Welcome to the website for the

Town of HARDWICK, MASSACHUSETTS
and the villages of
Gilbertville, Wheelwright and Old Furnace

town seal
On this site, you will be able to:

Town of Hardwick
Myron E. Richardson Municipal Building
307 Main Street, P.O. Box 575
Gilbertville, MA  01031

Nicole Parker, Town Administrator
Phone: (413) 477-6197 Ext. 101
Fax:  (413) 477-6703
Cell: (413) 388-1115
email:  admin@townofhardwick.com

Hours:
Monday: 9 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: Closed

access Emergency Notifications
obtain valuable information and public records
access many municipal services
Board of Health Covid-19 information
Telephone and Email Directory
Agendas of all town and regional meetings
or call (413) 285-2709
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Questions, comments or helpful information for the ballot question to be held on January 7, 2023 from Noon-7 p.m. regarding the proposed racetrack location at 228 Barre Road can be submitted to:
horseracinginfo@townofhardwick.com
Deadline to submit any information is Monday, December 12, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Winter Parking Ban Nov. 15 - April 15
No on-street parking from 10 pm - 6 am
OR anytime if it's snowing or during snow removal (includes municipal parking lots/parks)
Exceptions: High St. – side with the houses; Bridge St. – side along Bridge Ct.; Taylor St. – side along the houses
Convent St. – along the right side as you pull down; Mechanic St. – Cumberland Farms side of the street
The Board of Selectmen will be meeting on the first and third Mondays in November and December. Details will be provided on the town calendar and MyTownGov.

December Senior Center Newsletter and Menu

Need Fuel Assistance?
Call the Fuel Assistance Office at (978) 342-4520 to request an appointment at the Barre Senior Center that are held there on Fridays.
Great Meadowbrook Farm Information
A special election will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at the Hardwick Elementary School from Noon - 7 pm

The Board of Selectmen held a meeting on Zoom on Monday, November 21. It is available on YouTube.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission convened an adjudicatory hearing relative to whether to grant the application of Commonwealth Equine and Agricultural Center LLC for a license to hold or conduct a new racing meeting in Hardwick. The hearing took place on Monday, November 14, 2022 and can be watched on YouTube.
Prior to the meeting the Town Clerk received a petition notification 128A § 13A which has been taken into account.

The draft HCA is available here. Several Public Informational Meetings were held regarding the potential agritourism destination at Great Meadowbrook Farm. Download the COMPLETE proposal here and view all meetings on YouTube. For more information, click here for a FAQ document and a slide show from MA Dept. of Agriculture Resources. Town Counsel Opinions via Q&A

Links to: Petition Guidelines GL Ch 128A § 13A
and Municipal Ballot Guidelines

Pathfinder Technical School will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, Pathfinder Tech will offer healthy meals every school day. Click here for details.
Vacancies
Highway Department - Working Foreman
There are now 3 Planet Aid boxes for textiles at the Recycling Center.

Every four years, the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) is tasked to produce a long-range transportation plan for the region that will include the region’s priorities and the financial plan with the capital investments for the next 20 years. They would like to connect with individuals or groups that are interested in the topic of transportation. Please respond to this survey as it will allow them to assess the needs of our community. Click here for more info.

Final Minutes of August 22, 2022 Special Town Meeting

New Board/Committee/Staff Apppointments

Baystate Wing Hospital and the QVCDC Quaboag Connector partner to bring transportation services from Hardwick to healthcare in the region. Click here for details.

The USDA has reissued the letter of conditions and the town sewer project is back on track. Revised Letter of Conditions and Letter of Intent to Meet Conditions

When a sewage discharge or overflow occurs within the Town of Hardwick, the Hardwick WPCF and/or Sewer Department sends out a public advisory notification. Sign up to receive public advisory text notifications send email to: HardwickWPCF@townofhardwick.com. Leave your full name and cell number with a request to receive these text messages.

We want to hear from you! The Hardwick Board of Health wants to understand how people feel about tick bites as we work to launch an educational campaign to prevent illness from bites. Taking this survey will help you and your community by allowing the Board of Health to better understand ways to serve the needs of our community.

Click here to get started on our short survey!

Community Legal Aid for Central and Western Massachusetts

Open Meeting Law Training

Resources for Hardwick Senior Citizens

Hardwick YouTube Channel (Selectmen's Meetings)
Town Administrator's Reports
Take this survey about Hardwick's needs for Emergency Medical Services
Resources for Drug and Alcohol Use
Emergency call 911

Annual Town Meeting Final Minutes and
Annual Town Report

Assessors Maps
Updated 4/11/2022

If you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19,
or have tested positive,
click here for important guidance guidelines.

Vaccine Clinics for Hardwick Residents.

All available information regarding the COVID-19 virus can be found here. This page includes case counts, available assistance, etc. Please check back regularly for updates that will be posted as soon as they are available. For vaccine information click here.

1991 Documents acknowledging acceptence as Historic Districts Hardwick, Massachusetts
Gilbertville Historic District and
Hardwick Center Historic District

FREE MEALS for anyone under the age of 18 at QRHS and Hardwick Elementary School, every Monday through Friday. Click here for details.

MART will deliver food packages to patrons of the Food Pantry and assist in other transportation required to meet essential needs. Click here for details.

Hardwick Sewer Project
Preliminary Engineering Report
(very large file)

Gilbertville Water District Rules and Regulations
for Water Use

Have you been a victim of Identity Theft?
Click here for a packet of resources and instructions for steps you can take. The Hardwick/New Braintree Police Department will assist you but unfortunately, you are burdened with resolving your own credit problems. You must act quickly and assertively to minimize the damage to your good name and credit history.

There have been multiple reports of Unemployment Fraud, whereby people have filed for benefits under someone else's name. If you think this has happened to you, click here to report it to the State, and also inform the Hardwick PD.

The town's Drop Box is for all correspondence to the Town of Hardwick. Voter registrations, dog licenses, tax payments, and any other documents residents need to submit to the Town may be dropped off at this secure location.

Sign up for Hardwick's Virtual Common, a volunteer-run email discussion list where residents of Hardwick/New Braintree can connect to ask for help or share resources.

CodeRedCodeRED provides high-speed notification to Hardwick residents whenever needed. The CodeRED system provides Hardwick officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire Hardwick community. CLICK THE LOGO TO SIGN UP. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

Available to rent for functions: Hardwick Town House - click here

The Town of Hardwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.

Check back often. The site will be updated regularly.

Webmaster: Julie Murkette