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Please License Your Dog!

IT IS A NEW YEAR and Conway “Dog Parents” are reminded that State Law requires that dogs be licensed each year.  2018 licenses are available from the Town Clerk on Tues., Thurs., and Fri. mornings between 9 a.m. and noon.  Owners who find the hours inconvenient may purchase licenses by mail at P.O.Box 240, Conway – please include SASE bearing 70-cents postage.

Make checks payable to the Town of Conway – Males and Spayed Females are $3.00 each; Females are $6.00 each.  The following information must accompany all requests:  Owner’s name and address, Dog’s name, age, breed color and gender; and a current rabies certificate.  Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required!!!

A current license can assist officials in reuniting lost dogs with their families and serves as immediate proof that the dog had a current rabies vaccination at the time of licensing.  No one wants to face the cost and heartbreak of placing their beloved pet in a quarantine situation for several months.

Please be prompt.  Licenses expire annually on March 31.  After July 1, Conway pet owners are subject to a $10.00 fine in addition to the regular licensing fee for each unregistered dog in their household.

Town Nomination Papers Available at Town Clerk’s Office

THE ANNUAL Non-Partisan Town Caucus successfully nominated a full slate of candidates on 05 March 2018. Candidates not in attendance were notified of their nomination by mail.   Caucus Nominees were required to sign a Certificate of Nomination, indicating their acceptance of the candidacy.  Four caucus nominees failed to sign the certificate prior to the deadline and will not appear on the ballot unless they file nomination papers.

Offices on the 2018 ballot will include one Selectman, one Assessor, two Board of Health members, two Local School Committee members for three years and one member for two years, two Planning Board members, and one Moderator.

Potential candidates that were not nominated by the Caucus or that failed to sign the Certificate of Nomination and want to appear on the ballot must contact the Town Clerk’s Office for nomination papers.   Signed nomination papers must be returned to the Clerk’s office before 5:00 p.m. on 29 March 2018.  Candidates for all offices must be residents and registered voters in the Town of Conway.

Town Meeting Voter Registration Deadline Is April 24th

THE LAST DAY to register to vote or change party enrollment for the 14 May Annual Town Meeting and Election will be Tuesday, 24 April.  On that date, the board of Registrars will hold special hours from 9 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the town office building at 32 Main Street.  You may also register any Tues., Thurs., or Friday between 9 a.m. and noon prior to 24 April, or you may request a mail-in form from the town clerk.  All registration information must be postmarked prior to the registration deadline.

Conway Pre-Town Meeting Dessert Potluck and Discussion Monday, April 30

All Conway residents are invited to come to a pre-Town Meeting dessert potluck and discussion on Monday, April 30 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Conway Grammar School. Please bring a dessert to share that can be served on a napkin, serving utensils (if needed), and your own reusable cup/mug/spoon. Beverages will be provided. Residents who have information about particular warrant articles are encouraged to bring handouts.

Like past Pre-Town Meeting gatherings, the evening is an opportunity for discussion that is informal, nonpartisan, and without the time pressure often felt at Town Meeting. Residents are encouraged to come with questions about Town Meeting warrant articles, procedures, and definitions. There will be an opportunity to meet candidates for town office. The intent of the meeting is to help people be well-informed voters and to have some time to think about what is being proposed, as a supplement to the democratic process of Town Meeting. Mary McClintock said, “These gatherings really help me have a better understanding of what we need to decide at Town Meeting. And the desserts are really yummy!”

For information: contact Ruth Parnall at [email protected], 489-3097, or Jim Recore at [email protected], 768-9939.

Germain Scholarship Applications Due April 20th

Applications for the Mark Boice Germain and Mildred Boice Germain Fund Scholarship for Academic Year 2018-2019 are available  on this website’s Forms and Downloads page, and may also be viewed and printed here: Germain-Schol-APPLIC-for-2018-19.

The scholarship was established to assist residents of Conway who have resided, or whose parents have resided, in Conway for two years prior to the date of application. Completed applications must be received by noon on Friday, April 20th, 2018 by the Conway Select Board, PO Box 240, Conway, MA 01341. Applicants will be notified in May.

Wells Scholarship Applications Due March 20th!

Applications for the Wells Scholarship must be postmarked on or before March 20th to be considered for academic year 2018-2019. For more information about eligibility, please contact the Town Administrator’s office, 413-369-4235 x0, by noon on Friday, March 16, or on Monday/Tuesday, March 19th/20th between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Notary Public Services Available at Town Office

Assistant to the Town Administrator Lisa Turowsky is available to notarize documents at the Town Office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm. Signers should bring a government-issued identification card such as a driver’s license or passport for verification of identity.

Volunteers Needed — Ag Comm, Parks and Rec, Housing Committee & Others

Might you and your community benefit from you filling one of the following positions:

Contact Lisa Turowsky, [email protected] with questions or for more openings throughout the year.

Protective Bylaws, Recreational Marijuana Moratorium Amendment Are Now Available

The Protective Zoning Bylaws of the Town of Conway, revised in October 2017, and the recreational marijuana moratorium amendment that will be discussed at the annual Town Meeting in May, are available by clicking here:

Protective Bylaws of the Town of Conway

Marijuana Moratorium Article Amendment ATM 2018 (01Mar2018)

Preliminary Budget for FY 2019

The Town Administrator has finished the preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2019 — July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 (revised, March 1, 2018). The Select Board and Finance Committee will be making choices over the next few weeks as the budget, and the warrant as a whole, are finalized for Town Meeting (May 14).

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