2018 Annual Town Meeting

High School Auditorium - 444 Wellesley Street

May 7th (1st night) - 7:00 p.m. (if a second night is needed, Town Meeting will continue to May 9th at 7:00 p.m.)

On the night of Town Meeting, please leave enough time to park and check-in. Electronic, hand-held voting sets will be in use. More information can be found below.

Only residents who are registered to vote in the town of Weston may participate in Town Meeting. Last day to register to vote is April 13th.

60+ and need a ride to Town Meeting? Contact the Council on Aging at 781-786-6280.

Click for a Guide to Town Meeting


Annual Town Meeting Warrant and Budget

Report of the Finance Committee (PDF)

Report of the Community Preservation Committee (PDF)

Report of the Board of Selectmen (PDF)

Warrant (agenda) (PDF) - (will be mailed to all households by mid-April) Additional information can be found below.

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Documents

Information Meetings

Rail Trail Advisory Committee - Information Sharing Meeting on April 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Weston Public Library

Annual Budget Hearing - Town and Schools - April 30th at 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall

Josiah Smith Tavern - WLV Coffee Hour - April 21st at 11:00 a.m. in the Weston Public Library. Open House - May 5th from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Past Meetings Online

Community Preservation Committee - The March 26th Public Hearing for CPA funding requests (articles 22 - 28) was recorded by Weston Media Center, the video is available online. The CPA applications and presentations are also online.

Planning Board - April 4th Public Hearing on Citizens' Petition to modify the Zoning By-laws (article 20). Meeting video is online (at 47:00 mark)

Know the Issues - The Warrant

Article Meeting Project Information
1 - Town Election All Precincts to Town Hall on May 5th, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm www.weston.org/TownElection
2 - FY19 Operating Budget Budget Hearing (Town & School)
April 30th, 7:00 pm, Town Hall
3 - 16 Consent Agenda
3. Amend FY 18 Budget
4. Retained Earnings/Water Entpr. Fund
6. Dept. Revolving Funds
7. Dana W. Carter Mem. Fund
8. Ch. 90 Impr. Funds
9. Prop. Tax Deferral
10. FY19 Water Entpr. Fund
11. Water Main Rehab.
12. FY19 Rec. Entpr. Fund
13. FY19 BSA Entpr. Fund
14. Drainage Impr.
15. Fire Truck
16. Design of Rt. 20/Wellesley Intersc.

Budget Hearing See Warrant

17 - Rt. 30 Reconstruction Design   See warrant
18 - Transfer 0 Wellesley St. Feb. 27th Selectmen's Mtg (@1:23:45 mark)
LWV Coffee April 21, 11:00 am, Library
Feb. 27th Selectmen Meeting Minutes
19 - Amend Gen. By-law: Scenic Roads   see warrant
20 - 21 Citizens' Petitions
20. Amend Zoning By-law - reduce Planning Board Authority on Scenic Roads
21. Amend Gen. By-law - Weston Human Rights Policy
Planning Board 4/4 Public Hearing on proposed Zoning Bylaw change (@47:00 mark) see warrant
22 - FY19 CPA Budget  
23 - JST Design Fees LWV Coffee April 21, 11:00 am, Library
Open House May 5, 10:00 - 2:00

24 - Merriam St. Sidewalk CPC March 26th Public Hearing (@ 1:06:30 mark) CPA presentation and application
25 - Ash St. Sidewalk Design CPC March 26th Public Hearing (@ 44:40 mark) CPA presentation and application
26 - Rail Trail CPC March 26th Public Hearing (@ 1:30 mark) www.weston.org/RailTrail
27 - Case Park Rehab CPC March 26th Public Hearing (@ 30:00 mark) CPC presentation and application
28 - RHSO Services CPC March 26th Public Hearing (@ 21:35 mark) CPC presentation and application

Hand-held Voting Devices

During the May 2017 Annual Town Meeting, Weston citizens approved an article amending Article I of the General By-laws to allow the use of electronic, hand-held devices for voting at Town Meetings. Instead of using placards or standing to be counted, voters will now use electronic handsets to register their votes.

As with previous Town Meetings, voters will check-in to be confirmed, but can use any check-in station rather than lining up alphabetically by last name. As you check-in, you will be issued a handset for your exclusive use during Town Meeting. Please remember to allow enough time to check-in and to receive your handset before the start of Town Meeting. The handset requires approximately 10 minutes to sync-up before it is able to cast a vote.

A practice vote will be taken in order to get participants comfortable with the new technology.

EV handset

Electronic Voting Procedure

  • When voters arrive at check-in, they will receive a handset that is on and ready for their exclusive use
  • The Moderator will announce when it is time to vote and a light in the front of the auditorium will illuminate for 30-seconds to indicate the voting period
  • To vote YES, press the "1" button; to vote NO, press the "2" button; to abstain, do not press anything; if you pressed 1 or 2 and would rather abstain, press the "3" button to clear the vote
  • If you need to change your vote during the 30-second period, simply press 1 or 2. The device will record the last number pressed
  • A help desk will be available if you encounter a problem with your handset
  • If you cannot use the handset, please let staff know so they can accommodate you
  • Instructions will be available at Town Meeting and a practice vote will be taken

Additional information is available in the Electronic Voting User Guide (PDF)