- Board of Selectmen
"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." ~ Elizabeth Andrew
Sunday, April 16, 2021, Troop and Pack 134, picked up trash along the roadways of Martin Road, Yew Street, Church Street, and NE Main Street. Troop and Pack 134, took up the endeavor after a Douglas resident contacted the Municipal Center about trash along the roadsides. Highway Superintendent, John Furno offered to pick the bags along the roadside, however, the bags were brought to the Highway Barn for disposal.
Troop and Pack 134 also plan to clean trash along other main routes with the help of safety details.
FY21 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
COVID may have prevented us from celebrating with our volunteers at the annual “Potluck Dinner”, but it could not keep us from recognizing those milestone achievements.
Douglas Community Garden
COVID-19 and the Governor's Stay at Home Order presented several challenges to the community, one of which was food. During an Emergency Operations meeting, the Committee considered the idea of a Community Garden. The idea is to maintain the garden through volunteer help to support local food banks with the produce.
Town Administrator, Matthew Wojcik surveyed Town property sites and selected the secured site at the Water / Sewer property on Main Street. Benjamin Tusino, and the Highway Department prepared the site for planting with soil donated from GBI in Douglas.
On June 2, 2020, TA Matthew Wojcik, Adult Social Center Director Patrice Rousseau, ASC employee Jennifer Stinchfield, and Board of Health member Dick Skinner used their own time to plant various vegetables donated by TA Wojcik, and Lovey's Garden Market Place in Whitinsville.
The Community Garden will supply food to our local food bank as well as provide a place for Douglas Students working on their Community Project. All volunteers are welcome.
As of September 11, 2020, 144 pounds of produce have been picked and donated to the St. Denis Food Pantry.
FY20 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
The Municipal Employees hosted a Potluck Dinner for the Town's Elected, Appointed, and Volunteer members, on November 21, 2019. Certificates were presented to "Mile Stone" anniversaries.
FY 19 Appreciation Celebration
The Municipal Employees hosted a Potluck Dinner for the Town's Elected, Appointed, and Volunteer members, on December 13th, 2018. Certificates were presented to "Mile Stone" anniversaries.
Martin Road Dugouts
August 9 and 10, 2018 - Fourteen volunteers from The River Church and the Children's Haven, both based in Douglas, scraped and painted the dugouts at the Martin Road Park. The youth volunteers worked tirelessly for 2 days on this project.
Downtown Common Benches
In April of 2017, Brad Reardon and Bill Porter helped the Town Common Preservation Committee by re-finishing the benches.
On February 7, 2017, Ms. Lorey Leman came to the Board of Selectmen to propose placing ground and hanging planters along Main Street using donations and volunteer help to maintain them.