Welcome to Halifax
The Town of Halifax is located in the center of Plymouth County in Massachusetts. It has a population of approximately 7,700 people and a mix of rural, agricultural (including cranberry bogs) and residential development. Founded in 1734, its history spans from colonial times to the present day. Please explore the Town's web site and if you need more information, please contact us.
Recycling Fees - Fiscal Year 2020
The Halifax Treasurer-Collector has issued the Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020) Recycling Fee bills. This year's fee is $50 per household. Residents should receive their bills during the next few days. Payment of the fee is due by Thursday, September 5. Residents may apply for an abatement by completing the abatement form. This form must be completed each year if a resident is requesting an abatement. If a resident is requesting an abatement because the resident is participating in a recycling program run by a private hauler, then the
resident should obtain a letter from the private hauler stating that the resident is participating in the program run by the hauler. Most haulers have created a standard letter for this purpose.
The deadline for the submission of requests for abatements is Thursday, September 5. Requests made after this date will be denied. For more information, please contact the Selectmen's Office at 781-294-1316.
The MA Department of Public Health sent out the following at about 3:15pm on Thursday, August 8:
Aerial mosquito control spraying is scheduled to begin this evening, Thursday, August 8 at roughly 8PM. Because spraying is weather-dependent, flight plans and zones are not finalized until shortly before takeoff.
For the most updated information on aerial spraying, please visit DPH’s Mosquito Control Website for an overview or MDAR’s Aerial Spraying Map to search by address or location. As a reminder, not every community in Bristol and Plymouth County will be sprayed but we include all municipalities in the two counties in our messages.
The following resources are also available for information -
· Latest spray updates: Aerial spraying is scheduled to begin this evening (weather-dependent).
o A video release in American Sign Language is available to share courtesy of the MA Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: https://youtu.be/Xy4THabjWLY
· Social media messages: Please follow the @MassDPH Twitter account for the latest information and re-tweet to share.
The Town will continue to provide updates as additional information becomes available.
The Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project continues to spray areas of Halifax. You can contact the Project at Office: (781) 585-5450 or Fax: (781) 582-1276 . The office is located at 272 South Meadow Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360. The Project is accepting requests for residential spraying. Requests are accepted via fax, phone, walk in or USPS. It recommends to fax, mail, or come in as they are serving all of Plymouth County and doing their best to answer your requests by phone. Service requests should include name, address, town, phone, and email. You may request spraying up to 8 times during spray season and you need to contact us ALL 8 TIMES that you are requesting spraying. The office hours are 7:30-2:30 Monday - Friday.
The product used for town-wide spraying is the same as used for routine requests. From the PCMCP website http://www.plymouthmosquito.org/pesticides.html - Duet-Dual Action Adulticide is a synergized synthetic pyrethroid consisting of 1% Prallethrin (ETOC), 5% Sumethrin, 5% Piperonyl Butoxide, and 89% other ingredients such as mineral oil. Duet’s EPA Reg. No. is 1021-1795-8329. The product breaks down quickly when exposed to sunlight. Therefore, residue on plants and other treated surfaces should be
short-lived. Plymouth County Mosquito Control applies this chemical using truck mounted ULV (Ultra Low Volume) sprayers. The Project uses an application rate of 0.62 fluid ounces per acre. All spraying is between 2AM and sunrise. Please close street-facing windows if possible, to allow a more thorough application. The spray machines are electric and very quiet – you may not hear the application. Please note the product will drift up to 300 feet.
Council on Aging Director
As part of the process of hiring a new Director for the Halifax Council on Aging, the Halifax Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers to serve on a screening committee to review applications for the position, hold an initial round of interviews, and make recommendations for finalists to be interviewed by the Board of Selectmen. Committee members will need to attend several meetings, likely during evenings, over the course of a a few weeks during the second half of August and early September. Residents interested in volunteering should send a letter to the Board of Selectmen, 499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA 02338 or e-mail the Town Administrator, Charlie Seelig, with contact information and a brief narrative about why they would like to participate in this process.
Dog License Renewals
Dog licenses renewals have been mailed out. State law requires that all dogs that have received their vaccinations and/or are six months of age or older must be licensed in their town. Halifax requires that all dogs be licensed by July 1 of each year. The license is valid from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Any owner who has not licensed their dog by September 1 will be charged a late fee of $5 plus the cost of the license. If the dog is not licensed by September 15, a late fee of $25 will be charged plus the cost of the license. All owners with unlicensed dogs as of November 1 may be issued a court citation in the amount of $25 plus the late of $25 and the cost of the license. An up-to-date rabies inoculation certificate is required to obtain a license. (If in doubt, please call the Town Clerk's Office at 781-293-7970 to
verify that the certificate on file is up-to-date.) The cost of a license is $15 for male/female dogs and $10 for neutered/spayed dogs. The Town Clerk's Office is open Monday-Thursday from 8am to 4pm. You may request a license by mail or by using the drop-off box by the parking lot door of Town Hall. Please send a check payable to the Town of Halifax, a copy of the rabies inoculation certificate and a self-addressed stamped envelope.