Welcome to the official home page of the historic town of Warwick, Massachusetts! I hope this page will help visitors locate information about our town and its history and attractions, as well as serve our townspeople as a source of helpful information and an electronic Town Hall. And see our wonderful town Newsletter (May 2021 issue) - recent, older newsletters are here; or join the WarwickList, or the Warwick L-ternative Facebook page for even more information about our town.
Ed Lemon, Webmaster
Early voting is available in person at Town Hall on the 3rd & 10th from 1pm-4pm.
Early voting by mail will also be available - Town Clerk needs a written request for a ballot, either by email (email@example.com) or a physical note dropped off or mailed to Town Hall. Early Ballots will be mailed to voters who have requested them in this way, ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off directly in the black box out front.
Seats available (with incumbents appearing on the ballot besides them):
Selectboard three years (open)
Assessor (Keith Ross)
Board of Health (Nancy Lyman)
Cemetery Commission (Brad Matthews)
Constable (Bruce Kilhart)
Transfer Station Commissioner (Mike Mankowsky)
Tree Warden (Sharon Matthews)
Library Trustees (Andrea Woods & Nadia Marti)
Highway Commission (Vernon Bass)
Tree Warden & Moderator are 1 year terms, the rest are 3 year terms.
We're still looking for help staffing the election on the 17th! Anyone interested should email the Town Clerk.
A small group of Warwickians has formed the Warwick Community Mutual Aid Network, which is part of a larger group (WMA Community Mutual Aid, http://www.macma.com) now organizing across Western Massachusetts. The goal is to connect community members in need during the coronavirus pandemic with others able to assist them. For more info click here.
And here is a list of resources available to MA citizens, and specifically those in Franklin County: https://docs.google.com/document/d/ 1XNuMu9S1q-ZXYJIfsg_eRubDZRQCIBf7swh5FI4sYio/edit
The order requires all persons to wear face-coverings in all public places, even where they are able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. The order still allows for an exception for residents who cannot wear a face-covering due to a medical or disabling condition, but it allows employers to require employees to provide proof of such a condition. It also allows schools to require that students participating in in-person learning provide proof of such a medical or disabling condition.
The gatherings order reduces the gathering size limit for gatherings at private residences: indoor gatherings at private residences are limited to 10 people and outdoor gatherings at private residences are limited to 25 people. The limit on gatherings held in public spaces and at event venues (e.g. wedding venues) remains the same. The order also requires that all gatherings (regardless of size or location) must end and disperse by 9:30 PM.
The gatherings order also requires that organizers of gatherings report known positive COVID-19 cases to the local health department in that community and requires organizers to cooperate with contact tracing. The gatherings order authorizes continued enforcement by local health and police departments and specifies that fines for violating the gathering order will be $500 for each person above the limit at a particular gathering.
The Town Hall and all town offices are closed until further notice.
In response to health concerns, recreation committee will be canceling all activities at town hall and school until further notice.
Library is closed, but see the Library Page for information on how to get books and trash bags. The Saturday hours are now in force.
The Tax Collectors office will be closed to the public until further notice. Tax Payments, or Broadband Payments, can be made using the following options:
Click here for the new Code Red program.
Police logs are being posted again.
Click here for the document.
374 households and businesses in Warwick will receive a letter this week from "Warwick, c/o Dynegy, Dallas TX". That's the number of electricity accounts in Town that are still on National Grid's "Basic Service" - the supply part of the electric bill. The letter explains the program, which entails a 41month fixed-price contract, as well as how to opt-out...or opt-in if you want to upgrade to a more locally produced renewable energy supply. Please don't ignore this letter.
For more info, click here.
For the new Rate Increase go here.
Warwick Open Space & Recreation Plan 2020 maps are here.
Have you seen the Library Page lately? It's now curated by our excellent new librarian Ivan Ussach and has a wealth of information about books and libraries, plus contemporary topics like astronauts and astronomy!
MassDEP's Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory is here. Don't throw away things you don't think can be recycled!
