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Town Field Use Policy and Reservation Form Are Now Available

Conway Town Fields, including the tennis court, basketball courts, and soccer and baseball fields, are available for public use in accordance with the newly-adopted Conway Field Use Policy. There are two ways to reserve one of these spaces: click here to print the reservation form (Conway Field Use Policy and Form ) and return the completed form to Lisa Turowsky, Assistant to the Town Administrator, at the Town Office; OR, from this website’s home page, go to Field Use/Field Use Reservation Form and follow the instructions for submitting your request online. Problems or questions with the form should be directed to Lisa Turowsky.

 

Main Poland Road Solar Array Documents Now Available

Nexamp has provided the Town with supporting reports and plans for its ground-mounted solar array project at 2394 Main Poland Road. The application packet, reports, plans, and revisions may be viewed at the Town Office, 32 Main Street. View from this website by clicking on these links:

Application for Site Plan Review (12/19/18)

Stormwater Management Report (Dec 2018)

Site Plans (12/19/18)

Peer Review by Tighe & Bond (2/20/19)

REVISED Site Plans (3/14/19)

Addendum I – Stormwater Management Report (March 2019)

For more information contact Joe Strzegowski, Planning Board, at planningboard@townofconway.com.

 

Your Electricity – Plan to Buy Together in Bulk

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.

Board of Health Regulation Concerning Sanitary, Safe Marijuana Sales Enacted

Following a public hearing on April 30, 2018, the Conway BOARD OF HEALTH voted to enact a regulation entitled “Regulation to Ensure the Sanitary and Safe Operation of Marijuana Establishments and the Sale of Marijuana”.   The regulation includes, but is not limited to, the rules for obtaining a Marijuana Operating Permit from the Board of Health and for the manufacture of edible marijuana and food products containing marijuana. The regulation went into effect on May 1, 2018.  Copies of the Regulation are available at the Conway Town Offices, 32 Main Street, at the Board of Health offices, 5 Academy Hill Rd., on the BOH page of the town website, by calling 413-369-4235 or by email to boardofhealth@townofconway.com.

Annual Transfer Station Stickers Now Available

In August, residents using the transfer station will be required to purchase a dated and numbered sticker for their vehicle.  Stickers will change annually, following the fiscal year, 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.   Stickers will also be available from the Town Clerk’s office either in person (Tue., Thur., and Fri. a.m. 9-12) or by mail with SASE (P. O. Box 240, Conway, MA   01341).

This return to Annual Transfer Station Stickers is our first step in an effort to reduce trash totals, as it has come to our attention that the high trash total in Conway is due, in part, to trash coming in from a significant number of individuals who no longer live in Conway, but still have their town stickers and visit to use our Residents-Only “free” trash disposal.   Residents who have lived in Conway for 30 years or more may recognize the return to matching dated stickers with actual households.

For the moment, Pay-As-You-Throw will be waiting in the wings. Meanwhile, let’s see if we can boost our recycling totals.

 

Durable Medical Equipment Loans Available

Conway residents in need of medical equipment may be able to obtain items on loan from the Council on Aging. The items that are available include: walkers, commodes, shower seats, crutches, canes, elevated toilet seats, hand-held shower, wheelchair, foot spa, and arm support with a ball. For more information contact Council on Aging’s Hank Horstmann at 369-4405 or email the Council on Aging, patricialynch@earthlink.net.