2018 Special Town Meeting

Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m.
Weston High School Auditorium

(444 Wellesley Street)

Special Town Meeting Warrant (PDF) - the agenda

Last day to register to vote in Town Meeting is November 16th - you must be registered to vote in Weston in order to participate. Register online or in person at Town Hall. The Town Clerk will be opened until 8:00 p.m. on the 16th to accommodate residents. 
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Know the Issues & Info Meetings

Please find additional information on the warrant articles below, as well as details on upcoming public information meetings. Please note this page will be updated, so be sure to check back.

New to Town Meeting? Check out the Brief Guide to Town Meeting Procedure for the basics of Town Meeting, as well as the "Every Vote Counts" pamphlet.

A Word From the Moderator

The Moderator is available at 6:30 p.m. on the 27th in the HS auditorium to answer any questions residents may have.

The Moderator strongly advises that if any voter is considering an amendment, to submit it in advance of Town Meeting in writing. This will facilitate his consideration of the appropriateness of the amendment and allow the amendment to be placed on the screen for all voters to consider.

The Moderator has recently updated the Brief Guide to Town Meeting Procedures to include the conflict of interest policy for speakers at Town Meeting. More information is available on the Moderator's web page at Weston.org/Moderator or on the third page of the Guide. 
Warrant Article Information Meetings Additional Information
Consent Agenda: articles 1 - 4
1 - Amend FY19 Operating Budget
2 - Amend FY19 Brook School Enterprise Fund
3 - Appropriate for Fire Pumper Truck
4 - Memorial Day Committee
Fire pumper request: Oct. 9th Selectmen's meeting see the warrant
5 - Town Center Improvements: Master Plan Nov. 17th 
League of Women Voters Coffee
11 a.m. at Town Hall

Nov. 19th Planning Board Review
7:30 p.m. at Town Hall
6 - Town Center Improvements: Bury Utilities   weston.org/TownCenter
7 - Case House Rehab: Construction Nov. 17th Open House 
9:00 - 2:00 p.m. with a running 
presentation in the conference room
89 Wellesley St
8 - Preservation Restriction: 71 Lexington Street Oct. 22 CPC Public Hearing 

CPC Oct. 22 Public Hearing 
9 - Preservation Restriction: 120 Summer Street Oct. 22 CPC Public Hearing

CPC Oct. 22 Public Hearing

Electronic Voting Handsets

Hand-held electronic voting devices are now used at Town Meetings instead of placards or standing counts. This new system allows voters to quickly register their votes.

When you arrive at Town Meetings, you will need to check-in to be confirmed and then you will be issued a handset for your exclusive use during Town Meeting. Please 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 at the start of Town Meeting in order to get participants comfortable with the new technology.
EV handset

Voting Handset 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
  • Printed instructions will be given with the handset and a practice vote will be taken before proceedings begin

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