Board of Health

About the Board of Health

E-mail: boardofhealth@townofconway.com

Contacts:

  • Carl Nelke, Chairman
  • Marie Iken
  • Virginia Knowlton
  • Tilda Hunting
  • Divon Whitney-Deal

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.

Notice to Board of Health employees: As of April 1, 2018, the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act goes into effect. For more information about the new law, click here: Guidance on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act 2018-01-23

BOH news/events:

Important information about possible PAYT (Pay As You Throw) program in Conway: click here to read about how an improved recycling rate can result in continued free access to trash disposal for Conway resident:Recyle or Pay

Annual Stickers Now Required

Starting August, 2018, residents using the transfer station will be required to purchase a dated and numbered sticker for their vehicle.  Stickers will change annually, following the fiscal year, and will cost $10 each.  They will be available at the Transfer Station – residents may be required to provide the attendant with proof of residence.

This return to Annual Transfer Station Stickers is our first step in an effort to reduce trash totals, as it has come to our attention that the high trash total in Conway is due, in part, to trash coming in from a significant number of individuals who no longer live in Conway, but still have their town stickers and visit to use our Residents-Only “free” trash disposal.   Residents who have lived in Conway for 30 years or more may recognize the return to matching dated stickers with actual households.

For the moment, Pay-As-You-Throw will be waiting in the wings. Meanwhile, let’s see if we can boost our recycling totals.

Walk-In Town Nursing Hours at the Conway Town Hall: First Fridays 9 am – noon, Lisa White RN

As a resident of Conway you have access to at least six Household Hazardous Waste collection events each year.  Pre-registration is required. To see the complete list of collection event dates, times and locations, go to http://www.franklincountywastedistrict.org/HHWreciprocal.html.