The Weston Board of Selectmen met on Monday, June 10. The following were among the agenda items discussed.
Resignations and appointments
The board accepted the resignation of Richard Bochinski from the school board, effective immediately.
The selectmen unanimously voted to replace Mr. Bochinski with Democrat Sara Spaulding, a member of the PTO who said she has attended every school board meeting this year. Her term expires Nov. 12 of this year.
The board also appointed Tiffany Davidson to fill a vacancy on the Commission for Children and Youth. She replaces Nancy McCormick, and her term expires in 2014.
After allowing him to first participate in a joint meeting of the boards of selectmen and finance, the selectmen accepted the resignation of Michael O’Brien from the finance board.
A public hearing was set for Thursday, June 20, at 7:20 p.m. in the town hall Meeting Room to discuss granting a driveway variance at 106 Eleven O’clock Road.
Property owner Amy Cohen said the driveway is so short and narrow that cars are either partially in the road or must park on the road. She wants to widen simply the driveway.
First Selectman Gayle Weinstein said Town Engineer John Conte has looked at the property and recommends the same thing.
The Board of Selectmen is responsible for granting driveway ordinances, but must hold a public hearing before doing so.
After a public hearing, during which the only comment was from Margaret Wirtenberg about how nice the “cleaned up” town code looks on the town’s website, the board voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that adopts changes made to the Town Code during the codification process.
Changes include having the Police Department rather than the first selectman issue tag sale permits, eliminating the need for posting notices on a pole in Georgetown, and renumbering some ordinances in the code book.
Support service fee
The board renewed a support service fee ordinance that allows the land use department to collect a fee from applicants if it requires some expert professional advice.
Property tax refunds
A total of $8,588.58 in property tax refunds were given the OK. The highest refund granted was $6,051.84 to Fairfield County Bank; the lowest was for $41.02 to Joseph W. Nash.