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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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Get Ready for the 2/8/16 Special Town Meeting

Why this bylaw? Why now? What types of projects does this bylaw cover? What projects are NOT covered by this bylaw? What is required by this bylaw?

Members of the Planning Board encourage you to read this revised information sheet regarding the revised Proposed General Bylaw for Noise and Earth Removal and Related Disturbances and the proposed amendments to the bylaw prior to attending the special Town Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, 2/8/16 at the Conway Grammar School.

 

Hilltown Churches Food Pantry Distribution Schedule

The Hilltown Churches Food Pantry distributes food from the Congregational Church on Main St. in Ashfield every other Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. (The next date is 2/2/16.) While there are no income requirements, a proof of residency for 11 Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Monroe, Plainfield, Rowe, or Shelburne is needed.  With questions, or an emergency need, please contact Pat Thayer at 413-625-0020 or [email protected]. Emergency closures will be announced on 22 News/WWLP-TV.  Hilltown Churches Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

Democrats to Hold Caucus on 2/13/16

Registered Democrats in Conway will be holding their annual caucus at the Conway Town Hall, 5 Academy Hill Road (at the corner of Route 116), on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Three delegates and three alternate delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention, divided equally between men and women, will be elected. The Convention will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Lowell.

2016-17 Scholarship Applications Available

Please see the Scholarships section of the Forms & Downloads page of the Town of Conway Web site for applications and information regarding scholarships available to Conway residents. Please note that applications for the Mark Boice Germain and Mildred Boice Germain Fund scholarship, administered by the Select Board, are due on Friday, April 22, 2016.

Solar Consultancy

The Town of Conway has secured a META grant from the state for identifying options for solar development. See the Request for Qualifications here.

Special Voter Registration Hours

Conway residents not yet registered to vote in the town:

The Board of Registrars will be holding several special registration sessions this year, as listed below. You may also register in person during the Town Clerk’s regular office hours or use an official mail-in registration form (copies available at 32 Main St. and 5 Academy Hill Rd.).

Friday, 29 January 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.   —   Last day of registration prior to 8 February 2016 special town meeting

Wednesday, 10 February 2016, from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m.   —   Last day to register to vote or change party enrollment for the 1 March 2016 Presidential Primary

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.   —   Last day of registration prior to 9 May 2016 Annual Meeting and Election

Friday, 19 August 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.   —   Last day to register to vote or change party enrollment for the 8 September 2016 State Primary

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m.   —   Last day of registration prior to 8 November 2016 Presidential Election

Job Open – Ambulance Department Director – part-time, stipended position

The Town of Conway is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Ambulance Department Director.  Responsible for managing all aspects of payroll and billings, plus supervision of staff and volunteers.  Must be certified EMT and have updated CORI check. Send cover letter, resume, and general job application (available at www.townofconway.com/employment-volunteer/) to [email protected] or Town Administrator, P.O. Box 240, Conway, MA  01341.  Deadline for applications is January 29, 2016.  Town of Conway is an equal opportunity employer.

Approximately two hours per week of desk work. This is a working EMT position – the Director is expected to respond to calls. Proximity to Conway important. Job description here.

Wicked Free Winter Fun

The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, in conjunction with the MA Office of Travel & Tourism, is promoting free events this winter. Click here to learn how to submit your organization’s listing.

Information Session on Proposed General Bylaw 1/21/16

On Thursday, January 21, at 7 PM in the Conway Town Hall General Purpose Room, the Planning Board will hold an Information Session about a proposed General Bylaw on Noise and Earth Removal for Large Scale Industrial & Commercial Facilities — including but not limited to those pertaining to natural gas transmission, wind power, and mining. Its purpose is to protect the public welfare of Conway residents, and it includes sections related to roads, traffic, noise, water quality, and community impact. Proposed by the Select Board, this General Bylaw will be on the Warrant for a February Special Town Meeting. The Planning Board encourages everyone to come to the Information Session with their questions and concerns. To see the full text, please click here: Special Town Meeting Warrant, February 8, 2016.

 

Conservation Commission Member, Other Volunteers Sought

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

  • 1 representative to the Conservation Commission. Contact the chair, John Gates, at [email protected]
  • 1 member of the Agricultural Commission. Contact Co-Chair Jason Silverman at [email protected] or 413-768-9437.
  • 2 members of Conway’s Council on Aging. Contact Chair Patricia Lynch at 369-4284.
  • 1 member of the Finance Committee. Contact Chair Jim Bosman at [email protected] or 369-9465.
  • 1 representative to the Greater Franklin Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Committee. Contact the Town Administrator, Tom Hutcheson, at [email protected] or 369-4235 x3.
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