TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF
THE TOWN OF
The Coastal Agricultural
Community of New England
WESTPORT TOWN HALL
816 MAIN ROAD,
WESTPORT, MA 02790
CANDIDATE'S NIGHT - MARCH 19, 2014 - WESTPORT HIGH SCHOOL - 6:30 PM TO 9:00 PM
WESTPORT VOTERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. KAREN POWELL, PRESIDENT OF THE WESTPORT EDUCATION FOUNDATION WILL BE THE MODERATOR. THE AUDIENCE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS OF THE CANDIDATES FOR THE FOUR CONTESTED RACES AND HEAR POSITIONS FOR AND AGAINST SIX BALLOT QUESTIONS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE ICON BELOW.
COPICUT RESERVOIR WATER LEVEL REDUCTION
THIS IS A NOTICE THAT THE FALL RIVER WATER DIVISION WILL BE LOWERING THE WATER LEVEL IN THE COPICUT RESERVOIR FOR DESIGN AND TESTING FOR AN UPCOMING DAM REPAIR PROJECT.
THE TARGET FOR RESERVOIR LOWERING WILL BE 10 FEET BELOW THE SPILLWAY LEVEL.
THIS MAY RESULT IN LARGER THAN NORMAL FLOWS IN THE COPICUT STREAM FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. THE WATER LEVEL WILL BE NOTICEABLY LOWER TO RESERVOIR ABUTTERS.
WE ARE PLANNING TO BEGIN MID-FEBRUARY AND EXPECT THAT LOWERING WILL TAKE 60 DAYS.
IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO CALL PAUL FERLAND AT 508-324-2320.
FALL RIVER WATER DIVISION
THE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY PURCHASE PROGRAM
IN WESTPORT - "HOPP"
HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO
APRIL 29, 2014.
BY CLICKING ON THE ICON BELOW
YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE APPLICATION PACKET.
WESTPORT TOWN HALL
816 MAIN ROAD
TOWN HALL ANNEX
856 MAIN ROAD
HOURS OF OPERATION ARE GENERALLY
8:30 AM TO 4:00 PM
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
**IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO CALL AHEAD TO VERIFY A PARTICULAR OFFICES HOURS**
THE TOWN CLERK AND TAX COLLECTOR OFFICES
AS A SERVICE TO RESIDENTS
ARE OPEN EXTENDED HOURS
THE 1ST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH.
BOTH OFFICES RESPECTIVELY
ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
FROM 8:30 AM TO 6:00 PM
Submit your Questions,
Concerns to us on the form shown below and we will respond as soon as possible.
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS HAS GONE DIGITAL AS OF
THE CABLE ACCESS CHANNELS HAVE CHANGED AS FOLLOWS:
CHANNEL 15 IS NOW CHANNEL 190 -
CHANNEL 16 IS NOW CHANNEL 191 -
CHANNEL 17 IS NOW CHANNEL 192 - PUBLIC
ALSO, THE CHARTER TRAILER LOCATED AT THE HAMPTON
IS AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WHO HAS NOT OBTAINED THEIR
NEW BOXES YET. WITHOUT YOUR NEW BOX, YOU WILL
BE ABLE TO VIEW YOUR TELEVISION. THEY ARE AVAILABLE
FROM 7 AM TO 8 PM.
SHOULD YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE REPORT
THEM TO THE SELECTMEN'S OFFICE AT
AS A FRIENDLY REMINDER
EVEN THOUGH OUR SUMMER WEATHER HAS PASSED
AND OUR LIFEGUARDS HAVE GONE HOME,
THE BEACHES OF
( CHERRY & WEBB AND EAST BEACH )
ARE STILL OPEN FOR ANYONE WANTING
TO WALK ON THE BEACH,
ENJOY SOME NICE
OR TO SIT AND WATCH THE WAVES,
BEACH PASSES ARE REQUIRED YEAR ROUND
FOR PARKING AT THE BEACHES.
YOU WILL BE ISSUED A PARKING TICKET VIOLATION
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PARKING PERMIT.
WESTPORT BEACH COMMITTEE
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR – BELOW ARE QUICK REFERENCES TO WHICH DEPARTMENT MAY BE OF ASSISTANCE TO YOU. THE ITEMS ARE ONLY A PARTIAL LISTING OF WHAT THESE DEPARTMENTS HANDLE, SO PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE BEFORE YOU MAKE THE DRIVE.
Board of Appeals
Appeals to decisions by the Building Inspector / Applications for variances, special permits or a findings.
Board of Assessors
Board of Selectmen
Licensing for liquor sales, car sales/repair, storage
recreational and construction trailer permits and town boat ramp permits, committee appointment requests, constable applications, complaints, Town Reports, pole hearings, employment opportunities, Town Meeting warrant articles, etc.
