♦ Welcome ♦ Westfield Town Announcements ♦


♦ WESTFIELD COMMUNITY SURVEY: 

We invite you to take the Westfield Community Survey. The Westfield Planning Commission will use your survey responses to update the Town Plan. The plan is important because it is our shared vision for the future of the town and is the basis for long-range initiatives and zoning. Westfield’s plan is also taken into consideration in Act 250 and Section 248 reviews. The latter is the review process the Public Utility Commission uses for energy generation and telecommunications infrastructure. 

Our current Town Plan expires in December 2018. Collecting information from the community is the first step to update the plan. 

Survey responses are confidential unless you choose to identify yourself at the end of the survey. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the survey. All household members age 16 and older can take the survey. Thank you for taking the time to have a voice in Westfield’s future! 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WestfieldVT


♦ LISTER GRIEVANCE HEARINGS: 

The Listers will be holding Grievance Hearings on Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m. to Noon. It is your right as a property owner to grieve the assessed value of your property if you disagree with the towns assessed value. It is strongly recommended you schedule an appointment. If you do not have an appointment you will have to wait until all appointments are completed. Appointments are scheduled in 15 minute increments to present your case to the Listers. Stop by the Town Clerk’s Office to pick up the Application for Grievance or click on the link below. Grievance applications can be submitted to the Town of Westfield, Attention: Lister’s Grievance Hearings, 38 School Street, Westfield, VT 05874. They also can be scanned and emailed to townofwestfield@comcast.net. 

Following the hearing, the Listers will inform you of their decision within 7 days of your Grievance Hearing.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Scott Dunn, Lister Chair, at (802) 673-3521.

Application for Lister Tax Grievance Hearing 2018  


♦ WESTFIELD COMMUNITY MEALSITE MENU FOR JUNE: 

All are invited to enjoy a community lunch every Thursday at Noon at the Westfield Community Center (North Hill Rd./School St.) A donation of $4/person is requested with the 2nd Thursday of the month FREE. Special thanks to Berry Creek Farm and its CSA members for once again providing a harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables during this growing season.   

  • June 7th – Juice, Baked Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Beet Greens, Whole Wheat Bread, Cookies and Ice Cream
  • June 14th (Free – No Donation Requested) – Juice, Chicken Cacciatore over Ziti, Green Beans, Rolls and Strawberry Angel Food Dessert
  • June 21st –Juice, Pot Roast, Vegetable du Jour, Potatoes, Homemade Rolls and Bread Pudding
  • June 28th– Juice, Spaghetti with Special Sauce, Berry Creek Garden Salad, Garlic Bread and Strawberry Shortcake

A free RSVP Bone Builders Balancing and Strengthening Class meets weekly before the meal from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Following lunch join the fun and play Bingo and card games!

Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club.
For more information call 744-2484. 
Menu subject to change.


 ♦ DOG LICENSES ARE DUE BY APRIL 1ST EACH YEAR:

As mandated by Vermont state law, DOG LICENSES are due on or before April 1st each year. All dogs residing in Vermont are required to be licensed in the town where the animal lives. Proof of rabies vaccination is required prior to licensing. Licenses are purchased at the Town Clerk’s office.

Fees for licensing on or before April 1:
Spayed/Neutered $9; Unspayed/Unneutered $13

Fees for licensing after April 1:
Spayed/Neutered $11; Unspayed/Unneutered $17.

For your convenience, checks for license fees can be left in the secure drop box next to the Town Clerk’s front door. Once processed your dog’s license/tags will be sent to you by return mail.  

Town Clerk’s Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
or call (802) 744-2484 to make other arrangements.


♦ TOWN MEETING INFORMATION:
To view past Town Reports visit the Town Meeting page


♦ VT TAX INFORMATION: Click on this link for VT Dept. of Taxes-FAQs Tax Time.  The document includes links for VT Department of Taxes forms. 


♦ NOTICE TO HOMEOWNERS: Homestead Declaration are to be filed each year by every Vermont resident whose property meets the definition of a homestead. A Vermont homestead is the principal dwelling and parcel of land surrounding the dwelling, owned and occupied by a resident individual as the individual’s domicile on April 1. If your homestead is leased to a tenant on April 1, you may still claim it as a homestead if it is not leased for more than 182 days in the 2016 calendar year. 

2016 Vermont Income Tax Booklets are available at the Town Clerk’s Office or:

  • Download fillable PDF forms from the web at www.bit.ly/vttaxforms
  • Order forms by email: tax.formsrequest@vermont.gov
  • Order forms by phone at (855) 297-5600 (toll free in the U.S.) or (802) 828-2515 

Visit the Property Taxes Page for additional property tax information.


Westfield has two FREE WiFi Hotspots:
Westfield Community Center and
the Hitchcock Museum & Library with
accessibility in the parking lots or 
inside the buildings.
No password required.

Westfield Community Center, 59 North Hill Road

OR

Hitchcock Museum and Library 1252 VT Route 100


 

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 Town Offices: 38 School Street, Westfield, VT 05874
Phone: (802) 744-2484 ♦ Fax: (802) 744-6224
Email: townofwestfield@comcast.net

LaDonna Dunn ♦ Town Clerk 
Heather Johnson & Connie LaPlume ♦ Assistant Town Clerks

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mary Lou Jacobs ♦ Treasurer
Office Hours: Wednesday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment

Cover photo by LaDonna Dunn: The Beauty of the First Snow