Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Voters in Weston have approved a tax increase that paves the way for the purchase of 62 acres of field, forest and trails known as the Case Estates.
According to unofficial numbers reported at 8:37 p.m. by Town Manager Donna VanderClock, 3,948 people have voted in favor of a Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion proposal, which will exclude the debt incurred by buying the land from tax increase limits.
So far, officials have counted 910 votes against the measure and counted 236 blanks.
Some hand-counted ballots are still being processed. Tomorrow, voters at a Special Town Meeting will decide whether to give the official go-ahead for the purchase by approving the use of town money for it, including Community Preservation Act funding.
A two-thirds majority is needed for the Town Meeting measure to pass. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Weston High School.
-- Stephanie Siek