Sally Korsh was unanimously appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission to fill a vacancy left when Joseph Limone resigned.
Ms. Korsh was sworn in to her new post at the selectmen’s meeting so she could serve at the next P&Z meeting.
Her term will expire Nov. 12.
The board authorized the first selectman to sign several contracts on behalf of the town.
First Selectman Gayle Weinstein was given permission to sign a $13,800 contract with Kaeyer, Garment & Davidson Architects and Engineers PC to determine the feasibility of expanding the scope of a windows and doors replacement project at Weston High School.
Ms. Weinstein said she wanted school administrators and the Building Committee to present information to the Board of Selectmen about adding air conditioning, ventilators, and possibly some sliders as secondary exits from classrooms.
When the project was originally approved several years ago, it involved simply replacing doors and windows, but safety and security concerns have made the Building Committee rethink some options.
Ms. Weinstein was also given permission to sign a service agreement with Proact Inc., a pharmacy benefit management company that offers prescription drug discounts.
The board did not authorize the first selectman to sign a contract with a landscape architect to design a master plan for the Lachat property because the town attorney had not reviewed the contract yet.
The board did discuss the progress of plans for the Lachat property with members of the Lachat Oversight Committee and the Friends of Lachat fund-raising group.
Architect Bob Hatch has put together “biddable documents” for work to be done on the back portion of the farmhouse and roof replacement.
Friends of Lachat agreed to use an estimated $78,000 of the $88,000 it has so far in donations to pay for the work on the back of the house.
The town plans to schedule a public hearing to discuss using a portion of the Lachat Repair Fund to pay for the roof replacement. There is approximately $116,000 in the repair fund, Ms. Weinstein said.
After putting off for the last several meetings discussion of changes to the town’s Personnel Policy Handbook, the selectmen decided it would be more efficient to schedule a work session to get the job done.
Selectman David Muller said at the very least, some major grammatical changes are needed. The use of pronouns is mixed, as is the use of first and third person, which, he said, makes it very confusing.
“It should either be written as a policy statement or as a user manual. Right now it’s a mixture of both,” Mr. Muller said.
The board approved four separate property tax refunds totaling $8,309.32. The lowest was $90.80; the highest was $6,504.62