Please note that this is not an official page for Weston's RTC - only an unofficial support website.
ON ISSUES FROM ALL G.O.P. LEGISLATIVE
REPRESENTATION IN HARTFORD
REGISTER TO VOTE HERE: https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do
Local matters...CT State links. Issues impact? President's Facebook Page
C.G.A. 2018 Session ongoing: G.O.P. passes tax bill, President signs it. Impacting Westonites broached at Speak Up.
R E P U B L I C A N S T A
T E C O N V E N T I O N F R I D A
Y & S A T U R D A Y
We will try to bring you our summaries of what sources online are reporting as they happen/are reported.
CT MIRROR: https://ctmirror.org/2018/05/11/foxwoods-gop-delegates-will-try-pick-winners/
Hartford Courant coverage: http://www.courant.com/politics/elections/hc-live-updates-republican-convention-20180507-htmlstory.html
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.
What are our busy Republicans doing for the holiday season?
In the case of the Board of Education and Board of Selectmen, working on their budgets FY'19!
B O A R D O F E D U C A T I O N
Vice-Chair of Board of Education, Ellen.
Facilities Sub-Committee Chair.
Other sub-committees chaired by Republicans:
Jacqueline: Finance and C.A.B.E
Dan: Policy, Negotiations, C.E.S.
And new Board of Education relies on experienced Republicans to Chair. six (6) of nine (9) sub-committees - so our point about
"experience counts," while not winning the day on Chairperson of the
Board itself, is confirmed, as the Facilities, Finance, Policy,
Negotiations, C.E.S., and C.A.B.E. Sub-Committees have Republican Chairs. These are the real working bodies.
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!!!
CONGRATULATIONS SENATOR BOUCHER AND GOOD LUCK WITH NEW RESPONSIBILITES!!!
CONNECTICUT SENATE 18 - 18 IS TIED FOR 2017 - 2019 BIENNIAL SESSION NOW UNDERWAY...
(L) Congratulations Senator Hwang on re-election and welcome ADAM DUNSBY (R), State Rep. 135th District (on Environment Committee)
WATCH 135th District Debate in Weston: http://www.thewestonforum.com/70205/election-2016-dunsby-troy-share-similar-goals-but-different-paths/
Direct link to new President on youtube: Remember this from the campaign?
PANEL DISCUSSION AS REPORTED: http://www.thewestonforum.com/68664/panel-discusses-opioid-crisis-at-forum-in-weston/
2017, THIS YEAR...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!!!
A P R I L 2 6
, 2 0 1 6 P R E S I D E N T I A L P R E F E
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
First Selectman Nina Daniel has 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" - Weston has 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
First snow emergency for new Board of Selectmen January 23rd...2016
S W E A R I N G - I N C E R E M O N
Y N O V E M B E R 1 0
, 2 0 1 5 : T H E S O U N D F I L E
Salute and color guard (please note picture is below caption on this "picture story"...
Audience excited! Candidates who could make it excited, too!
Business of the meeting...those not sworn in will be before they take action!
A brand-new face on the Board of Education!
Weston's two State Senators front and center...
TOP OF THE TICKET LOOKS HAPPY TO US!!!
Before the mantle of leadership weighs her down, the new First Selectman proposed to share power with the people.
Swearing-in: Nicole sang, Nina waved to crowd and her son...and our new First Selectman Nina hasn't skipped a beat!
The people spoke.
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE - BRAVO!!! GREAT PICTURE HERE: Channel 12 news.
W E S T O N L I B R A R Y D E B A T
E L I N K : www.lwvweston.org
WESTON GOP FIELDS A PERFECT COMBINATION OF TALENTS AND EXPERIENCE - READ FORUM ENDORSEMENTS TODAY!!!
Nina Daniel and Dennis Tracey, a pair you can depend on!
A T B I L L S H A V
E P A S S E D B O T
H H O U S E S ?
REGULAR SESSION JANUARY 2017 - ISSUES ACCORDING TO O.L.R. : https://www.cga.ct.gov/2016/rpt/pdf/2016-R-0296.pdf
for when Committees meet, Public Hearing info...
T h e C o n n e c t i c u t G e n e r a l A s s e m b l y
: W e s t o n ' s s e n a t o r
s a n d r e p r e s e n t a t i v e .
From an A.P. wire story, Sunday, May 22, 2016.
Weston's legislators always busy...Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce above...at Lachat, below.
has the best Senators. Town divided
for State Senate districts - #26 ("District 2") and #28 (District 1");
Senatorial District - NORWALK HOUR ENDORSED FOR RE-ELECTION
SATURDAY BEFORE "BLUE PRINT" PH - RIGHT, AFTER 4th DISTRICT CONVENTION UNANIMOUSLY NAMES JOHN!!!
Senator Hwang and Rep. Shaban give Legislative update Saturday before
the Monday Public Hearing on the GOP budget alternative.
CT HOUSE GOP:
CH12/FOCUS ON CT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Sy-LenmvQ&feature=youtu.be&list=PLC3BC5ECD69F44EF6
SPECIAL INFORMATION MEETING
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 2017? Ever?
EVERSOURCE is the new name for CL&P/NU.
the outlook for 2018 Election results?
IS NOT THE OFFICIAL WESTON RTC SITE. For the official
Party line: http://www.westonrtc.org/wp/