In-Person Early Voting for May 11, 2021 Annual Town Election »

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Annual Town Election
Rowley Town Hall, 139 Main...

NOTICE – May 3, 2021 Rowley Town Meeting Quorum  »

The Rowley Board of Selectmen and the Rowley Town Moderator hereby give notice that they will meet on Monday, April 5,...

Rowley Energy Reduction Plan

As part of the designation process to become a Green Community, the Town completed an Energy Reduction Plan. The Plan identifies energy reduction strategies that can be implemented within municipal buildings in order to meet a target of reducing energy consumption by 20% within 5 years of the Town's baseline year of 2018.

Click here for the Energy Reduction Plan

Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Community

In 2021, the Town of Rowley became a MVP Community certified by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The MVP program provides support for cities and towns in Massachusetts to begin the process of planning for climate change resiliency and implementing priority projects. As part of the designation process, the Town completed a vulnerability assessment and developed an action-oriented resiliency plan. Rowley partnered with the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission to facilitate this project; to provide the latest, most critical research and data that will help inform the decision-making process; and to conduct several Community Resilience Building workshops with key stakeholders and residents.

Click here for the Summary of Findings Report


Massachusetts Department of Transportation Future Project:  Safety Improvements at Route 1, Central and Glenn Streets

The intersection of Route 1 (Newburyport Turnpike) with Central Street and Glen Street, in the Town of Rowley, was selected by MassDOT to be evaluated for safety and operational deficiencies. The goal of the “Safety Improvements at Route 1, Central and Glen Streets” project is to add additional traffic control to the existing two-way stop intersection for improved safety and operations.

Click here for the Alternatives Analysis Memorandum prepared for MassDOT

Safety Improvements at Route 1, Central and Glen Streets project - Virtual Online Meeting and Informational Website

MassDOT is conducting a virtual online meeting to receive feedback about their proposed project for Safety Improvements at Route 1, Central and Glen Streets.  Comments about this project can be submitted through the virtual online meeting through November 15, 2020.  The link to the virtual online meeting is:  www.tiny.cc/RowleyInt   Click here for the flyer for this online virtual meeting.

MassDOT has created an informational website about their proposed project for Safety Improvements at Route 1, Central and Glen Streets.  The purpose of the informational website is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Safety Improvements at Route 1, Central and Glen Streets project. All views and comments submitted in response to the informational website will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible by the MassDOT.

For more information about this MassDOT project, please visit the informational website:  http://tiny.cc/MassDOTRowleyIntersection


The Rowley Board of Assessors is undertaking two major projects as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

          Fiscal Year 2022 Revaluation

The first is the fiscal year 2022 town-wide revaluation of all properties.  The Board of Assessors contracted Vision Government Solutions Inc. of Hudson, MA to complete this project.  Employees of Vision Government Solutions will be conducting field reviews (drive-bys) of properties in Town.  Also, site inspections and data collection will be completed for all businesses in Town to assess taxable personal property to update our records.  The results of this revaluation will be reflected on the third quarterly installment of the fiscal year 2022 tax bill which will be issued on or before December 31, 2021.

2-Year Data Collection and Imaging Program of all Properties

The second project is the 2-year Data Collection and Imaging Program of all properties in Town.  The Department of Revenue requires that all Cities and Towns complete this project every 10 years.  The Board of Assessors has again contracted Vision Government Solutions Inc. of Hudson, MA. to complete this project.   This project was scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020 but was delayed one year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The project was originally divided into 3 Phases but due to the Department of Revenue requirements Phases 1 and 2 have been combined and must be completed in 2021.  This project will be over a period of 2 years and Phase 1 will begin in the summer of 2021.  Vision Government Solutions will measure the exterior of all buildings and an updated photograph will be taken of the exterior of each building to update the photograph(s) we already have on file.  Due to Covid-19 no interior inspections will be completed, instead Vision will be sending out a Data Mailer to verify the interior components of each building.

           Phase 1 will include Maps 1 through 22 and will be completed by August 31, 2021.

           Phase 2 will include Maps 23 through 38 and will be completed by August 31, 2022.

The Board of Assessors will put inserts in the tax bills of those parcels targeted by phase and postings in Town Hall to notify residents when each phase is about to begin.  All Vision Government Solutions employees will have proper identification.

The Board of Assessors would ask for the assistance of property owners in allowing Vision Government Solutions employees the ability to measure their buildings along with completing and returning the Data Mailers to ensure our database is accurate.  If residents have any questions please call the Rowley Assessor’s Office at (978) 948-2021.