Town of Westport
Kennedy Administration Building
5387 Mary Lake Road
Waunakee, WI 53597
Phone No. 608/849-4372
Fax No. 608/849-9657
Regular Office Hours*:
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The Parent Addiction Network of Dane County
Housed on the Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County website, the new Parent Addiction Network is for parents, families, and friends who have a loved one affected by drug addiction. This site can help find answers to the many questions that surround addiction, treatment, insurance, legal issues, recovery, and support. Designed for parents, the website has also become a valuable tool for social workers, law enforcement, educators, health care and treatment providers, as well as people seeking helping for their own addictions.
2013 Road Improvements Project
The Town of Westport will be reconstructing streets in your neighborhood this summer. As part of this year’s street improvements, we will be reconstructing South Kennedy Drive/Clove Road from Mary Lake Road to Riveredge Road. The Town Board has awarded the project to Tri-County Paving, Inc., from Deforest, Wisconsin.
This newsletter contains some important information concerning the upcoming project and we encourage everyone to review it and keep it on hand to help answer questions you may have. Click HERE for newsletter.
TENNIS COURTS CLOSED
Tennis courts on Mary Lake Rd are closed for repairs, anticipated construction completion: June 1,2013 depending on weather.
Motor vehicle incidents are the #1 cause of death and/or serious injury of children ages 0 – 14!
Did you know that 95% of child restraints & car seats are installed or used incorrectly???
Do you know if your child’s seat is???
You can make sure your child is traveling as safe as possible!
Have your car seat checked by a Certified Technician!
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Waunakee Fire Station
401 W. 2nd Street – Waunakee
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
To schedule an appointment, call (608) 890-8999
Or email email@example.com
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Thomas G. Wilson*,
Robert C. Anderson,*
Utility, Finance & Information Systems Manager
Debra J. Flynn,*
HISTORY OF TOWN OF WESTPORT
From History of Dane County, Author Unknown, Circa 1885.
"The Town of Westport derives its name from Westport, Ireland, from which place many of its early settlers came. The Town is watered by the Yahara River, which enters the northeast part of the Town on Section 13, and flows southwesterly into Lake Mendota, and also by Six Mile Creek which enters the Town on the northwestern part, on Section 6, flows southeasterly and empties into the Catfish on Section 27. The northeastern part of Westport is prairie land, the central and southeasterly portions marsh, and the remaining parts oak openings and prairie. Lake Mendota covers a part of five sections on the southern part. Louis Montandon, a Frenchman, and Edward Boyles, an Irishman, were the first settlers in the Town, coming here in the fall of 1845. They built their cabin on Section 20. In 1848, a number of others came in, among whom were Messrs. Burdick, Tower, Bradbury, Rodgers, O'Malley, Collins, Fitzgibbon and Ruddy. Still later came Matthew Roach, P.R. Tierney, J. Welsh, William O'Keefe, Lawrence O'Keefe and Martin Reade. Although the first settlers were mostly Irish, and that nationality predominates at this time, a large number of Americans, Germans, Norwegians and representatives of other nations, have made here their homes. In the central part of the Town is a Catholic Church building, built in 1860, by the Rev. P. J. Lavans. One of the State's hospitals for the insane is located within the Town, on the north bank of Lake Mendota, and in plain view of Madison. Westport is the home of Miss Ella Wheeler, whose poems are read by thousands in all parts of the land. On Six Mile Creek is a grist-mill, built by E. D. Churchill, in 1860, who sold to William Packbrom, who ran it until 1876, when it was sold to John Bowerman. The Town is well supplied with quarries, and the cream stone, used in the building of the Government Court House and Post Office in Madison, was obtained from the quarry on Section 11, and which the United States government purchased for that purpose. The stone was exhibited and much admired at the Centennial, as were also some of the other products of the Town. A branch of the Chicago & North-Western Railway passes through the town, from northwest to southeast, with Mendota station on the hospital farm, and Waunakee on Section 5 and 8, on the northwest. The Town was, on March 31, 1849, set off from Vienna, and organized on the third Monday of April of that year, by the election of the following among other officers: Thomas R. Hill, Chairman; W. W. Wells, Martin Reade, Supervisors; William Keefe, Clerk; Lawrence Rodgers, Treasurer; Amos Rodders, Assessor. The first election was held at the house of Michael Malege. It has for its territory Township 8 north, of Range 9 east, except so much as is covered by the waters of Lake Mendota, which is a part of the City of Madison."
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