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.
The Town of Halifax is pleased to announce that NextEra Energy Services (“NextEra”) has been selected as the supplier for its Community Choice Power Supply Program. NextEra will provide electric power supply for all consumers currently on Basic Service in Halifax.
Check your mailbox for an envelope with the Town Seal on it. It contains information about the Program including a Consumer Notification Letter and Opt-Out Reply Card.
BASIC SERVICE CONSUMERS do not need to take any action to participate. You will be AUTOMATICALLY enrolled.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE you must OPT-OUT by signing and returning the Opt-Out Reply Card OR visit www.colonialpowergroup.com/halifax/, click the OPT-OUT button and follow the instructions specified OR call NextEra at (855) 724-6301.
Colonial Power Group, Inc. is an energy consulting company chosen on a competitive basis by the Town of Halifax to facilitate the Community Choice Power Supply Program. For more detailed information, call us toll-free at (866) 485-5858 ext. 1.
The Town and representatives of Colonial Power Group will hold an informational session on August 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall on the 2nd floor of Town Hall to discuss the Halifax Community Choice Power Supply program.
For more information, you can download the following documents:
Monponsett Pond Algae Testing
On Monday, August 14th, MassDEP collected water samples on East and West Monponsett Ponds. The samples were analyzed by MassDEP on August 16th. The East Monponsett sample, collected at the Rt 36 boat ramp in Halifax showed cyanobacteria levels of 39,898 cells/ml. Although the cell count is below the normal 70,000 maximum, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has recommended, based on the visual evidence at East Monponsett, that East Monponsett be closed. The West Monponsett Pond samples showed cyanobacteria levels of 82,126 cells/ml at 4th Avenue Beach and 117,188 cells/ml at the state boat ramp. The levels in West Monponsett Pond are above the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml. MDPH recommends that an advisory be posted at each access point at the water body to warn against water contact. MassDEP will conduct sampling
at the waterbody next week. Result: West Monponsett Pond and East Monponsett are both closed until at least August 31, 2017.
The Halifax Beautification Committee in conjunction with the Fitzgerald Family has established a gift account for the maintenance and upkeep of the new Margaret Fitzgerald Memorial Garden. This garden, located outside the front entrance to the Halifax Town Hall, was dedicated on Memorial Day this year in honor and memory of former Selectman and long-time public servant for the Town of Halifax, Margaret Fitzgerald. Donations should be made payable to “Town of Halifax”. A written note must accompany the donation indicating that it is for the Margaret Fitzgerald Garden Gift Account. The donor’s name and address should also be included. Mail donations, or drop them off, to the Town Hall, 499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA. 02338, attention Sandra Nolan, Town Accountant. Donations to this fund are tax deductible, and will
be acknowledged accordingly.
Board of Assessors Office Hours
Until further notice, the Board of Assessors will be open Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm and closed on Friday, due to a temporary reduction in staff.