UPDATE TO RESIDENTS FROM THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN as of APRIL 30, 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN:

Municipal Relief Legislation - Passed by State Legislature on April 3, 2020 

On April 3, 2020, Gov. Baker signed Chapter 52 of the Acts of 2020 entitled "An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting from COVID-19 ("Act"), which affords municipalities relief in key areas.  Section 10-12 of the Act addresses State and Local Taxes.  The Board of Selectmen, at a duly posted meeting took a unanimous vote to extend tax deadlines in accordance with Section 10-12.  A summary of the full text can be found by clicking on the link below:

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*Annual Town Elections have been moved to Tuesday, June 16, 2020 and the Annual Town Meeting has been moved to June 23, 2020.

*ALL TOWN PARKS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC - as of April 1, 2020

First and foremost, the Board of Selectmen would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our residents, business owners, school administration and employees for their understanding and cooperation during this unprecedented time.  The Board of Health is in constant contact with the State Department of Public Health as well as our office in order to provide the most up to date information available.  A town by town count of positive cases of COVID-19 can be found on the state's website at www.mass.gov.

As you are aware, on Monday, March 23, 2020, Gov. Baker issued an Executive Order requiring all non-essential employees to stay at home.  On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the Governor extended his Order to May 18th unless otherwise advised by state and local officials.  With that said, staffing at the Municipal Office Building will continue to be greatly reduced.  The Municipal Office Building remains closed to the public.  Most employees are working from home and are available via email or phone (message are being checked daily).  First Responders are on their normal schedules and we extend special thanks to each of them during this time.   Contact information for all offices is listed below.

The Board of Selectmen understand that this time has and will continue to test us all in the days, weeks, and possibly the months ahead so we again thank each and everyone of you for your cooperation and understanding.  We want our employees to remain safe and healthy so in order to have the greatest chance of achieving that outcome, we feel these steps are necessary.  Please click on the links at the bottom of the page for additional information from the Board of Health and services that are available from the Senior Center. 

We encourage all residents to stay in contact with us via the town’s municipal website for the most accurate information.  

Should you need assistance, please feel free to contact the following offices:

Board of Selectmen         413-436-5701 ext. 2        acerra@warren-ma.gov

Town Clerk                     413-436-5701 ext. 3        lowell@warren-ma.gov

Assessors’                       413-436-5701 ext. 4        rcarney@warren-ma.gov

Tax Collector                   413-436-5701 ext. 5        schmidt@warren-ma.gov

Building/Planning            413-436-5701 ext. 101    kczub@warren-ma.gov

Conservation                   413-436-5701 ext. 102    conservation@warren-ma.gov

Board of Health               413-436-5701 ext. 112    clowes@warren-ma.gov

Treasurer                         413-436-5701 ext. 113    swistak@warren-ma.gov

Accountant                      413-436-5701 ext. 114    witaszek@warren-ma.gov

Sewer Department           413-436-7438 (office)     digris@warren-ma.gov

                                        413-436-5796 (plant)      romanski@warren-ma.gov

Park & Recreation           413-436-7458                 ramsey@warren-ma.gov

Cemetery                         413-436-7648                 mckeon@warren-ma.gov

Senior Center                   413-436-5662                 meli@warren-ma.gov

Veterans Agent                508-344-5592                 glapine2106@charter.net

Highway Department       413-436-7677                 olson@warren-ma.gov

WCAT-12 Cable              413-436-5720                 wcat12@comcast.net

Fire Department*          413-436-5444                 lavoie@warren-ma.gov

Police Department*       413-436-9595                 millette@warren-ma.gov

Please note that ALL emergency services are and will continue to serve our community.  They have asked that for non-emergency business, please contact their administrative phone numbers listed above to discuss your concerns or any needs relative to their department.

Many transactions can be completed online and via email.  Please contact our office to discuss any business you wish to conduct so we may better accommodate your needs.

In closing, the Board of Selectmen, in consideration of the Executive Orders by Governor Baker and direction from our local Board of Health, have made this decision in the best interest of all residents.  

Click on the following link for the most recent up to date information regarding COVID-19:

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-cases-quarantine-and-monitori...