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As a convenience to you, Debit and Credit Cards are now accepted for payment of fees made at the Town Clerk/Tax Collector Office (in-office only). The following convenience fees will be charged to your card by your card company:
Tax Payments = $3.95 flat Visa Debit Card fee. 2.45% (or $3.95 minimum) Credit Card fee.
Non-Tax Payments (i.e. Dog License, Marriage License, Hunting & Fishing License, etc.) = 2.45% (or $1.75 minimum) Debit & Credit Card fee.
2015 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
The Town of Westford Preliminary Budget for the year 2015 has been completed and filed in the Town Clerk's office at 1809 Co. Hwy. 34 where it is available for inspection. The Town Board will meet and review said budget and hold a Public Hearing at 7 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Westford Town Hall, at which time any person in favor or against any such item or items in the Preliminary Budget will be herd.
Pursuant to Section 108 of the NYS Town Law, the proposed salaries of the elected Town Officials are hereby specified as:
Councilmen (4 @ $1,200.00) $4,800.00
Town Clerk/Tax Collector $7,000.00
Superintendent (Highway) $32,000.00
Bid Opening - Snow Plow Unit
The Town of Westford will receive bids for the purchase of a Fisher Snow Plow with complete assembly unit and a Meyer Snow Plow with complete Assembly unit. Both plow units may be bid separately or grouped together. Sealed bids may be submitted to the Town of Westford, P.O. Box 43, Westford, NY 13488 with the word "Bid" on the envelope. Bids will be opened at the November 7, 2014 Town Board Meeting. For more information, or to set up an appointment to view the equipment, interested parties should contact Town of Westford Highway Superintendent Martin Peeters at (607)638-5165.
The Town Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to accept any bid which they deem most favorable to the interest of the Town.
The Towns of Westford, Roseboom and Decatur have partnered together to pursue telecommunication grant opportunities for residents. A survey will be conducted to gather data concerning interest in cellular and internet services.
ALL Town of Westford Residents (tax payers & rentees) MUST have a Town authorized permit to dispose of garbage. Permits are free to Town Residents and available at the Town Clerk's office. Proof of residency (tax bill, utility bill, etc. - not PO Box bil) will be required. Non-Residents may use the facility at a fee of $3.00 per bag. Click on the Documents banner above to view the Town of Westford Local Laws.
Do you own a dog? Are you a responsible pet owner? Is your Dog licensed? ALL dogs MUST be licensed. Click on the Documents banner above for a description of the DOG CONTROL LAW or click on the Town Clerk/Tax Collector banner and scroll to ISSUANCE OF DOG LICENSES for instructions to license your pet.
As per law, Town Tax Collector accepts payment of 2015 General Property Tax bills from January 1, 2015 thru April 30, 2015. Effective May 1, 2015, unpaid Town of Westford General Property Tax Bills are paid to the Otsego County Treasurer located in the County Office Building, 197 Main St., Cooperstown, New York. (607) 547-4235.
Westford is located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, in the eastern portion of Otsego County. The nestled in the rolling hills is a community of agricultural enterprises, small hamlets, scattered rural residences, and a variety of small and home-based businesses.
The Town has a strong agricultural tradition. Modern dairy farms, organic beef and vegetable farms, and sugar maple farms continue that tradition. These enterprises contribute greatly to the town's rural character and open spaces.
DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY BUSINESSES THERE ARE IN THE TOWN OF WESTFORD? Some of them can be found by clicking on the "links" banner above.
According to the 2010 Census, Westford is home to approximately 870 people. Westford enjoys one of the fastest growth rates in the county, with a population increase of nearly 100% since 1970 when the population was 435. The population centers are the hamlets of Westford, in the center of town, and Westville, on the western boundary with the Town of Middlefield.
The Town has three active churches, the Methodist Church and Episcopal Church located in the hamlet of Westford and the Methodist Church in the hamlet of Westville. The Town Hall and Westford Methodist Church serve as community centers for various activities.
Most of the children in Westford attend Schenevus Central School in the neighboring Town of Maryland. Some of the children also attend neighboring Worcester, Milford and Cherry Valley schools.
The Westford Community Association provides opportunties for social events and activities for children. These events include the Westford Christmas Pageant, the Easter Egg Hunt, and the Halloween Costume Party. The Association also hosts the Alumni luncheon for former graduates of the Westford School.
The Town Hall and Fire Department is located at 1812 County Highway 34 in the old Westford school. The Town Hall serves as the meeting place for several local organizations, including the Planning Board, the Westford Community Association and WOW - the Women of Westford.
The Westford Post Office is located in the center of the hamlet at 1743 County Highway 34. The Lobby is opened for access to mail boxes Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - noon. Window service is available Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Families enjoy recreation at Gopher Field, Busacher Park and Wilbur and Betty Davis State Park. Gopher Field includes a youth soccer field and Little League field. Busacher Park boasts a pavillion avalable for picnics located next to the Town Hall/Fire Department. The State Park includes hiking trails, catch and release fishing, a playground, and events pavilion. Six lovely log cabins are available for lodging at the State Park. Visitors staying at the park can stock up on all the essentials at the Westford General Store located in the hamlet.
Many of our agricultural enterprises are either open to the public or provide direct services to the public. Breezie Maples is the largest organic maple syrup producer in the state of New York. Breezie Maples won the Cooking Light 2010 Taste Test Award. In the Spring, visit Breezie Maples on their open house day to tour the facility, taste the syrup and take home a bit of Westford! Nectar Hills, Big Sky Farm and Raindance Farm produce quality organic meats and vegetables available through community supported agriculture programs and/or local farmer's markets. Nectar Hills also has a store in nearby Cherry Valley. Willie's Farm and Cider Mill is open seasonally in the Autumn, feature custom cider pressing, local crafts, baked goods, special events and lots of fun activities for families including hay rides and a corn maze.
Mountain View Hunting Preserve offers (fair chase) bird hunts including stock Pheasant, Chukar, Hungarian Partridge and Quail, 7 days a week from September 1st to April 15th.