Rochester

Town of Rochester, MA Information

Town of Rochester Website

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Information Page on Rochester

Government

Address: Town Hall, 1 Constitution Way, Rochester, MA 02770
Phone: (508) 763-3871; Fax:763-4892
Form of Government: Board of Selectmen (3 members); Administrative Assistant: ; Open Town Meeting
Board of Selectmen Meetings: Monday evenings, Board of Selectmen Chairman: Bradford N. Morse

For this weeks Board of Selectmen’s meeting agenda, visit the Wanderer Newspaper website.

Demographics

2000 Population (2000 U.S. Census): 4,581 (percent increase=16.8%)
1990 Population (1990 U.S. Census): 3,921
2000 Housing Units: 1,634; (including unoccupied)
Average Persons per Unit: 2.80

 

Topo Map

Topographic map of Rochester, MA
Topographic map of Rochester, MA.
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1.8 MB jpg

Parcel Map

Topo Map of Rochester with parcels and recent wetland changes (DEP maps)
Topo Map of Rochester with parcels and recent wetland changes (DEP maps).
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Aerial Photo Map

2005 ortho photo map of Rochester, MA
2005 Color aerial map of Rochester
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Land Use Map

1999 land use map of Rochester, MA
Land Use Map of Rochester
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Demographics

2000 Population (2000 U.S. Census): 4,581 (percent increase=16.8%)
1990 Population (1990 U.S. Census): 3,921
2000 Housing Units: 1,634; (including unoccupied)
Average Persons per Unit: 2.80

 

Land Use and Geography

Total Land Area: 18.92 sq. miles;
Dry Land Area: 18.46 sq. miles
Population Density: 518 per sq. mile

CPA Brochure

The Buzzards Bay NEP produced a Community Preservation Act brochure at the request of the Rochester Conservation Commission. We printed 2,800 copies of the brochure helped town meeting members identify the costs and potential benefits of adopting the CPA in the Town of Rochester. On Monday June 5, town meeting members approved putting the CPA on the fall town ballot.

This brochure was actually modeled after another one that we prepared for some Town of Carver residents. However, in that case, the residents skipped the town meeting vote, and directly formed a ballot question committee. Once this occurred, we were unable to print the brochure for the residents. To understand why this is the case, visit our conflict of interest laws page (look for link to document AO-01-03).

 Rochester CPA BrochureRochester CPA Brochure (200 kb PDF)

Permitted Pollution Discharges and Toxic Waste Generators

EPA’s enviro-mapper showing surface water dischargers or waste generators.Groundwater dischargers are not shown.

Rochestor 2007 NPDES Phase II MS4 permit annual report

Potential Wetland Restoration Sites

The following downloads are excerpts from our report Selected Inventory of Potential Wetland Restoration Sites in the Buzzards Bay Watershed. Click the links to open the files in your web browser, or right click to save to your computer. Graphics on these pdf files has been degraded to reduce file size. Request a CD if this report (click the above link for more info)to obtain higher resolution pdf files.

Appendix 8. Sites in Rochester (2.2 MB pdf file).

Site Locus Map for Rochester (2.2 MB pdf file).

Town of Rochester Wetland Loss Map (1 MB jpg file)

Links

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Information Page on Rochester

New Bedford Standard Times info page on Rochester

Today’s Rochester News from the New Bedford Standard Times

Sol Brothers Inc. Farm Case

Sol Farm, Roichester, station 2
BBP Report on water quality issues surrounding a Rochester Piggery
(1.4 MB pdf file, may take a while)

BBP A no pictures version of the report that will load in less than 1 minute
– (a 53 kb pdf file)

 

Newspaper stories and threads

Rochester residents know what makes their town special.

NB Standard Times article 6/4/02: Article on BBP report on water quality impacts from Sol farm

NB Standard Times article 4/24/02: Testing ordered for waste on Sol’s farm

NB Standard Times article 4/9/02: Judge grants 10 days for Sol to prepare a case

NB Standard Times article 4/3/02: Selectmen candidate headed to court over pig farm

 

Town Information Links

Seal of the Town of Rochester, MATown of Rochester Official Website

The Wanderer
A weekly newspaper serving the communities of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Elected Officials

SELECTMEN 763-3871
Richard D. Nunes, Chairman
Naida L. Parker, Vice Chairman
Bradford N. Morse, Clerk

MODERATOR
Greenwood Hartley, III

TOWN CLERK
Naida L. Parker

HIGHWAY SURVEYOR
Jeffrey Eldridge

HERRING INSPECTOR
William D. Watling, Jr.

BOARD OF HEALTH 763-3871
Karen A. Walega, Health Director
Dale Barrows
Glenn Lawrence
David Souza

PLANNING BOARD
Bendrix L. Bailey
John DeMaggio
Gary Florindo
Arnold Johnson
Michael C. Murphy
Lee Carr
Chris Silveira

Appointed Officials

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR
Michael McCue

TOWN COUNSEL
Blair S. Bailey, Esquire

TOWN PLANNER
Mary Crain

CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER
Michael McCue

FIRE CHIEF 763-2611
Scott Weigel

FINANCE COMMITTEE
Peter Arminetti
James Austin
Anthony Ruocco
Kristian Stoltenberg

BUILDING COMMISSIONER
James Buckles, Building Commissioner

FACILITIES MANAGER
Andrew Daniel

CONSERVATION COMMISSION (508-763-5421 x3)
Kevin Cassidy
Michael Conway
Laurene Gerrior
Christine Post
Rosemary Smith
John Teal
Christopher York
Laurell J. Farinon, Conservation Agent

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Richard J. Manning, Jr.
David Arancio
Richard D. Cutler
Thomas Flynn
Kirby Gilmore
Davis Sullivan

SOIL CONSERVATION BOARD
Richard Charon
Gary Florindo
Cheryl Forand
Stephen LeConte
Bruce H. Taylor
David True

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DIRECTOR
Paul Ciaburri

MATTAPOISETT RIVER VALLEY WATER PROTECTION OVERLAY DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES
Frederick Underhill
Laurell J. Farinon

TRI-TOWN RIVER COMMISSION
Kevin Cassidy
Brad Morse
David Watling

SRPEDD REPRESENTATIVES
Susan Peterson (Selectmen representative)
Susan Peterson (Selectmen Rep)