Entering Shutesbury

Welcome to Shutesbury, a rural town in Franklin County, MA, established as Roadtown in 1735 and incorporated as Shutesbury in 1761, named for Governor Samuel Shute. This is the official town Web site, maintained by the town’s Web Committee.



Committee and Department Updates

Recycling and Solid Waste Committee

The schedule of times and places to purchase a Leverett Transfer Station Sticker and/or pick-up of the annual allotment of Trash Bags is posted here. Due to heavy demand, initial bag distribution had to be reduced to 10 bags per household.  The Recycling Committee volunteers have added some dates to distribute the full 50 bags once the new shipment arrives.  The new dates are:

Saturday July 8   9 - 11:00 am  at the school shed

Monday  July 10  5:30 - 7 pm   at the school shed

Wednes. July 12  5:30 - 7 pm   at the school shed

Saturday July 15  9 - 11:00 am  at the school shed

After that, trash bags can be picked up at the Town Hall at a pro-rated amount.

Conservation Commission Vacancies:

Do you love the unique natural beauty of Shutesbury?  Would you like to help the town protect and nurture it?  The Shutesbury Conservation Commission (ConCom) currently has two vacancies and is actively seeking interested community members to fill them.  The ConCom is a group of volunteers responsible for protecting the town's natural resources.  Through one to two monthly Thursday evening meetings and site visits all over town, the ConCom administers the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act and the town's Wetlands Bylaw, and manages town conservation land.  If you think this type of work might be for you, please contact the Conservation Clerk, Linda Avis Scott, at 413 259-3792, or concom@shutesbury.org, and arrange to attend a meeting to see first hand what the ConCom work is all about.

Web/Communication committee:

The Web/Communication committee is looking for 1 - 3 volunteers who have an interest in or experience with online technology to help support and plan for Shutesbury's online communication.  In the short term this means helping with our town website. In the medium term it means being involved in planning for the town's use of web, mail, email, security, etc. Thoughtful non-techies are just as welcome as technical experts.  Send email to: web@shutesbury.org if you want more information.

Broadband Committee: 

For the latest info on the initiative to bring broadband internet services to Shutesbury, click here:  Broadband Committee.

FY17 Appointed/Elected Officials:

See who serves Shutesbury in town departments and on town committees

Online Payments 

Tax payments can be made on-line.  See Tax Collector’s page for more information.

Vacancies in Shutesbury town government

Click here to view the list.

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