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"Any maintenance which does not affect structure, egress, fire protection systems, fire ratings, energy conservation provisions, plumbing, sanitary, gas, electrical, or other utilities.” Replacing a single cabinet may not require a permit but if there is electrical system getting affected, the work will require an electrical permit. For the same reason, replacing entire cabinet system will require authorization. Paving projects do not require a building permit but will require a permit from the Department of Public Works if work is being done within the public right-of-way. There are also zoning restrictions on the amount and location of paving, so check first with the Building Department.
A plot plan/site plan is required in conformance with 780 CMR 9th Edition, Section 107.2.5, and is required with every new permit application.
CodeRED is a web-based critical communication solution that enables local public safety personnel to notify residents and businesses by telephone, text message, email, and social media of time-sensitive information, emergencies, or urgent notifications. The system can reach hundreds of thousands of individuals in minutes to ensure information such as evacuation notices, missing persons, inclement weather advisories, and more are quickly shared. Only authorized officials have access to send alerts using the CodeRED system.
Any message regarding the safety of our residents and community will be disseminated using CodeRED. We will send out alerts via phone, text, email, and social media in a variety of situations including boil water notices, gas leaks, evacuation notices, police activity, fire emergencies, missing persons, and more. This is a community alert system to ensure you remain informed of important information. Please keep in mind that as you register to receive CodeRED alerts, you have the ability to select the types of messages you wish to receive and your preferred means of communication.
All listed and unlisted residential and business phone numbers are included in the CodeRED service. Residents are encouraged to go to the community enrollment page to sign up additional numbers such as cell phones. If you do not have access to the internet at home, please consider using a computer at your local library, or ask a friend or family member for assistance. Online registration is the most efficient, accurate and private way to supply your information.
No, registering for CodeRED phone calls, text messages, and email are free. Simply sign up on our Community Enrollment page link from our website and select your preferred means of communication.
A CodeRED message will have the caller ID # 866-419-5000 for emergencies and caller ID # 855-969-4636 for non-emergencies. We suggest that you program these numbers into your cell phone
as a “new contact” and use “CodeRED” as the contact name. If you need to replay the message received, you can dial this number and listen to the message again in its entirety.
CodeRED is an important tool to help keep you informed and prepared for any emergencies that may occur in our area. Officials will send messages to alert you of emergency details, instructions, or precautions that you need in order to make well-informed decisions and remain safe. This system is precise enough to geotarget residents within an exact area of impact so that only those people
who are affected by emergency situation are notified.
The CodeRED system will leave a message on your answering machine or voicemail if you miss a CodeRED phone call. If you do not have an answering machine, the system will consider the call as “incomplete” and will attempt to call again after several minutes have passed. If your phone line is busy, CodeRED will try two more times to connect. At any point, you may re-dial the 800 number on your caller ID to hear a replay of the message that was sent.
If you have moved away from Shrewsbury, or no longer wish to receive emergency communications, please notify the Town and you can be placed on our "Do Not Contact" list.
Residents are highly encouraged to register with the system. The Community Enrollment link allows you to customize your contact information, and specify how you want messages delivered. Please look for the Community Enrollment page link on our homepage to set up your CodeRED profile.
Make sure to have at least one working corded telephone on hand for these situations. However, when signing up for CodeRED, you may indicate both a primary and alternate phone number. Cell phones and/or work phone numbers can be entered as alternatives. Both your primary and your alternative phone numbers will be contacted in the event of a CodeRED notification.
In addition to the normal contact channels, CodeRED also offers a mobile app, available for both Android and iPhone devices. All residents and business owners are encouraged to download this free app to receive alerts based on the geo-location of your phone. As you travel throughout other CodeRED communities, you can receive important alerts that include community,
emergency, and severe weather information in those locations, as well as our own community. To download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app, visit the Google Play or the Apple App Store.
If it is a life or death situation, fire, you need an ambulance, you think there is an intruder or you similar problem, then call 911. Otherwise, call the town department that provides the service you need.
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We have a copier available for public use at 15 cents per copy. We do not have a fax machine available for public use, but we can direct patrons to online services that allow previously scanned documents to be faxed via the internet.
Books and other items in good condition and that are clean and mold-free: including children’s books, CD’s, and DVDs, large print books, commercially recorded items: music on CDs,
We cannot accept items which are unhealthy to handle, dirty, moldy, smelly, burnt, chewed, damp or missing covers. We also cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias and magazines.
Donated items may be added to the library’s collection, given them to the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library for their book sale, or disposed of them through book recycling programs.
As the receiving institution, the Library cannot assign a value to the books you donate. Donors must determine the value of donated items.
The library has limited space for accepting and storing donations, so there are times when we must limit the number of donations, or turn away donations entirely. It is always best to call in advance if you wish to donate books, especially if donating more than three bags or boxes. The Circulation Services Desk can be reached at 508-842-0081 X3 can assist you.
Flags are placed on veteran's graves by volunteer girl scouts on the Sunday prior to Memorial Day. Please make sure there is a flag holder visible on the lot.
Please contact our office a minimum of 72 hours prior to the closing date to set up a final reading with our office staff. The new owner name(s) will be required at the time of the final bill request, and please provide any additional contact information, such as a phone number and mailing address for the new owner(s). It is the D.P.W. Water & Sewer Division Policy to issue final bills the day prior to the close date. The final bill will need to paid in full at time of pick up at our office the day prior to closing via cash or check payment anytime between 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., in which a receipted final bill will be provided for the closing sale. Any checks can be made payable to "Town Of Shrewsbury". Feel free to contact the D.P.W. with any questions.