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Water Use Restriction In Effect

Please be advised a water ban is in effect starting July 15, 2019 until the end of December of 2019. The Town of West Springfield is implementing a water use restriction due to service on the Pease Ave water tank. This water use restriction covers non-essential outside watering; watering will be permitted from 5pm-9am.

For questions please contact the Department of Public Works at 413-263-3230 

MEMA Encourages Residents to Stay Safe During Extreme Heat

“MEMA urges residents to take precautions during the upcoming extreme heat. Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle, find an air-conditioned public space, cooling center, or other cool spot for relief, and watch for heat-related illnesses,” said Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Samantha Phillips. “Please check on your family, friends, or neighbors to make sure they are safe during the extreme heat.” 

 For more information on heat-related illnesses and graphics, see https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html

Range Use Notification

Please be advised the West Springfield Police Department will be using the West Springfield Sportsman's Club Shooting range on July 18, 20, 27, August 3. 

 

What is Community Development? 

Community Development is a practice-based profession that promotes participative democracy, sustainable development, rights, economic opportunity, equality and social justice, through the organization, education and empowerment of people within their communities, whether these be of locality, identity or interest, in urban and rural settings.

We manage a federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of $825,000 annually for the Town, to best help our community.

 

What resources does Community Development offer?

  • Social Services, including ESOL classes, First-Time Homebuyers Classes, Family Self-Sufficiency support, and Refugee Support among others.
  • Infrastructure improvement and planning projects
  • Housing Rehabilitation to low- and moderate-income residents within the Southeast Target Area or for emergencies
  • Neighborhood-Focused Code Enforcement
  • Refugee Resources through the Refugee Resource Center at Merrick Station.
  • Connection to state and local resources, such as small business development, housing or home ownership assistance, translation services, and many more. 

Learn more about our current programs here.

Learn more and apply for housing rehab, or other housing-related resources, here. 

 


Community Development Activities

 WGBY Feature on the Merrick Station Mural

Photos of events and programs

Community Development Agendas & Minutes

Community Development Documents