Westport to hold special Select Board meeting

By: News Staff


WESTPORT, MASS. — Westport is going to hold a special town meeting Tuesday night to discuss the issue of how animal inspectors are chosen.

The State Department of Agricultural Resources wrote to the Westport Selectmen in hopes that the board would take over responsibility of nominating animal inspectors.

Currently, the town Board of Health is in charge of inspector nominations.

However, since over 1,000 animals were found sick, dead, or dying at a farm off American Legion Highway, two of the town animal inspectors have been relieved of their duties leaving only one to conduct all inspections for the town.

The Board of Selectmen is set to vote on the proposed changes Tuesday night.

Now more than four months later, the owner of the Westport farm has yet to be charged.

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