Update on Tax Bills

Dear Residents using the Town's online Tax Billing program,

Town staff are continuing to work with our online Real Estate Tax billing company to resolve the Real Estate Tax billing issue. All electronic bills should be corrected by Monday January 6th, 2020.  You should receive a correct email showing only a Quarter 3 Tax Bill.  If your bill is still incorrect, please call the Tax Collector's Office at (978) 688-9550.

Please be aware that all tax bills will be accepted until February 7, 2020 without penalty. 

Again, the Town apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you for your patience. 

Note:  If you did not sign up for the Town's Online Tax Billing program and receive your Tax Bill via postal mail, you are not affected by this.

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Blue Water Navy Veterans’ disability claims to be decided beginning Jan.1, 2020

Did you serve in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975? If so, then you’re considered a Blue Water Navy (BWN) Veteran.

On Jan. 1, 2020, the Blue Water Navy Act of 2019 goes into effect. This Act was signed into law on Jun. 25, and extends the presumption of herbicide exposure, such as Agent Orange, to BWN Veterans who served as far as 12 nautical miles from the shore of Vietnam and have since developed one of 14 conditions related to exposure. Some of these conditions include Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, many forms of cancer and others. You may now be eligible for disability compensation and other benefits. In addition, if you’re a Veteran who served in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between Sept. 1, 1967, and Aug. 31, 1971, you may also qualify for compensation and benefits for yourself and your family members.  Click here to learn about eligibility and how to submit a claim. VAntagePoint (2019, December 13).

Click here to view the Navy and Coast Guard Ships Associated with Service in Vietnam and Exposure to Herbicide Agents.

Have questions or need assistance?  We are here to help!  Contact North Andover/Boxford Veterans Services at veterans@northandoverma.gov or 978-688-9525.


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Reminder: Are you interested in working North Andover’s elections? Don’t forget to RSVP for the mandatory training on January 28th, 2020!

2020 is going to be a busy election year in North Andover.  In order to prepare, there is a mandatory training session scheduled for January 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm in the Board of Selectmen’s meeting room at Town Hall.  Please also mark your calendar for February 4, 2020 in case a backup date is needed for weather related issues. Should you know of anyone that may be interested in working North Andover’s elections, please feel free to invite them to this training.
Trudy Reid, our new Town Clerk will be hosting this training, and this would be a great opportunity to meet her as well as hear some changes she will have for the election process.

The election schedule for 2020 will be as follows:

Presidential Primary – Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Town Election – Tuesday, March 31, 2020
State Primary – September (date to be determined)
Presidential Election – Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  

There may also be early voting late February for the March primary – we are anxiously waiting to hear confirmation from the State.  There will be opportunities during this time to assist in the Town Clerk’s office with early voting.

If you plan to attend the training session, please email your RSVP to townclerk@northandoverma.gov, or call the Town Clerk’s office at 978-688-9501.

We look forward to seeing many of you at this training.

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Press Release for 2020 Nomination Papers – North Andover Annual Town Election

The Town Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce nomination papers for the 2020 Annual Town Election are now available in the Town Clerk’s office.  Open seats will be: Board of Selectmen, two seats for a three-year term;Housing Authority, one seat for a five year term, one seat for a three year term for the Greater Lawrence Vocational School Rep; and two seats for a three-year term for the School Committee.  

The last date to obtain nomination papers for the Town Election is set for Friday, February 7th, 5:00 PM.  Papers must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office no later than 5:00 pm on February 11th.  In order to get your name on the ballot, nomination papers must be certified with at least 50 signatures of North Andover registered voters. It is suggested you obtain at least 60 signatures in case a few are not able to be certified by the Town Clerk’s office.

The Annual Election will take place on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at the North Andover High School.   If you are new to town, or you have never registered to vote before, the last date to register for the annual election is March 11, 2020.  The Town Clerk’s office will be open from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM, or you can register on line at www.registertovotema.com

If you are interested in running for office for 2020 and have questions regarding the nomination / election process, please call the Town Clerk’s office at 978-688-9501.
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