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Town of Conway PO Box 240 Conway, Massachusetts, 01341 [email protected] (413) 369-4235 (413) 369-4237 - fax

Town Office Building - 32 Main Street | Town Hall - 5 Academy Hill Road

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Latest town news & announcements

Planning Board Seeks to Fill Vacancy

Due to David Barten’s resignation, the Planning Board is seeking someone to fill his position until the next town election (May 2016). The Planning Board is responsible for drafting, amending, and modifying zoning By-Laws, and granting Special Permits. The Board makes studies, holds meetings, authorizes technical research, prepares plans, and develops proposals with regards to the future needs of the town. The Board meets on the first and third Thursdays (reduced schedule in summer) at 7pm in the Town Office Building and all meetings are open to the public. Current members of the Planning Board are Joe Strzegowski (Chair), Mary McClintock (Vice-Chair), Dave Chichester (Clerk), and Sue McFarland. The Planning Board’s next meeting is June 18. If you’d like to learn more about what it means to be on the Planning Board, speak to any Planning Board member and/or attend a meeting. You can contact the Planning Board at [email protected].

Transfer Station: Memorial Day weekend hours

The Transfer Station will be OPEN Friday, May 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but CLOSED on Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24.  Have a happy weekend!

Gas Pipeline Educational Workshop May 26 at GCC

Conway’s Ad Hoc Pipeline Task Force encourages residents to attend this workshop on the proposed
Kinder Morgan/TGP “Northeast Energy Direct” Pipeline & Related Environmental Permitting Process: Pipeline Educational Workshop on 5-26-15 at GCC

Land Trust Tour Features Conway & Ashfield Properties

Franklin Land Trust’s 24th Annual Farm & Garden Tour will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10am to 4pm. More information regarding the one day self-guided tour of the secret gardens, working farms and special places in Ashfield & Conway is available on the FLT web site.

Housing Rehab Loans for Low- and Moderate-Income Homeowners

Do you need money to repair your home?  The Regional Housing Authority has 0% interest/deferred payment/declining balance loans available.  Loans are only due at the sale or transfer of the property.  For a household of 1, the income limit is $46,100.  For 2, $52,650; for 3, $59,250; for 4, $65,800; and on up to $86,900 for a family of 8.  To learn more, contact Madelaine Taft-Ferguson at (413) 863-9781, ext. 111 or [email protected]  All inquiries are confidential.

Home Modification Loans are Available to Conway Residents

The Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP), administered by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), provides 0% and low interest loans in amounts between $1000 and $30,000 for modifications to the permanent residences of seniors and individuals with disabilities. For more information, see PVPC’s HMLP website.

Assistance for residents at risk of homelessness

The Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RHA) offers financial assistance to income-eligible families with children and pregnant women who are at risk of homelessness due to job loss, divorce, illness, disability or death of a family member, loss of transportation, and other reasons.  Call Charity Day at (413) 863-9781 for more information.  HRA also offers information on housing issues to anyone with questions.

Rt. 116 one lane at N. Poland Rd.

Route 116 will be one lane at the MassDOT construction site at the intersection of North Poland Road, perhaps until the beginning of October.

Steve Stange Barn Fund Established

A group of residents has established a savings account to collect donations to help Stange replace equipment lost in a recent fire. Checks made out to the “Steve Stange Barn Fund” may be sent to Greenfield Savings Bank, 181 Parsons’s Drive, Conway MA 01341.

Conway Ambulance is looking for EMTs

Conway’s ambulance crew is looking for EMTs to join the department.  Anyone who has a current EMT license — or is interested in becoming licensed — and lives or works in Conway should contact the Ambulance Department for more information.

Director: Jodey Benson      Assistant Director: Christopher Herrmann    (413) 369-4235 x 7   [email protected]

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