Discussions and comments about the proposed South Park Avenue hemp farming lease, the proposed pathway along Sport Hill Road and a request to raise the Pride flag outside of Town Hall drew the most attention at the Board of Selectman meeting on June 3.
The Board of Selectmen held its second regular March meeting in person with members of the public and various presenters appearing via Zoom. The board approved the minutes of its March 4, meeting with a few changes. The board also approved several tax refunds as recommended by Tax Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting of March 18, 2021”
It has been a tumultuous 2020 in Easton as in every other town in America, due to COVID-19. The town got through the first wave in the spring with very low numbers of infections, although like most towns, we were forced to suspend in-person learning in our schools, for the spring Continue reading “After a Tumultuous 2020, Wishing for a Better 2021”
In 2008 Easton purchased 29.5 acres of land bounded by South Park Avenue and the Mill River to prevent a high-density development that would have broken our zoning. We paid $6,150,000 for the property. At the same time, the New England Prayer Center paid the Town $300,000 for an option Continue reading “Do You Know about the Beautiful Property on South Park that the Town Owns?”
The board approved the minutes of its May 21 meeting with two minor changes to language.
The board approved a driveway variance for property located at 40 Adirondack Trail. This is commonly done, as in this case, so the town is not liable for any damage to the driveway pavers which Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting of June 4”
The Board of Selectmen held its regular meeting on Thursday, May 7, keeping appropriate physical distance between the members and staff. Members of the public were able to observe and participate in the meeting via the Facebook livestream. The meeting will also be available on Continue reading “Easton Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Of May 7”
This week the South Park Advisory Commission had a lengthy discussion with great public participation about the South Park Avenue property. Their mission was primarily fact finding, but the land use consultant Justin Giorlando brought forward a proposal for part of the land. The Continue reading “Op-Ed: Weighing Merits of Splitting South Park Property into Two Parcels”
April 14, 2020
I hope you all had a peaceful holiday weekend.
I am happy to report that things in Easton are relatively quiet. We have 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in town and two deaths, again our condolences to the families. Other First Selectmen in neighboring Continue reading “Bindelglass Updates Town on Progress, Challenges”
This is the first in an ongoing series of notes on Board of Selectmen meetings, written by Selectman Robert Lessler, a Democrat, and Selectman Kristi Sogofsky, a Republican, who will alternate covering meetings. Lessler wrote the first submission, and Sogofsky will write the next Continue reading “Notes from the Feb. 20 Board of Selectmen Meeting”