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Conway Seeking PT Administrative Assistant

The Town of Conway is seeking an Administrative Assistant, reporting to the Town Administrator and serving the Conservation Commission, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals, with further work possible. The position averages 5 hours per week, with a compensation rate of $16/hr. The successful candidate will have good written and verbal skills to effectively communicate with other municipal employees and the general public as well as demonstrated clerical skills, including familiarity with computers and Office programs; s/he should be able to take minutes and perform bill tracking and record keeping. To view/print the job description, click here: Administrative Assistant (Boards) Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume, along with the Town’s general job application (at http://www.townofconway.com/employment-volunteer or at the Town Office), to the Town Administrator, PO Box 240, Conway, MA 01341. Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Town Clerk out of office June 18-26

The Town Clerk will be out of the office from June 18 through June 26. Please plan accordingly!

Mathews Road Project and Traffic Notice

Reclamation will begin on Monday, June 18th and finish on Wednesday, June 20th.  Mathews Road will be closed to through traffic from Monday, June 18th through Wednesday, June 20th so please find alternate routes for your day-to-day travel during this time.  Resident on Mathews Road can enter and exit during this period but are asked to use caution and prepare for delays.

Paving will begin on June 21st at 6:00am and end in the late evening hours of that same day.  During this time, the road will be closed to through traffic so we ask again that you find alternate routes for your day-to-day travel.  Residents on Mathews Road can enter and exit on this day but please expect extensive delays.  It is extremely important that the pavement is not compromised so please look to the signage and Highway Department staff on scene before driving on newly laid pavement!  If you have any questions please call our office or email [email protected]

Transfer Station Closed Wednesday, July 4th

The Transfer Station will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. It will reopen Thursday, July 5th, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Durable Medical Equipment Loans Available

Conway residents in need of medical equipment may be able to obtain items on loan from the Council on Aging. The items that are available include: walkers, commodes, shower seats, crutches, canes, elevated toilet seats, hand-held shower, wheelchair, foot spa, and arm support with a ball. For more information contact Council on Aging’s Hank Horstmann at 369-4405 or email the Council on Aging, [email protected]

Town Administrator appointed to MMA Board, Local Government Advisory Commission

Town Administrator Tom Hutcheson was elected by his peers in the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association to represent Town Administrators and Managers from the four western counties, the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s Region 1. Along with this comes an appointment to the MMA’s Board of Directors, which was approved June 12, and thereby an appointment by the Governor to the Local Government Advisory Commission (per M.G.L. Ch. 3, Sec. 62), to which he was sworn in prior to their June 12 meeting.

Assessors Clerk Summer Hours Begin July 9th

From July 9 to July 26, 2018, the Assessors Clerk will have office hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12 noon-5pm and on Thursdays from 1pm-5pm.

Beginning July 30, 2018, the Assessors Clerk will hold office hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am-2pm and on Thursdays from 10am-2pm.

Assessors Summer Meeting Schedule

The assessors will now be on a summer meeting schedule of every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for June, July and August or as needed. Starting September 6th they will return to meeting every Thursday.

Dates of the summer meetings are: June: 14th, 28th, July: 12th and 26th, August 9th and 23rd.

Volunteers Needed — Ag Comm, Parks, Rec & Trails, and Others; Some Elected Positions Still Vacant

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

For all these positions, contact Lisa Turowsky, [email protected] with questions or for more openings throughout the year.Also note that positions on the Board of Health, Planning Board, and School Committee remain vacant after this year’s Town election; these may be appointed by the Select Board if necessary. For more information about elected positions, contact Carl Nelke (Board of Health), Mary McClintock/Joe Strzegowski (Planning Board), or Elaine Campbell (School Committee).

Annual Town Report for FY2017 Now Available

The Annual Town Report for FY2017 is available now. Click here to view the report, or pick up a copy at the Town Office, 32 Main Street. Happy reading!

