Town Services . . .

 HAWLEY TOWN SERVICES

Note:  Some of the services provided by the Town of Hawley are cooperative programs that are offered in conjunction with other Towns or County entities.  Because of this, requirements differ as to whom you should contact first.  The information in the right-hand columns is meant to help you with these differences. 
Administrative | Assessment & Tax | Burials, Cemeteries
| Emergency / Public Safety | Licenses & Permits
| Public Health | Recycling | Roads | Titles & Deeds
| Town Records | Utilities | Top

Emergency Services and Public Safety:

Ambulance (911 for an Emergency)

Fire Department (911 To Report a Fire)

Greg Cox, Fire Chief, 413-339-5526 or Email.

To Get a Burning Permit: 
413-339-5526, 413-339-5592 or
413-339-8650 or
Email
To Get on the Chimney
Cleaning List: Call Greg Cox
413-339-5526 or
Email.
Police Department (Call 911 for
immediate Help or to Report a Crime
)

Stephen Deane, Police Chief,
413-339-5518 or
Email.

Pistol Permit Applications

Firearms Identification Card
(FID) Applications

Law Enforcement Inquiries & Complaints
Service of Town Warrants &
Subpoenas
State Police, Shelburne Barracks
(Call 911 for emergencies.)
413-
625-6311 (For non-emergency calls only.)

In All Cases . . .

Call 911 for an emergency.
Know your “911 Street Address.”

Administrative Services – Town Office

• Annual Town Report
• Assessor Business

• General Town Information
• Governance Procedures
• Meeting Agendas and Warrants
• Scheduling
• Selectboard Business
• State and Federal Grants
• Tax Business

• Trash Disposal Permits & Bags
• Treasury Business
Virginia Gabert, Administrative Assistant / Assistant Treasurer
413-339-5518 or
Email.
Town Office Address, Directions
Administrative | Assessment & Tax | Burials, Cemeteries
| Emergency / Public Safety | Licenses & Permits
| Public Health | Recycling | Roads | Titles & Deeds
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Assessment Services

• Abatements

• Exemptions

• Clarifications

Board of Assessors Virginia Gabert, Administrative Assistant / Assistant Treasurer
413-339-5518 or
Email.
FAQ's

Burials and Cemeteries

Burial Agent - Pamela Shrimpton, 413-339-4091 or Email.

Public Health Services

The services shown below are provided under the authority of the Hawley Board of Health in conjunction with the Franklin County Cooperative Public Health Service (CPHS). 

The Hawley Board of Health is comprised of the Hawley Selectboard.  Contact Virginia Gabert at 413-339-5518 or Email.

• Code Enforcement
• Food Inspections & Permitting

• Inspections & Investigations
• Lead Determinations
• Perc Tests 
• Septic Inspections

• Septic Reviews
• Title 5 Inspections
• Well Permitting

Hawley Health Agent:
Glen Ayers, RS, CHO, 
Email or
(413) 774-3167 x 106

• Basic Health Screenings
• Emergency Dispensing Sites
• Flu Vaccinations (
schedule)
• Infectious Disease Surveillance
• Medical Questions
• Walk-in Clinics

Hawley Public Health Nurse:
Lisa White, BS, RN,
Email or
(413) 665-1400 x 114
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| Emergency / Public Safety | Licenses & Permits
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Recycling & Trash Disposal
♦ Ashfield Transfer Station
Location:  West Side of Route 112 between Route 116 and Clesson Brook Road.
Hawley has an ongoing agreement with the Town of Ashfield (ToA) for the use of this facility. Items that can be brought here include ...

For Disposal:

• Kitchen Trash (in orange ToA bags), per standard pricing.

• Construction Debris (must fit "water-level" in the dumpster provided), pricing by the pickup truck load, with specific pricing for smaller items.

For Recycling (ask the Tranfer Station Manager for the specific locations):

• Most plastics & glass. 
• All Metals.
• Appliances (additional charge).
• Most paper & cardboard.
• Used Lubricating Oil
• Rubber tires (additional charge)
• Electronic Devices (additional charge)
• Electronic batteries and fluorescent bulbs.
• Leftover paint
• Metal paint cans
• Books
Returnable glass, plastic and metal containers (separate collection location-benefits Mohawk Regional High School Athletic Association).
• Automobile-type batteries

Disposal Requirements:

• A dump permit is required to use the facility. ($25.00 per year for Hawley residents with $1.00 upcharge for second vehicle. Purchase at Hawley Town Office.)

• You must use ToA bags for kitchen trash. (First 10 bags are provided with permit; additional bags can be purchased in batches of 10 for $10.00 per batch, from the Town Office or from Greg Cox in East Hawley.)

Recycling Requirements:

• Plastics & glass can be mixed together but must be separate from paper, etc. 
• Plastic bags must be disposed of with kitchen trash.
• All paper and cardboard boxes must be broken down.
• Flashlight and electronics batteries are disallowed.
• All items not listed here must be cleared with the Transfer Station Manager.

♦ Franklin County Solid Waste Management District (FCSWMD)

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District is a cooperative venture of 22 Towns that holds a number of annual collection events and provides services on an ongoing basis.  Included in its programs and offerings are:

If you have questions about how to dispose of a material, browse:
http://franklincountywastedistrict.org/what_do_i_do_with.html. It is a comprehensive “What do I do with...” page on the FCSWMD website that provides recycling and disposal options for over 350 items.  Also, click here for additional information, or click here for a comprehensive, annual recycling and composting guide. 

Save these Special Collection Dates:

♦ Clean Sweep Bulky Waste Days @ Buckland Recreational Center:  Saturday, May 17, 2014 and Saturday, October 18, 2014.

♦ Household Hazardous Waste Day @ Greenfield Community College:  Saturday, September 20, 2014 (Pre-register by Sept. 12, 2014).

♦ Other FCSWMD events and offerings will be reported on this webste as they occur.

Contact Information:

Franklin County Solid Waste
Management District
50 Miles Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel: (413) 772-2438

Staff email addresses

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Roads and Highways

Snow Removal
Road and Bridge
  Maintenance and Repair

Downed Tree Removal
Town Garage

Richard Gould
Superintendent of Streets and
Tree Warden
413-339-5509

Titles and Deeds

Franklin County Registry of Deeds - Land Titles and Deeds Database
30 Olive Street - Suite 2
Greenfield, MA 01301
413-772-0239
Fax: 413-774-7150

Town Records, Voting and Legal Notices
• Assistance with Forms
• Ballots
• Birth Records
• ByLaws
• Candidate Petitions
• Census
• Death Records
• Election Notices

• Election Results
• Marriage Records
• Nomination Papers
• Records Search
• Taxpayer Lists
• Town Meeting Votes
• Voter Lists
• Voting Procedures

Pamela Shrimpton
Town Clerk
413-339-5518 or Email.

Utilities
(Power Outages, Interrupted Telephone Land Line Service, Stressed & Downed Poles and Wires)
♦ National Grid - 800-465-1212, or Report Online

♦ W. Mass Electric (WMECO) - 877-659-6326, or Report Online

♦ Verizon - 800-837-4966

Have your pole #'s ready, to aid the process.

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