Please go to the Official Website for the real GOP reports!!!
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Local matters...CT State links. Issues impact? President's Facebook Page
C.G.A. 2019 begins January 9 and ends June 5.
ALL THREE BUDGETS PASS: 100 fewer come out to vote in Referendum (could have fit into WHS auditorium).
Was there a quorum of 130 or more this year at Annual Town Budget Meeting? NOPE.
LWV of Weston 28th "Speak Up" over. Second question...regionalizing schools?
Senator Hwang said no way. Rejection of any cost-sharing of teacher retirement, as reported by Weston-Today.
FINANCE BOARD NEW MEMBERS BELOW:
THANKS JERRY, FOR ALL YOUR WISDOM THROUGH THE YEARS
No one can replace Jerry for knowledge and history - but these two
together have a shot at it!!! Good luck Greg (l) and Jeff.(r)
POST LABOR DAY AM-PM MEETINGS BEGINS AT 9AM
Stephan leads discussion of Town Plan update and strongly favors the efforts of P&Z to take a look at tweaking the Plan,
while not throwing away those elements of zoning that have made Weston CT the place it is..
NOTE: Stephan resigned his position on A.L.T. Board in Oct. 2018,
as mentioned at the Jan. 14, 2019 P&Z 8-24 on Fromson-Strassler.
No quorum at ATBM. Budget passes 3-1 with 9% turnout. Dog Part got 25% turnout.
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING ADJOURNED TO THE MACHINES IN TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM
Stephan had recused himself from the issue of
the Dog Park, after initial Selectmen's meetings, citing perceived
conflict of interest.
GUESS WHAT? The Environment Committee - SB103 was JF'd to the floor for a statewide ban...
Feb. 1, 2018 Board of Selectmen and Selectmen's Review of School Budget (2-6-18)
During debate on the matter of
proposing a fracking ordinance, Stephan points out that the wording
proposed by its advocate at the
previous Selectmen's meeting was intended to be included in all
contracts. In addition his concern is for wasting town resources
matter that did not pose an immediate threat. 2-1 to send the draft to Town Attorney for review.
DOGS JUST WANT TO BE DOGS
Is it a question of preserving linked parcels of open space v. a dog
park? Stephan thinks not. Suggesting shared parking.
No more paving over Weston - that's something we all agree about! Applause followed.
ELECTED NOV. 7th, Stephan now the Republican Selectman! Calls for implementation review of Town Plan ideas!
DEFINITION OF CIVILITY
Stephan doing a great job in his first
meetings commenting that the "gift" ordinance is a terrific and well
TASK AHEAD FOR SELECTMAN GROZINGER: GETTING READY FOR WESTON BUDGET PROCESS FY'19
Short form"notes" for understanding the budget
process below - (click to enlarge) as we understand the process post - 11-14-16 change.
There are three big dates mentioned for the public - those within circles are opportunities to speak in public:
dates are for the First Selectman to remember (First Selectman is in
charge of producing an operating budget and conducting
- February 10th Selectmen must received First Selectman's Budget),
- March first for sending the Selectmen's Budget ("First Selectmen's" perhaps revised)
- And "no later than the first full week of May" for Referendum
reviews of town department budgets to present to the Board of
Selectmen); as well as Capital Budget Committee recommendations for
Town and School requests for long term, but not bonded, capital projects.
Expect the Board of Selectmen to consider any number if ways to minimize increases to the tax burden on voters.
We offer this note from CTNEWSJUNKIE regarding why it "turned out" as it did:
S A T U R D A Y , O C T O B E R 7 T
H , T O W N H A L L D E B A T E S
Thank you LWVCT Moderator, League of Women Voters of Weston and Channel 79 for presenting candidates and voters with this opportunity.
The top of our ticket, and thanks you for all you've done...unfortunately national politics interfered.
NINA AND STEPHAN: They've got it covered - education, land use and keeping us afloat in choppy financial times for CT.
SENATORIAL ELECTION COMING
NO CASINO GAMBLING YET...
Bill passes both houses of the Legislature "on furnishing or receiving police assistance"
NOT TALKING ABOUT CT FINANCES...
Special LWV of Weston meeting to remind everyone of the other problem
at the Connecticut Legislature...its penchant for
seeing no further into the future than the end of their noses.
Just say "no" to more gambling!!!
PANEL DISCUSSION AS REPORTED: http://www.thewestonforum.com/68664/panel-discusses-opioid-crisis-at-forum-in-weston/
And for those who may wonder, 2018 was a "no quorum" too.
2017 ATBM had no quorum (107 present instead of 130); Nina calls in the numbers to FORUM
At Referendum 2017 all three budgets passed with 580 voting:
507-71 (2 not voting) - Town;
483-97 - School
493-85 - (2 not voting) - Capital
2016 REFERENDUM FOLLOWED A.T.B.M. - THAT HAD A QUORUM THIS YEAR!
All three budgets pass: 533 - 40 (Town); 509 - 63 (School); 526 - 47 (Capital).
Referendum votes from after A.T.B.M. plus Thursday's Referendum voting = 575
Bravo Nina and Dennis for rebounding from having school budget go down in 2015!!!
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R E N C E P R I M A R Y R E S U L T S : T R U M P W I N S
WHAT'S UP FOR THESE THINGS IN 2019??
First Selectman Nina Daniel had expressed succinctly the
significance of this historical building/structure to the Town. As
well as importance of Historic District entry to the town, too!!!
W E S T O N W
A T C H O U T : S T U D Y R E P O R T
Weston has lowest "child poverty rate" - highest median income, highest % of bachelor's degrees (25yrs and older)...
More study: http://f2q4j2hltvexe31v1j1b8w14.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/DataHaven_FairfieldCounty_Wellbeing-1.pdf
THE ROLE OF SNOW IN WESTON POLITICS
LONG SESSION COMING JANUARY 9, 2019 - JUNE 5, 2019
SHORT SESSION 2018 bills that passed
RE-ELECTED IN 28th, SENATOR TONY HWANG.
SPECIAL OP-ED from Hon.Toni Boucher (CT MIRROR):
CT HOUSE GOP:
G.O.P. HOUSE LEADERSHIP OP-ED: https://www.cthousegop.com/opinion-new-budget-cycle-begins/
How will state finances cause other disadvantageous impacts on Weston?
Republicans in local government set an
example...and work in non-Partisan way!
EDUCATION MANDATE RELIEF
ON LAWSUIT ON FAA OVER - NO APPEAL HEARD AT SUPREME COURT
re-routing of flights over CT - what did you say? What was that???
Oriented Development (T.O.D.) and other outside funding
Will Weston receive a grant to unify circulation in and around its government-commercial center in 2019?
Energy, etc. EVERSOURCE is the new name for CL&P/NU.
National politics impact on CT: What
the outlook for Weston in 2019?
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links such as Town of Weston, State of Connecticut...