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Posted on: March 16, 2020

CHANGES TO INSPECTIONS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

STARTING MARCH 16, 2020  and UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

  • All inspection requests must be called into the request line as usual.
  • Inspectors will not enter occupied homes or apartments. 
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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Playgrounds are now closed

Ipswich Playgrounds Closed 3-18-2020(2)

Please be advised, playgrounds are now closed until further notice. Call 978-356-6643 or email cemetery@ipswichma.gov with any questions.

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Select Board Meeting Monday, 4/6/2020 7:00 PM - Remote

TOWN OF IPSWICH | MASSACHUSETTS

SELECT BOARD also acting in their capacity as Water & Sewer Commissioners

RECORDED FROM MEETING ROOM A – TOWN HALL, 25 GREEN STREET

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM Revised

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Select Board Meeting TODAY at 1:00 PM - Remote Meeting

TOWN OF IPSWICH | MASSACHUSETTS

SELECT BOARD also acting in their capacity as Water & Sewer Commissioners

RECORDED FROM MEETING ROOM A – TOWN HALL, 25 GREEN STREET

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM 

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Memo to Ipswich Businesses Regarding Business Relief Programs & Resources

The Town Manager and the Department of Planning and Development recognize the severe economic impact of COVID-19 on small businesses in our community. CLICK HERE for information and resources provided by the State and economical development partn...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Press Release - March 26, 2020

Ipswich Residents and Business Owners - Please CLICK HERE to read the latest corona virus and closure update from Town Manager, Anthony Marino.

Stay healthy and check back to stay informed.  

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Detailed Clarification of the Status of Town Side of Crane Beach

  • Closed to all NON-residents.
  • Town parking lot and town side of the beach is open ONLY to IPSWICH RESIDENTS, WITH A BEACH STICKER, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. These conditions will remain in effect until at least April 7, 2020.
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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Curbside Recycling, Trash & Compost Pickup are on schedule!

Curbside Recycling, Trash & Compost Pickup are on schedule.  Please have your items curbside by 6 AM on your regular pickup day.

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Maintain Your Space While You Enjoy Ipswich Open Space Properties

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Getting outside offers many benefits for our physical and mental health, and our open spaces and conservation areas allow us to enjoy the outdoors while also practicing safe social distancing (more than 6 ft apart).  Click here to view and learn ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

The Trustees of Reservation Temporarily Closes Outdoor Properties Until April 7

Please CLICK HERE to read the full press release from The Trustees of Reservations on temporary closure of outdoor space in response to COVID-19. 

In response to the emergency order issued Monday by Governor Charles Baker, The Trustees has made th...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Town of Ipswich and Trustees of Reservations Announce Changes to Crane Beach

Please CLICK HERE to read the full statement regarding Crane Beach access.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Gov. Charles Baker Orders Non-Essential Business to Close Through April 7th

Please CLICK HERE to read the order from Gov. Charles Baker on closing of non-essential businesses until April 7th.   Those businesses are to follow established social distancing protocols recommended by the Department of Public Health.  ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Dog Walking Suspended on Crane Beach, No Horses On Weekends

Please click here or see the message below from the Trustees about changes for dog walking and horseback riding at Crane Beach:

Changes at Crane Beach 

In our effort to make our properties accessible while also keeping our staff s...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

First Postive Case of COVID-19 in Ipswich

The Ipswich Public Health Department has been notified by the MA Department of Public Health that Ipswich has its first positive case of COVID-19. Please read details contained in the letter from Town Manager, Anthony Marino to Ipswich residents HERE. &am...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Town Manager Declaration of Emergency and Press Release 03-20-2020

Please Click Here for Town Manager, Anthony Marino’s Declaration of Emergency for the Town of Ipswich.  This is not in response to any confirmed or presumptive cases in Ipswich.  This declaration will allow us to prepare should...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Playgrounds are now closed.

Ipswich Playgrounds Closed 3-18-2020(2)

Please be advised, playgrounds are now closed until further notice.  Call 978-356-6643 or email cemetery@ipswichma.gov with questions.

Thank you for your compliance as we work together to mitigate risk of further spreading COVID-19.  

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Bill Pay & Beach Sticker Purchase Info. From the Treasurer/Collector's Office

Do I need to come to the Treasurer/Collector’s Office at Town Hall to pay my bills?

No!  There are several ways to pay your bills without coming to the Treasurer/Collector’s Office at Town Hall.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Board of Health Vacancy

We are looking for volunteers willing to share their time and experience with the Ipswich Board of Health.  Please Click Here to learn more about them, view agendas and membership.  To request appointment or learn more about Boa...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Information on Coronavirus, Resources and More

For up-to-date information regarding the 2019 novel Coronavirus, please visit the DPH COVID-19 web site at www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus

More detailed information and additional guidance is available from the CDC at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

IMPORTANT: Curbside Recycling Notification

Beginning March 2nd, JRM will be strictly enforcing the inspection requirements in our contract for recycling contamination. The crew will be leaving behind contaminated recycling along with a sticker explaining the reason for the bin’s rejectio...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Residents, dog owners and walkers make yourself familiar with town Leash Laws!

