UPDATE: Selectmen to discuss Tasers, charter, Old Mill Road, police task force

UPDATE: The Weston Board of Selectmen are scheduled to meet tonight, Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m.

The busy agenda includes filling several vacancies and making reappointments to town  posts and committees.

One agenda item added since the publication of this week’s Forum is a discussion with Police Chief John Troxell and several members of the Police Commission about purchasing Tasers for the police department. The police are requesting a supplemental appropriation of just over $11,000 for the purchase.

The selectmen will also be considering a gift to the town of $1,000 from Lynne and Jack Dodick to be used for the purchase of Tasers.

On tap tonight also is a discussion with Chief Troxell about Old Mill Road. The narrow, hilly road, which is often used as a cut-through for commuters trying to avoid Weston Road at rush hour, has been the scene of several accidents.

Residents have complained that speeding is a chronic problem, and they have asked the town to intervene. Proposals have included turning the road into a cul-de-sac, cutting down a lot of trees along the road side, and leveling and/or widening portions of the road.

Chief Troxell is also slated to discuss with the selectmen the department’s possible participation in the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The selectmen plan to decide how to ask voters to approve the Charter Revision Commission’s proposed town charter changes.

The question or questions about the charter will be on the Nov. 6 ballot, but the deadline for printing absentee ballots is Sept. 15, so the wording must decided at tonight’s meeting.

The board also plans to change the date of its next meeting from Sept. 20 to Monday, Sept. 24.

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