General Town News

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. Successful candidate will have good written and verbal skills to effectively communicate with other municipal employees and the general public, and demonstrated clerical skills, including familiarity with computers and Office programs. Successful applicant will be able to take minutes and perform bill tracking and record keeping. Compensation rate is $16/hr. 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. To view the job description, click here: Administrative Assistant (Boards)

Board of Health to Hold Hearing On Sanitary, Safe Operation of Marijuana Establishments

The Conway Board of Health will hold a public hearing on Monday, 30 April 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Town Hall, 5 Academy Hill, Conway, MA to present and receive comments concerning a regulation to ensure the sanitary and safe operation of marijuana establishments. This regulation is promulgated in furtherance of the Board’s mission to protect, promote and preserve the health and well being of all town residents in accordance with, but not limited to, authority granted by MGL c. 111, § 31. The full text of the proposed regulation is available for inspection at the Conway Town Offices, 32 Main Street and at the Board of Health offices, 5 Academy Hill Rd. To request a digital copy, send an email to: boardofhealth@townofconway.com  with “Sanitary and Safe Marijuana” in the subject line. The file that you receive via email will be in a pdf format.

Town of Conway: Resident, Visitor, and Business Survey is Now Available

The final draft of the Franklin Regional Council of Government’s Town of Conway: Resident, Visitor and Business Survey was released and is now available for download at Conway Survey Findings FINAL Dec2017

Anyone inspired to open a business in Town and looking for assistance can access the FRCOG’s Franklin County Business Development Resource Guide, which provides regional data and info about organizations that can help.  Click on the link for the resource guide: https://frcog.org/publication/view/business-development-resource-guide/

Lt. Governor Polito Congratulates Conway

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito wrote to congratulate the Town on completing two “best practice” projects, one for Information Technology and one for Long-Range Financial Planning. Conway was the lead town in the creation of a manual for IT best practices for small towns in Massachusetts, and also worked with consultant Joe Markarian, formerly of the Department of Revenue, to create a long-term financial plan for the Town. See her letter here.

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.

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. By Finance Committee approval on June 19, 2017 and by Select Board and Capital Improvement Planning Committee vote on June 26, 2017, the Town of Conway has accepted and expressed its commitment to this Long Range Financial Plan. For full text of the plan click here: CONWAY LongRangePlan 9-7-17.