Westport sets special town meeting Feb. 7 on highway surveyor


Westport voters will have get their say on the future of the town highway surveyor post at a special town meeting this Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in Westport High School, 19 Main Road.

There is only one article on the warrant:

Article 1: To see if the Town will vote pursuant to G.L. c.41, §1B to make the elected position of Highway Surveyor an appointed position, such appointment to be made by the Board of Selectmen for a term not to exceed three years; provided, however, that before such change may take effect, it must be approved by the voters of the Town at the 2013 Annual Town Election; and provided further that should the voters approve the change at that election, the incumbent elected Highway Surveyor shall continue in said office until the expiration of his elected term or sooner vacating of office; and/or take any other action relative thereto."


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