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Town Committees

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Page Index

Broadband Committee

Scott Seago (clerk), Bill Foote (vice-chair), Tom Wyatt (chair)

Berkshire Wireless installing our equipment on the cell tower - photo by Ray Lemek

Service and Status Information

Call 413-676-9544 for WBS service or to check network status.

If we have a system-wide outage it will be noted in the message you hear when it goes to VM. That way you will know it isn't only you that is down.

If you are having a problem with service and there is no global acknowledgement of a known issue on this voice mail please leave a message about your outage or other matters broadband related.

Warwick Broadband subscribers may now pay their bill online at this website: https://

Update from the Chair

Big news - MBI (Massachusetts Broadband Institute) has approved the Town of Warwick's application for $450,000 to complete the upgrade and expansion of our wireless internet system. There is one more approval necessary from MBI's parent organization (MassTech Executive Committee) which is meeting in January, before a funding schedule can begin. However, this is a HUGE step forward! The funds that are coming from the State will allow our system to utilize LTE technology that will provide true high speeds (25mb - much faster than current service) to all permanent residents. Much appreciation is due to the tireless efforts of our Town Coordinator, David Young. THANK YOU David!

Here is the Broadband Committee's Proposal to Upgrade and Expand Warwick Broadband.



Warwick Broadband Service Documents

Buildings and Energy Committee

Mary Humphries, Jack Cadwell, Dan Dibble, Jim Toth, Janice Kurkoski, Steve Kurkoski


Green Corner Column



Annual Reports

Other Reports

  • Report on Fix-up Day, October 19, 2008
  • Energy Efficient Lighting in the Town Hall

  • Community Development

    Community Preservation Act Ad Hoc Group

    Documents and Links


    Conservation Commission

    Allen Berman, Karro Frost, Kasey Rolih, Mary Williamson, Grigori Brodski, Ann Kendall

    Go to their page for information on regulations and meetings.

    Cultural Council

    Martha Kitchen, chair, Cherie Robartes, Beth Gilgun, Laurie Crane, Lisa Vanderstelt, Olivier Flagollet, Susan Wright

    The Warwick Cultural Council has set an October 15 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Warwick -- including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.

    The Warwick Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

    This year, the Warwick Cultural Council will distribute about $4000 in grants. Previously funded projects included: The New England Swing Band, the book 'Historic Houses of Warwick', and Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping.

    Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at lcc_public.aspx.


    For more information on Warwick's Cultural Council please click here.

    Finances and Finance Committee



    Historical Commission

    Barbara Walker, Martha Morse, Arline Lincoln, Ed Lemon, Jim Toth

    The Warwick Historical Commission meets quarterly in March, June, September and December at 6:45 p.m. in the Town Hall basement.


    Memorial Day Committee

    Rick Abbott, Charlie Brown, Robert Day, Arline Lincoln, Barbara Walker


    Moores Pond Beach Committee

    MPBC Mission (approved July 12, 2010)
    The Committee consists of members who recognize that the Moore's Pond Beach parcel is an important multi-season recreational resource for the Town of Warwick. Committee members will be stewards of the property and will help to oversee and manage the beach area for the benefit and enjoyment of the community and to conserve the natural resources of the parcel.

    MPBC 2020: Chair Claire Michaels (2019), Secretary Jean Haskell (2020), Treasurer Kathy Tuttle-Connelly (2020), Patty and Gary Bellemare (2023), Matt Connelly (2022), Jim McRae (2021), Dave Shepardson (2020), Linda Strusa (2021).

    We live in the neighborhood of Moores Pond. Three members have served since 2010, when the Town purchased the parcel to create a public beach and the committee was formed. We meet five times a year (agendas posted at Town Hall Bulletin boards), plan four community events (announced in the Warwick Community Newsletter), and arrange for water quality testing June through September, according to Massachusetts Sanitary Code Regulations for Bathing Beaches. Join us on the committee and come and participate in our events.

    MPBC Information



    Open Space Committee

    George Day Jr., Keith Ross, Mary Williamson, Christine Duerring, Scott Maslansky, Clare Green, Maria Whitney, Mark Maynard

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Open Space Committee is to provide guidance to the Warwick Board of Selectmen, Town Boards, residents and others on how to maintain the rural character and sense of community of Warwick through protecting and encouraging wise use of the land and natural resources, enhancing recreational oportunities and encouraging appropriate economic and residential development.

    Open Space Plan Subcommittee - a.k.a. the Open Space Cadets

    Brad Compton, Chuck Lisowski, Christine Duerring, Clare Green, Dave Shepardson, George Day, George Roaf, Jack Cadwell, Kasey Rolih, Karro Frost, Mary Thomas, Matt Hickler, Pat Lemon, Ted Cady

    The Open Space Plan Subcommittee's Public Forum Presentation on October 14, 2009 is available here. NB: This is a large (4.8 MB) .pdf file.

    The final draft of the Open Space Plan is now available as a 2 MB download in .pdf format here.



    The 2009 Open Space Plan is in progress.

    Warwick was awarded a grant in February enabling the Town to receive nine months of professional planning assistance from Kimberly Noake-MacPhee, FRCOG's Natural Resources Program Manager, at no cost to the Town.

