Selectmen Explain Proposed Ethics Ordinance

The Board of Selectmen has accepted the recommendation of a four-person working group to offer a revised Ethics Ordinance to the Town Meeting. The Town Meeting will take place on Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Samuel Staples Elementary School cafetorium, with a machine vote referendum Continue reading “Selectmen Explain Proposed Ethics Ordinance”

Selectmen Explain the Tax-exempt Handicapped Vehicle Ordinance

An ordinance that the town will be asked to consider at the Special Town meeting is the Tax-exempt handicapped vehicle ordinance. The purpose of this ordinance is to give tax relief to our neighbors with
disabilities. We recognize that some of our neighbors have serious disabilities Continue reading “Selectmen Explain the Tax-exempt Handicapped Vehicle Ordinance”

A Message from the First Selectman

Updated 08/20/2021

Good afternoon,

HENRI

As you probably know, in concert with Westport and Fairfield starting on Monday, August 23, 2021, we will be implementing mandatory masking in all public buildings. While I hope this is a short-term phenomenon, with schools starting and our Continue reading “A Message from the First Selectman”

Op-Ed: ‘More Light and Less Heat’ on Sport Hill Sidewalk

To the Editor:

When the Board of Finance received the request for funding for the proposed Sport Hill sidewalk I had a number of questions. The main ones were how thoroughly had alternatives been evaluated, why did the cost for a bike and pedestrian pathway cost about double the Continue reading “Op-Ed: ‘More Light and Less Heat’ on Sport Hill Sidewalk”

Absentee Ballot Pickup Deadline Today, Pathway Q&A Tonight, and Useful Links for March 30 Referendum Vote

The following information concerning Easton’s March 30 referendum vote was posted on the Town of Easton website this morning and distributed through its opt-in e-notification system.

It includes important information about absentee ballots and a link to the informal session hosted Continue reading “Absentee Ballot Pickup Deadline Today, Pathway Q&A Tonight, and Useful Links for March 30 Referendum Vote”

Letter: Let the People Set the Path

To the Editor:

As the First Selectman of the town of Easton I had planned to explain my position regarding an advisory ballot question on funding Easton’s portion of the development of a multi-use path along Sport Hill Road. I still plan to do that in the future.  However, I feel Continue reading “Letter: Let the People Set the Path”

Board of Selectmen Sets Agenda Items for Special Town Meeting, Rescinds Resolution on Racism

The Board of Selectmen approved five items to be included on the agenda for the upcoming special Town Meeting. The meeting will be held in person on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Samuel Staples Elementary School cafetorium.

Attendance will be limited based on restrictions Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Sets Agenda Items for Special Town Meeting, Rescinds Resolution on Racism”

Board of Selectmen Meeting of Feb. 18, 2021

The board held its second regular February meeting as a full Zoom session due to the snowy weather. The board approved the minutes of the Feb. 4, meeting and approved five tax refunds as recommended by Krista Kot, tax collector.

Resignations and Appointments

The board acted on Continue reading “Board of Selectmen Meeting of Feb. 18, 2021”

Civics 101: On Selectmen Boards

My apologies for the long absence. We are living in unusual times and I didn’t think that many people were interested in town governance as we entered the Age of COVID-19. But we adjust to everything in due time, and town business must go on. A tad late, but no less useful: a bit Continue reading “Civics 101: On Selectmen Boards”

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