Planning Board

Conservation Commission Needs Members!

The unexpected departure of the Conservation Commission’s long-time chair has resulted in an urgent need for a new member. The five-member Commission administers conservation restrictions on behalf of the Town and makes formal determinations for land/homeowners as to whether the requirements of either the Wetlands Protection Act or the Rivers Act apply to projects by interpreting state regulations. Conway residents who are interested in serving should contact the Town Administrator, Tom Hutcheson, at the Town Office, 413-369-4235 x3.

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 (click on the link below, or request from the Town Administrator, 32 Main Street, PO Box 240, Conway, MA 01341 tel. 413-369-4235 x3.) Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application for Employment – Conway_10-01-18 

To view the job description, click here: Administrative Assistant (Boards)

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

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

  • Members of the Conservation Commission; contact Bruton Strange at kristenstrange@gmail.com;
  • Members of the Agricultural Commmission; contact Jason Silverman at jfsilverman413@gmail.com;
  • Members of the Parks, Recreation & Trails Committee; contact parksandrec@townofconway.com;
  • 1 member of the Wastewater Committee; contact Joe Strzegowski at strzeg@comcast.com;

For all these positions, contact Lisa Turowsky, assistant@townofconway.com 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).

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/

Planning Board

Meetings are generally held on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month @ 6:00-7:30 PM in the Town Office. You may confirm the date, time and location of a specific meeting by referring to the official posting board at Town Office, or via email to planningboard@townofconway.com

Members:

  • Mary McClintock – Chair
  • Joseph Strzegowski – Vice-Chair
  • Beth Girshman – Member, Clerk
  • Andy Jaffe – Member
  • Bill Moebius – Member
  • Sue McFarland – Associate Member

Email:     planningboard@townofconway.com

Conway’s General and Zoning Bylaws are now available free of charge at the Forms and Downloads page.

Protective Zoning Bylaws (including marijuana moratorium), revised October 2017, are available by clicking here: Conway Zoning Bylaws – 30 October 2017 Final copy

Additional Documents:

Office Hours and Meeting Schedules

For PDF of information below click here: Office Hours rev 7.17.2018

OFFICE HOURS

Town Administrator – Town Office

  • Monday through Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9 am-noon

Assistant to the Town Administrator – Town Office

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am-2pm

Town Clerk – Town Office

  • Tuesday 9am-Noon
  • Thursday 9am-Noon
  • Friday 9am-Noon

Treasurer/Tax Collector and Assistant Treasurer/Tax Collector – Town Office

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am-3pm

Assessors – Town Hall

  • July 9-26 Monday, Wednesday 12-5 pm; Thursday 1-5 pm
  • Summer hours (beginning July 30): Monday, Wednesday 9am-2pm; Thursday 10am-2pm

Board of Health Clerk – Town Hall

  • Thursday 2pm-4pm
  • Saturday 9am-Noon

Town Accountant

  • Monday 12pm-3pm or by appointment

Field Memorial Library (Carol Baldwin, Director; conwayfmld@gmail.com or 413-369-4646)

  • Monday 4pm-7pm
  • Wed. 2pm-7pm
  • Sat. 10am-2pm

Transfer Station – Old Cricket Hill

  • Wednesday 10am-6pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 8am-1pm

For Transfer Station information, check here.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS

Select Board – Town Office

  • January through Town Meeting-Monday at 6pm (except holidays)
  • May (after Town Meeting) through December-alternating Mondays at 6pm (except holidays)

Agricultural Commission

  • 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm

Planning Board – Town Office

  • 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month at 6pm

Board of Assessors – Town Hall

  • To be determined

Board of Health – Town Hall

  • 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month at 7pm

Capital Improvements Planning Committee – Town Hall

  • 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm

Conservation Commission – Town Office

  • 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:30pm

Council on Aging – Town Hall

  • 1st Wednesday of each month at 9:30am

Conway Grammar School – Conway School

  • 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm

Frontier Regional HS – Frontier School

  • 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm

Franklin County Tech – Tech School

  • 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm

Annual Town Meeting – Conway Grammar School

  • 2nd Monday in May at 7:30pm

Annual Town Election – Town Office

  • Thursday after Town Meeting – 11am-7pm

Planning Board To Propose Senior Housing Bylaw

The Planning Board, as Conway’s Special Permit Granting Authority, is set to consider a change to the Protective Bylaws of the Town of Conway.  The new rules provide a mechanism to review proposals for Age Restricted Housing Communities. Also being considered is a change in the Zoning Board of Appeals definition of clearances in conjunction with the Special Permitting process. Watch for news of public hearings where the Planning Board will present its proposals to Town residents..

To read more about the Senior Housing Bylaw, click here: Senior-Housing-Proposed-Bylaw-3

The proposed changes to clearances definitions can be viewed here: Zoning-bylaws-proposed-changes-to-clearances-definitions