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We note that there were 14 separate questions asked and answered, in 90 plus minutes.
- Town Plan
- Property Taxes
- State increasingly grabbing money and decreasing aid ("claw back")
- Village District?
- School start times
- Intersection issue at Norfield & Rte. 57; signage and turning?
- Can we bring more businesses to Fairfield County?
- More intersection issues: Local streets Steep Hill & Good Hill; Broad St. & Cavalry Rd.
- What is happening if anything with Cobb's Mill Inn?
of services: Regional Dispatch? Combining finance
departments? School-Town buildings and grounds maintenance?
- What can we do to attract people to move here? Emphasis on Sustainability?
- Eliminate State income tax in order to attract people/businesses?
- Wells: Water as a public trust; why can't the Legislature trust the Towns to uphold stronger standards to protect wells?
STANDING ROOM ONLY
Weston LWV's 29th Annual Speak Up!!! "2020" was very insightful...
"SPEAK UP" is all about local Weston CT and related State matters.
One comment subsequently referred to by others was the need for a sense of
urgency by the Legislature and localities in facing challenges in
budgets to come.
Great questions/statements and real meaty answers with multiple officials asking for the mic to chime in!!!
First question about property taxes. Answer was very educational.
IN THE MIDDLE...
- School start times?
- Traffic (two speakers, different situations - some State roads, other local ones)?
- Cobb's Mill Inn?
First Selectman was so informative about regional matters - other Selectmen spoke, too.
First Selectman thanks Town staff, including many who attended Speak Up.
ENDING IN WHERE WESTON HAS ALWAYS BEEN - SUSTAINABILITY
Last questions about getting State to allow municipalities to ban use of some pesticides.