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


TO VIEW CURRENT BOARD OF SELECTMEN'S MEETINGS - CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW


http://westport.pegcentral.com/

Press Release 

Testing in Westport by the Massachusetts Arbovirus Surveillance program has found a positive mosquito result for the EEE Virus. The mosquito species found is Culiseta melanura which feeds almost exclusively on birds. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) recommend that you take steps this mosquito season to protect your animals and yourself from West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).   Mosquitoes can begin to multiply in any standing water that remains for more than four days. Removing these sources on your property, such as water that may collect in old cans, tires, and birdbaths, can help to reduce the mosquito population. Farm owners should empty water buckets and troughs regularly. Also, make sure there is proper drainage in the fields and around barns and shelters. Less time spent outdoors when mosquitoes are most active can be helpful. Since people are also susceptible to this virus, repellents should also be used outside when mosquitoes are biting. Information about WNV & EEE and reports of current and historical WNV virus activity in Massachusetts can be found on the MDPH website at http://www.mass.gov/dph/wnv.   Westport Board of Health

TO PAY TAX BILLS ONLINE,  

AND FOR EASY ACCESS TO E-BILLS:

PLEASE CLICK HERE.


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


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


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"


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COURTESY OF ED MARTINS - WESTPORT ALMANAC


NOTICE TO MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVERS

UPCOMING ROAD RACES/WALKS 

PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION

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SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 7, 2014

"NARRAGANSETT BAY WHEELMEN

100-MILE RIDE"

ROADS TO BE USED: OLD COUNTY, REED, DRIFT, CHARLOTTE WHITE, MAIN, SODOM AND 

CORNELL.

BEGINS AT 6:30 AM

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SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

"ANNUAL BUZZARDS BAY TRIATHLON"

ROADS TO BE USED: HORSENECK BEACH ACCESS, RTE. 88, DRIFT, HIXBRIDGE, HORSENECK, EAST BEACH AND JOHN REED ROADS.

BEGINS AT 9:00 AM

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SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

"WESTPORT HALF MARATHON"

ROADS TO BE USED: 

HORSENECK - EAST BEACH - JOHN REED

 - RTE. 88 - DRIFT - HIXBRIDGE 

 BEGINS AT 9:00 AM

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SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

"ANNUAL COMMUNITY WALK-A-THON"

ROADS TO BE USED:

HOWLAND BEACH CLUB & CK BEACH CLUB PARKING LOTS - HOWLAND - CROSS - RIVER AND ACOAXET ROADS - ATLANTIC AVENUE

BEGINS AT 12:OO PM

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SUNDAY - OCTOBER 5, 2014

"WATERSHED RIDE"

ROADS TO BE USED: HORSENECK BEACH - EAST BEACH ROAD  AND JOHN REED ROAD

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SATURDAY - OCTOBER 11, 2014

"ACOAXET CHAPEL 5K RUN/WALK"

ROADS TO BE USED:  

HOWLAND - ATLANTIC - REMINGTON  

BEGINS AT 9:45 AM

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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.

 

Tim King

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:

 

Tim King

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

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

dealersguidetomausedvehiclewarrantylaw.pdf
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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 resourceguidance

 

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

GOVERNMENT CONTACTS

 

GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK                                                   

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR  

ROOM 280   

BOSTON, MA  02133                 

WEBSITE:  WWW.MASS.GOV/GOVERNOR  

T:  617-727-9725


SENATOR JOHN KERRY

RUSSELL SENATE BUILDING

ROOM 218

WASHINGTON, DC  20510

OR

ONE BOWDOIN SQUARE

10TH FLOOR

BOSTON, MA  02114

T:  508-677-0522  OR  617-565-8519  OR  202-224-2742


SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN

2 RUSSELL COURTYARD

WASHINGTON, DC  20510

OR

JFK FEDERAL BUILDING

ROOM 2400

15 NEW SUDBURY STREET

BOSTON, MA  02203

WEBSITE:  WWW.WARREN.SENATE.GOV

T:  617-565-3170   OR   202-224-4543


REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM KEATING

558 PLEASANT STREET

NEW BEDFORD, MA  02740

OR

315 CANNON HOB

WASHINGTON, DC  20515

T:  508-999-6450

WEBSITE:  WWW.KEATING.HOUSE.GOV

GOVERNMENT CONTACTS

 

STATE SENATOR MICHAEL J. RODRIGUES

ONE GOVERNMENT CENTER

FALL RIVER, MA  02720

OR

SOMERSET TOWN HALL

140 WOOD STREET

SOMERSET, MA  02726

 OR

STATE HOUSE

ROOM 167

BOSTON, MA  02133

T:  508-646-0650  OR  508-673-8408   OR   617-722-1114

EMAIL:  MICHAEL.RODRIGUES@MASENATE.GOV


STATE REPRESENTATIVE PAUL A. SCHMID, III

1434 PLEASANT STREET

FALL RIVER, MA  02723

OR 

STATE HOUSE

ROOM 473F

BOSTON, MA  02133

T:  508-647-5675

EMAIL:  PAUL.SCHMID@MAHOUSE.GOV