Westport

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Westport is a town of farms, of beautiful scenery, of people who live from the water, of small businesses and of homes. Each of these aspects of the community is characterized and strengthened by the superb natural resources to be found within the town's borders. The key to Westport's recreational resources also lies within its natural environment.

Address

Town of Westport
816 Mina Road
Westport, MA 02790
508.636.1000

General Information

  • Total valuation: 1,762,403,470
  • Residential: $1,597,646,275
  • Industry: $5,738,700
  • Commercial: $132,488,305
  • Personal Property: 26,530,190
  • Residential, 90.7%; commercial, 7.5%; industrial, 0.3%; personal, 1.5%
  • FY2004 tax rate: $8.07
  • 2005 population: 14,905
  • Area: 53.01 square miles
  • Miles of public road: 123.44

Services

  • No municipal sewer, water or trash collection
  • Library: 408 Old County Road, 636-1100

Emergency Phone Numbers

  • Police: 911.
  • Fire: Emergency Briggs Road station; Central Village station, 911.
  • Ambulance: 911.

Elected Officials

  • Selectmen: 636-1003
    • Elizabeth Collins, chairman (2006)
    • Steven J. Ouellette (2008)
    • Richard Tongue (2006)
    • Veronica F. Beaulieu (2008)
    • David Dionne (2007)
  • Treasurer: 636-1007
    • George Foster (2008)
  • Assessors: 636-1012
    • Stephen Medeiros, chairman (2007)
    • John McDermott (2008)
    • Robert Grillo (2006)
    • Paul A. Matheson III, assistant
  • Town Clerk: 636-1000
    • Marlene Samson (2008)
  • Board of Health: 636-1015
    • Brenda Burke (2006)
    • Sean Leach, (2007)
    • Donna Lambert (2008)
  • Planning Board:
    • Gail Nigrelli, administrative assistant, 636-1037
    • Bernadette Oliver, secretary
    • Timothy Gillespie, chairman (2007)
    • Thomas Perkins (2010)
    • Gregory Franchetti (2009)
    • Wayne Sunderland (2008)
    • John Montano (2006)
  • Highway Surveyor, Harold Jack Sisson Jr. (2008)
  • Tax Collector, Carol Borden, 636-1010 (2008)
  • Housing Authority: 675-2039
    • Elizabeth Collins (2008)
    • Donald Maynard (2006)
    • John Duncan Albert (2008)
    • State Appointment: Marjorie A. Holden (2006)

Appointed Officials

  • Town Administrator, Charlene Wood, 636-1150
  • Police Chief, Keith Pelletier
  • Fire Chief, Steve Motta
  • Town Accountant, Theresa Provencal, 636-1040
  • Senior Health Agent, Ralph Urban 636-1015
  • Building Inspector, John McNally, 636-1035
  • Civil Defense Director, Michael McCarthy, 636-5884
  • Council on Aging Director, Susan Oliveira, 636-1026
  • Dog Officer, Edward Carreiro, 636-1115
  • Harbormaster, Richard Earle, 636-1105
  • Shellfish Warden, Gary Sherman, 636-1105
  • Finance Committee
    • Lisa Arnold (2005)
    • Todd Cormier (2008)
    • Warren Messier (2006)
    • John E. Miller (2006)
    • John J. Baughan (2007)
    • Edward Goldberg (2008)
    • Robert N. McCarthy (2007)
    • Jane Loos (2008)
    • Paul A. Schmid III (2006)
  • Conservation Commission: 636-1019
    • John Reynolds (2005)
    • Paul Hebert (2007)
    • Edmund A. Rooney Jr.(2007)
    • Richard Lambert (2006)
    • Thomas McGarr (2005)
    • Susan Pedreira (2006)
    • Tanya Ryden (2006)
  • Zoning Board of Appeals: 636-1004
    • Clayton Harrison, chairman (2009)
    • Gerald Coutinho (2007)
    • Donna Lambert (2005)
    • Kendal Tripp (2006)
    • Christopher Graham (2008)
    • Alternates:
    • Barbara Hanley (2004)
  • Town Moderator:
    • Steven Fors (2007)

Schools

  • School Committee
    • Ann M. Boxler, chair (2006)
    • Sally Huntington, vice chair (2006)
    • Paul Menzies (2007)
    • Robert J. Kowalczyk (2008)
    • Julia Bernert (2007)
  • Administration: 636-1140
    • Superintendent: Dr. Linda L. Galton
    • Director of Special Education: Ralph W. Tripp III
Public Schools
  • Alice A. Macomber School, 154 Gifford Road, 678-8671, 223 students in preschool and kindergarten, Principal Paula Sullivan.
  • Westport Elementary School, 380 Old County Road, 533 students in grades 1-4, 636-1075, Principal Alec Ciminello.
  • Westport Middle School, 400 Old County Road, 636-1090, 651 students in grades 5-8, Principal James Gibney.
  • Westport High School, 19 Main Road, 636-1050, 497 students in grades 9-12, Interim Principal Robert Wood.

Parks and Beaches

  • Horseneck Beach State Reservation, West Beach road at end of Route 88:
    • Fishing, swimming, bathhouse and picnics. Camping charge for improved site; parking fee.
  • East Beach, East Beach Road, charge for permit.
  • Town Beach, Cherry and Webb Lane, charge for permit.

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Described by community members for the MA Dept. of Housing and Community Development.