100 Peck Street
Seekonk, MA 02771
2nd Tuesdays - 7pm
508-336-2960 / 2962
Mon, Tues & Thur - 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed - 8:30am-5:30pm
Fri - 8:30am-noon
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
There will be two upcoming workshops where applications will be available for a new affordable 3 bedroom house to be built on Gude St. Please click here for more details.
2012 MASTER PLAN
The Planning Board recently adopted the 2012 version of the Master Plan. This document is comprised of three volumes, Volume 1 - Baseline Report, Volume 2 - Issues, Goals, and Recommendations, and Volume 3 - Implementation Guide. The Board is currently examining in detail the Implementation Guide in hopes of accomplishing the recommended action items.
LUTHER'S CORNERS VILLAGE PARKING AND TRAFFIC CIRCULATION STUDY
A study was recently completed for Luther's Corners, which anaylzed parking and traffic circulation. Many good recommendations, based on observed conditions, have been made, which will look to improve the village. Please click here to read. We discussed the plan at a public forum on October 2nd at the Seekonk Congregational Church and gained valuable feedback. The State has been petitioned for approval and funding. The key points of the plan are as follows:
SEEKING COMMITTEE MEMBERS - Economic Development Advisory Committee and Energy Committee
Seekonk is interested in forming an Economic Development Advisory Committee and an Energy Committee. We are updating our Master Plan currently and these are two of the action items within the Plan. The Planning Board and BOS have both endorsed the idea of establishing such committees. We’ve put together a description of what these committees could do for the Town and need to solicit membership now. Anyone interested in serving on either committee please contact the Board of Selectmen's office.
The Planning Board has recently adopted a Commercial/Residential Permitting Guide. This comprehensive guide has been prepared to help you with your development. It is not intended to be a legal guide, but to assist you in beginning the permitting process. Each municipal department controls local licenses and permits. This guide is intended to assist the business owner/developer to research what is allowed and to what extent; which licenses and/or permits will be needed; as well as provide important department and contact information.
HOUSING PRODUCTION PLAN
The Town has completed the final draft of the Housing Production Plan. This document outlines the town's housing needs and stragegies for addressing them. The Planning Board has adopted the Plan. Adoption by Board of Selectmen will be required prior to being submitted to the State.
New HUD data recently released indicating median household income for a family of four in Seekonk is $74,500. A household of four qualifies for affordable housing if income is 80% of that or $59,600. See HUD website for more details:
The 2010 Census Data indicates that our population is now at 13,722, a 2.2% increase since the last census. More detailed information will be released by the end of August. The 2010 Census didn’t provide questions on income and employment as they replaced the long form with the American Community Survey (ACS). This is an annual count, which is produced from surveys sent to scientifically-selected random households. For towns as small as Seekonk, only 5-year estimates (2005-2009) are provided for statistical purposes.