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Weston, CT California - Town Hall Happenings 05 27 2022 27 May 2022 ( news )
Weston, CT , state California ( By Press Release office)
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Greetings Weston and welcome to today’s Town Hall Happenings ( THH ) .
Memorial Day festivities are back in full swing in Weston . As such , today’s opening note is an expression of deep gratitude to those Veterans that gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our county . My thoughts are with them and their families , who also have sacrificed greatly .
Town Hall and Transfer Station Hours
Town Hall will be closed Monday , May 30 , 2022 for Memorial Day . The Transfer Station will be closed Monday , May 30 and Tuesday , May 31 , 2022 .
Farrell Road has been milled and paved from
the intersection of Steep Hill Rd to House # 30 .
On Tuesday , work will occur on Tannery Road South from the intersection of Steep Hill Road to the intersection of Tannery Lane North . The driveway apron at house # 42 will be repaired . The Town plans to mill and pave the following roads over the next few months:
Davis Hill Road
from the intersection of Steep Hill Road to the intersection of Valley Forge Road . Driveway aprons to be repaired are associated with house numbers 66 , 89 , 95 and 111 . This Road also includes the entrance apron to Martin Road .
from the intersection of Georgetown Road to the complete circle of Merry Lane back to Georgetown Road . Driveway aprons to be repaired are at house numbers 12 , 45 , 42 , and 30 .
Trails End Road
from the intersection of Georgetown Road to the intersection of Langer Lane . Driveway aprons to be repaired are at house numbers 81 , 71 , 37 , 22 , 29 , and 17 .
from the intersection of Newtown Turnpike to the intersection of Birch Hill Road . Driveway aprons to be repaired area at house numbers 42 and 58 .
This week , the State of Connecticut began an exciting pedestrian safety project on Weston Road . The State hired the NyConn Corporation to install two Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons - one near the Weston Shopping Center signage and the other directly across the road from that signage . The underground construction portion of the work was performed this week . The installation of the beacons themselves should be completed by NyConn in July .
Discussion and Deliberation about appropriating American Rescue Plan Act ( ARPA ) Funds
The Weston Board of Selectmen will have a discussion about proposed ARPA projects on June 1st at 7:00 pm . On June 2
, at 5:00 pm , the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance will meet jointly for the purpose of discussing and hopefully deciding on particular ARPA projects and specific dollar amounts . The website
https://www . westonct . gov/our - community/meeting - calendar
contains info about how you can watch the meetings or listen to them by phone . To see the latest list of recommended ARPA projects , visit the Town Clerk’s office or go online to
https://www . westonct . gov/government/municipal - departments/finance
Your comments about the proposed ARPA spend are most welcome . Please email them to
rbaldwin@westonct . gov
snestor@westonct . gov
. They will be circulated to the entire members of the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance .
The Weston Memorial Day Fair is back!
The Fair will be held
May 27 - 30 . Hours are Friday 6 - 10 pm , Saturday 2 - 10 pm , Sunday 2 - 10 pm , and Monday 12 - 4 pm . Sensory Friendly activities are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm - 2pm . Tickets Are On Sale Now!
Schedule for Weston Memorial Day Parade ( Produced by the Fire Department )
10:15 am Parade line up
10:45 am Parade Start . Bill Brady will be the 2022 Grand Marshall .
11:30 am ( approx . ) . Memorial Ceremony at Town Hall Gazebo
Weston Veterans Invited to Participate in Monday’s Memorial Day Festivities
The Town’s Veterans Affairs Committee has arranged a continental breakfast for veterans and their immediate family on Monday morning before the parade and a grab - and - go lunch after the Memorial Ceremony . Breakfast is at 9:00 am in the Weston Library Community Room . At 9:45 am , transport has been arranged to take you to the parade . All you need to do is RSVP so enough of everything is ordered . Following the late morning ceremony at the Town hall Gazebo , Veterans and their families are invited to a lunch at the Weston Library Community Room . For breakfast and lunch , please
. Have a question? Email Hutch at
Hutchandyou@gmail . com
BOS Meetings Access
Please feel free to Zoom into the virtual BOS meetings , which are always posted on the Town website . Documents , recordings , and minutes are available at:
https://www . westonct . gov/government/boards - commissions/elected/board - of - selectmen
Questions for Constituent Corner may be emailed to
snestor@westonct . gov
and I will either answer you myself or forward you on to the right people!
Covid - 19 updates
Updates and information are posted regularly on the town website . Please see here
https://www . westonct . gov/government/municipal - departments/emergency - management/covid - 19
for more information .
