The League of Women Voters of Westford is a group of women and men of all ages and backgrounds with the common interest of “Making Democracy Work.” The League’s goal is to encourage active and informed participation of citizens in government.
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7:30 pm, Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Millennium School – Conference Room B, 23 Depot St., Westford, MA, 01886
Join us at this informal gathering hosted by the Westford League of Women Voters to learn about the motions we will be voting on at the upcoming Special Town Meeting. If you are new to town, or just want to become better educated on town issues, take advantage of this opportunity to cover all articles on the warrant and ask questions as we go. We will preview issues including leasing space for the Parks & Recreation Dept., accepting the schematic design for the J.V. Fletcher Library expansion, amending the Agricultural Preservation Restriction on the Drew Garden property, and balancing the town’s budget, This event will be videotaped by WestfordCAT for future rebroadcasting.
All registered voters are encouraged to attend Special Town Meeting on Monday, October 17 at 7:30 pm in the Abbot School Gym. A quorum of 200 registered voters is required to convene the meeting, so we encourage you to bring a neighbor!
Thanks to the hard work of League members, a new version of the League’s publication “A Guide to Town Meeting in Westford” is now available. Hard copies will be available at town meetings, as well as at the Library and the Town Clerk’s office. You can also download your own copy online from our website.
The Guide is an invaluable resource for anyone who attends, or would like to attend, Westford’s Town Meetings.
Amid the current discussions of traffic in Westford, we thought it would be helpful to make a report from the League’s Forum on traffic in Westford, written in January 2003. Comparing the solutions proposed then, to the problems and solutions being proposed following the most recent NMCOG traffic study in town highlights the continued changes to traffic patterns in town. If you are interested in the current traffic and parking issues in town, reading this report gives you additional history and insight into the challenges Westford faces dealing with increased traffic and development. Download and read the report here.
The Westford LWV’s latest project has been to put together a guide for any town residents who are considering running for local office. This guide will be available as a printed booklet at Town Hall and the J.V. Fletcher Library, but it is also available online. This guide is a great way to learn more about the process of running for local office, and draws on the experiences and wisdom of many League members and residents who have gone through the process.
Download “A Guide to Running for Local Office in Westford” today!