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Exemptions to filing are allowed under 6 if the corporation is doing business in its true corporate name, or if a partnership is doing business under any title which includes the true surname of any partner. Certain other exemptions exist for trusts and limited partnerships.
Forms for filing are available in the Town Clerk’s Office. The certificate includes the name and residence of each person conducting the business, and the location where the business is conducted. The named individuals must either appear in person at the Town Clerk’s Office in order to execute the document, or have their signatures on the form notarized by a Notary Public. The filing fee is $30, and the certificate is valid for 4 years from date of execution. For additional information view the
A Statement of Discontinuance, Change of Residence form must be completed and filed ($10 fee) with the Town Clerk if one of the following occurs before the expiration: - Business is discontinued - 1 or more of the persons named on the certificate is withdrawn or retired from the business or partnership - 1 or more of the persons named on the certificate dies - Change of residence of one of the named persons on the certificate - Change of location where the business is conducted For additional information view the
Information on what to di if you are sick can be found here.
Yes. The state has opened up 2-1-1 for queries. It is free, confidential, and multilingual.
The State Epidemiologist hotline is 978-983-6800 (day, night, weekend)
Gatherings of over 10 people are prohibited throughout the Commonwealth. Additionally, the CDC has recommended gatherings be limited to less than 10 people. Gatherings subject to this Order include, without limitation, community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals, and any similar event or activity that brings together 10 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time in a venue such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theater, gymnasium, fitness center, private club, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space.
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Plastic bags cannot be recycled at curbside because they get caught in the conveyor belt at the recycler processing and sorting facility. Many of the larger grocery store chains accept bags for recycling, such as Whole Foods, Stop and Shop, Hannafords, Star Market, Shaw's, Roche Brothers, Market Basket. In addition to shopping bags, these stores accept other plastic bags, such as clean, dry produce bags, bread bags, sandwich bags, and more. Better than recycling bags, of course, is reusing bags or using reusable Cloth shopping bags. It is notoriously difficult, even for those with the best of intentions, to remember to bring reusable bags on a shopping trip. Here are some tips to help you remember: - Write on your shopping list "remember to bring bags." - Hang cloth bags on your kitchen door. - Use a cloth bag to hold deposit bottles and cans, that way you will have at least 1 cloth bag with you when you get to the store. - Tape a reminder on your dashboard. - Don't get discouraged when you keep forgetting your bags. Keep trying.
For missed pick up of recycling - please contact:
Waste Management Phone: 800-972-4545 Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Review the Town's Trash/Recycling pages for more information.
Some possible reasons: - It was not a recyclable item - It was cardboard that was not flattened and cut into 3 x 3 foot bundles. Larger cardboard will not physically fit in the recycling truck. - Mixed paper was put in a plastic bag. We cannot accept paper in plastic bags. Plastic bags contaminate the paper so it cannot be recycled. - Dirty or contaminated items. Jars full of peanut butter is one example of a non-recyclable items. Cans and bottles put out for recycling must be not be contaminated with food. Call Waste Management at 800-972-4545 if you have questions about an item left behind.
You may: - Purchase any sturdy bin at a hardware store - Use a regular trash can - Buy a wheeled toter from the Recycling Commission. Bins and trash cans should have a "recycle" sticker on them, which are free from the Town Clerk's office at the Town Hall. To obtain a wheeled 64-gallon recycling toter, send a check for $55 payable to Westford Recycling Commission, 55 Main Street. A member of the Commission will contact you and let you know when and where to pick up your toter. Several years ago, the Town's recycling contractor distributed free toters to about 2000 Westford households which are part of the household. Buying your own recycling bin is the best bet.
Alkaline batteries are not considered as hazardous waste and can be placed in your regular trash. Nickel Cadmium and NiMH rechargeable batteries are considered hazardous waste and can be recycled at BestBuy, Home Depot and other hardware stores. Save lithium batteries for Westford's next hazardous waste collection.
Call Acme Waste (trash) at 781-935-6339 or Waste Management at 800-972-4545. If the issue is not resolved, please contact the Town Manager's Office.
No one is going through your trash. We would be happy to help you with any questions you may have regarding what to recycle and what to throw away. Most households have far more recycling than trash. Decisions will be made based on what is obvious to the haulers and your neighbors: does the distribution of the volume of your waste stream reflect a reasonable effort to recycle and are their visible signs of recycling in your trash? If not, you need not be concerned, however, contact the Recycling Commission by email or by phone or please feel free to reference the Westford Recycling Guide
If you are concerned about wind or precipitation, or like to set recycling out the night before collection, it would be best to have a container with a lid. The container should be sized appropriately for your household so you can move it, store it, and not over stuff it. If you can get your trash to the curb in the container of your choosing, you should be able to get recycling to the curb in a container that meets your needs.
