Monthly Archives: February 2011

At long last the Rules and Regulations that accompany the proposed Stormwater Bylaw have been posted!!!!

Weston’s new storm water bylaw rules and regulations were posted on February 17th, a day before the start of February vacation and exactly 2 weeks before the public hearing on the rules.

Please read this document and the bylaw which has been available for a few months now and MAKE SURE to attend the ONE public hearing date set for Thursday March 3rd at 7:00 at Town Hall. Understand how this proposed bylaw affects your properties resale value. Compare it to other towns who have complied with the EPA mandate. Does this proposal go to far or is it in keeping with managing storm water issues for all properties not under substantial construction. Are small properties affected more than large properties? Can the newly formed board simply say no to your proposal, what recourse is in place for such a ruling? Does the proposed law actually address the concern of stormwater or does it go beyond allowing another town board to determine what is best for your property? Is the cost of implementation in line with the benefits to the community?  Has a study been conducted to weigh the benefits of such a strict interpretation of the mandate? Please be proactive in understanding that this bylaw does not affect new construction of any size house as they is already a review process for this catagory. It affects ALL other properties in Weston where more than 5000 sqft of land is disturbed more than 4 inches below average finished grade.

PROPOSED STORMWATER RULES AND REGULATIONS

Proposed Stormwater By-Law Public Hearing March 3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at Weston Town Hall

Please plan to attend the Public Hearing to understand how the Storm Water By law affects you.
Information about the draft by-Law is available at the following sites:

Weston’s Draft Stormwater By-Law

Frequently Asked
Questions about the Stormwater By-law

Residents are encouraged to attend an informational session on the proposed Stormwater By-Law on March 3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at Weston Town Hall.  Residents may also email the Stormwater Working Group at stormwater@westonmass.org.