Town Hall Phones

(413) 238-5577 To connect to all departments

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Mailing Addresses

Town Hall – PO BOX 247, Worthington MA 01098
Tax Collector – PO BOX 213
Board of Assessors – PO BOX 135
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 PM and Saturday 8 AM – 4 PM

Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day): Wednesday 3 PM – 7 PM and Saturday 8 AM – 4 PM

$20 punch card, $1/per punch for 30 gallon bags, $10 punch card, .50c per punch for smaller bags. Available at Town Hall during Selectboard and Town Clerk’s office hours).  Transfer Station and Recycling Information


Dump Permit

Renew annually. Valid 7/1/18 to 6/30/19. $35 permit fee, $2 for 2nd car. Available at Town Hall: Monday thru Thursday 9 AM-5 PM and Saturday 10 AM- Noon. $10 late fee applies after August 15, 2018. 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, 2018. Currently no local rabies clinic.


Taxes

Real Estate & Personal Property Taxes are billed quarterly with payments due August 1st, November 1st, February 1st, and May 1st. 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 August 1st, November 1st, February 1st, and May 1st. Bills reflect a base rate plus metered usage. Water commissioners: Steve Schulze, Steve Rida, 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

Barbara Newton of Eric A. Kinsherf, CPA: (978) 257-1770 (cell). Every other Friday 9:30 AM-5 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 at Town Hall. Messages left at 238-5577 (x104) will be accessed.


Board of Health

Katrin Kaminsky, Diane Brenner, Camille Smith. 2nd Saturday, noon at Town Hall. Messages left at 238-5577 (x110) for Town Clerk will be accessed. Group rate septic pumping annually in October.


Board of Appeals

By appointment. Contact Steve Smith 238-5863 (home)


Brush Burning

Season is January 15 to May 1. Leave message at 238-4445 by 8 PM the night prior to selected burn date.


Building Department

Building Commissioner: Charlene Baiardi 238-5577 Ext. 101. Office Hours 6:30-9 PM the 2nd & 4th Tuesday at Town Hall. Saturday inspections on request.
Wiring Inspector: Michael O’Melia 9413) 354-6531(work). 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 Commissioners

Pat Kennedy – Center Cemetery

Diane Meehan – Ringville Cemetery

Willard Brown – North and Historical Cemeteries

Cindy Manly – Commissioner at large


Conservation Commission

Mary Gerkin, Chair 561-5862 (cell). Meeting 3rd Thursday, 7 PM at Town Hall


Cultural Council

Kevin O’Connor, Chair 238-0481 (home)


Council of Aging

Sandra Epperly, Coordinator 238-5584. Potluck lunch w/ business meeting, noon, 2nd Monday at COA Office at RH Conwell building


Fire Department

Acting Chief Kyle Challet 238-4445. Meeting 1st Monday at Fire Station 7 PM


Emergency Management

Rick Scott, Emergency Management Director 238-0134 (home)


Highway Department

Cork Nugent, Superintendent 238-5830; Town Yard 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM


Library

Leona Arthen, Librarian 238-5565. Hours: Tuesday 3-7: PM, Thursday, 10 AM-Noon and 3-7: PM, Saturday 10 AM-4 PM


Municipal Light Board

Bart Niswonger, Chair 238-8001 (home). Meeting Thursday mornings 9 – 11 at Town Hall


Planning Board

Jay Dwight, Chair 238-0102 (home). Meeting 1st Monday, 5:30 PM at Town Hall


Police Chief

Kevin Moran, 238-0400. Office hours 1st Tuesday, 6 PM at the Police/Fire Station


Selectboard

Charley Rose, Chair, Hattie Plehn and Steve Smith. Meeting 6:30 Tuesday evenings at Town Hall, (bi-weekly in summer)
Selectboard office hours – Monday, Tuesday thru Thursday 9 AM – 5 PM at Town Hall…238-5577 (x100)


School Committee

John McDonald, Chair. Meeting 2nd Thursday, 6:30 PM at RH Conwell Elementary School cafeteria


Tax Collector

Kirsten Henshaw 238-5577 (x103). Office Hours: Monday 5-7 PM and Assistant Collector, Wednesday 9 AM – 4 PM at Town Hall


Town Clerk

Katrin Kaminsky 238-5577 (x110). Saturday 10 AM at Town Hall


Tree Warden

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


Veterans’ Agent

Tom Geryk 587-1299. Office hours 9-11 AM, 2nd and 4th Mondays at Town Hall