Dog license are now due. Neutered and Spayed are $9.00, Not neutered or spayed is $12.00. After March 1, 2015 there will be a $15.00 late fee. Must have an updated Rabies certificate. If you have any questions please call the Clerk’s Office. 781-293-7211
The Board of Selectmen voted at their Wednesday, February 4, 2015 meeting to accept as a permanent schedule the ten-month trial period for Monday evening Town Hall hours. The Pembroke Town Hall will be open on Monday from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. The Tuesday through Friday schedule remains from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Offices will close for the evening at 7:00 pm and the regular meetings of the town’s boards, committees and commissions will begin at their regularly scheduled times. Some of the current meeting times include:
5:30 pm: DPW Commissioners, every two weeks at 91 Glenwood Road
5:30 pm: Board of Assessors, every two weeks at Town Hall, Room #15
6:30 pm: Board of Health, every two weeks at Town Hall, Room #12
7:00 pm: Board of Selectmen, every Monday at Town Hall, Veteran’s Hall
7:30 pm: Planning Board, every two weeks at Town Hall, Room #4
7:30 pm: Zoning Board of Appeals, every two weeks at Town Hall, Veteran’s Hall
7:30 pm: Conservation Commission every Monday at Town Hall, Room #10
Please feel free to forward any questions or comments regarding this change to the Selectmen’s office.
The flag at the fire station on Washington Street will be taken down for the season. It will return in May.
There are openings on many boards for new members, contribute to decisions! The boards page shows which committees need members. If you have interest and want too help, apply today. Application form.
Here is the list of openings.
The Commission on Disabilities has posted available equipment
PACTV News program posted on Community page.
Reminder: call National Grid for every power outage. Please Call National Grid directly (not police or fire): 1-800-322-3223 to report an outage.
Call 1-800-465-1212 (National Grid) to report a downed line.
Please bring any unused and unwanted prescriptions or over the counter medications to the new drop box in the lobby of the Police Department, 80 Center St., available 24 hours a day. There is also a box for SHARPS disposal. Please do not flush medications into the water supply.
The limited edition book sells for $50.00, which is the cost to produce the book. Almost 500 pages of images and history, it is a unique and beautiful celebration of Pembroke. It is a MUST SEE! Everyone who has seen it says it is a beauty! Get your copy today.The commemorative items for sale, still available at the library. These make great gifts!
The Public Health Nurse's upcoming clinics require no appointments.
GATRA provides a shuttle to the Hanson commuter rail station Monday to Friday. See the brochure for the schedule and more information.
Meeting agendas are posted on the meeting page, and the calendar listing. If you can't find something on this site try the site map. Also, there is a NEW search feature! Top right of each page, for your convenience.
Town Government Study Committee
Trash and recycling | Check Your Property Assessment
Town Beaches |The Pembroke Food Pantry
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Pembroke Emergency Management Agency
State and Federal Links | Governor Baker's page
Pembroke non-profit community groups are encouraged to submit events for posting. Select community events calendar from the list on the left. Then select "submit a community event." The Events Calendar and lists of local groups appear on the Community Page.
Important note: if you arrived at this site from the "old" town address of "townofpembrokemass.org", please bookmark this page and make note of the new address of "pembroke-ma.gov".