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Town Clerk
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Town Clerk & Assistant Treasurer
Assistant Town Clerk
Address:
27 Sturbridge Road
Holland, MA 01521
Phone:
(413) 245-7108 x102
Fax:
(413) 245-7037
Hours:
Tuesdays 5:30 - 8 :30 PM*
Wednesday 9-12
Thursdays 9-12 and 1 - 4 pm
*Town Hall is closed when there is a 5th Tuesday evening. No boards or committees meet.
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TOWN OF HOLLAND
Annual Town Election
Monday, June 13, 2016
Official Results
Selectman 3 year term
Andrew John Harhay  
154
Bettina L. Schmidt
154
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1
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4
Assessor  3 year term
Diane Marie Rhodes Gregoire
230
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3
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78
Board of Health 3 year term
Robert C. Dymon
229
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9
blanks
73
Cemetery  3 year term
Sarto G. Caron  
226
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1
blanks
84
Constable  3 year term
Scott J. Gendreau  
219
Richard A. Polverari  
64
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0
blanks
28
Highway Surveyor   3 year term
Brian J. Johnson  
215
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30
blanks
66
Library Trustees   3 year  term
Write in-Peggy Lowell
37
blanks
274
Measurer of Wood and Bark  3 year term
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23
blanks
288
Moderator  3 year term
William N. Hardy
180
Steven Anderstrom  
98
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1
blanks
32
Planning  Board    5 year term
Allen P. Johnson  
209
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7
blanks
95
Planning  Board    1 year term remaining
Cynthia S. Poirier  
227
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6
blanks
78
School Committee 3 year term
Write in
22
blanks
289
School Committee  1 year term remaining
Write in
23
blanks
288
Tantasqua Rep      3 year term          
Write in
19
blanks
292
Town Clerk 3 year term
Sharon L. Ashleigh
233
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4
blanks
74
Water Commissioner 3 year term
Write in
21
blanks
290
''Shall the town vote to accept the provisions of section thirteen of chapter two hundred and fifty-eight of the General Laws which provides that the town shall indemnify and save harmless municipal officers, elected or appointed, from personal financial loss and expense including reasonable legal fees and costs, if any, in an amount not to exceed one million dollars, arising out of any claim, demand, suit or judgment by reason of any act or omission except an intentional violation of civil rights of any person under any law, if the official at the time of such act or omission was acting within the scope of his official duties or employment to become effective July 1, 2016?''
yes
175
no
84
blanks
52
total ballots counted
313
total registered voters in town
1839


Due to a tie in our race for the Board of Selectmen seat, both our Town Counsel and the Secretary of State's office have advised us that "Andrew Harhay continues to remain in his position until another person is qualified in his stead. Since the election resulted in a tie, no one can be sworn in and qualified to act in Mr. Harhay’s stead and therefore he remains a member of the Board of Selectmen until that occurs."

What happens now?

According to MGL CH 41 sec 10, If there is a failure to elect or a vacancy occurs in the office of selectman, the remaining selectmen or selectman may call a special election to fill the vacancy and shall call such election upon the request in writing of two hundred registered voters of the town, or twenty per cent of the total number of registered voters of the town, whichever number is the lesser; provided, that such request is filed with them or him not less than one hundred days prior to the date of the next annual election.  




Absentee Ballot Application for an Individual: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee_ballot.pdf

Absentee Ballot Application for a Family Member: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee_ballot_fam.pdf

Mission Statement and Description of Services

The Town Clerk’s Office is committed to providing competent, courteous, and efficient service.

The Town Clerk is the chief election official, recording official, registrar of vital records (births, deaths and marriages), as well as, the public records official.

The Town Clerk’s Office issues licenses and permits, including marriage licenses, business licenses (DBA’s) and renewals, dog licenses, raffle/bazaar permits and requests for public documents.

The Town Clerk is responsible for all elections, census and voter registration, as well as overseeing the polling place and the conduct of all elections and elected related activity, and records all actions of Town Meeting. The Town Clerk records and certifies all official actions of the Town, including town meeting legislation and appropriations. The Town Clerk’s Office administers the oaths of office and maintains appointments and resignations of all Town Officials.

Often considered the core of local government, the Town Clerk's Office serves as the central information point for local residents and citizens at large. The Town Clerk is the keeper of town records, the chief election official, a member of the Board of Registrars, official keeper of the Town Seal, registers all vital events occurring within the community and those events occurring elsewhere to local residents. The Town Clerk records and preserves birth, marriage and death re and provides certified copies of these records upon request.





 
Town of Holland 27 Sturbridge Road, Holland, MA 01521
Phone: 413-245-7108 Fax: 413-245-7037
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