2022 Annual Town Meeting
Annual Town Meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. on Monday, May 9th, 2022 in the Auditorium and Gymnasium at Weston High School and was adjourned at 11:59 p.m. Results for each article can be found below.
Know the Issues
Per tradition, a list of all warrant articles is found on this page. This is prepared for each Town Meeting to help voters be informed about an item to aid in discussion and subsequent voting. Weston Media Center provided a recording of the 2022 Annual Town Meeting.
Town Meeting Warrant (Agenda)
Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Book
|Article||Meeting Results||Presentations/Additional Information|
|Article 1: Town Election||WestonMA.gov/TownElection|
|Article 2: FY23 Operating Budget||Passed by Majority Vote||WestonMA.gov/Budget|
|Consent Agenda: Articles 3 - 22
Article 3 - Appropriate for Community Housing
Article 4 - OPEB Trust Fund
Article 5 - Accept Ch. 90 Road Funds
Article 6 - Approve Property Tax Deferral Income Limits
Article 7 - FY23 Water Enterprise Budget
Article 8 - Water Main Rehabilitation
Article 9 - FY23 Recreation Enterprise Budget
Article 10 - FY23 Brook School Apts. Enterprise Budget
Article 11 - FY23 Public Access Operations
Article 12 - Drainage Improvements
Article 13 - Culvert Replacement (Bogle Brook at Sherburn Circle
Article 14 - Appropriate for Snow Removal Equipment
Article 15 - Appropriate for Air Supply Emergency Response Vehicle
Article 16 - Appropriate for Network Improvements
Article 17 - Telecommunications Lease - Weston Police Department
Article 19 - Potential Acquisition of 55 Church Street Property for Historic Preservation
|Articles 3-18, 20-21 Passed by 2/3rds Vote
Articles 19 & 22 were held.
Article 19 Passed by 2/3rds Majority Vote
Article 22 Motion Failed.
|Articles in a consent agenda are taken under one vote unless there is a request from at least 10 voters to remove an article from the consent agenda so it may be heard and voted upon separately
See Budget Book above and the Warrant for additional details on these consent articles.
See current General Town Bylaws.
Articles 20 - 22 are CPA Fund Requests. Applications, presentations, and hearing videos can be found on the FY23 CPA Projects & Town Meeting webpage.
|Article 23: Appropriate for Government Study Committee||Motion Failed||View the Warrant for additional information.|
|Article 24: Citizens' Petition - Change Structure of Select Board||Passed by Majority Vote||View the Warrant for additional information.|
|Article 25: Study & Design for Intersection Improvements (Route 20 & Highland Street||Passed by 2/3rds Majority Vote||View the Warrant for additional information.|
|Article 26: Appropriate for Pickleball Court Design Fees||Motion Failed||View the Warrant for additional information.|
|Article 27: Appropriate for Water Tank Replacement||Motion Failed||Visit the Town's Water System Master Plan Upgrades & Replacements webpage for more information.
|Article 28: Amend Zoning By-Laws - Municipal Utility Structure Standards||Motion Failed||Visit the Town's Water System Master Plan Upgrades & Replacements webpage for more information.
|Article 29: Public Tree Maintenance Plan||Passed by Majority Vote||Town of Weston Requested Scope for Public Tree Management Plan (PDF)|
|Article 30: Zoning Bylaw - Sustainable Tree Initiative||Motion Failed||
View the updated draft language for the Zoning Bylaw - Sustainable Tree Initiative (Updated April 29, 2022)
|Article 31: Affordable Housing - Affordable Homeownership Opportunity Funds (AHOP) (CPA)||Passed by Majority Vote||The application, presentation, and hearing video can be found on the FY23 CPA Projects & Town Meeting webpage.|
|Article 32: Community Housing - Merriam Village (CPA)||Passed by Majority Vote||The application, presentation, and hearing video can be found on the FY23 CPA Projects & Town Meeting webpage.|
|Article 33: Historical Preservation - 669 Boston Post Road (CPA)||Passed by Majority Vote||The application, presentation, and hearing video can be found on the FY23 CPA Projects & Town Meeting webpage.|
|Article 34: Septic Repair Program||Passed Over||View the warrant for additional information.|
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.
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)