Weston board confirms outdoor Town Meeting Little School bathroom renovation set, seeks flooring upgrade

The Weston Select Board will be holding Town Meeting on May 25 in front of the Weston Playhouse. Photo courtesy Scott Wunderle of Terrigenous Landscape Architecture.

By Mallory Hopkins
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Weston’s long-delayed Town Meeting will be held outdoors on Tuesday, May 25, the Weston Select Board confirmed at its May 11 meeting.

The meeting will take place in front of the Weston Playhouse on Park Street, the venue for Weston’s Town Meeting although held indoors, and begin at 9 a.m. The Select Board, town moderator and town clerk will all be on the steps and under cover if need be, while the attendees are to be masked and socially distanced on the street.

“Are we all comfortable with everybody bringing a chair?” board vice-chair Jim Linville, asked. Town Clerk Kim Seymour supported the question, saying the town doesn’t have a supply of folding chairs.

“We just need to check the weather the day before,” added Seymour.

“It’ll be what it is,” said Linville adding that the meeting would be located outdoors rain or shine.

A bathroom at the Little School is scheduled for renovations in June and the board unanimously agreed to pay for 50 percent of the cost. The building housing the school is owned by the town of Weston.

Jazmin McNeill, executive director of the Little School, expressed urgency over the project, telling the board, “Kids are able to pick wall tiles off and hand them to me.”

The school also would like to schedule renovations to the flooring. The board agreed to visit the school to look at the floor before its June 8 meeting, then take up the issue afterward.

In other action, Seymour will get price quotes for a Dutch door for the town clerk’s office. She said visitors tend to walk around the main desk instead of remaining behind it.

“We can’t say only vaccinated people can come in versus unvaccinated and it’s a little concerning, health-wise,” she said. She wants to limit the number of people in the office and keep it to one person and one researcher. “Even vaccinated we all know we can still get Covid.”

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About the Author: Mallory Hopkins, a native of Londonderry, is a marketing professional with experience in documentary film production and video editing. In 2018, she earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Flagler College of St. Augustine, Fla. She produced 'The Oldest City Underwater' about sea level rise in St. Augustine, a short video that has been shown in several in-person and online film festivals and a national conference on sea level rise. After living in Florida for seven years, Hopkins recently returned to the Green Mountain State.

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