1 East Main St Heath, MA 01346
Email Selectmen Sheila Litchfield, Chair, Brian DeVriese and Bill Lattrell email@example.com
Happy Spring! The daffodils have arrived!
2013 Annual Report is on our website this year! Click the link to the right of your screen labelled ANNUAL REPORT. There are also hard copies available in the Town Hall, Library, Sr. Center and at the Annual Town Meeting.
ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: As of April 4, 2014, the bridge at the bottom of Heath Road and Adamsville Road in Colrain has been closed to traffic indefinitely. Please seek alternate routes. If you have questions, please phone the Town of Colrain at 624-3454.
Meetings Scheduled for Week of April 21, 2014:
The Select Board and Finance Committee are involved with budget planning for FY15. Meetings will be posted in Sawyer Hall and on this website and are open to the Public.FY15 Budget Planning Calendar
Mohawk Trail Regional School District Budget Announcements CLICK HERE
BREAKFAST, SATURDAY, April 26, 2014 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. pancakes, local maple syrup, Heath blueberries, Colrain apples. Home-made toppings, sausage, coffee and juices. Stop by for a made to order, hot breakfast and support the HEATH FIREFIGHTERS! $8/adults, $5/children 12 and under or $27 feeds the whole family (5 or more). Community Hall.
Notice of Public Comment
The Franklin County Transportation Planning Organization will open a 45-day public review and comment period for the draft Public Participation Plan. The comment period will begin on Monday April 21, 2014 and will end on Wednesday June 4, 2014. Copies of the draft documents are available for review at the Franklin Regional Council of Governments located at 12 Olive Street, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA, by calling (413) 774-3167 x 126 to request a copy, or by logging on to www.frcog.org.
The Cooperative Public Health Service has been awarded a Governor’s Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) Grant to provide free tick-testing services to residents of member towns. Free tick testing is available to anyone from Heath. You must click on the link above and submit your request through TickReport.com. Heath has been awarded up to 100 free tick tests.
FRANKLIN COUNTY REGIONAL HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (HRA) is writing a CDBG application for Housing Rehabilitation on behalf of several towns including HEATH. Please see flyer HERE
JOB OPENINGS: Historical Commission has openings. Please inquire with Town Coordinator for more information.
**For up-to-date news on your Town, please read various meeting minutes from Select Board, Finance Committee, Board of Health and others. Most are posted regularly on this website. Any set of minutes is available by request.
Transfer Station Winter Hours are now in effect: Winter hours will start November 2, 2013. Saturday 8am-4pm; Wednesday 9am-1pm. Renewal Stickers are due July 1 and available at the post office during regular hours. If you have not purchased your sticker, please do so right away. You will not have access to the Transfer Station without your current sticker. Thank you.
If you are not signed on to the Code Red Emergency Notification System, please use this secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) link. This will direct you to a page that allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered. If you have questions, please contact Town Coordinator at 337-4934, ext. 0.
NEWS FOR SENIORS:
Senior Lunches are now the 3rd Thursday at 12 noon at Community Hall. Please call 337-5728 between 9am-11am the Monday before the scheduled meal for reservations. Reservations are required. Meals will be served 1/16, 2/20, 3/20, 4/17, 5/22, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/21 and 12/18/2014. The meals program has changed so make your reservation for a wholesome, home-cooked meal! A brown bag (bring your own) lunch will be held on the 1st Thursday of each month - come and enjoy your lunch and conversation with neighbors!
Also, Senior Exercise Class held every Tuesday from 11 am - 12 noon at the Senior Center – This class is for Osteoporosis Prevention. It is for people 55 years and older and FREE. Please call Claire Rabbitt for further questions 337-8309.
Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) provides transportation through the Shelburne Council on Aging, for the elderly in the following towns: Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Rowe, Shelburne. See FRTA FLYER for more information and visit FRTA WEBSITE for more information.