2018 Special Town Meeting

Called to order at 7:10 p.m. Dissolved at 9:04 p.m.

Results can be found below.

Special Town Meeting Warrant (PDF) - the agenda

Special Town Meeting date 18

Know the Issues & Info Meetings

Please find additional information on the warrant articles below, as well as follow-up information from previously held public meetings.

New to Town Meeting? Check out the Brief Guide to Town Meeting Procedure for the basics of Town Meeting, as well as the "Every Vote Counts" pamphlet.

Electronic voting handsets will be in use during the proceedings. Be sure to arrive at the High School well in advance to park, register, and receive your handset. Instructions for use can be found below.

A Word From the Moderator

The Moderator has recently updated the Brief Guide to Town Meeting Procedures to include the conflict of interest policy for speakers at Town Meeting. More information is available on the Moderator's web page at Weston.org/Moderator or on the third page of the Guide. 
Warrant Article Results Additional Information
Consent Agenda: articles 1 - 4
1 - Amend FY19 Operating Budget
2 - Amend FY19 Brook School Enterprise Fund
3 - Appropriate for Fire Pumper Truck
4 - Memorial Day Committee
Passed by Majority Vote:
221 Yes, 5 No
see the warrant
Fire pumper request: 
Oct. 9th Selectmen's meeting : 
WMC video (@ 25:00) and 
10/9 approved minutes
5 - Town Center Improvements: Master Plan
Passed Over by Majority Vote:
189 Yes, 72 No
6 - Town Center Improvements: Bury Utilities Passed Over by Majority Vote weston.org/TownCenter
7 - Case House Rehab: Construction Passed by 2/3rds Majority:
218 Yes, 37 No 
8 - Preservation Restriction: 71 Lexington Street Passed by Majority Vote:
205 Yes, 12 No
CPC Oct. 22 Public Hearing 
9 - Preservation Restriction: 120 Summer Street Passed by Majority Vote:
186 Yes, 16 No

CPC Oct. 22 Public Hearing

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.
EV handset

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)