The Weston Board of Selectmen met for a regular meeting on Thursday, June 20. The following were among the agenda items discussed.
Resignations and appointments
The board accepted the resignations of Susan Seath from the Board of Assessment Appeals and Pierre Ratte from the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Several people were reappointed by the board. Richard Wolf will serve again on the Building Committee for a term to expire June 30, 2015. Harvey Bellin and Donald Saltzman were reappointed to serve two-year terms as the town’s Area 9 Cable Council representatives.
Three people were appointed to fill vacancies on town boards and commissions.
Joseph Fitzpatrick will fill the vacancy left by Peter Voulgarakis on the Building Board of Appeals. The term expires Dec. 31, 2017.
Richard Bochinski was appointed to the Board of Finance, filling a vacancy left by the resignation of Michael O’Brien. The term expires Nov. 12.
James Carlon was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Mr. Ratte on P&Z. The term expires Nov. 12.
After a public hearing held before the board’s meeting and a brief discussion during the meeting, the selectmen unanimously approved a driveway variance for the Cohen property at 106 Eleven O’clock Road.
The variance, recommended by John Conte, town engineer, will allow the Cohens to widen the existing driveway.
Discussion about a request from the Police Commission for a supplemental appropriation of $56,000 to cover overtime expenses was tabled because the police chief was not in attendance at the Board of Selectmen meeting.
The board did grant a request from the finance department for a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $37,000 to cover year-end transfers in the 2012-13 town operating budget.
Deficits were mostly storm-related expenses. The town was close to $1 million over what was expected on the revenue side.
The board voted unanimously to allocate from the community grants line in the 2012-13 budget $3,000 to Weston Cares and $3,000 to the Weston Food Pantry.
The food pantry supplies Westonites in need with basics non-perishable pantry items, while Weston Cares will use the grant money to provide Weston Social Services with gift cards to grocery stores. The cards will be distributed by Social Services to allow clients access to fresh fruits and vegetables.