Welcome to the Town of Cohasset
News and Announcements:
UPDATED - The Cohasset Water Department has issued a Drought Watch for August 1, 2016 - Click here for more information.
Sewer Commissioner Position Open
Due to a resignation of a member, a Sewer Commission position is open and needs to be filled. The appointment would be from when the vote is taken until the Annual Town Election in the Spring of 2017.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application below and submit it per the instructions. Applications must be received by Thursday, August 4th so they can be distributed to the Board of Selectmen and the Sewer Commission for review.
A joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and the Sewer Commission will be held Tuesday, August 9th at 7PM (please check the agenda for times) to interview candidates.
Any questions, please contact the Board of Selectmen's Office at 781.383.4100 x 108. Thank you!
Cohasset Master Plan Survey
At the July 5, 2016 Board of Selectmen's Meeting, the MAPC presented their Cohasset Space Needs Analysis. To review the MAPC's power point presentation, please click here.
The Cohasset Planning Board is in the process of updating our Town Master Plan. Your perspective on the kinds of challenges Cohasset will face over the next 10 years helps to determine what we address in our updated Master Plan.
The following survey is a great opportunity for citizens to guide and advise the Master Plan Scope of Work. It is designed to collect and collate local knowledge and wisdom regarding critical issues Cohasset must identify now, in order to plan for the future.
Please be frank and candid in your comments. This is a 100% anonymous survey. If you wish to identify yourself, you may do so in the comment section at the end of the survey.
The Cohasset Planning Board and other committed town residents thank you for participating in our Master Plan updating process.
Cunningham Bridge Replacement Project
For previous information on this project, please see below:
A public meeting was held on Thursday, February 25th at 7PM at the Cohasset Senior Center (located at 91 Sohier Street). To view updated plans and the presentation given that evening, please click on the links below:
- Cunningham Bridge Right of Way Plans - Updated March 2, 2016
- Cunningham Bridge Plans - Updated March 2, 2016
- February 25th Presentation
- Color Plan of Easements and Right of Ways (from 2/25/16 meeting)
Town Election Results
Committee Appointment Information
The Board of Selectmen appoint and re-appoint members of Committees by June 30th of every year. If you are interested in volunteering, please review the open seats, application, committee handbook below. If you wish to be re-appointed, please fill out the application below as well. Please submit your applications by May 16th to the email address on the application.
All Facilities Stickers
- Town of Cohasset LOMR Draft Submission for FEMA Floodmaps
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Cohasset is a nine square mile coastal town just twenty-five miles from Boston and is home to about 7,000 residents who reside in a setting of historical colonial homes and spectacular ocean vistas. Many of the residents make the daily commute to work by car, commuter boat from the adjoining town of Hingham, or the commuter train line located right in town. Route 3A bisects the town which provides prime locations for a multitude of large and small businesses alike. Currently there are four shopping plazas operating within the town which provide all the basic needs that any resident or visitor would look for.
Cohasset's central village lies around a picturesque and spacious common with a small pond on the southern end named Meeting House Pond. The Common is surrounded by historical buildings, homes, and churches. The village also includes specialty shops, quality restaurants, the colonial First Parish Meeting House, and St. Stephens Church with its 51 bell carillon that has offered Sunday concerts since 1924. Cohasset has active Community and Arts Centers, three historical museums, the South Shore Music Circus, and a Swim Club for all ages. There are three swimming beaches, and recreational parks and trails that run through Wompatuck State Park, Whitney Woods Reservation, Wheelwright Park, and Turkey Hill Park.
Along the shore line of Cohasset Harbor are facilities for dining, sailing, boating, and a replica of the famous Minot's light. The Cohasset Public School System is highly rated and many of the residents involve themselves in the many community activities which provide a stable foundation for the future growth of Cohasset.
Photo: I. Lyster
For any suggestions, please write a brief email to the address below and we will do everything we can to give a prompt response and make accommodations for suggestions.