    Personnel Committee - George Day, chair

    The Personnel Committee will hold meetings at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in Town Hall.


    Planning Board

    The Town of Warwick Planning Board consists of seven individuals - five regular members and two alternates - who are appointed by the Town Moderator to serve five-year terms. Current members and the expiration dates of their terms are as follows:
    Ted Cady, Chair (2023);, Nick Arguimbau (2022), John Bradford (2021), Brad Compton (2025), Arthur Long (2024), Karl Quackenbush (2021), and Suzanne Renna (2022).

    The Planning Board is charged with administering, and from time to time, proposing amendments to, the town's zoning by-laws and subdivision regulations. Within this broad area of responsibility, the Planning Board conducts site plan reviews, approves all plans of land that will be submitted to the Registry of Deeds, and is authorized to issue certain Special Permits.

    Other responsibilities include administering the town's Scenic Roads Policy, adopted in 2011, which provides for public oversight of any proposed shade tree cutting or alteration of stone walls along designated scenic roads within the town. (All roads in town, except for Route 78, are classified as scenic roads.) The Planning Board also serves as the town's Agricultural Commission, and although lacking in enforcement authority, can help to resolve potential conflicts between farmers and their non-farming neighbors.

    Warwick adopted a floodplain overlay district by-law in 2011. While the entire town is covered by the general zoning by-laws, areas within designated floodplains are also subject to regulations set forth in the floodplain overlay district by-law. That by-law was incorporated into the town's zoning by-laws and appears as Chapter 12 in that document.

    The Planning Board meets at 7:30 pm on the second Thursday of each month. Agendas, like those of other town boards and committees, are posted at least 48 hours prior to meetings on the bulletin board next to the side door to the town hall.

    For more information about the Planning Board and its responsibilities and activities, please feel free to contact the Chair (Ted Cady, 978 544-6410).

    Recreation Committee

    Holly Manson, Leanne Limoges, Rita McConville, Shauna Mallet, Mindy Gibbons

    Hello Warwick Community!

    The new Warwick Recreational Committee Webpage! Here you'll find the latest events (and there are some doozies!). Check it out! Also, if you are a Facebook member, check out the Recreation Committee's Facebook page for more details about these activities. Look for Warwick Rec Committee.

    In recent years, the WRC focused mainly on youth sports. However, since our median age is 59.5 and our population so low, the majority of residents were underserved. As is always the case with municipal committes, the WRC receives a pittance in the way of funding. Which always represents the greatest challenge when delivering services.

    The strategic goals for the WRC are multi-tiered and seek to exceed simply providing recreation for residents with the small amount of funds budgeted to the committee. The WRC goals and strategies are:

    We hope you will support the WRC and its endeavors. A planet that plays together, stays together!



    Warwick Scholarship Committee - A. George Day, Jr.

    About our scholarships:

    The Warwick Scholarship Committee was organized in 1962 when the Firemen's Association, the Women's Auxiliary to the Firemen, the PTO, the Women's Guild, the Congregational Church, and the Unitarian Church pooled donations and awarded the first scholarship that year to Barbara (Johnson) Walker in the amount of $200.00.

    The scholarship continued this way until the middle 70's when Alice Anderson bequeath an amount of money to the town for scholarships. The Alice, Eric, Oscar Anderson Scholarship Fund was established and the funds are in the hands of the town treasurer. The town voted to allow the existing Warwick Scholarship Committee to administer and award the scholarships from these funds.

    In 1982, upon the death of Anita L. Pike, a memorial scholarship was established in her memory through donations from her many friends and associates. This scholarship is awarded to the PVRS student graduating with the highest scholastic average.

    Application forms for these scholarships are available at the Guidance Dept. of PVRS or at the Warwick Public Library. Applications must be received prior to April 1st. The application form can be sent to any committee member.

    Current members of the Scholarship Committee:

    Carol Foote - Warwick Women's Guild
    Kathy Connelly - Trinitarian Congregational Church
    Linda Gale - Warwick Firemen's Auxiliary
    A. George Day, Jr. - Warwick Firemen's Association
    Erika Nygard - PTO
    Martha Morse - Warwick Historical Society

    The Warwick scholarships have been made available because of the generosity of persons who have made donations, or have left money to this committee in their will, as well as donations from the town organizations that raise money throughout the years. Please consider donations to these funds so as to provide for the continuing of this scholarship program. (Please indicate which fund.)

    Warwick Community Scholarship
    Alice, Eric, Oscar Anderson Scholarship
    Anita L. Pike Memorial Scholarship

    Please send to:

    A. George Day, Jr.
    313 Orange Road
    Warwick, MA 01378

    or: to any member of the committee

    Donations may be made to any of the 3 scholarships at any time. The committee will be very grateful for any assistance in keeping our scholarship funds a continuing program for our college students. (Please see: About our Scholarships)

    Town Forest Committee

    Rod Whipple, Christine Duerring, Keith Ross, Todd Weed, Mary Williamson

    For information on managing forests and woodlands, see the links below. They will open in a separate window. To return to this page, dismiss the window.

    Zoning Board of Appeals

    The Zoning Board of Appeals meets as needed. Please contact Miryam Williamson, Chair (978 544-7010) if you need information or need to meet with the ZBA.


    Findings and Decisions



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