What financial supports exist for fixed income or low socioeconomic households?

The Town of Westford has a range tax exemptions available for seniors, veterans, disabled and others.  Please see the chart linked below for more information.  The Chief Assessor will be giving a presentation to the Select Board on February 13, 2024 on these exemptions.

www.westfordma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12026/Summary-of-Programs


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1. What is an Override?
2. The Town passed an override in 2017. Why are we being asked to pass another one?
3. What is the amount of the override and how will that impact my taxes?
4. How do we ensure we aren't back in the same place next year or the year after asking for another override?
5. Do these fiscal challenges affect Westford in particular or are there other towns in the same situation?
6. Over a year ago, did we know about these upcoming budget deficits when the library expansion vote was on the table?
7. Should we reconsider pursuing the Library Project during a challenging budgetary cycle?
8. What financial supports exist for fixed income or low socioeconomic households?