Members: Carl Nelke, Chairman; Veronique Blanchard; Devon Whitney-Deal, Tilda Hunting; Marie Iken; Virginia Knowlton (clerk)
- Phone: 369-4235 x-8
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
IMPORTANT BOH NEWS about COVID-19, AS OF June 2, 2020: there are no positive COVID-19 cases in Conway
What protocol does the Board of Health follow when an individual tests positive for COVID-19? Click here for the protocol: BOH protocol 4.10.20
Information on basic precautions that everyone can easily take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases: frcog.org/covid-19-resources/
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 (witnessing Title 5 inspections; perc tests; approval of septic system plans/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
Hazardous materials and solid waste disposal (enforcement of State Recycling laws; issuing waste hauling and use permits; collection of hazardous waste and community education)
Enforcement of the State Sanitary Code Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation. Responsible for inspections of rental housing, commercial kitchens, restaurants, retail food, B & B’s, recreational camps and public beaches
Monitoring, investigating and reporting 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
Emergency preparedness. Works with federal, state and regional communities and organizations to develop/coordinate facilities and resources, such as sheltering, food and water, treatment, isolation and quarantine, to respond to broad public health emergency situations.
- Family burial plots. Provides written permission for establishment of family burial plots on private property. Click here for more information: Family-Burial-Guidelines
- Board of Health Fees: click here for current list of fees: BOH-Fees-2010
- The Transfer Station is now accepting food and paper composting for FREE! For a complete list of items that will be accepted, go to Conway TS Compost Program 2 pages.
- 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 For the moment, “Pay-As-You-Throw” will be waiting in the wings. Meanwhile, let’s see if we can boost our recycling totals.
- New Board of Health Regulations: In 2018, two new regulations were adopted regarding the sale of tobacco products and retail marijuana products. Click here to view the regulations:BOH Marijuana regs; Tobacco Products Sale Restriction Sig
- Walk-In Town Nursing Hours at the Conway Town Hall: First Fridays 9 am – noon, Lisa White RN
- 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