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WESTFORD 250TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – JUNE 8 & 9
Mark your calendars for a 250th celebration of Westford’s founding in 1763!
Something for everyone!
* The Vermont Civil War Hemlock’s weekend encampment. The Hemlocks will have artillery drills and demonstrations and singing around the campfire (bring an instrument) on Saturday evening.
* 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, the Town Charter will be read, in the white church, kicking off the events of the day.
* A variety of music playing all day in the gazebo.
* Sunday concert on the common at 7 p.m.: Starline Rhythm Boys (sponsored by the Westford Library).
* Mid-day meal on Saturday, mid-morning coffee and donuts on Sunday.
* Games for the children (Rec. Dept.).
* Gathering for a large group photo and 250 cupcakes!
* At the Westford Library- a “time of Westford residents to reminisce.
* All day Blacksmithing demonstration on Saturday.
* Fireworks! (location to be announced) on Saturday.
* The Westford Historical Society will have an exhibition at the Brick Meeting House, on Saturday. A tractor exhibit outside. On exhibit inside: Tribute to Westford’s War Veterans, Morehouse basket collection, history of maple sugaring in town, school and textile exhibits, photo exhibits.
* More information will be posted on the Front Porch Forum, Westford Market, Town Office, School and Post Office with the time schedule.
To view a copy of the event brochure click here. Come and join this special weekend!
250th BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON
Saturday, June 8th
Catered by Wetherbee’s Catering
Serving 11:30am – 12:30pm
¼ BBQ Chicken, Cheese Lasagna, Coleslaw, Rolls, Butter, Pickles and Water
If you did not purchase an advanced luncheon ticket, a limited number of extra meals will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The cost is $13.00/person.
PARKING & ROAD CLOSURES FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH - WESTFORD 250TH CELEBRATION
Parking is available along the south side of Brookside Road and at the school and town garage.
If you park at the school, we have arranged for transportation via tractor and wagon from the school to the common between 9am-11am and 3pm-5pm.
If you park at the town garage, please park toward the Cambridge Road side of the lot on the grass. Please do not park in the drive. We want the drive kept open in the event the fire trucks are called out. There is no transportation from this location to the common.
Handicap and senior citizen parking is available at the town office. Additional handicap parking is available in the lot across from the Spiller house at the west end of the common. No parking will be allowed along Common Road.
Parking at the Brick Meeting House is restricted to members of the Historical Society.
No parking will be permitted on White Church Lane or at the church due to a wedding.
Common Road will be closed to through traffic.
Help plan for Westford's future by taking the Westford Planning Commission's first ever digital survey by clicking the following link: https://surveymonkey.com/s/X8KWZZZ
A current rabies certificate is required. If you are unsure if the current certificate is on file, please call the Town Office. For your convenience you may mail or drop off the fee and rabies certificate along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and we will mail the license to you. The fee is $16.00 unless your dog is spayed or neutered, in which case the fee is $13.00.
VACANT TOWN POSITIONS
The following positions were not filled by election at Town Meeting. Please contact the town office (878-4587 or email@example.com) if you are interested in serving the community in one of these positions:
Other vacant positions:
Planning Commission (1 position)
Conservation Commission (1 position)
FINANCIAL INTERNAL CONTROLS REPORT
In 2011 the Selectboard contracted with Cota, CPA to review the town's financial controls and conduct a sampling of the Town's financial accounts. Based on meetings with town officials and town office employees, Cota, CPA has issued an "Independent Accountant's Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures - Internal Control Project" report. The report has been posted to the Town's website. Click here to view the report. Future reports from Cota, CPA will be added to the website as they become available.
Cota, CPA performed a sampling of the Towns financial activity for July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009. Click here to view their report.
For more information please contact the Selectboard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or attend one of their meetings.
Property tax bills are mailed a minimum of 30 days prior to the first installment due date. Annual taxes are divided into four equal payments and are due August 15, November 15, March 15 and May 15. Late payments are charged interest of 1% per month for the first 3 months and 1 1/2% per month thereafter. An 8% penalty is assessed on any taxes not paid by May 15. Postmarks (US, FedEX and UPS) are accepted as timely payments.
VILLAGE CENTER DESIGNATION: HOW YOU MAY BENEFIT!
On September 27, 2010, the Town of Westford was granted Village Center Designation by the Vermont Downtown Board. The purpose of this designation is to help encourage and preserve the structures and character of historic Vermont town centers. The designation area in Westford encompasses the structures surrounding the Town Common area. To view a map of the Designated Village Center click here.
Go to http://www.historicvermont.org/programs/2006%20downtown%20owner%20lessor%20benifits%20.pdf to view a summary of how individuals who own property in the designation area can directly benefit from this program. *Please note tax credits apply to structures constructed prior to 1983 that are commercial or multi-family rental properties.
WESTFORD ENERGY COMMITTEE NEWS
For the last two years, the Westford Energy Committee has been working to raise awareness of important energy issues that affect our town. Now, the Committee is recommending that Westford join a state-wide initiative that can directly benefit individual home owners. To learn more about this residential energy improvement loan program, visit the Westford Energy Committee ( click here.).
TOWN NEWSLETTERS AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE
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VIEW WESTFORD PARCEL DATA USING GOOGLE EARTH!
Click the attachment below to view Westford parcel data using Google Earth! This program will allow you to view property boundaries overlaid onto Google Earth images. Click a parcel on the map and view the property's identification number and approximate acreage. Please note you must download Google Earth to your computer to view the file.
Click this link to the parcel file and select Google Earth as the program to open it with.
If you have questions please contact Melissa Manka, Westford
Planning Coordinator, at the Town Office (878-4587) or by email (
You may contact the Town Office for approximate acreages based on the Grand List.
Date: Monday, June 24th, 2013
Event: Selectboard Meeting
Date: Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Event: Town Office Closed
Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2013
Event: Selectboard Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 11th, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
See the full calendar for additional events.
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