Heath, Massachusetts

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Town Offices

1 East Main St Heath, MA 01346
Phone: 413-337-4934
Fax: 413-337-8542

Email Selectmen Sheila Litchfield, Chair, Brian DeVriese and Bill Lattrell bos@townofheath.org

Email Town Coordinator,
Kara Leistyna: bos@townofheath.org
Email Town Clerk, Hilma Sumner:     townclerk@townofheath.org

Town News

Happy Spring! The daffodils will arrive soon.

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:
Monday, Patriots’ Day — OFFICES CLOSED
Board of Selectmen: Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. Community Hall
Finance Committee: Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. Sr. Center (Joint Meeting with Selectmen also)

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.

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

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.

NEW PERC SEASON REGS! and POLICY

**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.

Events: ARTISAN SHOW & Open House and Conversation Cafe

  • “Heath, incorporated in 1785, is named after Revolutionary War General William Heath. The town comprises a total area of 24.9 square miles with a population of 706. It is a “Right To Farm Community” with rolling hills, stone walls, forests and streams. The Heath Agricultural Society Fair, held two week-ends before Labor Day annually, features a chicken barbeque, animal events, live music and lots of fun for young and old alike.”
Heath Center Old Meeting House

Heath Center Old Meeting House

Meeting with Governor Deval Patrick

Meeting with Governor Deval Patrick

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