Property inspections by Assessors Office through June

The Shirley Board of Assessors will be conducting property data quality inspections of various properties in Shirley through June of 2014. These inspections will be conducted by a representative of the Assessors Office from Patriot Properties who will carry a field ID card and use a personal vehicle. Notices are being mailed to all parcels in the areas we plan on inspecting for data quality.

The inspection takes several moments and includes an exterior inspection and measure of improvements and an interior inspection to verify data such as bedroom and bathroom count, physical condition and square footage of living space.

The inspections are to verify the data on the property record card to ensure your property value will be based on accurate information. In addition to sale inspections and permit inspections, the Assessors are required by the Department of Revenue's Guidelines for Development of a Minimum Reassessment Program to conduct cyclical inspections on a portion of parcels each fiscal year to meet our state approval requirement to inspect each parcel at least one every nine years.

The staff of the Assessor's Office also conducts sale and permit inspections throughout town all year long. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.

As always, we appreciate your assistance in ensuring your data is accurate and your value is fair.


We encourage you to review your Property Record Card, available in the Assessors Office or online at Questions may be addressed to 978-425-2600 ext. 220 or .

Benjamin Hill Pool open

The pool will be open weekends only, weather-permitting, and daily beginning June 14. Now is the time to complete and return the forms for your family membership application and swim lesson registration.

BHP is operated using no tax dollars and is completely funded by your memberships, walk-in daily use fees, swim lessons, and party rentals. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again this year!

Well adult clinic June 17

Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, in conjunction with the Shirley Board of Health, announces that a Well Adult Clinic will be held on:

Tuesday, June 17, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Shaker Meadows, 32 Harvard Road.

Drop in for blood pressure, pulse screening and diet teaching. No appointment is necessary. For further information, please contact Nashoba Associated Boards of Health at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

Strawberry Festival at Trinity Chapel June 28

Plans are well underway for the annual Trinity Chapel Strawberry Festival to be held at 161 Center Road in Shirley on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, June 29, from noon to 3 p.m.

Strawberry Shortcake will be featured, along with hotdogs, hamburgers and baked goods.

There will be live music, and a yard sale, NEW this year.

One popular feature is the silent auction, which will include specialty foods, gift certificates to restaurants and stores, tickets to music events and series, personal services such as baby-sitting or garden planning as well as fancy gift baskets.

Another favorite is the plant table with annuals and perennials of all kinds and sizes.

Come and browse the selection of "white elephants," books and CDs.

For a day of fun, food and "finds," plan to attend the Trinity Chapel Strawberry Festival, June 28.

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