Community Alerts

Norfolk County Mosquito Control - Aerial Applications for Norfolk County

The Norfolk County Mosquito Control Project and its contracted helicopter company, JBI Helicopter Services, Inc., will be conducting aerial larvicide applications in Wrentham, beginning Monday April 24 through Friday, April 28, 2017, between the hours of 6:00 am and 7:30 pm daily.

The targets for this application are wetands in your town that have been determined to breed mosquitoes.

Click here to view targeted locations on the map.

They will be using three or four helicopters to treat wetlands in the entire district. There will be one or two helicopters working in Wrentham at a time. On each day that they work in Wrentham, they will call the police department first thing that morning"

The following is a list of the numbers of the helicopters and a brief description of them to help you confirm their presence.

Bell Jet Ranger #N64JB Blue/Yellow/Silver
Bell Jet Ranger #N445JB Blue/Yellow/Silver
Bell Jet Ranger #N802JB Green/Gold/Rose
Bet Jet Ranger #N800JB Blue/Yellow/Silver

If you should have any questions, please call the Norfolk County Mosquito Control District at (781) 762-3681 or visit www.NorfolkCountyMosquito.org.

Drought Advisory Affects the Town of Wrentham - Updated April 2017

This is an important message from the Town of Wrentham:

Due to the abundant spring rains the Drought Management Task Force has downgraded our drought status from a Watch to an Advisory. Additionally, MassDEP has certified Wrentham’s 2016 residential gallons per capita day (RGPD) at 59 RGPD. Previously, we were in violation of our Water Withdrawal Permit conditions of a maximum RGPD of 65. This successful change is a direct result of our Town’s conservation efforts. Due to both of these conditions, the Town of Wrentham will now be at a Stage II Water Ban. This stage is effective annually from May 1 through September 30. All non-essential outdoor water use is restricted daily between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Permissive uses are allowed.

Permissive uses allowed outside the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. are:

  • Irrigation during the months of May or September to establish a new lawn or new plantings; irrigation of public parks and recreational fields by means of automatic sprinklers; watering of lawns, gardens, flowers and ornamental plants by means of a handheld hose; and irrigation using stored storm-water runoff.

These restrictions are mandatory for all residents of the Town of Wrentham; including residents on private wells.

Read more about the water ban

More information about Wrentham's Water Department

Water Deficit Continues Throughout Most of Massachusetts

Performance Standards for Public Water Supplies

Please contact the Department of Public Works at 508-384-5477 for more detailed information.

Lake Pearl Parking Permits

Effective March 1, 2017, the sale of Lake Pearl Boat Ramp Parking Permits may be purchased ON-LINE ONLY and will be issued by the Police Department. Please select "On-Line Payments" from the left-hand side Dropdown menu and follow the prompts.

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Wrentham Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center Parking Lot on Taunton Street. Click here to view the HHWD Flyer. The Salvation Army and Bikes Not Bombs will also be collecting materials. Donations and a Bottle and Can Collection to benefit 4 Paws Animal Shelter will also be accepted. Click here to view the Donation and Re-Usable Item Collection flyer.

Hydrant Flushing

The Wrentham Department of Public Works, Water Division, will be flushing water mains and hydrants, for approximately five (5) weeks, as part of an ongoing preventative maintenance program to improve water quality.

The areas affected will be as follows:

Tuesday, April 25, Start time 8:00pm – West Street, Riverside Drive, Weetamoo Way, Bennett Street, Roger Goodwin Drive, Desert Brook Road, Cranberry Lane, Abner Belcher Drive, OxBow Drive, Lealand Peck Drive, Premium Outlet Boulevard.

Wednesday, April 26, Start time 7:00pm – West Street, Green Street, Flannery Lane, Wentworth Road, Chestnut Street, Cherry Street, Carriage House Lane.

Thursday, April 27, Start time 7:00pm – West Street, Ellery Street, Burnt Swamp Road, Hancock Street, Arnold Street.

Customers are advised that a drop in pressure and some discoloration of the water may occur while the flushing is in progress. If this occurs, you should wait until we are out of the area and then run your water for several minutes and it should clear up.

Any questions should be directed to the Water Division at 508-384-5477.

Residential Drop-off Single Stream Recycling

Residential Drop-off Single Stream Recycling now available at the Public Works Department

Due to safety reasons, access to the Recycling Drop-off will be limited during winter operations. Please contact the DPW at (508) 384-5477 prior to coming to the facility to make sure access is available. Thank you for your patience and support.

