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DEC Meetings (M) and Public Hearings (PH) schedule for the Year 2018:
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(M) Jul 12, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Jul 31, CANCELLED

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(M) Aug 9, CANCELLED
(PH) Aug 28, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Sept 6, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Sept 25, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Oct 4, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Oct 30, 6:45 p.m.

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(PH) Nov 8, 7:30 a.m
(PH) Nov 27, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Dec 6, 7:30 a.m
(PH) Dec 18, 6:45 p.m.

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All DEC meetings and hearings are held at:
33 Andrews Parkway
Devens MA, 01434
Vicksburg Conference Room

Regular DEC Meetings:
First Thursday after the first Tuesday of each month.

Public Hearings:
Last Tuesday of each month.

ExecuCom Meetings:
Third Tuesday of each month.

NOTE: All 2018 dates and times are subject to change or adjustment, due to unforeseen circumstances or holiday conflicts.
 

This page contains public health and safety announcements, quarterly project updates, as well as information about current and upcoming events and entertainment opportunities.

  • Public Health Alert — July 25,2018
  • Recent testing of Mosquitoes in Devens has detected the presence of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus in the easterly and westerly regions of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone. Residents, businesses, and visitors to Devens are urged to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites. The following notice provides information on proactive steps and preventative measures residents and businesses can take to help reduce your exposure: Mosquito WNV Public Notification. The Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) will continue testing throughout Devens and will be treating targeted areas in Devens where the mosquitoes were detected, to reduce the threat. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Devens Board of Health at 987.772.8831 or the CMMCP at: http://www.cmmcp.org/.

  • Devens STAR Community Rating on Display!
  • Have you noticed the new light pole banners along some of Devens streets? In celebration of our official recognition as a national leader in sustainability by STAR Communities, we are proudly displaying our 4-Star rating with these banners. Want to know more about STAR and the rating for Devens? Here's a brief overview.

  • Devens Water Use Restrictions in Effect — June 4, 2018

    In accordance with 974 CMR 8.09 and MA DEP's revised Water Management Act Permit issued to MassDevelopment, mandatory water restrictions are to be placed when water levels in the Nashua River reach a certain low point for a specified period. Water level readings recently reached this low point and MassDevelopment is therefore required to institute the following water use restrictions.
    Until further notice, nonessential water use is restricted from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and that usage includes:

       · Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems.
       · Washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety.
       · Washing of external building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.
    The river gauge readings must be above the threshold for seven consecutive days before the restriction can be lifted. Once the ban is lifted, we will remove this notice from the website. Please call (978) 784-2931 or (978) 784-2911 if you have any questions.

  • Grant Road Closure
  • Effective May 18, 2018, Grant Road between Pine Road and West Main Street has been closed due to construction activity and will be closed for the remainder of the summer. Anyone using Grant Road to get in or out of Devens should use Hospital Road or Jackson Road instead (see detour map) . There is no access to Grant Road from Chance St. or Malvern Hill Rd. If you have any questions please contact the Devens Engineering Department at 978.784.2926 or jmarc-aurele@massdevelopment.com.

  • Emerald Ash Borer found in Devens — June 29, 2018
  • The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle that is damaging ash trees in Massachusetts. The Devens Enterprise Commission has published a brief fact sheet to alert residents, businesses and organizations on Devens and in the surrounding communities.

  • Nashoba Associated Boards of Health Summer Newsletter
  • As the local Board of Health for Devens, the Devens Enterprise Commission contracts with the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health (NABOH) to provide health and inspectional services for Devens. Check out the NABOH Summer Newsletter for many great summer health and safety tips.

  • Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study – 11 communities vote "YES"! —
    June 2018

  • In a clean sweep, eleven riverfront communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire all voted "yes" at their Annual Town Meetings to accept the "Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers Stewardship Plan" locally-developed by the Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study Committee, together with its recommendation to seek Wild and Scenic River designation from Congress.
    Learn more at https://www.wildandscenicnashuarivers.org/.

  • DEC Releases Final Community Resilience Building Workshop Summary of Findings Report — May 23, 2018
  • Through a Grant from the State Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program, Devens has completed a comprehensive Climate Change and Natural Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Preparedness, and Action Plan. This plan will help Devens become even more resilient and adapt to changing climate conditions. View the full report .

  • TICK Season
  • TICK season begins in early spring and continues through the fall. Devens has published a fact sheet with up to date helpful information on managing and dealing with ticks.

  • Devens Public Drinking Water Supply Notification: March 21, 2018
  • MassDevelopment, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, has released information about a health advisory alert regarding Devens drinking water. You can read the full alert here. There is no immediate risk to the public. For more information, contact Jim Moore with Devens Utilities at 978.784.2931.

  • Devens Mosquito Management 2018

    · CMMCP Spraying — August 2018

  • Devens Region Public Transportation Schedule

    In partnership with the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority, the Town of Ayer, Shirley and a number of local businesses in Devens, MassDevelopment and the Devens Enterprise Commission have launched a shuttle service that connects Ayer, Devens, Shirley Leominster and Fitchburg. Full schedule and details.

  • Army Noise Reports

    The Army periodically undertakes military training exercises on the South Post that involve ammunitions and explosives. In an effort to inform local residents and businesses, the Army provides monthly updates on the anticipated activity. Download the most recent noise report here. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Department of Defense Police at 978.796.3333.

  • Events
    Devens Recreation Schedule
  • Development Project Updates
    Quarterly Projects Update 2016
    UMASS Donahue Institute: Devens Profile and Economic Contributions – September 2016
  • UMASS Donahue Institute: Devens Profile and Economic Contributions – July 2014
  • Devens Designated/Preferred Truck Route
    Click here to download a map of the designated truck route for Devens. All Trucks travelling to/from Devens are encouraged to utilize the highlighted routes to enter and exit Devens via Jackson Gate (Route 2).
  • Devens Wastewater Treatment Plant Designated/Preferred Truck Route
    Click here to download the map — all septage haulers accessing the Devens Wastewater Treatment plant are required to utilize the highlighted route when going to and from the Plant.
  • Devens Area Resources
    MRPC Economic Impact of Devens Report — June 2016
    Devens Disc Golf
    Devens Eco-Efficiency Center
    Devens Household Hazardous Waste
    Fort Devens Military Base
    Fort Devens Museum
    Freedoms Way National Heritage Area
    Friends of the Oxbow
    MassDevelopment/Devens Community website
    Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce
    Nashua River Watershed Association
    United Native American Cultural Center