The following items were discussed at a regular meeting of the Weston Police Commission on Tuesday, Feb. 5, presided over by its new chairman, Bill Brady.
Officer wanted notice
The commission reviewed a draft notice it plans to run online, seeking candidates for a police officer position.
While there are currently no openings in the department, Weston Police Chief John Troxell said the purpose of the listing is to create and maintain a list of qualified candidates should an opening arise.
The commission is seeking a 10th patrol officer position in its 2013-14 budget request. The commission is also requesting a new officer to patrol School Road, as requested by the school superintendent and Board of Education.
The commission has also asked for a school resource officer position in the budget, contingent on whether the school board determines if it wants one.
The commission is particularly looking for officers that are already certified.
Chief Troxell presented a letter he received from the Weston Gun Club Community Foundation saying it planned to donate $11,717.02 for the purchase of helmets, inserts for bulletproof vests, magazine holders for ammunition, and police patches for the police department.
Chief Troxell said he also received a check in the amount of $999 with a notation that it was for the purchase of Tasers.
The check was from a limited liability company, did not have a person’s name on it, and had no cover letter with it.
The commissioners looked the limited liability company up online and found that one of its principals is Noel Lafayette of Weston.
The commission tabled acceptance of the check in order to ascertain if it was in fact from Mr. Lafayette, and if so, why the donation was made.
Citizen of the Year
The commission is seeking nominees for its 2013 Citizen of the Year. To be chosen, a nominee should be a volunteer that has demonstrated superb character, energy, integrity, and accomplishment in Weston.
Send the nominee’s name, biographical and contact information, to Jess DiPasquale by March 11.
Include a brief description of why the person qualifies for the award, his or her accomplishments directly pertaining to Weston, and what specific character elements make the person stand out.
The Citizen of the Year award will be presented at the Annual Town Budget Meeting in April.
Submissions may be sent by email to Jess DiPasquale at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 203-221-8705.