Board of Health

About the Board of Health


  • Carl Nelke, Chairman
  • Bill McLoughlin
  • Ann Gibson
  • Meg Burch
  • Vacancy

Phone: 369-4235 x-8

Hours: Meetings held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall; office hours are Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 and Saturdays 9:00 – noon

The Conway Board of Health is comprised of 5 members elected by town voters on a rotating basis.  Each member serves a term of 3 years.  The BOH is responsible for:

  • Enforcement of the State Sanitary Code, including witnessing Title 5 inspections, perc tests, approval of septic system plans and the issuing of permits for new and upgraded septic systems.  Also responsible for monitoring safety of drinking water, receiving reports and issuing new well drilling permits.
  • Through the management of the Town’s Transfer Station, is responsible for hazardous materials and solid waste disposal.  Involves enforcement of State Recycling laws, issuing waste hauling and use permits, collection of hazardous waste and community education.
  • Enforcement of the Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation set forth in the State Sanitary Code, including lead poisoning, oil spills and other public health threats.  Responsible for inspections of rental housing, commercial kitchens, restaurants, retail food, B & B’s, recreational camps and public beaches.
  • Responsible for monitoring, investigating and reporting all infectious and dangerous disease cases, including rabies.  Monitors and issues permits for remediation of beaver and muskrat activities.  Supervises animal control officer and barn inspector.
  • Involvement with all aspects of emergency preparedness.  Works with federal, state and regional communities and organizations to develop and coordinate facilities and resources, such as sheltering,  food and water,  treatment, isolation and quarantine, to respond to broad public health emergency situations.

BOH links/events:

Walk-In Town Nursing Hours at the Conway Town Hall

First Fridays 9 am – noon, Lisa White RN