Select Board Meeting

Due to the 4th of July Holiday, the Select Board will meet at the Town Office, 6 Fowles Point Road, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm. (In person meeting; persons not vaccinated are requested to wear a mask.)

Select Board Meeting Agenda
  1. Warrants
  2. Minutes of June 27, 2022
  3. Correspondence
  4. Citizen's Issues
  5. 2022-2023 Appointments
  6. Application for Permanent Pier, Ramp, and Float - Map 004; Lot 38
  7. Town Clerk Updates
  8. Any other legal business to be brought before the Board
  9. Motion to Adjourn

The Select Board

Donna Curry
Select Board Member

Jeff Tarbox
Select Board Member

Ross Norton
Select Board Member

Get Involved Westport Island

One of the best ways to get to know your neighbors and Westport Island is to get involved.  Our volunteers help shape our community and make it a better place to live.  If you are interested in serving your community by filling a vacant municipal committee or board seat, contact the committee chairperson for more information. Some of the committees that have immediate openings include:

  • Town Hall Committee
  • Board of Appeals
  • Conservation Committee

To learn more about all our committees and municipal boards visit our website here. If there is another committee that you have interest in, please do not hesitate to let us know as well! All volunteers are welcome on Westport Island!

All appointments are made by the Selectmen who can be contacted at 882-8477 ext. 4 or by email at:  selectmen@westportisland.us

Westport Island is also manned by a Volunteer Fire Department. If you have an interest in helping your fellow Westport Islander and would like to be more hands on, the WVFD is always looking for volunteers. There are numerous ways to help at the Fire Department – just ask! Contact Chief Stacey Hutchison at Chief@wvfd.me or come by the station (644 Main Rd) on any Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm!

Department of Marine Resources - Conservation Closures

The Department of Marine Resource announcement of closures can be seen here.

Map

At this time, McCarty Cove is closed until 4/14/2024.

Westport Island Now Accepts Credit Cards!

The Town of Westport Island now accepts credit cards as a form of payment for any transaction conducted in person at the Town Office. All major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) are accepted.

Fee

This service is in partnership with the State of Maine's InforMe PayPort system. Conducting business through Maine PayPort is voluntary and the final cost may be higher than using other forms of payment. This service is provided by the Information Resource of Maine (InforME) as designated in statute of (M.R.S.A.Title 1, Ch. 14).

Transactions up to $40 - $1 processing fee

Transactions over $40 - 2.5% processing fee

Proposed Broadband Infrastructure Agreement

The 17th Annual Westport Island Shore Run 10K Road Race - Sunday, August 21, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 17th Annual Westport Island Shore Run 10K Road Race - Sunday, August 21, 2022

Rob Whitney,
Race Director
rawhitney@gmail.com
617-335-1380

The 17th Annual Westport Island Shore Run 10K Road Race will take place on Sunday, August 21, 2022 on bridge-accessible Westport Island, Maine.  Registration is now open for the 17th running of Maine’s "Best Little 10K Road Race."  The 10K road race will start at 9:00 a.m; the 3.5 mile "Fun Walk" will start at 8:30 a.m.  Last year's race was our biggest field ever, with over 70 competitors making the run!   A new course record was also set last year!  

This exciting 10K road race on Westport Island takes place on a USATF-certified beautiful course that winds through scenic pine and fir tree forests and over two bridges spanning inlets to Heal Cove and Montsweag Bay.  The race is sanctioned by the USATF and benefits the Westport Island Volunteer Fire Department, whose members direct traffic and provide logistical support at the race.  Over the past sixteen years, the race has generated almost $27,000 in proceeds for the firefighters.  In October 2021, a check for $2,000 was presented to the Westport Island Volunteer Fire Department by the Westport Island Shore Run Association:

 

<p>(L) Stacey Hutchison, Westport Island Volunteer Fire Department Chief;<br />
(R) Rob Whitney, Race Director, Westport Island Shore Run 10K<br />
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(L) Stacey Hutchison, Westport Island Volunteer Fire Department Chief;
(R) Rob Whitney, Race Director, Westport Island Shore Run 10K
 

Jim McCorkle of 5K Sports Management will be computer timing the race again this year for the 17th time!   The race course will have water stations and distance markers, and the awards ceremony, raffle prize giveaway and post-race refreshments for the runners and walkers will take place just outside the Old Town Hall.  Gift cards will be presented to those top runners who set a new course record!  Race-day registration and the race packet pick up will be held at the Old Town Hall on the Main Road (Route 144) on Westport Island, just south of the Squire Tarbox Inn.  

Our wonderful sponsors this year thus far include:  FormLabs; Maine Yankee; Sheepscot River Marine Service; Ames True Value Hardware; Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Newcastle; Crossroads Coffee Beans; Bath Savings Bank; Sulloway & Hollis; and the Westport Community Association.  For more information, directions to the race course, and to register online, go to: www.westportisland.org.  Come join us for Maine's best little 10K road race!  Thanks!

Rob Whitney, Race Director