Welcome to Halifax
The Town of Halifax is located in the center of Plymouth County in Massachusetts. It has a population of approximately 7,500 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.
Election - November 8
West Monponsett Pond Closed
On Monday, September 26th, MassDEP collected water samples from both East and West Monponsett Ponds. The samples were analyzed by MassDEP on September 27-29th. The East Monponsett sample collected at the Rt 36 boat ramp in Halifax showed a cyanobacteria level of 250 cells/ml. The West Monponsett Pond samples showed cyanobacteria levels of 1,292,000 cells/ml at the 4th Avenue beach, 1,360,000 cells/ml at the state boat ramp, and 1,431,000 cells/ml at Ocean Ave beach. The West Monponsett Pond levels are above the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml.
MDPH recommends that the current advisory remain in place. MassDEP plans on collecting samples again next week. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Pond levels are lower than normal because Halifax has received very little rain during June (about 1 inch), July (about 1.5 inches), August (again, another 1.5 inches) and September (less than 1 inch as of September 26). According to the United State Drought Monitor, Halifax is located in the region marked "Extreme Drought". The low level of the Pond is not due to the Brockton Water Department diverting water during these three months as they have not diverted during these three months.
Water Restrictions Continue
Restrictions on outside lawn watering and other outdoor water use continue. Check the announcement from the Water Department for more details.
Cultural Council Grant Applications Available
The Halifax Cultural Council is now accepting applications for the Council's Fiscal Year 2017 grant cycle. All applications must be submitted to the Halifax Cultural Council, 499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA 02338 no later than Monday, October 17. Grant applications and other information are available on the Council's web site: http://www.town.halifax.ma.us/Pages/HalifaxMA_Bcomm/Cultural/index or applicants can apply on-line at http://mass-culture.org/lcc_public.aspx - This year, the Council's priorities include an emphasis on events in Halifax, but not just in the "municipal center", programs related to nature, science, environmental education and the Town's history, programs for seniors, library patrons, and teens, and programs involving artists and speakers from Halifax. Applicants can obtain more information through the Halifax Board of Selectmen's office at 781-294-1316.