The Town Administrator presented the Fiscal Year 2020 Town budget to the Select Board and Finance Committee for their deliberation and recommendations at their March 4 joint meeting. The budget includes a detailed presentation of proposed departmental, committee, school and other Town expenses. It also includes discussions of free cash, excess levy capacity, projected revenues, capital requests, notes on selected capital expenses from last year’s annual Town Meeting, and notes on the tax rate, the average single-family tax bill, grants, and the budget process. Finally, there is a listing of proposed Town Meeting money articles. Please note that any item may change as the Select Board and Finance Committee move through their deliberations and recommendations. The warrant is scheduled to close Monday, March 11, and may have only technical corrections after then.
Conway Officials Have Released the Town’s Community Choice Power Supply Program Aggregation Plan
The Town of Conway developed the Aggregation Plan in compliance with Massachusetts law regarding public aggregation of electric consumers. It contains required information on the structure, operations, services, funding, and policies of the Town’s Plan. The Plan has been developed in consultation with the Town’s aggregation implementation consultant, Colonial Power Group, Inc. (CPG) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).
The purpose of this Plan is to represent consumer interests in competitive markets for electricity. It seeks to aggregate consumers in the Town to negotiate rates for power supply. It brings together the buying power of more than 1,800 consumers. Furthermore, the Town seeks to take greater control of its energy options, including enhancing the ability to pursue price stability, savings opportunities and the amount of renewable energy procured. However, savings cannot be guaranteed. Participation is voluntary for each eligible consumer. Eligible consumers have the opportunity to decline service provided through the Plan and to choose any Competitive Supplier they wish. The Town has distributed this Plan for public review prior to submitting it to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU).
Public Review and Comment Period
The public review and comment period for the Town of Conway’s Aggregation Plan has ended.
Click here to read the Town of Conway’s Aggregation Plan. An original hardcopy of the Plan is also available at the Town Clerk’s office.