Scott Katz Westfield Ward 1


Summer street sweeping season is upon us. The Department of Public Works will begin making their way through all residential streets with our two street sweepers, beginning in July.  Make sure to sign up for Nixle Alerts to keep up to date on when to expect your street to be swept.

Additionally, Brightwood Park is still closed due to an aggressive coyote sighting (click above alert to keep apprised of updates). There have been no injuries in Westfield, but out of an abundance of caution we are keeping the park closed. Again, Nixle alerts are a great way to keep up to date on important town information.

To activate Nixle Alerts for Westfield you can click here.  You can decide if you would like to receive emails or texts and you will get real-time alerts and advisories directly from our local police department and our other local agencies. There is no charge for registering, but standard text messaging rates associated with your mobile phone service will apply.

I took part in two opening ribbon cutting ceremonies this week. As liaison to the library, I am thrilled by the addition of a new outdoor patio at the Westfield Memorial library. The new amenities include high-speed Wi-Fi, seating arrangements, a sitting wall, new landscaping and pavers.

Additionally as liaison to the Recreation Commission, we celebrated the installation of the first of many communication boards at a ribbon cutting at the Sycamore Playground.  These boards allow our non-verbal, and communicatively challenged residents to make their needs and wants known. 

I want to take a moment to extend my heartfelt wishes for a joyous and meaningful 4th of July to each and every one of you.

Independence Day is a time for us to reflect on the extraordinary journey that has brought us here, to celebrate the principles of freedom and democracy that define our nation, and to honor the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to securing and upholding these ideals.

As Councilman, I am immensely proud to serve a community that embodies the spirit of unity, compassion, respect, and inclusivity. This 4th of July, let us not only revel in the beauty of fireworks and indulge in the delectable flavors of barbecues, but also take a moment to express our gratitude for the blessings we enjoy.

To each and every one of you, I wish you a safe, joyous, and memorable Independence Day. May the spirit of patriotism fill your hearts and may the bonds that tie us as a community grow stronger with each passing year.


As a reminder, there are many programs for all ages this summer.  Please follow the link for the catalog. 

Always wishing you the best,

Scott Katz

Ward 4 Town Council

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