Town of Conway Annual Report FY2017 FINAL2

Conway Now Has Long-Range Financial Plan

The Town of Conway, in conjunction with the Commonwealth Community Compact Program, has adopted a multi-year financial plan that develops financial policies, revenue and expenditure forecasts, and budget documents that reflect Conway’s needs. The Town of Conway has accepted and expressed its commitment to this Long Range Financial Plan by Finance Committee approval on June 19, 2017 and by Select Board and Capital Improvement Planning Committee vote on June 26, 2017. For full text of the plan click here: CONWAY LongRangePlan 9-7-17. [Posted November 22, 2017.]

New Board of Health Regulation Concerning Sanitary, Safe Marijuana Sales

Following a public hearing on April 30, 2018, the Conway BOARD OF HEALTH voted to enact a regulation entitled “Regulation to Ensure the Sanitary and Safe Operation of Marijuana Establishments and the Sale of Marijuana”.   The regulation includes, but is not limited to, the rules for obtaining a Marijuana Operating Permit from the Board of Health and for the manufacture of edible marijuana and food products containing marijuana. The regulation goes into effect immediately.  Copies of the Regulation are available at the Conway Town Offices, 32 Main Street, at the Board of Health offices, 5 Academy Hill Rd., on the BOH page of the town website, by calling 413-369-4235 or by email to [email protected].

Board of Health Raises Sales Age of Tobacco Products

Following a public hearing on April 23, 2018, the Conway BOARD OF HEALTH voted to enact a regulation entitled “Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products”.  The regulation includes, but is not limited to, raising the “minimum legal sales age” to 21 years. The regulation will go into effect on July 1, 2018.  Copies of the Regulation are available at the Conway Town Offices, 32 Main Street, at the Board of Health offices, 5 Academy Hill Rd., on the BOH page of the town website, by calling 413-369-4235 or by email to [email protected].

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.

Senior Guidance Website Spotlights Assisted Living, Other Services for Seniors

Senior Guidance (https://www.seniorguidance.org/), an organization dedicated to providing helpful senior living resources for the elderly, has announced a dedicated section on its website that provides detailed and thorough information on Massachusetts assisted living:

https://www.seniorguidance.org/assisted-living/massachusetts/

The Senior Guidance website discusses all services available for seniors living in Massachusetts, outlines helpful state programs, and offers information about assisted living facilities in every city, town and county in Massachusetts.

West County Senior Center Offers Van Transportation for Seniors

Residents of Conway, Ashfield and Hawley who are 60 years old and over are eligible for curb-to-curb van transportation throughout Franklin County. Call Bob at 413-625-2502 to make an appointment several days in advance or for more information about reservations and fees. Weekly trips for shopping to Big Y in Greenfield are offered on Thursdays.

Take a Look at Conway’s Geographic Information System

This multi-layered, interactive, web-based system will provide you with new perspectives on Conway! To get started exploring this remarkable tool, go to http://www.axisgis.com/ConwayMA/ and click on “Start Here” in the Axis GIS Overview Tour window. You may also want to read an introduction to using the system written by Administrative Assessor Lee Whitcomb, available here.

Messages to Legislators Delivered in Conway

For those unable to attend the morning briefing of legislators by area agency heads on Tuesday, March 28 at the Conway Town Hall, here’s a link to the video of the event.

Do You Want to be a Firefighter?

The Town of Conway seeks residents interested in serving as firefighters (18 years of age and up) and junior firefighters (14-18 years of age.) Individuals must be willing to attend 2 training sessions per month, and to achieve CPR and First Responder certification; the costs involved in doing so are paid by the Fire Department. Contact Chief Bob Baker at [email protected] or 369-4235 x6.

Free Wellness Clinics with Town Nurse

Conway Town Nurse Lisa White invites residents to attend First Friday Walk-in Clinics for:

Help with Self-Management of Medication / Health Issues; Blood Pressure Screening; Blood Glucose Screening; Health Information; Needle/Sharps disposal; Mercury Thermometer disposal

Clinics will be held on the first Friday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon in the Town Hall. For more information, call (413) 665-1400 x114 or email [email protected] The services of the Town Nurse are contracted by the Conway Board of Health through the Franklin Regional Council of Governments.

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