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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occurs before the expiration: - Business is discontinued - 1 or more of the persons named on the certificate is withdrawn or retired from the business or partnership - 1 or more of the persons named on the certificate dies - Change of residence of one of the named persons on the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
In addition to shopping bags, these stores accept other plastic bags, such as clean, dry produce bags, bread bags, sandwich bags, and more. Zoots will take back the plastic used to cover their dry cleaning. 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.
Call Integrated Paper Recyclers, LLC at 781-933-3013 if you have questions about an item left behind.
To obtain a wheeled 64-gallon recycling toter, send a check for $50 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, IPR, distributed free toters to about 2000 Westford households. There are currently 800 families on the free toter waiting list and no commitment from IPR to purchase more. Buying your own is the best bet.
At IPR, the processing of commingle recyclables is assisted by advanced sorting technology. The first step of the recycling process is the dumping of the recyclables out of the truck onto the floor of the plant. One area of the plant is set aside for paper while another is designated for the commingle. IPR has a joint venture with the Newark Group who has two paper mills in the area. Therefore, once the mixed paper and cardboard is dumped on the floor it is first baled and then packed into trailers and driven to either of the two paper mills. At the mills, the paper is processed into paperboard. Paperboard is used for: book covers, game boards, and cereal/Kraft boxes.
The process of sorting commingle begins when the material is pushed onto a conveyor belt with a backhoe. As the material flows along the belt, metals (aluminum and tin) are yanked out via eddy current magnets and dropped into a holding area. Broken glass is shaken out for further processing. Another conveyor belt processes the glass into tiny pieces until it reaches a Department and Environmental Protection approved "3/8th minus" (a material that resembles sand) and used for various approved applications. The remaining material; plastics numbered 1-7, is sorted by an optical reader. The reader enables the automated separation of plastics by using a computer controlled infrared sensor placed above the conveyor belt. The sensor identifies the materials by the shape, texture and color as well as position of the object. Once read, the materials are sorted by air jets into appropriate holding areas.
Once everything is thoroughly sorted, each material is baled separately and exported to companies in other states that reprocess the material to make new products.
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.
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