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Complete Warrant Recap: Weston 2012 Special Town Meeting

A quick reference recapping action taken on each article of Weston's 2012 Special Town Meeting Warrant.

Weston's 2012 Special Town Meeting took place Monday night at Weston High School.Town Meeting Moderator Wendy Spector had to delay the scheduled 7:30 p.m. start slightly in order to allow a quorum of 80 voters to arrive.

When the meeting did begin, at about 7:40 p.m., voters moved quickly through the articles, leading to an adjournment at about 8:30 p.m.

You’ll find a recap of the votes as well as any amendments to the articles as presented in the Warrant. The original 2012 Special Town Meeting Warrant is available as a PDF.

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SUMMARY OF ARTICLE VOTES

Article 1: AMEND FISCAL YEAR 2013 OPERATING BUDGET (requires majority vote) – Passed by voice vote.

Article 2: APPROPRIATE TO OTHER POST EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS (OPEB) TRUST FUND (requires majority vote) – Passed by voice vote.

Article 3: AUTHORIZE REVOLVING ACCOUNT – PLANNING BOARD (requires majority vote) – Passed by voice vote.

Article 4: APPROPRIATE FOR HISTORIC RESOURCES (requires majority vote) –  Passed by voice vote.

Article 5: APPROPRIATE FOR RECREATION – DESIGN FEES (requires majority vote) – Passed by voice vote.

Article 6: APPROPRIATE FOR HISTORIC RESOURCES – 88 NORTH AVENUE (requires majority vote) – Passed by voice vote.

Article 7: AMEND ZONING BY-LAW - REPLACEMENT CONSTRUCTION – Passed over/disposed of by voice vote.

Article 8: AMEND ZONING BY-LAW – EARTH REMOVAL AND MOVEMENT AND GENERAL BY-LAWS – MATERIAL REMOVAL (requires a two-thirds vote) – Passed by unanimous voice vote with the following amendments to the article printed in the Warrant:

  • Delete the first paragraph under "3. Earth Removal and Movement" and replace it with "The goal of this Earth Removal and Movement By-law is to minimize land disturbance and to achieve a condition where material being imported to a site is equal to or greater than the amount being removed from the site."
  • Insert a new provision in Section 3.a. clarifying another circumstance in which Removal of Earth is allowed without a special permit as follows: "(v) Removal of up to 1,000 cubic yards of material in Residential Districts A & B and 750 cubic yards of material in Residential Districts C & D where the removal of material is required to allow for proper drainage away from a foundation."

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