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Budget Task Force Seeks Community Input: Wednesday Whiteboard


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WESTFORD — Here’s the July 12 edition of Wednesday Whiteboard, where WestfordCAT highlights important dates and events during the week in and around Westford.

News and upcoming events around town

A number of committees have open seats. Apply online.

Voluntary water use restrictions are now in effect. The Water Department requests that odd-numbered addresses water on odd-numbered days between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m and that even-numbered addresses may water on even-numbered days from 6 p.m. and 9 a.m.

A cricket pitch is coming to Stony Brook field. Read more here.

The 2022 water quality report is now available online.

The Budget Task Force is seeking community input. Residents are encouraged to submit feedback on a sustainable five-year budget plan.

From WestfordCAT: 

News office hours are on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the J.V. Fletcher Library. Changes will be reflected on our studio calendar. 

We now have printed copies of WCAT News! It’s not a newspaper and we’re working through some design iterations. Updated flyers can be found every Wednesday at the J.V. Fletcher Library, Cameron Senior Center, Town Hall, Roudenbush Community Center, Muffin’s on Main, Mario’s, Classic Kitchen Café and Paul’s Diner. Please send feedback to Executive Director Sarah Fletcher. 

Check out our new Community Calendar!

From the Westford Recreation Department: 

Looking for something to do this summer? Check out the Recreation Department’s summer activities, including summer camp for kids, pickleball clinics for adults and a number of beaches to enjoy with the whole family.

The department also offers BollyX Dance Classes and CPR and First Aid certification for adults.

From the Westford Conservation Trust: 

The trust hosts a trail steward group every Tuesday at 9 a.m. led by Bill Harman. Sign up here to get on Bill’s email list or call Bill at 978-692-3907 for information on this week’s trail.

From the Health Department and Community Wellness Department:

The Health Department is accepting applications for residents to receive one free week of Kids Club Summer Camp, which began on June 26 or $400 per child for the Recreation Department’s after-school program, which begins on Aug. 30.

Applications should be emailed to Regional Community Health and Wellness Coordinator Brittany Nash. Applications can also be mailed to Town Hall. Applicants must be Westford residents and be at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Westford has been selected to participate in the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

From the Roudenbush Community Center

The Community Market is back. The market is held at Roudenbush on Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

From the Parish Center for the Arts:

Stephanie Beach Magic to perform on Westford Common on July 22 at 12 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person or $10 for families.

From the Cameron Senior Center:

Read the July and August newsletter online.

Important municipal dates

The Strategic Planning Retreat is planned for Sept. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kimball Farm.

Special Town Meeting is planned for Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.

Government Meetings

The Board of Cemetery Commissioners will meet virtually on July 13 at 8:30 a.m.

The Budget Task Force Budget and New Revenue Working Group will meet virtually on July 12 at 12:30 p.m.

The Budget Task Force Benchmarking and Efficiency Working Group will meet virtually on June 12 at 12:30 p.m.

The Conservation Commission will meet on July 12 at 7 p.m.

The Housing Authority will meet on July 13 at 6 p.m.

The Northern Middlesex Council of Governments will meet virtually on July 12 at 6:30 p.m.

The Pedestrian Safety Committee will meet on July 19 at 6:30 p.m.

The Recycling Commission will meet on July 13 at 7 p.m.

The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on July 19 at 7 p.m.

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Ben Domaingue
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Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is the Managing Editor covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.

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