The Department of Public Works will be providing a container for residents to place their Single Stream, no sort co-mingled recyclables. The intent of this service is for residents who are eligible for curbside service and occasionally exceed the limitations of the curbside service or miss a scheduled collection.

This service is only available during the Department of Public Works normally scheduled work hours. Residents will be required to show ID and sign in before being allowed into the secured area of the property.
This service is not for commercial uses or for excessive amounts of materials usually associated with commercial operations.

No trash, construction materials, cans or bottles containing paint, aerosols, hazardous materials, broken glass, window glass, dishes, Pyrex, ceramics, light bulbs, plastic bags or Styrofoam will be accepted.

Recyclable materials eligible for drop-off are:

  • Clean paper; newspapers, magazines, paperboard, corrugated cardboard, phone books, brown bags, junk mail, office paper, milk cartons and juice boxes
  • Glass bottles/jars, all colors and sizes
  • Aluminum/tin/steel cans
  • Aluminum foil/pie plates
  • All plastic containers labeled 1-7
  • Aseptic juice boxes

For more information please contact the Department of Public Works at 508-384-5477.

Economic Development Opportunities

The Town of Wrentham has just released a new Economic Development Opportunities brochure. Click on this link to view the brochure.

Events

2nd Annual 5K and 10K Hummingbird Run

The 2nd Annual 5K & 10K Hummingbird Run will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Crackerbarrel Fairgrounds, 131 Emerald St., Wrentham. Click here for more information on this event.

Wrentham Lions White Cane Event

The Wrentham Lions will be holding their White Cane Donation Event on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. along Franklin Street and Shears Street.

Mosquito and Tick Presentation

The Wrentham Board of Health, in conjunction with the Norfolk County Mosquito Control District, will present Mosquitoes and Ticks: They’re out in MASS. Presented by Dr. Brian Kelly of the Wrentham Board of Health and Kaitlyn O’Donnell, Entomologist with the Norfolk County Mosquito Control District, the evening will include and in depth presentation on mosquitoes and ticks, the diseases they carry, and how to protect yourself and your family. There will be a question and answer period following the presentation. When: Monday, May 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Wrentham Town Hall, 79 South Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room.

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Wrentham Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center Parking Lot on Taunton Street. Click here to view the HHWD Flyer. The Salvation Army and Bikes Not Bombs will also be collecting materials. Donations and a Bottle and Can Collection to benefit 4 Paws Animal Shelter will also be accepted. Click here to view the Donation and Re-Usable Item Collection flyer.

Fishing Derby

The Robert "Ox" Larmey Fishing Derby will be held at Lake Pearl (rain or shine) on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Click her to view the Fishing Derby Flyer. This event is hosted by the George W. MacInnis American Legion.

Sohoanno Garden Club

The Annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the Municipal Parking Lot.

Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the King Philip Regional High School beginning at 7:30 p.m. Voter registration for the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Town Clerk's office and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Public Safety Building. The warrant for the Annual Town Meeting will open on Tuesday, March 7 and close on April 4th.

Save the Date - Opioid Presentation

Dr. Ruth Potee, family physician and Chair of the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County will be making a presentation about substance abuse, addition and teen brain development. The presentation will be held on Thursday, June 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the King Philip Regional High School Auditorium. Admission is free. Resource agencies and educational material will be available. This presentation is sponsored by the Wrentham Public Health Nurses.

Original Congregational Church's Upcoming Events

A non-profit, volunteer-run series of music events at the Original Congregational Church, 1 East St., Wrentham, MA (corner of Routes 140 and 1A). Tickets available online at website, at church office, or at door before concert. Get on our email mailing list for any changes to this season’s schedule, and for more information about future events.

CHURCH SPRING CONCERT & POTLUCK SUPPER
Various church choirs, choruses, bell and chime choirs, and other performers
Saturday, May 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m., free, but provide a pot luck dish if you can

PHIL ROSENTHAL
Former lead singer for bluegrass band Seldom Scene, performing songs of Pete Seeger.
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at door

BLACKSTONE VALLEY BLUEGRASS & BAZA
The harmonica and guitar duo Baza (1920-1940 style blues) opens for Blackstone Valley Bluegrass. Great fun!
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 7:30 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at door