Wednesday, December 5, 2012
It's the time of year to license your dogs and the census is right around the corner.
Dog licensing began on December 1, according to Westwood Town Clerk Dottie Powers. Dog owners have until January 31, to license their pets. There is a late fee of $25. If your dog is spayed or neutered the fee is $10, while the fee is $15 for an unaltered dog. You can register by mail by sending in current rabies paperwork. If it's a new dog in town, also make sure to show the certificate of spay or neuter. In other Clerk news, census forms will be sent out the last week of December. They must be returned within 10 days.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Westwood's population as of 2010 increased to 14,618.
Earlier today, we reported that Westwood's population rose from 14,117 in 2000 to 14,618 in 2010, an increase of about 3.55 percent. Despite the increase, it wasn't enough to actually cause for a chance in the lines of the town's four precincts. Today's question(s) of the day is: What do you think about the population change from 2000 to 2010? Does this number surprise you? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments section below!
All four precincts in Westwood will remain unchanged following data from the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau.
Although Westwood's population increased from 2000 to 2010, the lines to the four precincts within the town will remain unchanged, town officials said last week. State law mandates legislative districts to be redrawn on a periodic basis to coincide with census and population changes, according to Westwood Town Clerk Dottie Powers. All cities, save Boston, and towns, save Nantucket and Rockport, are required to establish ward and precinct lines every 10 years, Powers said, following the federal census on a number of requirements if: The state legislature and local governments throughout the state redraw boundaries that take population, communities of interest, and state and federal constitutional requirements, into consideration. …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
A potential discrepancy between U.S. Census Bureau data and that of Westwood Town Hall may cause the town to challenge the recently-released numbers.
There may be an issue with the most recent 2010 population data released by the U.S. Census Bureau when compared to the numbers that have come in thus far at Westwood Town Hall, according to local officials. Based on the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Westwood's population rose from 14,117 in 2000 to 14,618 in 2010, an increase of about 3.55 percent. But that number may not be entirely accurate, according to Westwood Town Clerk Dottie Powers, who said that, while numbers are still being crunched, the population, as the town counts it, is looking to come in at a larger rate. "We got the Census figures, and from our own census that we do, my numbers are higher," said Westwood Town Clerk Dottie Powers. "I have spoken with the…