♦ Welcome ♦ Westfield Town Announcements ♦

♦ WESTFIELD TOWN OFFICE & HITCHCOCK MUSEUM & LIBRARY CLOSED:

Due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the Selectboard has determined, for the safety of all, the Town Office and Library are closed to the public effective immediately. Town operations are up and running behind the scenes, but in-person transactions will be limited to those of a critical nature and by appointment only. The vault is accessible by appointment.

Town business will be conducted via phone 802-744-2484, email @ townofwestfield@comcast.net, fax 802-744-6224 or by sending a private message on Facebook at Town of Westfield, Vermont. All requests will be responded to as soon as possible during regular business hours, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Per the Governor’s request, town officials will be working remotely as much as possible.

The Recycling Center will continue to be open every Saturday, 8 a.m. until Noon. Masks and social distancing are required.

Unfortunately, the Annual Caroling on the Common has been cancelled this year.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through this challenging pandemic. Please check the website frequently www.westfield.vt.gov and Like Us on Facebook for updates.

Be well and stay safe this holiday season.

Westfield Selectboard: Yves Daigle (Chair); Jacques Couture; & Anne Lazor
Westfield Town Clerk: LaDonna Dunn
Treasurer: Mary Lou Jacobs
Listers: Danny Young (Chair), Scott Dunn and Scott Dean


♦ UPCOMING SELECTBOARD AND BUDGET MEETING: The December 2020 and January 2021 regular Selectboard meeting dates have been adjusted to the following schedule. Due to Covid-19, these meetings will be held electronically via Zoom or by dialing in on the phone.

  • December Selectboard Meeting: December 7, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom 
  • Budget Meeting: December 21, 2020 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Zoom 
  • Budget Meeting: January 5, 2021 8 a.m. via Zoom

If you experience problems entering the meeting, please call the Town Clerk, LaDonna Dunn 802-673-9001 (cell) for assistance. 


♦ 2020 ATV PERMITS:  The Town of Westfield is NOT REQUIRING ATV PERMITS FOR THE 2020 SEASON. Reminder: The season begins on May 15th through November 15th. Hours:  8:00 am to 9 pm. ATV’s are permitted on town maintained portions of roads only. The road map and ordinance are below.


♦ PLEASE NOTE:
WESTFIELD TOWN CHANGES
DUE TO COVID-19

  • RECYCLING CENTER: The Recycling Center is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon. Come with your masks and gloves and PLEASE adhere to the 6′ social distancing practice. Exact change is requested for trash fees. You must sort your own recyclables to minimize everyone’s exposure. The number of people inside the Recycling Center will be monitored by the attendant to ensure 6′ social distancing. All communities may utilize the recycling center and trash services. 
  • PLASTIC CAPS:  Effective immediately, PLASTIC CAPS MUST BE REMOVED from plastic containers before placing them in the recycling bin. Please help us avoid a $150 contamination penalty fee by making sure your plastic is rinsed out before recycling it.  Your help is appreciated.
  • TRASH: Trash is accepted on Saturdays ONLY 8 a.m. to Noon. Camera surveillance is operational. Exact change is appreciated. 
    • Trash Fees 
      White bag $1.50
      30 gallon $3.00
      50 gallon $4.00
  • STEEL BIN: You may continue to bring steel and place it in the steel bin at no charge.
  • PLAYGROUND CLOSED: For everyone’s safety, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the playground remains closed to the public until further notice.  
  • TENNIS AND BASKETBALL COURTS: The tennis court is open. Please bring your own equipment. The shared equipment has been removed at this time due to the high touch surfaces. The basketball court is open for hoop shooting. Scrimmaging is not permitted to ensure 6′ social distancing.

Please note, there will not be a porta-potty available at the recreation area this year due to COVID-19 CDC guidelines. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Please contact us if you have questions.

