WELCOME

TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF

THE TOWN OF WESTPORT, MASSACHUSETTS

 The Coastal Agricultural Resource
Community of New England

 

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WESTPORT TOWN HALL

816 MAIN ROAD, 

WESTPORT, MA  02790


ANNUAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT FOR SATURDAY - MAY 3, 2014

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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT FOR SATURDAY - MAY 3, 2014

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TOWN CALENDAR 

FOR ALL POSTED MEETINGS


PLEASE CLICK HERE:  TOWN CLERK'S PAGE

ONCE YOU ARE ON THE TOWN CLERK'S PAGE,

JUST CLICK ON THE "POSTED MEETINGS BUTTON"


Mosquito Spraying Season

Mosquito Spraying is conducted by the Bristol County Mosquito Control Program

For up to date information, 

Click on the link below for their

website: www.bristolcountymosquitocontrol.com


TO PAY TAX BILLS ONLINE,  

AND FOR EASY ACCESS TO E-BILLS:

PLEASE CLICK HERE.


CEMETERY NOTICE

THE CEMETERY DEPARTMENT HAS STARTED THE ANNUAL SPRING CLEANUP.

PLEASE TAKE ANY ITEMS YOU DESIRE TO KEEP FROM GRAVESITES.

ALL DECORATIONS WILL BE REMOVED AS OF APRIL 14, 2014.

THANK YOU

PUBLIC NOTICE

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.

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WESTPORT TOWN HALL

816 MAIN ROAD

AND

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 OFFICE'S 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, Comments and

Concerns to us on the form shown below and we will respond as soon as possible. Please be sure to include your email in the first block so we will have someone to respond to.

THANK YOU.

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

 

 

Property Information

Board of Selectmen

Licensing for liquor sales, car sales/repair, storage permits,   

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 (including vaccinations)


 

Building Department

 

Building Permits

Electrical and Plumbing Permits

Inspections

 

Conservation Commission

 

Soil permit guidance; Wetlands and water resource 

guidance

 

Parking Tickets Department

 

 

Only parking tickets issued by the Westport Police are

handled by this department.

 

Planning Board


Subdivision Plan

Site Plan Review

Zoning Issues


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

 

Tax Collector

 

Pay taxes for house, car, boat, personal property

Municipal Lien Certificates

Excise taxes, etc.

 

Town Clerk

 

Marriage / Death Certificates

Shellfish Licensing

Purchase of Town Bylaws / Beach Passes / Dog Licenses

TIDES

 

                         HIGH                   LOW

                  AM       PM          AM      PM

04-18-14    11:50     -----         5:25     5:17

04-19-14    12:09     12:40       6:10     6:09

04-20-14    1:10       1:38         7:12     7:15

04-21-14    2:08       2:41         8:26     8:39

04-22-14    3:13       3:46         9:53     10:17

04-23-14    4:14       4:50        10:52    11:31

04-24-14    5:23       5:47        11:44    ------  

                SUNRISE          SUNSET

04-18-14      5:59                    7:29

04-19-14      5:57                    7:30

04-20-14      5:56                    7:31

04-21-14      5:54                    7:32

04-22-14      5:53                    7:33

04-23-14      5:51                    7:34

04-24-14      5:50                    7:35

 

*COURTESY OF ED MARTINS

ED MARTINS OF WESTPORT ALMANAC

ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 2012

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THE 2013 STREET LIST BOOKS

ARE NOW AVAILABLE

IN THE BOARD OF REGISTRAR'S OFFICE,

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 practices.

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.

 

John Healey

Town Administrator

Westport Town Hall

816 Main Road

Westport, Ma 02790

(508) 636-1150

 

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

The following 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:

 

John Healey

Town Administrator

Town Hall

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

ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS - 2014

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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. 

 

At-Large Vacancies:     

      Capital Improvements        1 Vacancy

      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

      Recreation Commission      2 Vacancies

      Westport Cultural Council   2 Vacancies

      Economic Development      1 Vacancy

                             

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS

 

OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND BUSINESS REGULATIONS

WWW.MASS.GOV/CONSUMER

MOTOR VEHICLE HOTLINE

617-973-8787 OR 888-283-3757

 

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

WWW.MASS.GOV/AGO

CONSUMER HOTLINE

617-727-8400

 

REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES

WWW.MASSDOT.STATE.MA.US/RMV

TELEPHONE CENTER

617-351-4500 (FROM 339 / 617 / 781 / 857 AREA CODES)

800-858-3926 (FROM ALL OTHER MA AREA CODES)

 

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

WWW.MASS.GOV

INFORMATION LINES

617-887-MDOR

800-392-6089 (TOLL FREE IN MASSACHUSETTS)

 

DEALERS GUIDE TO THE MA USED VEHICLE WARRANTY LAW

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