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Board of Health

Members: Carl Nelke, Chairman; Veronique Blanchard; Devon Whitney-Deal, Tilda Hunting; Marie Iken; Virginia Knowlton (clerk)

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

BOH NEWS:

  • 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