TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.            HISTORY    1-1

 

2.                  NATURAL RESOURCES

 

Introduction 2-1

Marine Resources 2-1

Coastal Access... 2-2

Geology.. 2-2

Soils 2-3

Groundwater... 2-3

Surface Water... 2-5

Wetlands 2-5

Forests... 2-6

Wildlife... 2-6

Cough Point 2-9

Scenic Areas... 2-9

 

3.                  POPULATION

 

Westport’s Population Growth... 3-1

Population Projections 3-2

Population Comparisons with Surrounding Areas... 3-2

Population by Age Group... 3-2

Average Household Size. 3-3

Household and Per Capita Income... 3-4

Educational Attainment 3-4

 

4.                  ECONOMY

 

Employment 4-1

Place of Work... 4-1

Employment by Industry.. 4-2

Employment by Occupation 4-2

Agriculture, Forestry and Marine... 4-3

Tourism. 4-3

Business and Commercial 4-4

Summary 4-4

 

5.         LAND USE

 

Background 5-1

Residential Development... 5-1

Seasonal Residents 5-2

Commercial and Industrial Use... 5-3

Agriculture and Forestry Activities 5-3

Publicly Owned Land and Buildings 5-4

Large Undeveloped Tracts of Land 5-4

Historic and Archaeological Resources 5-4

Westport Ordinances Affecting Land Use 5-5

Rural Character Analysis.. 5-5

Growth/Rural Areas Analysis.. 5-7

 

6. HOUSING

 

Changes in Total Housing Stock... 6-1

Housing Types... 6-2

Housing Occupancy Characteristics... 6-2

Housing Age and Services.. 6-3

Housing Values and Costs... 6-4

Housing Affordability... 6-4

 

7.                  TRANSPORTATION

 

The Role of the Maine Department of Transportation... 7-1

Town Roads – Overview 7-2

Road Conditions – Historical Perspective 7-3

Town Road Committee Report... 7-4

The Paving Issue 7-5

Parking... 7-5

Air Transportation... 7-6

Rail Transportation... 7-6

Public Transportation System... 7-6

Planning Considerations.. 7-7

 

8.                  PUBLIC FACILITIES AND SERVICES

 

Town Government 8-1

Municipal Buildings 8-2

Fire Protection 8-2

Library... 8-2

Public Health and Social Services.. 8-2

Police Protection 8-3

Public Road Maintenance... 8-3

Solid Waste... 8-3

Schools.. 8-4

Recreation 8-5

 

9. REGIONAL COORDINATION 9-1

 

10. FISCAL CAPACITY

 

Historical Valuations and Taxes. 10-1

Valuation Comparisons. 10-2

Exempt Property 10-2

Property Tax Burden. 10-3

Town Revenues and Expenditures. 10-3

 

11.. CAPITAL INVESTMENT PLAN. 11-1

 

12.              SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

 

Natural Resources 12-1

Population 12-1

Economy 12-1

Land Use 12-2

Housing 12-3

Transportation. 12-3

Public Facilities 12-3

Fiscal Capacity 12-3

 

13.              GOALS, POLICIES, STRATEGIES

 

Economy 13-1

Housing 13-2

Marine Resources 13-3

Natural Resources 13-9

Public Facilities/Transportation. 13-13

Land Use 13-15