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Chelmsford Police Department: The SafeWatch Program

   Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford PoliceThe Chelmsford Police is offering their SafeWatch Program, to help family members and caregivers of members of our community who may have conditions that cause them to wander, be unsafe, or pose a danger either to themselves or to others.

The Chelmsford Police is working to identify those individuals and their caretakers so that they can respond to crisis situations in a knowledgeable manner and ensure the proper steps are taken to protect the safety of the individual and others who may become involved.

Family members, caretakers, and friends are encouraged to make use of this program by completing the form (below) and meeting with Officer Jennifer Bellissimo to discuss the specifics of the form so that the most accurate information is available. This is a free, voluntary, and confidential program that is designed to better equip emergency personnel when responding to a crisis situation. The information is not for general release.

The form is available below both as a Word document and as a PDF file. If you'd like to enroll in the program, please fill out the form and submit it to the Chelmsford Police Department. A letter from the CPD explaining the program is also below.

For general questions or concern, please contact Officer Jennifer Bellissimo at jbellissimo@townofchelmsford.us or 978-256-2521 x148.

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Chelmsford Center Village Master Plan

   Monday, February 10th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford's Center Village Master Plan Committee has released the latest version of plan. It is a comprehensive vision of what Chelmsford's Center Village could be, with better public access, scenic walkways, more parking.

Copies of the plan will be available at the Main Library and at the MacKay Branch - look for a display in the Main Library soon, too!

Read more in the Chelmsford Independent, or click the image below to see highlights of the plan: (PDF)

center plan 2014
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Volunteer as an Election Day Official

   Friday, January 10th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Seal of the Town of ChelmsfordThe Town Clerk of Chelmsford, Onorina Maloney, is recruiting residents to preserve the democratic process by helping out on election day.

We are looking for vibrant, energetic individuals who are interested in participating in the most important democratic exercise: elections!

We are hoping to attract sharp individuals who enjoy following rules and upholding the law, as well as, respecting the process in aiding all individuals celebrate their right to vote. We are looking for workers to check in and out, greeters and ballot box attendants. We are also eager to sign up several Wardens and Clerks. The Warden and Clerks roles are quite critical and this is where attention to detail, tact and impeccable people skills are a must.

If you know individuals who can commit a few days per year, plus some fun training, please send them our way.

I guarantee you, here in Chelmsford we do elections in a super FUN way and are PROUD of it!

Thank you for your gracious assistance.

Gratefully,

Onorina Z. Maloney, CMMC
Town Clerk

Volunteers can download and fill out the Election Worker Profile Sheet [pdf] and turn it into the Town Clerk's office:

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm

Town of Chelmsford
50 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Phone: 978.250.5205
Fax: 978.250.5208
omaloney@townofchelmsford.us
http://www.townofchelmsford.us/Town-Clerk.cfm

Thank you to everyone who performs this civic duty! For more election information, please visit the Town's Voter Information webpage.

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Chelmsford Toys for Tots Collection

   Thursday, November 14th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Toys for TotsPlease help the Town of Chelmsford in collecting new/unwrapped toys, books, art supplies, and other gifts, for the 2013 Toys for Toys Program.

Last year, Toys for Tots collected over 55,000 toys for kids in the area and we are hoping to exceed that number this year.

Toys can be dropped off to the box in front of the Fire Prevention office, Chelmsford Town Hall, Room LLO3. The last day for the collection will be Friday December 13,2013 - anything you are able to contribute, is very much appreciated.

For more information please contact:

Kristen Benjamin
Fire Prevention Clerk
Chelmsford Fire Department
50 Billerica Road | Chelmsford MA 01824
kbenjamin@townofchelmsford.us
(978) 244-3361

More information about donating to the Toys for Tots program is available on their website.

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Emergency Spraying for Mosquitos in Chelmsford

   Thursday, August 15th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

mosquitoThe Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) confirmed that a collection of mosquitoes from a surveillance site in the Carlisle side off town off Proctor Rd has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

Spraying in the area is planned after 8:00 pm for Thursday evening, August 15th to reduce populations of mosquitoes. A map and street listing is available on the CMMCP website.

This is the same type of spraying in targeted areas using the pesticide sumithrin that has been done in the town for resident’s requests. Residents can call CMMCP at 508-393-3055 with any questions or concerns or the Chelmsford Board of Health at 978-250-5241. Followup spraying may occur if conditions warrant it. The Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project will continue to test surveillance traps in the area the virus was found.

Avoid Mosquito Bites

  • Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours - The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning. Otherwise, take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing.
  • Clothing Can Help reduce mosquito bites. Although it may be difficult to do when it’s hot, wearing longsleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.
  • Apply Insect Repellent when you go outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age. Permethrin products are intended for use on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear and should not be applied to skin.

Mosquito-Proof Your Home

  • Drain StandingWater - Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently.
  • Install or Repair Screens - Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Keep them outside by having tightly fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.

While Chelmsford Board of Health continues to work closely with the MDPH and the Central Mass. Mosquito Control Project, locally there will be spraying in the targeted area tonight and continue testing, larviciding and all other necessary actions until the problem is resolved.

Information about WNV and reports of WNV activity in Massachusetts can be found on the MDPH website. Recorded information about WNV is also available by calling the MDPH Public Health Information Line at 1-866-MASS-WNV (1-866-627-7968).

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