The people have spoken.
Although those who filed absentee ballots voted "no, no, no"
it was the rest of the voters voting in person "yes, yes, yes"
who won the day. Totals for the three items, and dollar
amounts for each (these are not official numbers) were:
1) 2501 - 1613 (yes over no) $48,265,000
2) 2200 - 1892 (yes over no) $28,070,000
3) 2268 - 1837 (yes over no) $ 3,100,000
-- Deciding which of three expansion proposals
would best accommodate Granby's rapidly growing
school enrollment isn't as important as securing resident
support for whatever plan is chosen.
plan would revamp three schools for students in
kindergarten through sixth grade. Another would reserve
one school for kindergarten through second grade and
two schools for third through sixth grade. The third option
is for two schools to house kindergarten through third
grade and one for fourth through sixth grade. All three
plans would pull the sixth grade from Granby Memorial
Gwen Van Dorp has wisely discounted
using long-term portable classrooms, which can hinder
the learning process and are a less desirable solution.
the planning is its infancy, the cost, as yet
undetermined, could test the town's five-year commitment
to hold tax increases to no more than 3.7 percent a year.
[Please read the rest of this article at the Hartford COURANT website]
An individual owning property purchased recently, and therefore not reflected on the Grand List dated October 1, 2000, must be a registered voter to be eligible to vote in the April 24 referendum.
- Be a registered voter in the Town of Weston, or
- Be a U.S. citizen age 18 or more who is listed on the October 1, 2000 Grand List as liable to the town for taxes on an assessment of not less than 1000 dollars.
Weston residents may register to vote in person at Town Hall, Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 4:30. Voter registration by mail is also available. Registration forms may be requested by phoning the Registrars of Voters at 222-2686, and are also available at Town Hall. The deadline for registration for the April 24 referendum is 4:30pm on Monday, April 23.
Town Clerk's Office, Town Hall, 56 Norfield Road
WHO CAN VOTE?
- Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm;
- April 17th through April 23rd and
- Saturday, April 21, 8:00-11:00
- All electors of the Town of Weston OR
- A person who is not an elector of the Town of Weston...who is a citizen of the United States of America
- who is over 18 years of age
- who has real property, motor vehicle(s) or personal property listed on the October 1, 2000 Grand List with a value greater than $1000.
TO VOTE ABSENTEE: Any qualified voter may vote absentee if unable to vote in person due to:
If you find that you can vote in person after having voted by absentee ballot, you must go to the Town Clerk's office before noon on the day of the referendum to request withdrawal of your ballot. The Town Clerk will issue a signed statement to present to the Moderator at the polls so that you can vote in person.