Board of Health
Food & Retail/ Tobacco / Equine & Pig / Sewage &
Garbage Removal Permits / Septic Issues / Perc Testing / Transfer
Station Stickers and Punch Cards/ Public Health Nurse Services
Electrical and Plumbing Permits
Soil permit guidance; Wetlands and water resource
Parking Tickets Department
Only parking tickets issued by the Westport Police are
handled by this department.
Site Plan Review
Registrar of Voters
Register to Vote/ certify Nomination Papers/ returning Census Forms/ Purchase Street List Books/ Verifying proof of residency/Purchase Voter lists on a CD
Pay taxes for house, car, boat, personal property
Municipal Lien Certificates
Excise taxes, etc.
Marriage / Death Certificates
Purchase of Town Bylaws / Beach Passes / Dog Licenses
03-09-14 4:07 4:30 11:09 10:24
03-10-14 5:11 5:28 11:47 11:21
03-11-14 6:06 6:24 ------ 12:22
03-12-14 6:47 7:05 12:12 1:01
03-08-14 6:08 5:42
03-09-14 7:06 6:43
03-10-14 7:04 6:44
03-11-14 7:02 6:46
03-12-14 7:01 6:47
03-13-14 6:59 6:48
*COURTESY OF ED MARTINS
ED MARTINS OF WESTPORT ALMANAC
WESTPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND WILL MAKE GRANTS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST INCOME AND ASSET QUALIFIED FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF BUYING AN EXISTING MARKET RATE HOME IN WESTPORT. BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE FLYER ANNOUNCING THE PROGRAM AND AN APPLICATION FORM.
ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 2012
THE 2013 STREET LIST BOOKS
IN THE BOARD OF REGISTRAR'S
WESTPORT TOWN HALL.
THE COST IS $25.00 PER BOOK
TOWN OF WESTPORT
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT NOTICE
The Town of Westport
does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to,
access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities.
The Town of Westport does not discriminate on the basis of
disability in its hiring or employment
This notice is
provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990.
Questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding the ADA may be forwarded to the Town of Westport's designated ADA Coordinator.
Westport Town Hall
816 Main Road
Westport, Ma 02790
Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in programs and services of the Town of Westport are invited to make their needs and preferences known to the ADA Compliance Coordinator.
This notice is
available in large print, on audio tape, and in Braille, from the
ADA Compliance Coordinator.
TOWN OF WESTPORT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
FOR AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLAINTS
Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the
Americans with Disabilities Act. It may be used by anyone who
wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of
disability in employment practices and policies or the provision of
services, activities, programs and benefits by the Town of
Westport. The complaint should be in writing and contain
information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address,
phone number of complainant and location, date and description of
the problem. Reasonable accommodations, such as personal interviews
or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for
persons with disabilities who are unable to submit a written
complaint. The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or
his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar
days after the alleged violation to:
816 Main Road
Westport, MA 02790
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint the Town Administrator will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolution. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Town Administrator will respond in writing, and where appropriate in a format accessible to the complainant such as audiotape. The response will explain the position of the Town of Westport and offer opinions for substantive resolution of the complaint. If the response by the Town Administrator does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision of the Town Administrator within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the Board of Selectmen or their designee. Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the Board of Selectmen or their designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 days after the meeting the Board of Selectmen or their designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate in a format accessible to the complainant such as audiotape, with a final resolution of the complaint. All complaints received by the Town Administrator, appeals to the Board of Selectmen or their designee, and responses from the Town Administrator and the Board of Selectmen or their designee will be kept by the Town of Westport for at least three years.
Adopted by the Board of Selectmen
February 7, 2011
APPOINTMENTS - 2014
COMMITTEES, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS
VACANT POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO ANYONE WISHING TO SERVE ON THESE COMMITTEES. PLEASE SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST BY REGULAR MAIL, DELIVER IN-PERSON TO THE TOWN HALL, OR SUBMIT BY EMAIL TO: PELLANDD@WESTPORT-MA.GOV
ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE SELECTMEN'S OFFICE AT 508-636-1003.
Council on Aging 1 Vacancy
Energy Committee 1 Vacancy
Fence Viewers 2 Vacancies
Historical Commission 1 Regular Vacancy
2 Alt. Vacancies
Narrows Redevelopment 2 Vacancies
Personnel Board 2 Vacancies
Recreation Commission 3 Vacancies
Council 2 Vacancies
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS
OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND BUSINESS REGULATIONS
MOTOR VEHICLE HOTLINE
617-973-8787 OR 888-283-3757
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES
617-351-4500 (FROM 339 / 617 / 781 / 857 AREA CODES)
800-858-3926 (FROM ALL OTHER MA AREA CODES)
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
800-392-6089 (TOLL FREE IN MASSACHUSETTS)
DEALERS GUIDE TO THE MA USED VEHICLE WARRANTY LAW