"Now is the winter of our discontent" -  tree trimming  map.  Cold snap captured the snowy look as  Winter began.  More of it coincides with snowy ID2018 .

W I N T E R   2 0 1 7 - 2 0 1 8


DECEMBER
JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH (20th first day of Spring)


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Executive Session official short version definition from F.O.I.
A meeting held behind closed doors where only the noticed subject appropriate for such a meeting shall be discussed. 

    
What's a "good neighbor?"  Sun going down on the Iditarod Trail - third storm in two weeks in Weston...


IT AIN'T OVER...
Snow fell all day and became calamity, no PH... no Referendum (March 10).  NEW DATES - as Special Town Meeting March 22nd, 7pm, WMS Cafeteria to be adjourned to machine vote April 4th (Wed. all day - 6am to 8pm).

 

WILL BOARD OF FINANCE EVER REVIEW SCHOOL BUDGET?  THIRD TRY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14...
Weston Dog Park Referendum Saturday, March 10th from 12 noon to 8pm at Town Hall - Felix, dropped in Nikolai, to prevent injury, will catch a 'plane and "cast one vote" for dogs in Weston! 


IDITAROD XLVI BEGINS SUNDAY MARCH 4.  POWER OUTAGE IN CONNECTICUT.
While the teams Red and Black from SP Kennel will be off on the 1000 mile Iditarod...which takes less than 9 days...






   
Planning & Development
Informational Hearing on Regionalism Feb. 27 and coming March 9 on future Solar Energy/land use aspects, we assume.


REFERENDUM SATURDAY MARCH 10, 12-8PM, TOWN HALL
Before winter is over dogs in Weston will know if they really are members of the family.  Vote 'YES' - WOOF!!!


   
FWIW - PEOPLE SPOKE UP!  BUDGET PROCESS CONTINUES TUES. FEB. 20th.
Vote on First Selectman's Budget (including Capital Budget).  Sends them plus Board of Education Budget on to Board of Finance.  One more 7 inch snow fall...






REPRIEVE
Over the weekend the weather above in Alaska was NOT replicated here!!!



TOWN ENGINEER PREPARES FULL REPORT WITH ASSISTANCE OF WestCOG SOFTWARE
The Federal government is in "shutdown" and the State government living on fumes - but Weston is calm, doing homegrown cost-benefit studies.



About Town interviews First Selectman on what's up for the new year.


Schools closed for Dr. King's birthday




At the Board of Finance 1-11-18, it was recalled how re-roofing projects in the Historic District can be dicey - funding for roof study and bid documents approved.
But after discussion, and old memories of buildings projects, everyone felt better after realizing that the Fire House had not had a slate roof.  Unlike the Town Hall itself (build in the 1950's and added onto in the 1980's).

The full first weekend in 2018, in reverse chronological order
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SUNDAY ICE BOX
Once you've seen one tree you've seen them all, you think?  No way!!!  At the left, the final graphic.

    
SATURDAY:  HOW COLD?  HOW DEEP?
Note that the deer tracks include depression for lower rear legs (which are about half its height long in size) .


     
PUBLIC SCHOOL AND SELECTMEN"S  MEETINGS CANCELLED;  SCHOOL ALSO CLOSED FRIDAY. 
Called a winter "bomb"
, the wind is ferocious.  And we are there (c), with efforts to clear some away before the single digit cold descends again.

   
2018 begins with sun...
But 10 degrees outside at 1pm on first day of the New Year. 




COMING IN JANUARY...
Special Session with very few voting against it, adjusts Medicare Revision to the budget ONLY - Governor Malloy then vetoes it.

     
NEW YEAR'S EVE WESTON V. SYDNEY
I have a number of resolutions for Year 2018 to be put into effect starting tomorrow, Jan.1, 2018. 





Happy New Year in advance
If memory serves, Special Session opens tomorrow and goes into recess to a time to be determined in January???  Nope.  Not yet...maybe tomorrow???  Colder than AK?


ARE THE DOGS SPENDING THE XMAS HOLIDAY IN THE DOG BARN (SEMI-PRIVATE ROOMS FOR ALL)?

          
Beautiful looking day but a chilly 18 degrees above zero before lunch and after (20 degrees)! 
This is where following dogs in Alaska helps out...what do you think the temperature is there now?  -15 degrees at 7am.  That's BELOW zero.




NET NEUTRALITY
Will CT join in lawsuit?  Heh, you gotta be in it to win it..Special Session opens tomorrow?.


"WOOF" TO A WHITE XMAS
How cold is it?  It was in single digits overnight in Weston, CT.  How cold is it in Two Rivers, AK?  Would you believe...more or less...the same!!!



AND WESTON

Appointments made at end of year meeting.


IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS YOUR STATE GOVERNMENT


INDEED - FROM COURANT
Inquiring minds might ask how this entity came into being...and who was at the first meeting - three members not yet appointed.  Try checking the Implementer or just click here.