Board of Health

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

Phone: 369-4235 x-8

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

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.
  • Board of Health Fees: click here for current list of fees: BOH-Fees-2010

BOH news/events:

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

As a resident of Conway you have access to at least six Household Hazardous Waste collection events each year.

·         Pre-registration is required

Residents are now required to purchase a dated and numbered sticker for their vehicles to use the transfer station.  Stickers will change annually, following the fiscal year (which runs from July 1 to June 30), and will cost $10 each.  They will be available at the Transfer Station – residents may be required to provide the attendant with proof of residence. All vehicles must have the current sticker by August 3rd in order to enter the transfer station. This return to Annual Transfer Station Stickers is our first step in an effort to reduce trash totals, which are due, in part, to significant amounts of trash coming in from individuals who no longer live in Conway. Click here to view the regulation: Annual Sticker Regulation of BOH

  • 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