2016 Special Town Meeting

TUESDAY, November 29th - 7:00 p.m. - HS Auditorium

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT

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Special Town Meeting Warrant of Articles

Article Additional Info
1 - Town Center Improvements: Level Svc - Passed by 2/3 majority www.weston.org/TownCenter (page includes tax impact figures) 
2 - Town Center Improvements: Master Plan - Passed by 2/3 majority www.weston.org/TownCenter (page includes tax impact figures) 
3 - Town Center Improvements: Bury Utilities - Failed to get 2/3rd: 170 Yes, 111 No www.weston.org/TownCenter (page includes tax impact figures) 
4 - Black Oak Booster Pump: Passed by 2/3 majority 10/13 Selectmen minutes
5 - Amend FY17 Operating Budget: Passed by majority see warrant
6 - Memorial Pool Repairs: Passed by majority see warrant
7 - Merriam St. Sidewalk Design: Passed by majority CPC Application and Presentation
8 - Ash St. Sidewalk Concept: Passed by majority Sidewalk Master Plan
9 - Case House Historic Design: Passed by majority CPA Application and Presentation
10 - 55 Coburn Road: Passed by majority CPA Application and Presentation
11 - Amend Zoning Bylaw: minimal rental period: Failed  see warrant for language
12 - Transfer Burt Field to Conservation: Passed by 2/3 majority see warrant and the ConCom presentation to the Board of Selectmen on 10/13
13 - Increase Membership for Rec. Commission: Passed by majority see warrant
14 - Amend General Bylaw: Memorial Day Committee: Passed by majority see warrant for language
15 - Amend General Bylaw: Community Preservation Committee: Passed by majority see warrant for language
16 - Rescind Bond Authorization: Passed by majority see warrant

Consent Agenda


The Board of Selectmen recommended articles 5, 6, 14, 15 & 16 be placed in a consent agenda in an effort to streamline the evening’s proceedings.  Article 5 was requested, and approved, to be held out of the Consent Agenda so that it could be discussed separately. Article 14 was also requested to be held out, but failed to receive the required 10 votes in support.  Articles 6, 14, 15 & 16 were voted and approved in a single motion and vote. 

Informational Meetings


Special informational meetings were held as an opportunity for residents to learn more about the issues before voting at Town Meeting:

Burt Field land transfer - from municipal to conservation - November 1st Conservation Commission meeting
Town Center Improvement Project - learn about the baseline concepts for the Town Center - November 10th
Zoning By-law amendment - minimum rental period - November 16th Planning Board meeting and November 29th joint meeting prior to Town Meeting with Planning Board and Board of Selectmen