Westfield Selectboard: Yves Daigle, Jacques Couture & Anne Lazor
June 22, 2020


♦ HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY. WINTER HOURS WILL BEGIN NOVEMBER 1, 2020.   The Library will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For everyone’s safety, the Selectboard has set the following policy:

  • Masks are mandatory.
  • One person at a time in the computer lab with a 30 minute limit.
  •  The Librarian will monitor the number of patrons in the building at any given time.
  •  6′ social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
  • Please help your children adhere to social distancing during organized reading times with the Librarian.

    Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as we work through this challenging time together. Safety is our number one goal.

    If you have questions, please contact the Town Office at
    744-2484 or the Library at 744-8258.


TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE OPEN: For everyone’s safety, please wear a mask when entering the Town Office. You will be asked to sign in and provide a phone number for contact tracing should it be necessary. 

At this time, the vault is available by appointment only. 

In addition, Town business can also be conducted via phone (744-2484), email (townofwestfield@comcast.net), fax (744-6224) or on Facebook messenger at Town of Westfield, Vermont.

  • FREE wifi is available in the parking lots at the Library and the Westfield Community Center. No password is needed. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through this ever-evolving set of circumstances and please be sure to check the website frequently or like us on Facebook at Town of Westfield, Vermont for up to the minute changes.


♦ TROY & AREA LIONS CLUB MEALSITE. 

The mealsite will be suspending service until further notice. We will post when we have news of the reopening. Thank you for your patience. Any questions, please call the Town Clerk office at 744-2484. 


♦ IN NEED ?

  • Jay Area Food Shelf:  Serves Jay, Westfield, Lowell, Troy and North Troy.  Every Thursday, 9am – Noon at the Jay Town Hall.
  • Need a Mask?  Email jayfocusgp@gmail.com
  • Free Books.  Jay Town Hall porch. M, T, Th 7 am-4 pm.  Wednesday 7 am – Noon.  Inside Westfield Town clerk office and inside Lowell Town Hall, Mon-Thurs  8 am – 4 pm.


♦ DOG LICENSES:  Dog licenses are due by April 1st each year.  All dogs 6 months of age or older are required by Vermont State Statue to be licensed.  Proof of rabies certificate is required for licensing.  License fee on or before April 1:  Spayed/Neutered  $9 ,  Unspayed or unneutered,  $13.  License fee after April 1:  Spayed/Neutered $11 ,  Unspayed or Unneutered $13. 

Dog licenses are issued at the Town Clerk’s office, 38 School Street,  Monday thru Thursday 8 to 4.  For more information, please call 744-2484.  _______________________________________________________________________________________________2♦2019 TOWN REPORTS AVAILABLE: Stop by the Town Clerk’s office, the Westfield General Store or the Westfield Post Office to pick up a copy of the new Town Report or click on this link to view an electronic version. 


♦ HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN:

Town officials, in conjunction with the towns Regional Planning Board, Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA), recently began work on an updated Hazard Mitigation Plan. We are seeking input through a community survey. Paper copies of the survey are available at the Town Clerks office, at Town Meeting or the online survey may be completed by clicking this link: http://www.nvda.net/westfield

Your input will help us insure we mitigate potential hazards in our community. If you wish to participate on the committee, please contact a Selectboard Member (Yves Daigle, Jacques Couture or Anne Lazor) or the Town Clerk’s office at 744-2484.

Westfield Hazard Mitigation Informational Flyer


♦ VILLAGE CENTER DESIGNATION: 
The Town of Westfield was recently awarded Village Center Designation by the Department of Housing and Community Development. For full details click on this Press Release Link-Westfield Village Center Designation 9-2019


♦ TAFT BROOK ROAD NOW DEAD END ROAD:
Click here to view the Selectboard resolution


♦ SELECTBOARD CHANGE OF MEETING DAY/TIME: The Selectboard will now meet the third Monday each month for their regular monthly meeting (previously the second Monday). The time has also changed from 6 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the Town Clerk if you would like an item on the agenda.


♦ 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 2019 calendar year. Vermont Tax Booklets are available at:
  • 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 & Karen Blais,  Connie LaPlume (alternate)
♦ 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: Fall Back