Accessible on the Animal Control web page and in the town Bylaws online, please acquaint yourself on the Ipswich Bylaws on Animal Regulations.  

The Town Clerk also has information readily available about kennels and annual dog registration.

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

UPDATE: Weather Pushes Back Gas Main Replacement Project

Due to weather scheduled gas main replacement project by National Grid has been pushed back one week.  The project is now tentatively scheduled to start on Sunday March 1st at 7 PM. The work hours for this project will remain night work, Sunday t...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

FY2021 Proposed Town Operating Budget Available Online

The FY2021 Proposed Town Operating Budget is available by clicking the active link and under Budget Information from the Government tab on the homepage of the town website.  We invite residents to review.  

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Updated Board and Committee Handbook

Read up on everything and anything related to serving on Ipswich boards, committees and commissions with the Town of Ipswich Handbook for members of Boards, Committees and Commissions.  

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Downtown Gas Main Replacement Project

National Grid has notified the Town they will begin the first phase of replacing Gas Mains on Market St, Union St, and portions of North Main St, South Main St, Central St and Depot Sq. 

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Downtown Ipswich Parking Changes effective September 1, 2019

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT:  On September 1, 2019 changes to the Town of Ipswich Parking Regulations will be going into effect.

The changes will:

1.   Re-establish signs and enforce the two-hour parking restriction on the southerly side ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Ipswich Resiliency Guide

Local businesses are in many cases the first line of defense and first resource for when a storm hits.  The Ipswich Resilience Guide was designed to assist local businesses in Ipswich and throughout Cape Ann to offer the tools necessary to be res...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Explore Town of Ipswich Open Spaces

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Getting outside offers many benefits for our physical and mental health, and our open spaces and conservation areas allow us to enjoy the outdoors while also practicing safe social distancing (more than 6 ft apart).  The Town has compiled a sampl...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Wellness Clinic at Caroline Avenue Cancelled

The Wellness Clinic offered on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6 Caroline Avenue has  been cancelled until further notice due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

When and How to Wash Your Hands

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Caring for Household Members with COVID-19

Household members, intimate partners, and caregivers in a nonhealthcare setting may have close contact with a person with symptomatic, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or a person under investigation. Close contacts should monitor their health; they should c...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Pesticide Exclusion Request

Residents who
request their property be excluded from all pesticide applications (includinglarvicide as well as adulticide) must comply with the legal process to exempt
their property (333 CMR Section 13.03), individuals may request exclusion from wid...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Additional Transfer Station Hours Friday, April 3

The transfer station will be open an extra day this week – Friday, April 3, from 8 AM to 3:30 PM.

Friday’s hours are in addition to the transfer station’s regular days (Wednesday, April 1, and Saturday, April 4) from 8 AM to 3...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Recycling, Trash and Compost Pickup on Regular Schedule

Curbside pickup of recycling, trash and compost will continue on schedule. Please be sure to have your items at the curb by 6 AM on your regular pickup day.

Public Works
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Town Wide Catch Basin Cleaning

The Town has contracted with Roadway Maintenance Services to perform town wide catch basin cleaning. This work is scheduled to take 3-4 weeks.

Public Works
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Downtown Gas Main Replacement Project

Due to weather delays National Grids scheduled has been pushed back one week.  The project is now tentatively scheduled to start on Sunday March 1st at 7 pm. The work hours for this project are Sunday through Thursday 7 pm to 5 am.  Plea...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Additional Transfer Station Hours Friday, April 3

The transfer station will be open an extra day this week – Friday, April 3, from 8 AM to 3:30 PM.

Friday’s hours are in addition to the transfer station’s regular days (Wednesday, April 1, and Saturday, April 4) from 8 AM to 3...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Recycling, Trash and Compost Pickup on Regular Schedule

Curbside pickup of recycling, trash and compost will continue on schedule. Please be sure to have your items at the curb by 6 AM on your regular pickup day.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Bill Payment Options

Do I need to come to the Treasurer/Collector’s Office at Town Hall to pay my bills?

No, there are many other ways to pay your bills without coming to the Treasurer/Collector’s Office at Town Hall.

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Proposed FY21 Water & Wastewater Rate Increase Presentation

Increases are proposed for water and wastewater rates to support the FY21 budgets, which include plans to replace assets that are currently beyond their useful life.

Rate Hearing Presentation... Wastewater

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Proposed FY21 Water & Wastewater Rate Increase Presentation

Increases are proposed for water and wastewater rates to support the FY21 budgets, which include plans to replace assets that are currently beyond their useful life.

Rate Hearing Presentation... Water
Posted on: December 9, 2019

High Street Water Main Replacement Project Notice

The Ipswich Water Department will begin construction to replace the 125 year old water main in High Street with limited work on side streets intersecting with High Street on December 12, 2019. Full construction will commence in early spring 2020.

Project Notice... Water

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