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Weston LWV Steering Committee went "virtual" for May 6th meeting...
ANNUAL MEETING JUNE 5, 2020 via "Go To Meeting"
More details coming soon!
BUDGET PROCESS STILL ON-GOING EST. THROUGH THE END OF MAY
1)May 2, 2020 Virtual Board of Finance Public Hearing over. 57 speakers, full three hours.
2)May 7, 2020 Virtual Board of Finance meeting above, no decision - did not set mil rate.
3)May 21, 2020 at 7:30pm Virtual Board of Finance meeting does not act on budget next meeting,
perhaps June 1, 2020, It will be for deliberation, decision and setting mill rate..
4)Public Hearing Town Plan of C&D, VIRTUAL, set for June 6, 2020, a Saturday, 9am-12noon.
5)Absentee voting in COVID: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Office-of-the-Governor/
NOTE: The Presidential Primary has now been moved to coincide with State Primary date.
Source: Observer Corps notes.
Back up from Board of Finance
4)All of Gov. Lamont's Executive Orders here
a)PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY now August 11, 2020 .
DECLARATION OF LOCAL CIVIL PREPAREDNESS EMERGENCY
b)Governor Order 7I in full;
c)Home-Rule overruled (#12 and #13)
PUBLIC MEETING LAWS ARE...SUSPENDED (CLICK HERE)
COVID-19 INFO: C.D.C. WEBSITE LINK
ADVICE: The LWVUS has been studying healthcare for a long time...
PLEASE READ THIS DIRECTIVE FOR ALL LEAGUES ON COVID-19
[Note: For best viewing quality of the "Speak Up" video click the gear-shaped icon
that will appear near the lower right corner of the video window when the video starts
to play, and under "Quality" select the highest quality that is listed, which may depend
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STANDING ROOM ONLY for Speak Up 2020!!! Website manager's "Picture Story" here.
TOWN PLAN UPDATE NEWS: Public Hearing to be in June 2020 "Virtually"
Please note the steps specified in the Connecticut General Statutes section 8-23 of Chapter 126:
P&Z approves Draft POCD at January 2, 2020 meeting. Read it in its entirety here.
- Sent to Selectmen to start 65-day clock running until P&Z Public Hearing April 4, 2020.
- BUT wait...COVID-19 interferes and now it will be "virtual P.H." June 6, 2020, 9am-noon.
Here's how P&Z explained the process...
OFFICIAL NEWS OF PLAN UPDATE
The League of Women Voters® of Weston, Connecticut, presents ...
NORFIELD RED OAK DECISION
A "Community Conversation" on "Local News, Community, and Democracy"
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under "Quality" select "1080p" if it isn't already selected (assuming you have a reasonably
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nearby at the lower right corner to play the video full screen].
A distinguished panel of three long-time League members having extensive professional
journalism and communications experience presents and discusses results of recent research
on the state of independent local news coverage and its future.
Panelists are Dr. Tom Failla, Kathleen Failla, and Laura Smits.
Held November 16, 2019, at the Weston Public Library, Weston, Connecticut.
2019 Annual Meeting held in...Weston Town Center!
WestonLWV SPEAK UP 2020,
coming February 8th!
best viewing quality click the
gear-shaped icon that will appear near
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window when the video starts to play,
under "Quality" select "1080p."
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ADDITIONAL COVERAGE HERE
Link to post-election
statutorily required report from O.F.A.
CT FISCAL CHALLENGES PROGRAM: League program over but the
Link to "picture
story & video" - video is also
shown below - Weston LWV event.
NEW from CT MIRROR:
here to join the LWV of Weston, CT. and/or
Click here to make a
tax-deductable donation to LWV Ed Fund
What's going on at P&Z? Board of
Selectmen? Ask League Observer here.
VIMEO OF SELECTMEN'S MEETINGS
of WESTON :
OUR LOCAL LWV WEBSITE
Town of Weston; State LWV, LWVUS. Want to be in the know? LWV
T H E L E A G U
E O P E R A T E
S A T
T H R E E L E V E L S
Budget Process FY'21
PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES NOW JUNE 2, 2020 - NEW ELECTION 2020 PAGE
Sat. Feb. 8th at 10:30a.m., Weston Library picture story
SPEAK UP 2020
February 9, 2019, 10:30am to 12 noon at Weston Library
SPEAK UP 2019:
February 3, 2018, 10:30am to 12 noon at Weston Library
Please find earlier Speak Up
Weston ELECTION 2018 and RESULTS page here.
NOT current: NEW page in the works...coming in the Fall.
REGIONAL LAND USE
For Legislative proposals for
regional land use matters: NEW TASK FORCE.
of Contents to even more archived Weston
Weston 27th "Speak Up" video!
"Speak Up 2018" ran on the Town TV at
10a.m. daily for weeks...please read
follow-up story here.
27th annual Speak Up is over. Big crowd!
Both on stage and in the audience!
Topics with more than one question/discussion about
1. taxes; 2.
education and special ed...
here to join the LWV of Weston, CT. and/or
Click here to make
a tax-deductable donation
What the LWV of WESTON has done
previously...SOUND INTERESTING? JOIN US!!!