Common sense rules for pedestrians , drivers & cyclists from Cycling & Pedestrian Committee
: Expect cyclists , walkers , runners and others on the road • Signal your turns and look both ways before changing lanes , turning , and at driveways • Yield to pedestrians at or in crosswalks • “Yield” means slow down or stop • Expect cyclists in the travel lane • Cyclists may ride in the travel lane when it’s not safe to ride on the far right of the road • Cyclists ride in the travel lane to avoid hazards and when the road is too narrow • Give cyclists at least 3 feet • Mind the door zone .
: Bicycles are vehicles and must obey traffic laws • Always ride on the right in the direction of traffic • Ride in the travel lane when necessary for your safety • Always ride with lights at night • Use proper lights • Be predictable • Scan ahead for problems • Use proper hand signals to tell others where you are going • Common courtesy , and the law , requires riding single file in traffic , except with passing others • Alert others that you are approaching or passing • Don’t ride distracted • Riding with headphones is unsafe .
: Watch for cars , always • Walk facing traffic • Be careful at the crest of hills and at curves where visibility is limited • Cross the road at a safe distance from the curve , walk through the outer curve and cross back at a safe distance •Cross streets at crosswalks at intersections whenever possible • No crosswalk? Yield to traffic • Be Alert • Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking • Wear bright clothes during the day and reflective materials at night and when visibility is low • Runners should always wear bright reflective colors so drivers can see you .
et Rid of Your Hazardous Waste
Weston residents have multiple opportunities in 2022 to get rid of household hazardous waste: Below is a schedule of regional collection events that Westonites can participate in:
- June 4th from 9 am to 1 pm in
at Bethel High School
- September 10th from 9 am to 1 pm in
at Hurlbutt Elementary School
- October 8th from 9 am to 3 pm in
at John Pettibone School
- November 12th from 9 am to 2 pm in
at Brookfield High School
- April ( exact date to be determined ) from 9 am to 2 pm in
at the Public Works Facility
- May ( exact date to be determined ) from 9 am to 2 pm in
at a Public Works Facility
No need to bring money . Each town gets billed for the waste that their own residents drop off . For details about what to bring and location addresses , please visit the website of the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority here:
https://hrra . org/household - hazardous - waste/
The following appointed boards have positions available: Commission for the Arts , Assessment Appeals , Beautification , DEI Advisory Committee , Historic District Commission , Insurance Advisory Committee , Parks and Recreation , Sustainable Weston and the Veterans Affairs Committee .
Governor Ned Lamont announced the launch of
– a new State of Connecticut program that is providing mortgage relief to homeowners who have experienced financial hardships due to the COVID - 19 pandemic . CT homeowners who have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID - 19 pandemic may be eligible for assistance with both mortgage and non - mortgage expenses . For more information about eligibility and to apply , please visit:
http://www . chfa . org/MyHomeCT
or call 877 - 894 - 4111
Update on PFAS Remediation Efforts
As previously detailed in my previous THH’s , the Town of Weston has detected PFAS in the School/Town Drinking Water System . This week , I was informed that the prototype remediation system installed a few weeks ago has been able to dramatically reduce PFAS levels in the drinking water . The next step in the process is for the Town’s Certified Operator to submit a final remediation design to the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health for review and approval . An approval would then trigger the purchase and installation of a permanent remediation system .
Cavalry Road Bridge Project Update
Paving work was recently completed . The next significant step in the process is the installation of the bridge rail and roadway approach rail . We are hoping that is finished next week . Once the rail work is complete , a final inspection takes place and then the bridge can be opened up to traffic .
Bayberry Lane Bridge Replacement Project
The Town of
has begun replacing the Bayberry Lane Bridge over the Aspetuck River . The roadway will remain closed through November 30
2022 . Local traffic has been directed through the designated detour route - Easton Road to Coleytown Road to North Avenue to Lyons Plain Road to White Birch Road , or the reverse , as necessary . Residents adjacent to the bridge have been notified of the road closure and detour . Motorists are advised to drive with additional caution , allow extra travel time , and obey all detour and safety signals . Please direct questions about the project to
Town Engineer Keith Wilberg at 203 - 341 - 1128 .
Valley Forge Road Work
The Valley Forge Roadside Erosion Remediation Project is finished . The road is open .
Newtown Turnpike Road Work
The Newtown Turnpike Roadside Erosion Remediation Project is still ongoing . Depending on the weather , it should be finished in 1 - 2 weeks .
Weston Senior Center
Summer Lunch Kick Off
Wednesday , June 1st: Norfield Church Grounds Outside
Entertainment by Suzanne Sheridan
Bring a chair , listen to music while you eat . There is no charge , but sign up is required by Monday at noon . Call the Senior Center for details and to register ( 203 ) 222 - 2608 .
The Weston Flea
Saturday , September 10
( Rain date September 11
Reserve your spots . Call us for details! ( 203 ) 222 - 2608
With gratitude ,
PS: Check out my previous THH by visiting the following link!
https://www . westonct . gov/Home/Components/News/News/506/15
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