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Stakeholder Survey on Sea Level Rise and Vulnerable Causeways

The Conservation Commission has secured a grant to study the effects of sea level rise on three particularly vulnerable road crossings: Post Office Rd. at Squam Creek, West Shore Rd. at Heal Pond, and West Shore Rd. at Squam Creek. The study is being conducted by Wright Pierce and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and will be used to apply for additional grants to address the issues and potential solutions identified in the study. Community members are welcomed to give their feedback on potential changes to these causeways in this Stakeholder Survey. To learn more, read the Conservation Commission's summary of the current status of the study

Request for Proposals for Assessor’s Agent

The municipal officers of the Town of Westport Island are accepting proposals from any Certified Maine Assessor who wishes to perform services for the Town as an Assessors Agent. Proposals submitted pursuant to this request must be received by 6 PM, May 6, 2024. Please see the Request for Proposals for details. 

Browntail Moth

The Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation, & Forestry would like you to know that browntail moth will be a real bugger this year. While Knox, Kennebec, and Waldo Counties will have it worse, we all know that stuff blows around. If you've got nests in your trees, here's the State list of professionals who can help. 

Time to Renew Mooring Permits

Mooring permits must be renewed by May 1st of every year by filling out a Mooring Permit Application and paying the applicable fee of $10 for a mooring renewal or $30 for a new mooring. Applications can be obtained from the Town Office on 6 Fowles Point Road or online. Please direct questions to the Harbor Master,Ted Christie, at (207) 882-9005 or harbormasterwestportisland@gmail.com

FEMA Assistance for Storm Damage

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration would like to make Maine residents aware of assistance available for homeowners who experienced loss or damage due to the 1/10/24 and 1/13/24 storms. Please see the FEMA packet for more information and the number to call.