♦ Welcome ♦ Westfield Town Announcements ♦


♦ UPCOMING HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE SCHEDULE:

  • Closed: Monday, December 24th-Christmas Eve Day
  • Closed: Tuesday, December 25th-Merry Christmas! 
  • Open: December 26th and December 27th (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Closed: Monday, December 31st-New Years Eve Day
  • Closed: Tuesday, January 1st-Happy New Year!
  • Resume Regular Hours: Wednesday, January 2nd
    ( 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Thursdays)

♦ PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO TOWN PLAN 2018:

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given to the residents of the Town of Westfield that the Westfield Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at the Westfield Community Center (59 North Hill Rd) on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.

This hearing is for public review of and comment on the proposed amendment to Westfield Town Plan pursuant to Title 24 VSA, Chapter 117.

The purpose of the Westfield Town Plan is to establish a coordinated, comprehensive planning process to guide decisions made by the Town.  The proposed amendment to the plan, if and when adopted, will affect all lands within the Town.

CONTENTS OF THE WESTFIELD TOWN PLAN

  1. Introduction (and vision for the next eight years)
  2. Water Resource
  3. Flood Resilience
  4. Facilities and Services
  5. Education
  6. Economy
  7. Housing
  8. Transportation
  9. Energy
  10. Wildlife Habitat and Significant and Natural and Historic Features
  11. Land Use
  12. Development Trends and Plans for Adjacent Towns & the Region
  13. Implementation Plan
    APPENDIX A: Plan Maps

Copies of the proposed plan amendment are available at the Town Clerk’s office, 38 School Street. Office hours are Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

To view an electronic version of the plan and accompanying maps, click on the links below:

Written comment on the plan amendment should be directed to the Westfield Planning Commission.

  • Email: westfieldvtplanning@gmail.com
  • Mail: Attn: Westfield Planning Commission, 38 School Street, Westfield, VT 05874

Dated in Westfield, Vermont, November 2, 2018.


♦ WESTFIELD COMMUNITY MEALSITE MENU FOR DECEMBER: 

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.  

  • December 6th – Juice, Chicken Bordelaise with Biscuits, Carrots and Holiday Cupcakes
  • December 13th (Free – No Donation Requested) – Juice, Mac & Cheese, Stewed Tomatoes, Garlic Bread and Blueberry Crisp
  • December 20th – Juice, Lasagna, Green Beans, Rolls and Seasonal Dessert
  • December 27th – Juice, Italian Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Whole Wheat Bread and Graham Cracker Chewies

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. 


♦ 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: A wintry view of the Westfield village from Loop Road with snow covered Jay Peak in the background.