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Trash & Recycling: Until further notice, DelPrete will Not be picking up large bulk items until the snow has melted enough to make it less difficult and safer to negotiate roadways, driveways and curbs.

A REMINDER FROM THE SELECTMEN’S OFFICE: The Annual Town Meeting Warrant and the Special Within the Annual Warrant close this Friday. The deadline for submitting articles for these warrants is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015.  

This includes citizen’s petition articles which must have their signatures verified in the Town Clerk’s office prior to submission. Please submit all articles to the Selectmen’s Office immediately. Articles can be submitted in person or via e-mail to 

All articles must be submitted with an identified source of funding and explanation paragraph following the article. There will be no exceptions. 

Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pembroke High School, 80 Learning Lane, Pembroke, MA. 

Please contact the Selectmen’s Office if you have any questions at (781) 293-3844.

The Town of Pembroke is in receipt of an application for determination of Project Eligibility (site approval) pursuant to Mass General Laws Chapter 40B and 760 CMR 56.00. The Town has until March 10th to prepare and submit a response inclusive of issues or concerns raised by other town boards, officials other interested parties and the public to MassHousing. 

The proposed development will consist of 36 single family homes located on a 49 acre parcel of land located on Birch Street. On Monday, February 23rd, the managing member of Delphic Associates was in attendance at the Selectmen's meeting to answer any questions.

The Board would value your input at this important state of project review. All of your comments and concerns will be submitted by the Selectmen to MassHousing.

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 

For residents who are wondering why the Town flags remain at half-staff:
This is the law, a statue, which must be followed regarding Edward W. Brooke, III who was a United States Senator, elected 1966 - Commonwealth of Massachusetts and passed away January 3rd. 

As provided by presidential proclamation, the flag should fly at half-staff for 30 days from the day of death of a president or former president; for 10 days from the day of death of a vice president, chief justice or retired chief justice of the U.S. of speaker of the House of Representatives; from day of death until burial of an associate justice of the Supreme Court, cabinet member, former vice president, Senate president pro tempore, or majority or minority Senate or House leader; for a U.S. senator, representative, territorial delegate, or the resident commissioner of Puerto Rico, on day of death and the following day (within the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia) and from day of death until burial within the decedent's state, congressional district, territory or commonwealth; and for the death of the governor of a state, territory, or possession of the U.S., from day of death until burial. 

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.

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

An urgent request from the Pembroke DPW: Residents are reminded to immediately remove all basketball hoops from within the town layout (ie: the side of the road) for the winter to avoid plow and property damage during the winter plowing and sanding season.

Please be advised: The Town of Pembroke has pine wood available to any resident who want to use pine as a firewood for outside burning onlypine is not intended for indoor burning. The available wood is not clean or a hardwood and as such has not been made available to the public before. If you seek to have this wood delivered, please contact Rose (781) 709-1426 in the DPW Office.

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, hopefully today (12-9-14). 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

Elder Savvy, hosted by Pembroke Council on Aging Director Mary Willis is now showing on the Pembroke Government Channel (Comcast 15). Elder Savvy can be seen on Comcast Channel 15 on the following dates and times: Tuesday at 11:30am Thursday at 11:30am Friday at 8:00am and 6:00pm Saturday at 6:00pm To watch the episode on your computer use PACTV's Video on Demand service by visiting, . For questions about the show or Government Access, call Dave Antoine at 508-830-6999.

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.

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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.

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