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Conway voters to consider money for town garage

  • The town is planning to place a new highway garage behind the salt shed on the property of the Conway Grammar School, a project the newly formed Garage Committee has been working on. In May, townspeople approved $175,000 forin engineering designs and permitting for the project. (Recorder file photo)

    The town is planning to place a new highway garage behind the salt shed on the property of the Conway Grammar School, a project the newly formed Garage Committee has been working on. In May, townspeople approved $175,000 forin engineering designs and permitting for the project. (Recorder file photo)

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Conway Salt Shed near Grammar School

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    Conway Salt Shed near Grammar School

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Conway salt shed near Grammar School

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    Conway salt shed near Grammar School

  • The town is planning to place a new highway garage behind the salt shed on the property of the Conway Grammar School, a project the newly formed Garage Committee has been working on. In May, townspeople approved $175,000 forin engineering designs and permitting for the project. (Recorder file photo)
  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Conway Salt Shed near Grammar School
  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Conway salt shed near Grammar School

CONWAY — Behind the salt shed on the property of the Conway Grammar School would be the spot for a new town highway garage.

The newly formed Garage Committee — made up of members Tom Hill and Tom Shaw, Highway Superintendent Ron Sweet and Police Chief Kenneth Ouimette — proposed and the Planning Board recommended the town-owned land for the project.

At the annual town meeting on May 13, townspeople will be asked to approve $175,000 in engineering designs and permitting for the project. The Finance Committee recommended the request.

The request is the first official step forward in the long-awaited project.

The Garage Committee was originally created to research a site for the highway garage, but plans never came to fruition until now. The new building would only be used for the highway department and not by police, fire or municipal offices — a combination of options explored this year for use of the Rose property off Shelburne Falls Road.

Currently, the Highway Department shares a building on Route 116 with the Fire Department. The Police Department is run out of the Town Office building.

You can reach Kathleen McKiernan at:
kmckiernan@recorder.com
or 413-772-0261 ext. 268

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