Town of

New Ashford

Massachusetts
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188 Mallery Road New Ashford, MA 01237

Phone: 413-458-5461

Select Board Chair:

Jason Jayko

Select Board:

Jason Jayko
Kenneth McInerney
Mark Phelps

Annual Town Meeting:

May 21, 2024
May, 3rd Tuesday

Municipal Election:

May 28, 2024
May, 4th Tuesday

Demographics

Population248
Population Density18
Registered Voters195
Income Per Capita$31,629
EQV Per Capita$171,885
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate73.3%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$316,700
Median Gross Rent$1,107
Total Households90
Average Household Size2.48

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$9.44
Commercial Tax Rate$9.44
Average Tax Bill$3,594
Total Expenditures$684,684
Total Tax Levy$488,671
State Aid$258,290
Local Receipts$60,850
Town Hall of New Ashford

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

A rural town with a population of 228, New Ashford is where women’s suffrage activist Phoebe Jordan became the first woman to vote in a presidential election, on Nov. 2, 1920. Eleven local women voted that year, out of 34 registered voters.

Governance

Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1835
Chief Municipal OfficialSelect Board Chair
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board3
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting

Geography

CountyBerkshire
Area13.5 mi2
Public Roads17.9 mi
Regional Planning AgencyBerkshire Regional Planning Commission

Representation

U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Richard Neal

Mass. Senate

Paul Mark

Mass. House

John P. Barrett, III
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