Westport Island’s Waterways and Harbors Ordinance provides for the orderly operation of marine activities on the island’s waterways. Its purpose is to promote public safety, enjoyment and convenience on the waterways; and to provide for the effective use and control of mooring areas and any adjacent public facilities. (See the Westport Island Waterways and Harbors Ordinance for complete information governing Westport Island’s waterways).
What we Do
The Harbor Committee oversees how the Waterways and Harbors Ordinance is administered, ensuring that it is a just and lawful tool for promoting safe use of our waterways. The Board of Selectmen appoints five members who serve staggered terms of three years and two alternates who serve one-year terms. None of the members may be the Harbor Master or Deputy Harbor Master. All members are residents of Westport Island. The Committee’s role is to:
- Advise the Board of Selectmen on harbor and maritime related issues
All Harbor Committee meetings are posted and open to the public.