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.
West Monponsett Pond - Algae Treatment - June 1
The first of the three aluminum sulfate treatments for West Monponsett Pond, scheduled for this spring and summer, to try to reduce the amount of nutrients available for the algae in West Monponsett Pond, will be conducted on Wednesday, June 1. The area around West Monponsett Pond will be "postered" on Tuesday, May 31. These treatments do not affect the Town's drinking water. The Town does not use Monponsett Pond as a water supply. The orange posters and information are specific about not using the POND for drinking water. Pond visitors should not use Pond water to drink, cook, boat, fish, swim, or for livestock on Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2. If you have any questions about these programs, please contact the Halifax Selectmen's Office at 781-294-1316.
Public Forum on Regional Dispatching
The Halifax Board of Selectmen will hold a public forum on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00pm in the Great Hall of the Halifax Town Hall to present a proposal for the Town to contract out its dispatcher services to the Town of Duxbury and to hear questions, comments, and concerns from residents about this proposal. All are invited to attend and participate. Residents who cannot attend but would like their questions answered or communicate their opinions to the Board are welcome to contact the Selectmen's Office at 781-294-1316.
Electricity Aggregation Plan
Halifax Officials Have Released the Town’s Community Choice Power Supply Program Aggregation Plan - The Town of Halifax developed the Aggregation Plan in compliance with Massachusetts law regarding public aggregation of electric consumers. It contains required information on the structure, operations, services, funding, and policies of the Town’s Plan. The Plan has been developed in consultation with the Town’s aggregation implementation consultant, Colonial Power Group, Inc. (CPG) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER). The purpose of this Plan is to represent consumer interests in competitive markets for electricity. It seeks to aggregate consumers in the Town to negotiate rates for power supply. It brings together the buying power of about 7,500 consumers. Furthermore, the Town seeks to better
manage energy prices. Participation is voluntary for each eligible consumer. Eligible consumers have the opportunity to decline service provided through the Plan and to choose any Competitive Supplier they wish. The Town has distributed this Plan for public review prior to submitting it to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
Public Review and Comment Period
The Town of Halifax’s Aggregation Plan is available for public review and comment from Friday, May 27, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. through Friday, June 21, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Any person who desires to comment may do so in person at the Town Clerk’s office or submit written comments using one of the following methods: (1) by e-mail to email@example.com; or (2) by postal mail to: Charlie Seelig, Town Administrator, Town of Halifax, 499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA 02338. Comments must be clearly marked "Town of Halifax’s Aggregation Plan" and must be received (not postmarked) by the end of the comment period in order to be addressed. Any questions pertaining to this should be directed to Charlie Seelig, Town Administrator at (781) 294-1316. You can download a copy of Town of Halifax’s Aggregation Plan. An original hardcopy of the Plan is also available at the Town Clerk’s office.
Water Restrictions Have Started
Restrictions on outside lawn watering and other outdoor water use have started. Check the announcement from the Water Department for more details.