If you missed the Special Town Meeting on June 17, here is the warrant.
Transfer Station Fees including Bulky Waste can be found here.
As a resident of Warwick you have access to at least six Household Hazardous Waste collection events each year
If you want to know what's going on in the town hall, read Town Coordinator David Young's biweekly reports!
Amy Donovan of the Franklin County Solid Waste Management office posts this helpful guide to the disposal of batteries.
MBI (Massachusetts Broadband Institute) has approved the Town of Warwick's application for $450,000 to complete the upgrade & expansion of our wireless internet system!
Ted Cady has posted the Planning Board's Report on Warwick's Population Trend and Impact.
Amanda Mankowsky has provided us with this link to the North Quabbin Area Calendar of Events.
Here is a link to North Quabbin Energy's Annual Local Food Guide.
Warwick has been designated a "Green Community". Here's a picture (Photo by Hal Gilium) of the check Warwick received today at the Statehouse. It's a biggie!
Warwick townsfolk can now get burning permits online at http://www.fcburnpermits.com/ townlist.php. Or you can call Shelburne Dispatch at 413-625-8200.
The Town of Warwick 2013 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available for public comment. Note: this is a large pdf file (4 MB).
Go here for an important notice from the Selectboard about loose dogs in Warwick.
The Board of Assessors has posted a new link to Property Record Cards on-line and lots of other information, as well as Tax Exemption and Abatement forms.
Not certain of what's recyclable and what's not? Unsure of what can or can't be re-used? Check out this handy site.
It is now possible to download Warwick building permit application forms, both for one- or two-family dwellings and commercial buildings.
|Office||Personnel & Hours||Phone|
|Accountant||Bay State Municipal Accounting||978 544-3845|
|ACO Pager||Rosa Calcari, Animal Control Officer - Rosa's page||978 217-2681|
|Board of Assessors||Beth Gilgun, Clerk; Office Hours Wed & Thu 9-4||978 544-8304|
|Board of Health||Nancy Lyman, Helen Whipple||978 544-6315|
|Building Inspector||Phil Delorey, Building Inspector||978-544-2236|
|--Gas Inspector||Casey Bashaw||978 895-0214|
|--Plumbing Inspector||Casey Bashaw||978 895-0214|
|--Wiring Inspector||Brian Peters||978 544-7351|
|Cemetery Commission||Clyde Perkins, Jr, Chair and Burial Agent; Tracey Kirley, Brad Matthews||978 544-3228|
|Conservation Commission||Gregory Brodski, Chair; Christine Duerring, Vice-Chair; usually meets 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 pm||978-544-8717|
|Fire Station||Joe Larson, Chief - contact at firstname.lastname@example.org||978 613-9412|
|Highway Department||Larry Delaney, Superintendent; Weekly logs||978 544-6349|
|Library||Ivan Ussach, Librarian; Library Hours||978 544-7866|
|Planning Board||Ted Cady, Chair||978 544-6410|
|Police Business Line||David Shoemaker||978 544-2244|
|Selectboard||Todd Dexter; Brian Snell, Lawrence Pruyne, Chair; Office hrs by appt.||978 544-6315|
|Tax Collector||Jessica Foote; Mondays 11 - 6; Thursdays 11 - 2 or by appointment||978 544-3845|
|Town Clerk||John Paganetti; Office Hours Mondays 1 - 4 p.m.||978 544-8304|
|Town Coordinator||David Young; Office Hours M-F 2 - 5 p.m. and by appointment||978 544-6315||Town Hall Fax||978 544-6499|
|Transfer Station Office||George Roaf; Transfer Station open Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Also during July and August open Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.||978 544-1982|
|Treasurer||Beth Gilgun; Office Hours Wed & Thu 9-4||978 544-3845|
|Veteran's Services||Brian Brooks, Veterans' Services Officer||413 772-1571|
|Warwick Broadband||Status of Network, Orders, Repairs||413 676-9544|