Town Hall Committee

<p>Town Hall painting by Sarah Rhinelander, Westport Island</p>

Town Hall painting by Sarah Rhinelander, Westport Island

Background

The function of the Town Hall Committee is to preserve the historic Westport Town Hall by identifying structural needs, advocating for its upkeep and assisting with routine maintenance.

The “Old Town Hall”, aka the former Union Meeting House, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 15, 2002. To this day, the Town Hall is where the town’s elections and its annual Town Meeting are conducted. It also hosts many community events as well as approved private functions, such as weddings, family reunions and celebrations.

Members are appointed by the Selectmen based on their interest in helping to keep the Hall a well-preserved community landmark.

What the Town Hall Committee Does

The Committee’s activities typically include:

  • Preparing an annual budget request for Town Meeting
  • Keeping the Selectmen informed of the Hall’s needs and the status of work being performed by committee members or contractors on maintenance projects
  • Performing periodic maintenance of the Hall and surrounding land
  • Working with various Town Committees to facilitate their use of the Hall
  • Identifying needed structural and cosmetic work (e.g. roofing. painting, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc.)
  • Overseeing the work of project contractors
  • Inspecting the Hall periodically during periods of non-use

Contact us

Parties interested in learning more about the Hall, assisting in the Committee’s activities or becoming a member of the Committee should contact the Selectmen at 882-8477 x4, or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Members

Name Position Term Expires Phone
William Cooney Chair Indeterminate (207) 882-6845
Williams Hopkins Member Indeterminate  
Emily Adler Member Indeterminate  
Robert Mongeon Member Indeterminate  
Betsy Forrest Member Indeterminate  
Jeffery Tarbox Member Indeterminate