Monday, December 10, 2012
The Board of Selectmen is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Weston Town Hall.
The Weston Board of Selectmen tonight will hear from the Board of Assessors regarding its thoughts on Weston's property tax classification for 2013. Each year, the Board of Selectmen must set the town's tax rate and determine whether to set different rates for residential and commercial property. Currently, Weston's tax rate is the same for all property and is set at $12.11 per $1,000 in valuation. The Board of Assessors has completed its preliminary assessments for 2012, and those values are available online. In addition to the tax rate hearing, selectmen are also anticipating a vote to approve a letter of intent with Urbanica related to the Josiah Smith Tavern/Old Library Project and hear a few building updates. The full agenda is …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
One local resident says the Board of Selectmen should do more to gain public input on the process.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor submitted by Weston resident Isabella Jancourtz: Our long journey toward a decision on the re-use of the Josiah Smith Tavern and Old Library may be drawing to a close. Urbanica, a South Boston architectural firm, has presented an intriguing design proposal for this under-utilized space. It includes condominiums in the Old Library, a Bed and Breakfast in the Tavern and in the Barn there would be a small restaurant plus continued use at minimal cost by the Women's Community League and the Weston Historical Society. Urbanica's Kamran Zahedi, a long-time Weston resident, has stepped up to the challenge and presented an almost-perfect possible solution. I say "almost perfect" because that huge mall-…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
What do you want for Weston?
1. Weston Patch hit the town center yesterday to ask folks what they want out of Weston. 2. We want you to add your thoughts. What does Weston need more of? Business? Parks? Nothing? Leave your opinions in the comments. 3. The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 7 to discuss - and vote on - a variety of issues. 4. There are several other meetings on the calendar for tonight as well. 5. This Friday is the last day to register to vote for the state primary election, which is Sept. 6.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Where the weather doesn't predict itself.
1. The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight. They have a lengthy agenda. 2. The Brook School Elderly Housing Committee will meet today at 7:45 a.m. 3. The Conservation Commission will meet tonight as well. 4. Have you checked out our Facebook page recently? 5. ...How about our Twitter.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Boards will meet tonight.
1. Enjoy some more swimming at Memorial Pool. The pool opens at 11 a.m. 2. Be sure to work up a sweat first at Exercise for Every Body at 9 a.m. 3. Want to give back (or are you just bored?) Check into some volunteer opportunities around town. 4. The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 7. 5. ...And the Planning Board will meet at 7:15.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Of particular note on the Board of Selectmen's agenda for Tuesday night is a discussion about the Field School funding and an update on the Case Estates.
The Weston Board of Selectmen will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall to discuss a number of things. Here's a run-down of the board's agenda: You can view or download a PDF of the agenda at right, or on the town's website.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The town is currently working on forming a plan for better town record storage.
The question of what to do with town records—many of which the town is compelled to hold onto by state law—has been up in the air for quite some time. Susan Brennan, the director of the Weston Public Library, may have the answer, or at least part of it. She was at the Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday night to discuss preliminary plans for archiving, storing and collecting valuable town records. Currently, many records are stored in the basement of Town Hall, but not in any organized fashion. Other records are spread out around town, in different town offices or at the library. “There’s a lot of work to be done before we can get to the point of investigating how much we have to do,” said Brennan. Town Manager Donna S. VanderClock said …
Before fully implementing the change, the Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing in a few weeks to garner opinions and comments about the measure.
With an eye to making the system more fair and increasing recycling rates, the town of Weston is on its way to implementing a pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) system of trash disposal. Because residents will have to pay per bag, instead of a simple annual flat fee regardless of the amount of trash disposed, it will incentivize them to throw away less trash and recycle more, say town officials. But at the Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday night, where the topic was briefly discussed with Department of Public Works Director Bob Hoffman, one resident wasn't happy about the idea at all. "What bothers me about this program is that it is at its core, a monopoly, because why else would anyone else pay six times the cost for a bag?" said Bill Sandalls. …