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SEEKING FULL-TIME ROAD CREW MEMBERS

The Town of Westford is seeking qualified applicants for two (2) full time Road Crew positions with health insurance and other benefits.  These are skilled positions involving skilled and unskilled labor tasks and the operation of equipment for the maintenance and repair of town roads.  Knowledge of highway equipment and light repairs required.  Applicant must have and maintain a Vermont CDL license and a good driving record.  Drug and alcohol testing is required.

 

For consideration, please submit resume/references with experience, availability and desired compensation to Town of Westford, Attn:  Nanette Rogers, 1713 VT Route 128, Westford, VT 05494.  For more information contact Nanette Rogers at 878-4587 or townclerk@westfordvt.us.

 

 

NEW WESTFORD GIS MAP

 We are pleased to present the new, interactive WESTFORD GIS MAP!

This program was created by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (big thanks!) in order to help broaden our understanding of the landscape, natural resources, zoning districts, etc. in Town.

The map is available at: http://map.ccrpcvt.org/westfordmapviewer/

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melissa Manka, Planning Coordinator, or Kate Lalley, Administrative Officer at 878-4587 or planner@westfordvt.us.

 

TOWN CENTER REVITALIZATION PROJECT

The Westford Planning Commission, with the help of consultant Brandy Saxton of Place Sense, is exploring a new community-based vision and new development standards for the Town Center Area.

Why are we doing this?

To maintain Westford’s historic green and center as the community asset we all know it is it will help to have an overall strategy for how this area can redevelop over time. Using public surveys and workshops, the Planning Commission is exploring how best to:

  • Foster a better sense of place & community
  • Enhance traffic calming & walkability
  • Encourage more economic & community investment
  • Preserve the historic fabric & environmental resources
  • Create form-based zoning for major subdivisions, commercial and multi-family development
  • Support the creation & expansion of local businesses
  • Streamline the local permit process & reduce local permit fees
  • Develop a strategy for community wastewater options/potential.

For more information and/or to view the language under consideration, please visit the project website at (http://www.placesense.com/current/westford) or stop by the town office. Furthermore, please feel free to contact Melissa Manka, Planning Coordinator, at the town office (878-4587) or by email (planner@westfordvt.us).

The above project is supported/funded by a Municipal Planning Grant awarded by the Department of Economic, Housing & Community Development.

 

PROPERTY TAXES

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.

To make your payment online by credit card, go to https://trx.npspos.com/payapp/public/ECSale.html?siteId=18336&deptId=18336&urlKey=4b320249c1808be5909fd16427d5d588acffaaf4.

You will need to enter your Parcel ID (found in the upper left corner on your tax bill) and know the amount due when making your payment.

Please note: A convenience fee of $3.00 for transactions totaling up to $122.00, or 2.45% of the transaction exceeding $122.00, will apply.

 

DOG LICENSES

Dog Licenses are due by April 1st. 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 S.A.S.E. and your license will be mailed to you. The fee through April 1st is $10.00 for spayed or neutered dogs and $12.00 for dogs that are not spayed or neutered. Dog licenses obtained after April 1st are subject to a late fee. We encourage all dog owners to register their dogs before April 1st.

 

TOWN NEWSLETTERS AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE

Use the navigation button to the left marked Documents and Forms and then click on Town Newsletters to access PDF files of recent newsletters.

Sign up to receive your newsletter by email!

If you would like to receive a copy of the Town Newsletter by email, click here to subscribe.

 

VACANT TOWN POSITIONS

Please contact the town office (878-4587 or townclerk@westfordvt.us) if you are interested in serving the community in this position:

  • Conservation Commission

 

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 through June 30, 2009. Click here to view their report.

For more information please contact the Selectboard (selectboard@westfordvt.us) or attend one of their meetings.

 

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.).

 

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 (planner@westfordvt.us )

Disclaimer:
1) The digital parcel data was last updated in the Spring of 2008. Any subdivisions and parcel mapping corrections that happened since the last update will not be reflected.
2) This data was developed for listing, assessment, and planning purposes. It shows generalized parcel lines and is NOT suitable for conveyance or property boundary descriptions. This data should NOT be used as a substitute for more accurate and precise survey information.
3) Please note acreages are not provided for all parcels. You may contact the Town Office for approximate acreages bas

You may contact the Town Office for approximate acreages based on the Grand List.

Coming events:

Your Title goes here Event: Selectboard Meeting
Date: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
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Event: Newsletter Deadline
Date: Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Event: Voter Registration Deadline
Date: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Event: Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot
Date: Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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See the full calendar for additional events.