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Until further notice: All Fields (Town or School Property and including the High School and Deerfield Tracks), Playgrounds, Tennis Courts and Basketball Courts are CLOSED

The following public buildings are closed to the public: Town Hall, Public Library, Council on Aging, ICC/Youth & Family Services, Carby Street which includes Public Works, Building Department and Economic Development, Recreation Department including the pool.  

A green drop box is located in front of Town Hall for residents to drop off payments and other correspondence.  

The Westwood Historical Commission (WHC), appointed by the Board of Selectmen, is committed to the preservation of Westwood’s historic places; acts in the public interest with regard to historic preservation concerns within the community; and works with other Town boards and commissions in planning and implementing programs for the identification, evaluation, and protection of Westwood’s historic resources. The Commission holds meetings open to the public and invites input and comments from Westwood residents.

Adoption of the provisions of the Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 8d establishes the local historical commission as a public agency of local government. Unlike an historic district commission (which has regulatory, design review authority over changes to properties in a designated local historic district), the local historical commission generally only has advisory powers. However, with the adoption of Westwood's General Bylaw 250A Historic Structures Demolition Bylaw, the WHC also has review authority over proposed demolitions involving structures that were constructed prior to 1911.

Historical Commission Members: 

Nancy Donahue, Chair
Marilyn Freedman
Mary Ellen LaRose
John Patterson
Lura Provost

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