" L E G
I S L A T I V E W R A P - U P
" P I C T U R E S T O
of Weston "LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP" on Channel 79
("WGTV") at 10am every day
and get the information re: answer to the last
question about Amazon
League of Women
Voters of Weston "Legislative Wrap
Up" Saturday, September 16, 2017
can towns plan for the coming year without knowledge
of what CT funds will be available, Weston asks
"Work is expected to commence December 27th and
end on December 29th on the oak tree at the corner
of Norfield Road and Norfield Farm Lane. It is
expected that there will be delays and possible
on Norfield Road to allow for work to be done
safely." From Tree Warden, Town of Weston
Tri-Board Meeting on Governor's Budget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFzXzhcmAHU
Governor's Budget Proposals by town graphic from CT
"S P E A K U P
2 0 1 7"
Topics were Hartford
melt down, P&Z Town Plan update, D.C. direction
from all sides, and others.
of Weston "PICTURE STORY" of 2015 three debates in one
Saturday morning plus lunch...
Read Weston FORUM print edition
front page story Oct. 22 for reporter's wrap up
series of discussion or "Community Conversations"
#3: LWV of Weston
explores farming heritage.
LWV of Weston program on Weston's Natural
#1: LWV of Weston plan of development update
The League of Women Voters of
Weston hosted an update of the Weston Town Plan of
Development on Sunday, April 26, from 3:30 to 5 in the
Weston Town Hall Commission Room.
Dr. Tom Failla, Chairman of P&Z presented and ably
answered any and all questions in a broad-ranging
discussion...story in full: http://www.thewestonforum.com/47461/public-discusses-weston-town-plan/
HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMS
From our ACTION position...drawn up originally at Program
ACTION ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
The Weston League of Women Voters is into Land Use.
WATER SUPPLY: Time for another program? Previous
2015 SPEAK UP VIDEO
HERE IN TWO FORMATS
TV Channel 79:
THE PICTURE STORY:
Standing room only LWV of Weston
"SPEAK UP 2015" over...
League thanks all who
attended, both our invited officials and the interested
populace. We thought
we heard a restrained concern about being financially
squeezed, but maybe not!
Picture story continues here.
Nobody asked about this...the budget process.
Check out the
First Selectman's Budget FY'16 here;
LWV of Weston process graphic blow-up
Feb. 3 Tri-Board Meeting
"streaming" a setting for a
watched the "streaming" Board of Ed Thurs. Jan
29th...Thanks for the "Speak Up" plug!!!
IT WAS 2001 WHEN THIS TOPIC CAME
UP AT P.R.I. PUBLIC HEARING
Some other matters to ask about at Speak Up...is
it time yet for this issue
to surface again?
Committee 'walk', Dec. 3, 2014
. New planning
Region? Anything new on the Town Website?
With permission, enters private property, measure if "zero"
light achieved; WCCOG? Anything new with h2o
in Long Session: What's
on school enrollment?
What happened over the summer of 2014? Lots of work inside and
out on School Road
- Nothing new to the public on
drainage study, involving Onion Barn,
- Lights up/on at the
football field see above, Board of Education's
Facilities Committee on top of this.
- Senior Center South House project underway, not
- Weston Library internal changes in line for grant
after planning process, no picture.
- Nothing coming out of the "land swap" between Town and
- PROPOSAL NOW WITHDRAWN BY
July 23, 2014
(LWV OF WESTON)
"Beyond 2016: Next Generation American
Politics" - watch
on YouTube here.
MEETING (LWV of WESTON) 2014:
Annual Meeting approved
new bylaws that formalize the "Steering Committee" as an
alternative way to
conduct League business (approved in concept by LWVCT),
among other items on the agenda.
The LWV of Weston “Betty Hill Forum” and
luncheon May 30, 2014 555began at noon at the Red Barn
featured CT Comptroller Kevin Lembo.
Our guest speaker will address the topic:
“The State of the State, Transparency, and the Future
of Connecticut’s Economy.”
"Picture story" here.
COMPTROLLER LEMBO'S TALK & Q&A ON THIS
video is 52 minutes 20 seconds long, and is
presented in two formats:
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MP4 format (viewable on most Windows
and Apple computers, but playback may not start until
the entire file has
downloaded, which may take several minutes or more):
Hon. Kevin Lembo, CT
Comptroller, 15th Betty Hill Forum
Friday, May 30, 2014
turnout! Answer re: "future?" Moving
slowly forward toward GAAP. Commented on
bidding wars for jobs. Questioned state
commitment to infrastructure improvements and repairs
we heard that, but we'll check the tape
CT cleared -
ethics is a matter of interest
Lembo at 2014 Annual Meeting/Betty Hill Forum.
Please join the League of
Women Voters of Weston, CT - not just for
membership info here.
READING about topics covered.
SPECIAL LWV of Weston meeting Friday
Feb. 22nd the day before rescheduled Speak
Greenwich held this meeting Tuesday...not
Simpson-Bowles, but sequester question to the
"HARD CHOICES AHEAD - SIMPSON-BOWLES (A
Framework for Change)"
Videotaped by LWV
for online here: