Thursday, August 30, 2012
Committee has five voting members.
After interviewing candidates at its last few meetings, the Weston Board of Selectmen on Aug. 28 appointed members to its new Police Station Study Committee, town officials said. Residents appointed to the committee include Leslie A. Glynn, Richard A. Murray, Carl Stjernfeldt, Josef Gazzola of the Permanent Building Committee, and Selectman Edward Coburn. The committee will also include three non-voting members: Police Chief Steven Shaw, Fire Chief David Soar and Town Manager Donna VanderClock. Earlier this month, selectmen discussed how many people to name to the study committee, and discussed the need for a new building, noting the current 40-year-old police station building has problems such as water infiltration, mold and rusted window…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Selectmen set to appoint members at Tuesday meeting
The Weston Board of Selectmen is set to appoint members to a Police Station Study Committee at its meeting Tuesday, Aug. 28. The meeting begins at 7 p.m., and the study committee item is on the agenda for 8:45 p.m. At its previous two meetings, the selectmen interviewed more than a half dozen residents who put their names forth to join the committee. The selectmen discussed on Aug. 14 the number of members to appoint to the committee, noting they may appoint a committee of five working members with a selectman liason and the police and fire chiefs and Town Manager Donna VanderClock as non-working members. Also on the agenda for tonight's meeting is an anticipated vote on a Fall Town Meeting date, an update on the Weston 300 celebration and…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Permanent Building Committee members update selectmen on police station.
With water infiltration, mold and rusted window frames among the problems at the more than 40-year-old Weston Police station, officials said they plan to keep the building alive until a new one may be built. "It's hard to see how it makes sense to try to repair that building," said Selectman Ed Coburn. "I think if you walked people through the building they'd be appalled. It needs to go — I'm convinced." At the Tuesday, July 31, Board of Selectmen's meeting, the board got an update on the condition of the police station from Mark Susser and Joe Gazzola of the Permanent Building Committee. The building faces water infiltration, mold, rusted window frames and other problems, Susser said. The mold needs to be cleaned and outside drainage …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Public Transportation Advisory Committee to explore fee structure, other ideas, to solve parking problems.
A public transportation committee appointed by the Weston Board of Selectmen will continue to explore ways to solve inadequate parking at the Kendal Green lot serving the MBTA commuter rail stop in Weston — including the possibility of instituting a parking fee. At the May 23 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, the board heard from members of the Public Transportation Advisory Committee, who said parking is inadequate at the 53-spot Kendal Green lot. “We know anecdotally and from the survey that’s not enough parking spaces,” said Lee Engler, committee chairman. The committee conducted a public transportation survey, which was mailed to residents with the March 31 tax bills. Ten percent of Weston’s population, 375 residents, responded to the …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Ed Coburn is running unopposed for the Board of Selectmen.
In advance of the annual town election on May 5, Weston Patch is posting Q&As with candidates running for election or re-election to town boards, seats or committees. The following Q&A is with Ed Coburn, who is running unopposed for the Board of Selectmen. Steven Charlip, whose term as a selectman is expiring, is not seeking re-election. Q. Why are you running for Board of Selectmen? Coburn: I've lived in Weston all of my life, have a long family history with the town, and believe in people stepping up to make government and democracy work. It's something I've always thought was important and a way I think I can contribute. Q. What is your background in local government or community involvement? Coburn: I am a member and chaired the …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Board of Selectmen approved the warrant at their meeting on April 9.
The Weston Board of Selectmen voted to approve the Town Meeting warrant at its meeting April 9, and also approved the special Town Meeting warrant. Town Meeting begins on May 7. Other business before the board Monday night included:
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Selectmen say they'd like to see a public dialogue on the issue before moving forward.
Calling it an issue they believe deserves more public dialogue, the Weston Board of Selectmen at its meeting March 14 decided to put the Case's Corner roundabout discussion on hold. Doing so means the May Town Meeting warrant will not include an article on funding for creation of a roundabout at the corner of Newton and Wellesley streets, the selectmen said. The discussion came about under an agenda item on the Case Campus Master Plan, when the board heard from Ed Heller on progress on the plan. Heller called the Case Campus Master Plan process a "teeing off point" for a broad-based committee in town that could look at what action needs to be taken in the campus area, including the Field School, library, ball fields and more. Selectman …