General Town News

Open Space Committee To Lead Stiltgrass ID Project August 11th & August 18th

Find out why  the invasive plant stiltgrass is a problem and how to control it! Participate in a crew to hand-pull patches along Conway’s roadsides. Meet at Natural Roots Farm, 888 Shelburne Falls Rd. Questions? Can’t make it but want help with ID? Contact mturre@gmail.com or (413) 369-4034.

Click here for flyer: stiltgrass-flyer-2018-webopt

 

Pool Party at Conway Swimming Pool August 25

There will be a pool party for Conway residents at the Conway Swimming Pool on  Saturday, August 25, 2018 (rain date: Sunday, August 26, 2018) from 1 to 4 pm. Food and refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by Conway Parks, Recreation, and Trails Committee and the Conway Pool Committee. Parking will be available on the Pumpkin Hollow Common. Donations gladly accepted!

 

Planning Board Releases Draft Marijuana Establishments Bylaw

The Planning Board has released its draft bylaw related to adult use marijuana establishments and will solicit public comments on the bylaw at its September 17, 2018 public hearing. The bylaw will be voted on at a Special Town Meeting  to be held on September 24, 2018. This bylaw replaces the Marijuana Moratorium currently in effect. To view/print the draft bylaw click here: Public Hearing Recreational Marijuauna Bylaw Article – Draft 7-23-18 (002)

The draft bylaw may also be viewed at the Town Office, 32 Main Street, between the hours of 9 and 5, Monday through Thursday, and from 9 to noon on Friday.

FCSWMD Announces Hazardous Waste Collection, Bulky Waste Recycling Days

The Franklin County Solid Waste District will hold its 2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, September 22 at GCC Main Campus & Orange Transfer Station.

Residents and businesses must pre-register between August 16 and September 17.  During that time, online registration will be open: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org/hazwasteday.html. Obtain paper registration forms from town offices, transfer stations, and in ads in the Greenfield Recorder.

The collection is free for residents of most member towns. Businesses must pay for disposal costs. For business registration information, call (413) 772-2438.

For a list of acceptable items, see:  www.franklincountywastedistrict.org/hazwasteday.html

The Fall “Clean Sweep” Bulky Waste Recycling Day is Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at Buckland Rec. Center, Northfield Highway Garage, Whately Transfer Station.

Residents from any District town may bring tires, appliances, scrap metal, mattresses, propane tanks, construction debris, and other large items; clean and dry textiles and books accepted free for reuse or recycling. Bring bulky rigid plastics such as 5-gallon pails and plastic lawn furniture for special recycling program ($5 per load: for acceptable items, see website or call). Disposal fees: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org/cleansweep.html

Questions? – 413-772-2438, info@franklincountywastedistrict.org

Energy Committee Provides List of Energy Efficiency Programs

Members:

  • Peter Martin, Chair: plm314@hotmail.com
  • Susan Bridge, member
  • Brice Hereford, member
  • Vacancy

MASSACHUSSETTS ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS: INCENTIVES AND RESOURCES

Incentives and other resources for Residential Customers:  http://www.masscec.com/get-clean-energy/residential

Incentives and other resources for Businesses: http://www.masscec.com/get-clean-energy/business

Incentives and other resources for Government and Non-Profit Entities: http://www.masscec.com/get-clean-energy/government-and-non-profit

Fact Sheets on Specific Incentive Programs:

Residential Air-Source Heat Pumps:  Residential Air-Source Heat Pumps

Residential Ground-Source Heat Pumps: Residential Ground-Source Heat Pumps

Residential Solar Hot Water: Residential Solar Hot Water

Residential Modern Wood Heating (central boiler systems): Residential Modern Wood Heat

Commercial-Scale Air Source Heat Pumps: Commercial Scale Air-Source Heat Pumps  (non-VRF)

Commercial-Scale Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems: Commercial Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems

Commercial-Scale Ground Source Heat Pumps: Commercial-Scale Ground-Source Heat Pumps

Commercial-Scale Solar Hot Water: Commercial-Scale Solar Hot Water

Commercial-Scale Modern Wood Heating: Small Commercial Modern Wood Heat , Large Commercial Modern Wood Heat

Other Related Program Pages:

HeatSmart Mass: http://www.masscec.com/heatsmart

Residential Wood Stove Change-Out Program: Woodstove Change-Out

Solarize Mass and Solarize Mass Plus: Solarize Mass

Mass Solar Loan Program: Mass Solar Loan Flyer