Scott Katz Westfield Ward 1


I hope you had a chance to enjoy this past weekend and to celebrate and or remember those who helped us to make us who we are - Happy Mother’s Day to the moms, stepmoms, god-moms, caregivers and mentors. 

As part of National Bike Month, Westfield will be installing two bike oases. One will be located in Municipal Lot 1 behind Bovella’s.  The second location will be located on Elmer Street behind the Rialto.

The intention of these bike oases is to provide amenities for cyclists, including new bike racks, benches, a water bottle filler, and bike tool repair station to further encourage biking in the downtown. We anticipate work to be completed on these projects in the coming weeks so that the new facilities are ready for use this summer. As always, when riding, please wear a helmet.

Also, this week it was decided that $300K will be dedicated to a study of our grass field plan including all requirements for them to remain safe and well-maintained for our sports teams.  In addition to the Edison Fields Project, these grass playing fields will help to improve playing time and are a win-win for everyone. 

I’d like to share with you some upcoming events:

There is still time to register to Take Control of Your Health. Sponsored by the Westfield Regional Health Department and SAGE Eldercare, you’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. 

Join this FREE, 2 ½ hour program at the Westfield Memorial Library, 550 E Broad Street in Westfield beginning on Tuesday, May 16 at 10 am. Refreshments will be served at each lesson. For more information, please contact Amy Lewis at 908-789-4070 ext. 4080 or [email protected].

Join us for our annual Pride Month celebration! The Pride flag raising will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, June 7, on the Town Hall lawn, followed by a walk to Quimby Street where there will be refreshments and music. The rain date will be on Thursday, June 8.

Tour de Westfield will be returning on Sunday, June 11th.  Come ride with the community in Westfield’s 2nd annual family biking event. Join us at the North Side Train Station for a fun-filled morning of biking activities! 

Participants can also vie for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to a Westfield business by decorating your bike in the Bling Your Bike Contest. Or, compete to win $150 towards an ice cream or pizza party at a local eatery if you are the largest group to register and ride!  We will also give away (8) $20 Downtown Westfield Gift Certificates courtesy of the Downtown Westfield Corporation to some lucky participants.

This year we are featuring a new activity for our more adventurous bikers called the Tour de Tricks, where children nine and older can learn how to jump a curb or see a wheelie demonstration up close. Jay's Cycle will also be on hand to perform safety checks on your bike.

Entertainment will be provided by The Spinners. Based on our first annual event turnout, we are expecting a great day! Advance registration is required, which will be available this week on the Town website.

This event is sponsored by the Recreation Department & Recreation Commission in collaboration with the Westfield Police Department, Bike Board, Downtown Westfield Corporation, Green Team, BRAKES Coalition & Jay's Cycle.

Register Here? Click Here

Hope to see you out at some of these great events.

If you missed my candidate statement in The Patch you can read it below and if you would like to donate please click here.


Always wishing you the best,

Scott Katz

Ward 4 Town Council

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