The Board of Selectmen will not be meeting on Thursday, August 17, 2017. The next meeting will be held Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6:00PM.
RIVER ROAD – LANE CLOSURE: One lane of River Road (near Atherton Hill Road) will be closed for an extended period starting on Monday, August 21st to repair extensive undermining of the road that occurred during the June 19th storm. Signs will be on site to warn people of the closure. A free-standing wall, using 120± waste blocks and filled with ledge will have to be built on the bank (22± feet down) to hold the road. The location and steep banks will make access to do the work difficult. For your safety as well as of those who are working on the project, please do not stop to see the work that is going on. Please practice safe driving habits and adjust your speed accordingly.
The Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, August 24 at 6:00pm at the Westmoreland Town Hall. The purpose of the hearing is per RSA 31:95-b, II (a) to accept and expend an additional appropriation of Highway Block Grant Funds from the State of NH.
Help Wanted – Road Agent
The Town of Westmoreland is seeking applications for the position of Road Agent.The Road Agent position is a working supervisory position which directs and manages the day-to-day operations of the Highway Department. Salary is contingent on experience. Applicants must submit an application and cover letter to the Office of the Selectmen, mailed to the Town of Westmoreland c/o Jo Ann LaBarre, PO Box 55, Westmoreland, NH 03467 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:00 PM Thursday, August 31, 2017. Westmoreland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Application for Employment, Road Agent – Cover, Road Agent – Job Description
Westmoreland Residents: Orange Recycling Center stickers will no longer be accepted as of June 1st. New green stickers are available for purchase at the Recycling Center during regular hours – checks only- no cash. Other locations are the Selectmen’s Office: Monday noon-8, Tues-Fri 8-4 and the Town Clerks office: Mon 7:30-2, 7-8:30pm, Wed 7-8:30pm, Thurs 7:30-11am. Stickers are $5 each
At last year’s annual meeting, the town approved $8,000 to have a Feasibility Study done to evaluate all aspects of the Westmoreland Fire Station. Scully/Architects was hired to do the study. The Fire Department Facility Advisory Committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen will review the study and bring their recommendation for options to the Board. The Selectmen welcome comments from residents about the study. Fire Station Feasibility Study
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (ENS) – REVERSE 911
You are encouraged to visit the link below to sign up for the NH Alerts with your contact information to receive emergency notifications by cell phone &/or email addresses. Everyone with a land-line (home phone) is already in the system.
Use this link to register: www.readynh.gov
To get on a list to receive pertinent notices, please e-mail the Selectmen’s office at email@example.com
The first settlers came up the Connecticut River in canoes from Northfield, Massachusetts in 1741, after the original charter was granted by the Massachusetts governor in 1736. A subsequent charter was granted by King George II of England in 1752, and the town was incorporated under the name of Westmoreland in honor of an English Lord of that name. Westmoreland, while basically an agricultural community, supported many mills and other small industries during the late 1700’s and throughout the 1800’s. In 1800, the population was recorded at 2,066. Today’s population is 1,730 and includes residents of the Cheshire County Nursing Home located in Westmoreland. Further interesting history may be found in The History and Genealogy of Westmoreland, NH published in 1976. A copy may be purchased from the Selectmen’s Office.