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
Board of Assessors – PO BOX 135
Fire Department – PO BOX 226
Police Department – PO BOX 246
Council on Aging – PO BOX 247

Annual Town Election and Meeting

First Saturday in May. Town business official postings are at Town Hall Ramp & on the Bulleting Board outside Corners Grocery.


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 – Noon & 3 PM – 7PM  (Closed 12 PM – 3 PM)

Transfer Station and Recycling Information


Dump Permit

Renew annually. Valid July 1 to June 30. $50 permit fee ($40 for seniors), $2 for 2nd car.  $10 late fee applies after August 15. Application available online, at Compactor and Town Hall — may also be mailed in: PO Box 247, Worthington, MA or left in the Drop Box outside the door at Town Hall. 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. 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, Trip Shaw 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:  Every other Friday 9:30 AM-5 PM


Animal Control Officer

Elizabeth Mollison 238-5378. Please put license tags on dogs


Assessors

Jean Boudreau, Gary Ouimet 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, 9AM at Town Hall. Messages left at 238-5577 (x110) for Town Clerk will be accessed. Group rate septic pumping annually in October.


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 (cell) 530-721-7571 or 238-5577 Ext. 101. Office Hours by appointment Thursdays 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. $75 per inspection (rough & final)
Plumbing Inspector: Paul Graham (413) 626-2745 (cell) $50 per inspection
Gas Inspector: Donald Lawton (413) 268-7487 (home). Inspection required on all new gas service & appliance hook-ups $50 per inspection


Cemetery Commissioners

Pat Kennedy – Center Cemetery

Diane Meehan – Ringville Cemetery

Willard Brown – North Cemetery

Mary Orisich – Historical Cemeteries

Cindy Manley – Commissioner at large


Conservation Commission

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


Cultural Council

Joel Dundorf & Zoë Spring – Co-Chairs


Council on Aging

Phyllis Dassatti, Director, 238-4294 (home)


Fire Department

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


Emergency Management

David Mendelsohn, Emergency Management Director


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 3-7: PM
  • Saturday 11:30 AM – 3 PM
    (1 patron at a time inside; and when the green light at back door is on, it’s safe to come in)

Planning Board

Isaac Bauer, Chair planning@worthington-ma.us


Police Chief

Robert Reinke, 238-0400. Office hours 1st Tuesday, 6 PM at the Police/Fire Station chief@worthingtonpd.org


Selectboard

Charley Rose
Amy Wang, Chair
Steve Smith
Meeting bi-weekly at 6:30pm Tuesday evenings at Town Hall via Zoom. See Community Calendar for call in/log in  info
Selectboard office hours – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM & Wednesday 1-6pm at Town Hall…238-5577 (x100)


School Committee

Allison Todd, Chair. Meeting 2nd Thursday, 6:30 PM at RH Conwell Elementary School


Tax Collector

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


Town Clerk

Katrin Kaminsky 238-5577 (x110). Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 10 AM -2PM by appointment at Town Hall


Tree Warden

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


Veterans’ Agent

Call 587-1299 to make an appointment


Zoning Board of Appeals

By appointment. Contact Ned Ferguson 238-5310 (home)