Shaw Knoll expense, unlicensed dog, unruly shrubs

WESTON, Vt. – The Weston Select Board met on Tuesday, June 27. The discussion covered the expense for the emergency repair of the culvert on Shaw Knoll. A natural beaver damn let go last month, isolating Landgrove residents. Since the road is in the town of Weston, the Select Board decided to fix the culvert. The total cost of the fix will be $52, 000. The Select Board will be seeking assistance from the State to help with the cost, as the culvert wash out was due to natural causes.

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Select Board discusses Shaw Knoll expense. Photo by Brandy Todt

Another item on the agenda was the one unlicensed dog. One delinquent letter has already been sent out to the owner but no response has been received. The Select Board decided to have another letter sent but this time sending the notice certified and return receipt.

Kim Seymour, the town clerk and treasurer, gave an update on her search for cutting the cost of website hosting and email. The town is currently paying $264 for a two-year web hosting with She stated that most of the website changes can be done in house. The website domain name is up for renewal at $40 for two years. Email options she explored included Microsoft 365, Hover and Comcast. However, all those options were going to be more expensive than what the town was currently paying. Seymour also told the Select Board that the IT person from Southern Vermont Computer Systems recommended upgrading four of the office computers that get the most usage to 8G and moving the 4G to the other computers that receive less usage.

The Select Board voted to have Seymour continue with the current website hosting, email and to have the four computers receive the 8G upgrade.

Chair Denis Benson mentioned under new business that he saw the shrubs outside the town office needed trimming as well as a tree near the annex needed to be fertilized. The board agreed to have the shrubs trimmed and tree fertilized.

The next Select Board meeting will be on Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the town office.

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