Due to the dramatic increase in fuel costs, the Town of Ashland has implemented common sense fuel savings measures that will lessen our fuel consumption, while minimizing negative impacts on the level of service we provide the community.
"Although the Ashland Police Department will continue to respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service in an expeditious way, between calls for service, officers will conduct stationary observation in key areas of town to ensure traffic safety, crime deterrence, and their ability to respond at a moments notice anywhere in town," said Chief Doug Goodman. "Additionally, officers will incrementally increase their foot patrols and re-engage the bike patrol program as service demands allow."
Public Works crews will also be intentional in planning their routes to collect brush and carpooling when the tasks allow. For all Town vehicles, any idling will be eliminated unless absolutely necessary, such as running emergency lights at an accident scene.
We appreciate the community's understanding of these strategies as we all do our best to deal with cost increases at the pump.