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Top 5 in Town News

A snapshot of town government news.

1 - Save the Date: Special Town Meeting

Fall Special Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the High School Auditorium (2nd night, Mon. Dec. 3, if needed). What's Town Meeting? Learn more on the Town's website. Only registered voters in Weston may participate. Check your status online and register to vote online

Annual Town Meeting has also been scheduled to start May 6, 2019. A list of dates for the events leading up to the May Town Meeting can be found on the Town's website.

2 - Town Center Improvement Project - Public Input Meeting

On June 13th, the Town Center Planning Committee, along with its planning consultants from Utile, will present designs for Weston's Town Center. Public input is strongly encouraged and welcome, as it will help shape the final design before constructions funds are requested. Representatives will be on the Town Green at 6:30 p.m. during the annual ice cream social (more on that further down) to show designs and solicit input. A more formal meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Auditorium where four different elements of the Town Center design - design/landscape, traffic/safety, parking, undergrounding utilities - will be broken out separately so residents can provide more specific feedback per element.

3 - DPW Road Projects 

Weston's Public Works Department has started its road construction season and has already completed Summer Street, Conant Road, Perry Lane and Sutton Place. Additional roadways anticipated include portions of Winter Street, Glen Road, and Highland Street. Details can be found in the DPW Weekly Work Update

National Grid will be starting its gas main replacement along the entire length of Newton Street, early in June. Portions of Gail Road and Oak Street, as well as Pheasant Trail, will also undergo gas main work in June. Additional details of National Grid's anticipated work can also be found in the DPW Weekly Work Update.

4 - Town Government Volunteer Opportunities

The Selectmen and the Moderator are seeking interested residents to serve on several appointed town committees, such as the Conservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Finance Committee, and more. See Weston.org/Volunteer for a full list and description of duties. Deadlines are approaching.

5 - Annual Ice Cream Social and Summer Concert Series Kick-off

The Recreation Department is hosting this annual free ice cream event on the Town Green starting at 6:30 p.m. on June 13th. Stick around for Classic Groove, as they kick-off the weekly concert series with a set that includes R&B and Top 40 hits. View the Community Events calendar for details on bands performing this summer on the Town Green.

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Need Some "Thing" - Borrow it at the Weston Public Library

Weston's library is a rich resource with a huge collection for residents to enjoy and now, it's even bigger! The Library is introducing the "Library of Things" featuring non-traditional items for Weston residents to borrow - from a karaoke machine to a metal detector and a stud finder to an air pump.

The next time you're at the library, look for the "Thing" display of cases featuring the items available. Simply take the case and your valid library card to the Reference Desk so you can start exploring a new hobby or take care of an odd task. To learn more about the "Library of Things" visit the Weston Library's website.

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Summer in Weston

Weston Recreation has lots of summer activities to keep residents entertained. To learn more about summer camps, Memorial pool events, and the summer band series, visit www.weston.org/Recreation.

Be sure to renew your pool badges, get your grandparent pool card or concession card. Memorial Pool will be opening very soon. The first pool event is scheduled for June 16th from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. with sand castle building contests, a hula hoop contest, the always fun rubber-ducky race, and more! A full list of events can be found on the Community Events calendar.


Community Celebration for Library Director Susan Brennan

On June 15th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Weston Public Library, join the Friends of the Weston Public Library for a celebration of Susan Brennan in recognition and appreciation for her leadership and service to the Town for the last 14 years. 

Susan's last day in Weston will be June 30th. Weston's new Library Director will be Jennifer Warner, who currently serves as the Assistant Library Director.

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Mass Central Rail Trail - Weston

A lot of progress has been made on the rail trail running through Weston and the Rail Trail Advisory Committee is actively meeting to make sure this new recreational asset will integrate successfully into our town.

The contractor for MassDCR and Eversource will be finishing up the final grading soon. Paving, cattlepass work, and some fence installations will follow within the next few weeks; however, the section between Concord and Conant roads will be left unpaved due to some issues that arose during demolition. The demo work, grading and gravel base installation in this area is anticipated to be completed later this summer. Paving of this section will be conducted after the Conant Road underpass is unblocked, which is anticipated to occur in the spring/summer of 2019.

Continue following the work of the Rail Trail Advisory Committee by subscribing to receive email notifications of its meetings. The committee is currently discussing landscape screening for the most impacted abutters to the trail. Meeting minutes and agendas can be found online.


Dog Poop Campaign

Weston's Conservation Commission and Animal Control Officer have initiated a new Dog Poop Campaign along some of our conservation land trails. Four different signs have been placed at various trailheads. The campaign aims to remind trail users to pick up their dog’s waste and properly dispose of it, every time. If you know of a problem area that can use one of these new signs, call 781-786-5068 to let us know.

Residents can help by offering a pet waste bag to someone leaving dog poo behind and reminding them to properly dispose of it. Every poop that gets scooped helps - not just the soles of your shoes, but also the health of our trails and woods!

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Town Hall Summer Hours

Starting June 18th and through August 31st, Weston's Town Hall will be open during the following hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Leaving Town? Don't Miss Out - Town Business Continues

Town Government business keeps on chugging all through the summer. But it's easier than ever to follow committee business and Town news. Subscribe to receive notification of when meeting agendas and minutes have been posted from the board/committee/commission of your interest. 

Who to follow? Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Rail Trail Advisory Committee, Town Center Planning Committee, Traffic & Sidewalk Committee - just to name a few.

While you're at it, be sure not to miss another monthly newsletter and latest Town News!

Visit www.weston.org/StayInformed to get started.

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