home ordinance killed by Weston board
Weston Board of Alderman members got their chance to
vote their opinion regarding the proposed tourist home
ordinance at Monday night's meeting.
The board of alderman defeated the proposed ordinance
by a vote of 2-1, with alderman Joyce Priddy and John
Collier in favor of the rejection and Mark Huffman against
the rejection. Alderman Cliff Harvey was absent, but had
voiced opposition to the ordinance at previous meetings.
"Our lawyer had problems with the way the ordinance
was written," said Mayor Howard Hellebuyck.
Hellebuyck stated that the premises behind the ordinance,
which was proposed by John and Sandy Egen, asked if they
could rent out their vacation home in Weston to tourists
when they would not be using the home.
The Board of Alderman didn't recommend bringing back
the ordinance to the board with changes in the written
In other business the Weston Board of Alderman set the
2002 budget for approximately $1.4 million. Mayor Hellebuyck
stated a major project for the City of Weston would be
the replacement of the Spring Street bridge.
Discussion regarding the City of Weston's bulky-trash
item area, was another main item on the board of alderman's
agenda. Hellebuyck stated that the trash area is becoming
an overwhelming cost and the town is experiencing problems
with citizens from area communities bringing their garbage
to the trash site.
The board of alderman are currently looking at options
to help curb the cost they have been experiencing from
the trash site and their lawyer will be evaluating the
town's current ordinances regarding illegal dumping.
"The city attorney will be looking at the ordinances
to make sure they are enforceable and adjust the ordinances
if need be to make them so," state Hellebuyck.
Some of the other suggestions included posting signs
regarding illegal dumping or installing cameras at the
location to catch the violators.
Board of Alderman members also heard more than 20 bids
from Weston residents wanting to purchase the old street
signs. Bids ranged from $15-$101.51.
The board also approved a depot change order regarding
extra work that needed to be added to the depot project.
Approval was given for an ordinance changing Gay Street
in Weston to Bluejay Drive.