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Town Information
TOWN HALL PHONES:
(413) 238-5577 To connect to all departments

TOWN HALL EMAIL:
MAILING ADDRESSES:
Town Hall - PO BOX 247, Worthington MA 01098
Tax Collector - PO BOX 213
Fire Department - PO BOX 226
Police Department - PO BOX 246
Council on Aging - PO BOX 7
ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION AND MEETING:
First Saturday in May. Town business official postings are at Town Hall Ramp & Post Office
TRASH DISPOSAL:
Regular Hours-Wednesday Noon - 4:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM -  4:00 PM
Summer Hours-Memorial Day to Labor Day - Wednesday 2:00 - 7:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$20 punch card, $1/per punch for 30 gallon bags, $10 punch card, .50c per punch for smaller bags. Available at Compactor by check only (no cash), Town Hall and Corners Grocery. Please ask attendant for recycling pamphlet & regulations.
DUMP PERMIT:
Renew annually. Valid 7/1/13 to 6/30/14. $35 permit fee, $2 for 2nd car. Available at Town Hall from Peggy O'Neal, Mon-Wed: Noon – 7:00 PM,
Thurs. 9:00 AM-3:00 PM and Fri. 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.  $10 late fee applies after August 15, 2014. Application available online or at Compactor, Town Hall and Corners Grocery -- may be mailed in: PO Box 247, Worthington, MA. Worthington Residents Only
DOG LICENSE:
Annually beginning January 1st, available from Town Clerk, for all dogs age 4 months and older. Proof of current rabies vaccination required. $5 spayed/neutered, $10 female/male. Late fee is $20. Last day is March 31, 2014. Currently no local rabies clinic.
TAXES:
Real estate & personal property taxes are billed quarterly with payments due 8/1, 11/1, 2/1 and 5/1. First and Second payments will be estimated based on the previous year's bill. Third and Fourth payments reflect any changes in valuation and the new tax rate. 
Motor Vehicle Excise is billed throughout the year as lists come in from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. 
Water District (if applicable) is billed quarterly with payments due 8/1, 11/1, 2/1 and 5/1. Bills reflect a base rate plus metered usage. Water Commissioners: Tammy Messeck, Steve Schulze and John Sullivan. Annual meeting in June, watch for posting.
RIGHT TO FARM:
It is the policy of this community to conserve, protect and encourage the maintenance and improvement of agricultural land for the production of food, and other agricultural products, and also for its natural and ecological value. This disclosure notification is to inform buyers or occupants that the property they are about to acquire or occupy lies within a town where farming activities occur. Such farming activities may include, but are not limited to, activities that cause noise, dust and odors. Buyers or occupants are also informed that the location of property within the Town may be impacted by commercial agricultural operations including the ability to access water services for such property under certain circumstances.
ACCOUNTANT:
Jane Thielen 238-5377 (x102). Monday 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER:
Elizabeth Mollison 238-5378. Please put license tags on dogs
ASSESSORS:
Jean Boudreau, John Fosnot, Beverly Bowman; Tuesday evenings: 7:30 PM (changing to 6:30 PM starting 1/1/2015)
Messages left at 238-5577 (x104) will be accessed
BOARD OF HEALTH:
Katrin Kaminsky, Diane Brenner, Camille Smith. 2nd Saturday, 1:00 PM at RH Conwell Bldg. Messages left at 238-5577 (x110) for Town Clerk will be accessed. Group rate septic pumping annually in October.
BD. OF APPEALS:
By appointment. Contact Steve Smith 238-5863 (home)
BRUSH BURNING:
Season is January 15 to May 1. Leave message at 238-5577 (x123) by 8 PM the night before burning
BUILDING DEPARTMENT:
Building Inspector: Charlene Baiardi 530-721-7571 (cell).  Office Hours 6:30-9:00 PM, 2nd and 4th Tuesday, RH Conwell Building
Wiring Inspector: Jim Lagoy 238-7731 (home). Final as well as rough inspection required on all new wiring
Plumbing Inspector: Paul Graham (413) 626-2745 (cell)
Gas Inspector: Donald Lawton (413) 268-7487 (home). Inspection required on all new gas service & appliance hook-ups
CEMETERY COMMISSIONER:
J.P. Welch 238-5902 (home)
CONSERVATION COMMISSION:
Mary Gerkin, Chair 561-5862 (cell). Meeting 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 PM at RH Conwell Bldg
CULTURAL COUNCIL:
Kevin O'Connor, Chair 238-0481 (home).
COA:
Sandra Epperly, Coordinator 238-532. Potluck lunch w/ business mtg, 2nd Mon./noon at COA Office in RH Conwell building
FIRE DEPT.:
Chief Rich Granger 238-4445.  Meeting 1st Wednesday at Fire Station 7:00 PM
HIGHWAY DEPT.:
Cork Nugent, Superintendent 238-5830; Town Yard 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
LIBRARY:
Leona Arthen, Librarian 238-5565. Hours: Tuesday 3:00-7:00 PM, Thursday 10:00 AM-Noon and 3:00-7:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
PLANNING BOARD:
Co-Chairs Joseph Best (238-5535) and Jay Dwight (238-0102). Meeting 1st Monday, 5:30 PM at RH Conwell School
POLICE CHIEF:
Kevin Moran, 238-0400. Office hours 1st Tuesday, 6:00 PM at the Police/Fire Station
SELECTBOARD:
Chris Powell (Chair), Evan Johnson, Dick Wagner, Tuesday, 7:30 PM in the Town Hall
Watch for summer hours
Administrative Assistant, Peggy O'Neal, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Noon-7 PM; Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM in Town Hall...238-5577 (x100)
TAX COLLECTOR:
Kirsten Henshaw 238-5577 (x103). Office Hours: Monday 5:00-7:00 PM at the Town Hall
TOWN CLERK:
Katrin Kaminsky 238-5577 (x110). Saturday 10:00 AM-12:30 PM at the Town Hall
TREE WARDEN:
Ben Brown 238-5995 (home). Roadside maple trees planted free of charge on suitable sites