Town of Westport, MA Information

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Information Page on Westport


Address:Town Hall, 816 Main Road, Westport, MA 02790
Phone: (508) 636-1150; Fax: (508) 636-1147
Form of Government: Board of Selectmen with Town Administrator;
Open Town Meeting
Board of Selectmen Meetings: Monday evenings; Board of Selectmen Chairman: Antone C. Vieira Jr.


2010 Population (2010 U.S. Census): 15,532 (Go to Census.gov for more data )
2010 Average Persons per Unit: 2.62
2000 Population (2000 U.S. Census): 14,183
1990 Population (1990 U.S. Census): 13,852
2000 Housing Units: 6,143; (including unoccupied)

Locus Map of Town of Westport
Westport Locus Map
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Westport Parcel Map
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Topographic Map of the Town of Westport
Westport Topographic Map
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MA DEP Core wetlands in Westport, MA
Westport Core Wetlands
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1999 MassGIS land use data for the town of Westport, MA
Land Use in Westport, MA
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Agricultural protection Areas
Westport Agricultural Protection Restrictions (APR farms)
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Land and Water Statistics:

Category Value Comments
Corporate Boundaries including coastal waters: 89.80 mi2 BBNEP calculation from MassGIS Town Boundary layer.
Land + Freshwater: 52.110 mi2 BBNEP calculation from MassGIS Town survey layer. Town parcel data totals= 49.33 mi2 (does not include Watupa Ponds).
Area in watershed: 44.386 mi2 =85.2%. BBNEP calculation using BBNEP watershed boundary.
Land Area – Freshwater bodies: 50.07 mi2 BBNEP calculation using open water and deep marsh area from DEP wetlands GIS layer. DHCD=50.06
2005 Population Density: 289.2 per mi2 BBNEP calculation, based on land+freshwater


Public Boat Ramps

Gooseberry Island, paved ramp.
Route 88 Bridge, paved ramp.

Permitted Pollution Discharges and Toxic Waste Generators

EPA’s enviro-mapper showing surface water dischargers or waste generators.Groundwater dischargers are not shown.

Westport 2007 Phase II MS4 permit annual report
Other EPA NPDES information for Westport

Public Beaches

Horseneck Beach (State Facility)


Commonwealth of Massachusetts Information Page on Westport

New Bedford Standard Times info page on Westport

Today’s Westport News from the New Bedford Standard Times

The Westport River Watershed Association Home Page.
The WRWA is the second largest watershed organization in the Buzzards Bay watershed.

Selected Correspondence, Newspaper Articles, and Reports

Westport Board of Health Stormwater Regulations
Version Approved April 2009 and drafted by the Buzzards Bay NEP.

June 2008 Wetland Brochure prepared for the Conservation Commission by the BBNEP (300 kb PDF)

Full size High resolution print quality version (1.3 kb PDF file)   cover letter

March 2002 pamphlet on herring run restoration at Adamsville Pond by town of Westport (300 kb PDF file)

February 28, 2002 comments to MEPA on Westlakes development and golf course (144 kb PDF file)

Briefing on Hix Bridge Tidal Restriction: Should debris under bridge be dredged?

Potential Wetland Restoration Sites

The following downloads are excerpts from our report Selected Inventory of Potential Wetland Restoration Sites in the Buzzards Bay Watershed. Click the links to open the files in your web browser, or right click to save to your computer. Graphics on these pdf files has been degraded to reduce file size. Request a CD if this report (click the above link for more info)to obtain higher resolution pdf files.

Appendix 6. Sites in Westport (2.3 MB pdf file).

Westport Locus Map

Elected Officials

Selectmen: 636-1003
Craig J. Dutra – Chairman, R. Michael Sullivan – Vice Chairman, Steven J Ouellette – Clerk, Antone C. Viera, Jr., Richard M. Spirlet

Assessors: 636-1012: John McDermott, Robert Grillo, Stephen J. Medeiros

Town Clerk: 636-1000: Marlene Samson

Board of Health: 636-1015
John J. Colletti, Sean Leach, Karl W. Santos Staff: Senior Health Agent, James Walsh 636-1015, Health Agents: John Swartz and Raymond Belanger

Planning Board (636-1037):
James T. Whitin, Chairman (*2017), William D. Raus, Vice-Chairman (*2019), Marc De Rego, Clerk (*2018), David Cole (*2016), Andrew Sousa (*2020)
Staff: James K. Hartnett, Town Planner, Town Planner, 636-1037
Highway Surveyor, Christopher Gonsalves

Appointed Officials

Town Administrator, Timothy J. King, 636-1150
Police Chief, Keith Pelletier
Fire Chief, Brian Legendre
Town Accountant, Theresa Provencal, 636-1040
Building Inspector / Zoning Officer: Ralph. G. Souza, 636-1035
Wharfinger (inc. Harbormaster and Shellfish Warden), Gary Sherman, 636-1105
Town Moderator: Steven Fors (2016)

Appointed Boards and Members

Finance Committee
W. Hugh Morton, Shana Shufelt, Tracy Priestner, John E. Miller, Warren M. Messier, Charles “Buzzy�? Baron, Robert N. McCarthy, Gary J. Carreiro, Mark Carney,
Conservation Commission: 636-1019
Paul Joncas, Chairman, David Aguiar; Vice-Chairman; Richard Lambert; Michael Duval; John Reynolds; Grace Orr; Jason Powell
Staff: Leone Farias, Principle Clerk; Conservation Agent; Chris Capone

Zoning Board of Appeals: 636-1004