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.
Annual and Special Town Meetings
May 12, 2014
The Annual Town Meeting will begin on Monday, May 12, at 7:30pm in the Gym of the Halifax Elementary School. Copies of the warrant will be delivered to all homes in Halifax, but you can download part 1, part 2, and part 3 of the warrant. The Special Town Meeting is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 12 in the Gym at 8:00pm or when work is completed on the article of the Annual Town Meeting being dealt with a 8:00pm. Copies of the warrant will be delivered to all homes in Halifax. You can download a copy of the special town meeting warrant.
Council on Aging - Building Purchase - Public Hearings
The Halifax Municipal and School Building Committee will hold two public hearings, the first on Wednesday, April 16 and the second on Wednesday, April 30, each at 7:00pm in the Great Hall of the Halifax Town Hall, 499 Plymouth Street on the proposed purchase of the All Seasons Restaurant on Plymouth Street for a new Council on Aging center. Residents are invited to either or both of the meetings to have their questions answered before the Town Meeting on May 12. If you cannot attend either of these hearings or want to read a copy of the presentation, you can download a copy.
An informational forum on the proposed purchase of the All Seasons Restaurant on Plymouth Street for a new Council on Aging center will be held at the library on Monday, May 5, at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room. A presentation will be made by the Municipal and School Building Committee. Residents who cannot attend the two scheduled public hearings on the proposal are invited to attend this informational forum and ask questions before Town Meeting on May 12.
Route 58/Monponsett Street - Road Work
Beginning Tuesday, April 22nd, a paving overlay will be taking place on a portion of Route 58 (Monponsett Street) from Route 106 to the State Boat Ramp from the hours of 6:00am to 6:00pm. All residents living in these areas will have access to the roads, however, please expect delays and plan accordingly. All other traffic will be detoured. We apologize for any inconvenience that may occur and thank you for your cooperation.
Town Election - Positions without Candidates
The Halifax Annual Town Election will be on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Halifax Elementary School. Of the positions to be elected, no candidates filed papers for five of the seats including one of the two three-year terms on Holmes Public Library Board of Trustees, the one two-year term on the Library Board of Trustees, the one one-year term on the Library Board of Trustees, the one five-year term on the Halifax Housing Authority, and the one five-year term on the Halifax Planning Board. While the deadlines for filing nomination papers have passed, registered voters who are interested in serving on these boards are encouraged to conduct write-in campaigns. Information on how to do so is available on the Massachusetts Secretary of State's web site.
The Town of Halifax is searching for volunteers to serve on the following boards and committees: Beautification Committee, Cable TV Advisory Committee, Finance Committee, Halifax Cultural Council, Halifax in Lights, Historic District Commission, Youth and Recreation Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals (alternates). Many of the Town's departments are run by volunteers. The commitment needed ranges from a few hours a year to several hours a month. If volunteers are unavailable, the activities and programs run by those departments cease and the Town cannot function as it should. Any resident interested in serving should contact the Board of Selectmen's Office at 781-294-1316 or download a copy of the Talent Bank form - look for "Volunteer Opportunities" just to the left of this notice.