Several years ago, the recycling vendor initially provided free toters to Westford residents until they realized that the cost of providing toters to everyone in town would be prohibitive. These 64 gallon toters with yellow lids belong to the Town of Westford, not the homeowner, and are linked to the address they were delivered to. The Town of Westford did not pay for the toters.
The Recycling Commission purchases 64 gallon toters with green lids and sells them at cost to residents. These toters belong to the homeowner, just as their trash cans do. If you would like to order one, simply send or deliver a check for $55 payable to the Recycling Commission to the Town Clerk, and a Commission volunteer will contact you to arrange for pick up. Homeowners can also buy toters or receptacles of their choosing from any hardware store.
As of 2012, Massachusetts driver's licenses can now indicate that your are a veteran. The military provides all veterans with a DD-214, i.e., your discharge papers as proof of service. This document should be safe-guarded. It is recommended that you make copies of your original and only use those copies and a photo ID (like a driver's license) as proof for those that seek it. The VA has started issuing Veterans ID cards. Instructions will be provided shortly.
Please click on this link to get information on how to arrange for transportation to scheduled VA medical appointments at the VA medical facilities in Bedford, Lowell, Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury.
If link is not displayed, copy and paste this URL: https://www.westfordma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1107/Who-to-Contact-Regarding-Transportation-for-Veterans-Their-Families-PDF
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death. For eligible veterans that died on or after Nov. 1, 1990, VA may also provide a headstone or marker for graves that are already marked with a private headstone or marker. When the grave is already marked, applicants will have the option to apply for either a traditional headstone or marker, or a medallion.
Flat markers in granite, marble, and bronze and upright headstones in granite and marble are available. The style chosen must be consistent with existing monuments at the place of burial. Niche markers are also available to mark columbaria used for inurnment of cremated remains.
When burial or memorialization is in a national cemetery, state veterans' cemetery, or military post/base cemetery, a headstone or marker will be ordered by the cemetery officials based on inscription information provided by the next of kin or authorized representative.
Spouses and dependents are not eligible for a Government-furnished headstone or marker unless they are buried in a national cemetery, state veteran's cemetery, or military post/base cemetery.
Note: There is no charge for the headstone or marker itself, however arrangements for placing it in a private cemetery are the applicant's responsibility and all setting fees are at private expense.
Besides getting the healthcare that is specific to your "disability, there maybe other VA, local and state level benefits you are entitled to:
For VA benefits, take a look at the VA Benefit Eligibility Matrix
Take a look at the document What Every Veteran Should Know for some other benefits to check with your local VSO on.
If you ever have questions about your water quality you should contact the Water Department Environmental Compliance Manager at 978-399-2457.
Refer to the current water rates posted on the Water Department website for rates for each step. This step billing method is used in order to comply with MassDEP requirements, and encourage water conservation.
The SDC for residential properties are based on number of units (single family detached to multi-unit dwellings). The SDC for commercial properties is based on meter size. Refer to the current Rules and Regulations Appendix 3 for the Schedule of SDCs.
It is the responsibility of your contractor to excavate the trench from the connection point to the foundation wall. It is necessary to give the Water Department several days notice prior to commencing the work in order to give your contractor the time to coordinate with our foremen. The Water Department will supply the materials and labor to connect your service line to the water supply, bring it into your home, and set your water meter.
The home owner will need a plumber to do two things: connect the home plumbing to the water meter and disconnect the well. The well can be set up for landscape watering, but it is not allowed to remain connected to the domestic system. The excavation contractor is responsible for back filling the trench and any necessary loaming and seeding.
Causes of increases in downstream pressure: Pumps (such as wells and booster pumps), elevated tanks, temperature increases in boilers, etc.
Causes of decreases in downstream pressure: Water line flushing, fire fighting, or breaks in water mains.
A sprinkler and irrigation system that has a chemical feed requires this device. It is also commonly used in commercial establishments to protect against numerous contaminants. These devices must be installed above ground.
For instance, sprinkler and irrigation systems are required to be protected by these devices. They are normally installed near the meter in an underground box.
If the hazard (substance you are protecting against) is considered a high hazard (i.e., a hazard that can cause health problems), the State requires that the device be tested twice a year.
If the hazard is considered a low hazard (such as the hazard effects only the taste and odor of the water), the State requires testing once a year.
Additionally, the Water Department’s corrosion control program functions to reduce corrosion of the metal piping water travels through by raising the naturally corrosive pH of area groundwater to a slightly alkaline and non-corrosive level. This program has been effective at reducing lead concentrations in the drinking water.
When your water has been sitting for several hours (such as overnight), you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using the water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791 or at