If you have already submitted an absentee or municipal election mail-in ballot application, you do not need to resubmit an application.
In-person voting will be available for the remaining 2020 elections; however, voters should anticipate a longer than usual wait time due to required physical distancing and other health protection measures due to the ongoing public health emergency. In-person early voting will be available for the State Primary but not the Town Election. Residents who want to vote in person but
Weston is committed to a sustainable future.
As we face the surging threats of climate change, it’s clear that our Town needs to take bold action in the face of the climate crisis. That action is Weston Ahead
will start with a Climate Action and Resilience Plan. We’ll take a look at what aspects of the town are most vulnerable to climate change, how we are contributing to a changing climate, and what opportunities we have for positive change – as residents, students, organizations and town government. To learn more about the planning process, visit westonahead.org
.Make your voice heard!
We need input from Weston residents and business owners to identify your highest priority for climate action and resilience. Is it bike lanes, energy efficient buildings, composting, land use management, or something else? Take our online survey
by August 28th to share your input.
4. An Updated FY21 Recommended Operating Budget
Given economic uncertainty in the face of the ongoing public health emergency, the Finance Committee and the Select Board have held many budget discussions since April. At the July 28th Select Board meeting, a consensus on how to move forward appears to have been achieved between the Finance Committee and the Select Board, and the recommended operating budget will be presented to residents at the Sept. 12th Annual Town Meeting for final approval. The revised budget and the approved 1/12th budgets
for July and August can be found at Weston.org/Budget
On July 30th, Town Officials learned that annual local aid from the state to the town and the schools
will be level-funded and not decreased.
5. Volunteer Opportunities
The Select Board would like to hear from Weston residents wishing to serve on the Town’s Housing Production Plan Steering Committee
to assist the Town in updating its Housing Production Plan
for affordable housing. Two at-large positions are open. Additional information and application online
- The Town of Weston is actively seeking volunteers to assist the Conservation Commission and the Animal Control Officer in spreading awareness of the Town’s rules and regulations for dogs and dog owners. Volunteer responsibilities will include hiking our trails, greeting visitors at a trail head, engaging and educating visitors about their dog walking habits, and collecting data, all while modeling good dog walking behavior. Additional information and application online
- The next hearing for 751-761 Boston Post Road is Aug. 11th at 7:00 p.m.
- The Notice of Intent wetlands permit hearing with the Conservation Commission for 518 South Ave. was continued due to weather-related issues. It'll be held August 18th at 7:30 p.m.
- The Traffic & Sidewalk Committee will be meeting on Aug. 19th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the Rt. 30 improvement "complete streets" project
Weston's Emergency Management Team urges residents to not get complacent with the ongoing public health emergency. Despite Massachusetts numbers dropping over the last two months, there is now some wavering with the numbers in the wrong direction. It is important to remain vigilant in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
Continue reviewing Weston.org/Covid19
for the latest updates and reminders. Also, check Mass.gov Covid-19
to find information on the state's travel order
and the updated safe states
list (goodbye Rhode Island).