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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 Town Hall (see Peggy's hours below as well as the Town Clerk's office hours).  Transfer Station and Recylcing Information
DUMP PERMIT:
Renew annually. Valid 7/1/15 to 6/30/16. $35 permit fee, $2 for 2nd car. Available at Town Hall Mon.&Tues: Noon – 7:00 PM, Wed. 9 AM-Noon,
Thurs.and Fri. 9 AM-4 PM and Saturday 10 AM-12:30 PM.  $10 late fee applies after August 15, 2015. Application available online, at Compactor and Town Hall -- may also 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, 2015. 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 238-5577 (x102). Monday 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER:
Elizabeth Mollison 238-5378. Please put license tags on dogs
ASSESSORS:
Jean Boudreau, Jeffrey Cranston and John Fosnot, Chair; Tuesday evenings
6:30 PM.  Currently on bi-weekly summer meeting schedule. 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.Weekend only. Leave message at 238-4445 by
8 PM Friday.  Permit good for whole weekend (weather permitting)
BUILDING DEPARTMENT:
Building Commissioner: Charlene Baiardi 530-721-7571 (cell).  Summer Office Hours - the same schedule as the Selectboard and Assessors,
6:30-9:00 PM, RH Conwell Building. Saturday inspections on request
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 Thursday, 7:00 PM at RH Conwell Building
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 at RH Conwell building
FIRE DEPT.:
Acting Chief Kyle Challet 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:
Jay Dwight, Chair 238-0102 (home). 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:
Evan Johnson, Charley Rose and Dick Wagner, Chair
Currently on bi-weekly summer meeting schedule; Tuesday, 7:30 PM at Town Hall
Selectboard office hours - Monday and Tuesday Noon-7 PM; Wednesday 9 AM - Noon, Thursday and Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; at Town Hall...238-5577 (x100)
TAX COLLECTOR:
Kirsten Henshaw 238-5577 (x103). Office Hours: Monday 5:00-7:00 PM and Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Town Hall
TOWN CLERK:
Katrin Kaminsky 238-5577 (x110). Saturday 10:00 AM-12:30 PM at Town Hall
TREE WARDEN:


VETERANS' AGENT

Ben Brown 238-5995 (home). Roadside maple trees planted free of charge on suitable sites

Tom Geryk 587-1299.  Office hours 10 AM - Noon, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at COA Office at RH Conwell Building