Town of Weston, CT
Fairfield County
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At a General Assembly holden at New Haven on the Second Thursday of October, A. D. 1787.
Upon the petition of the inhabitants of the Parish of North Fairfield in the County of Fairfield and of the inhabitants of that part of the Parish of Norfield which lies in the Township of Fairfield in said county, praying to be incorporated into a distinct and separate town, as per petition on file.
Resolved by this Assembly that all the inhabitants who live within the limits of the Parish of North Fairfield in the County of Fairfield, and all the inhabitants who live in that part of the Parish of Norfield, which lies in the Township of Norfield, in said county, be and they hereby are incorporated into a distinct, separate town by the Name of the Town of Weston, with full power and authority to have, use, occupy and enjoy all the rights, privileges and immunities, which pertain to the several towns in this state respectively, with the following exception only, to wit, that they be allowed but one representative to sit in the General Assembly of this state, and that all the lands which are contained within the line and limits of the Parish of North Fairfield aforesaid, and all the lands which are contained within the lines and limits of that part of the Parish of Norfield lying in Fairfield aforesaid be and belong to said Town of Weston, bounded in the manner following (viz) west on the east line of Norwalk; southerly on the Parishes of Greens Farms, Greenfield and Stratfield; easterly on the Parish of North Stratford, running westerly from the dwelling house now occupied by Walker Sherman, then running westerly on said line until it comes to the westerly corner of said New Stratford Parish; from thence a strait line to the dwelling house of Abraham Higgins including said house within the Parish of North Fairfield, from thence in the same direction until it comes to the southerly line of the Town of Newtown, and on all other parts of the line of said Newtown and on the Town of Redding untill it comes to the said easterly line of Norwalk . . . And it is further resolved that the line as mentioned above running from the westerly corner of New Stratford to Newtown southerly line be and the same is and shall be hereafter considered as a dividing line between the said Parish of New Stratford and the Parish of North Fairfield.
And be it further resolved that said inhabitants incorporated as aforesaid shall be entitled to their part and proportion of all the publick securities and bills emitted by this state now in the hands of the treasurer of said Town of Fairfield which part and proportion shall be estimated according to the list of those persons who at the time of passing this resolve belonged to and were inhabitants of that part of said North Fairfield lying in said Township of Fairfield, and of those who at the time of passing this resolve belonged to and were inhabitants of that part of Norfield as before described, but that said persons or inhabitants incorporated as aforesaid have no part or share in any publick monies or publick stocks belonging to said Town of Fairfield, and that according to said lists they take their proportion of the poor of said Town of Fairfield, and according to the same lists pay their proportion of the debts due and owing from said Town of Fairfield. And that said persons or inhabitants incorporated as aforesaid shall be entitled to receive from the Town of Stratford in the county aforesaid such proportion of the school monies and other public monies and public stocks, which at the time of passing this resolve belonged to the said Town of Stratford as is the right of said persons, or inhabitants of said Parish of North Fairfield, who live within the limits of said Town of Stratford according to their lists, and according to said lists shall be entitled to all debts due and owing to said Town of Stratford, and that according to said lists they take their proportion of the poor of said Town of Stratford and pay their proportion of all debts due and owing from said Town of Stratford to the passing of this resolve.
And it is further resolved that all sheriffs and other officers shall have full power and authority to levy and warrant or execution that now is or may be granted against the said Town of Fairfield for any debt due at the time of passing this resolve, or for any tax granted, or to be granted on any list brought in before or at the present session of the General Assembly, upon the persons or estate of any inhabitants living within that part of said incorporated limits which belonged to said Town of Fairfield who is liable to pay said debt or tax, in the same manner as if this resolve never had passed. And all sheriffs and other officers, in like manner shall have full power and authority to levy any warrant or execution that is or may be granted against the said Town of Stratford, for any debt due or any tax granted or to be granted as aforesaid, upon the person or estate of any inhabitant living in that part of the Parish of North Fairfield which at the time of passing this Resolve belonged to the said Town of Stratford, and who is liable to pay said debt or tax.
And that the inhabitants of said Town of Weston shall hold their meeting at the publick meeting house in said Parish of North Fairfield on the fourteenth day of November next at two o'clock in the afternoon, and that Samuel Wakeman, Esq. of said Weston shall be and he is hereby empowered and authorized to cause said meeting to be warned and said Samuel Wakeman shall preside as moderator of said meeting untill a moderator shall be chosen, at which meeting said Town of Weston shall have liberty and authority to choose all such town officers as other towns in this state have a right to choose, who shall be vested with the same power which like officers in said other towns are vested, and shall continue in office untill others shall be chosen and sworn in their stead.
RESOLVE INCORPORATING THE TOWN OF WESTPORT
Passed May, 1835
Resolved by this Assembly, That the parts of the several towns of Fairfield, Norwalk, and Weston, in Fairfield county, lying within the following limits, namely: commencing at the northwest corner bound of the Town of Fairfield, on Sturges' highway, so called, and running southerly, in the center of said highway, to a point half a mile south of the crop highway, so called; thence westerly to a stone bridge in the highway, south and near the dwelling house of Lockwood Jarrod; thence southerly in the center of said highway last mentioned, past the dwelling house of Hackwood Baker to where said highway turns westerly; and thence southeasterly to the west fence of the old burying ground in Green's Farms; thence following the course of said fence, to Compo creek, so called; thence following the east side of said creek to Gallup's cross-bridge, so called, the east end thereof; thence in a due south course to Long Island Sound; again commencing at the first mentioned bound, and running westerly, in said Weston, across Aspatuck and Saugatuck rivers, passing north of the dwelling-house of Ruel Sherwood, to the dividing line between the towns of Weston and Norwalk, at a stone bridge in the highway, a little south of the dwelling-house of the late Daniel Dikeman, deceased; thence northerly in said highway, on the line between said Weston and Norwalk, to the northeast corner boundary of said Norwalk; thence following the dividing line between Norwalk and Wilton to a stone bound on said dividing line in the highway northwesterly of the dwelling-house of the late James Fellow, deceased, and near an oak tree, long known as a town bound between said Norwalk and Wilton; thence southerly to the center of the road, at the four corners, so called, near the blacksmith's shop lately occupied by Davis Olmstead, deceased; thence in the center of said highway passing David M. Fellos' dwelling-house southerly to the barn commonly known by the name of Murry's barn; thence southerly to a stone bridge over Saugatuck brook so called, a little west of Joseph Scribner's on the old county road, so called; thence southerly to the center of the highway leading round Duck pond so called, and following the center of said highway until it passes the head of said pond; and thence in a due south course to Long Island Sound; south on Long Island Sound embracing the islands situated south of said territory in Long Island Sound and in this state, with all the inhabitants residing therein, be, and the same is hereby incorporated into a distinct town by the name of "Westport"; and the inhabitants aforesaid and their successors forever, residing within said limits, shall have and enjoy all the powers, privileges, and immunities which are enjoyed by other towns in this state, with the privilege of sending one representative to the general assembly of this state.
Said new town shall pay such proportion of all debts and claims now due and accrued against each of the towns from which it is taken; and of all such debts and claims as either of said towns shall hereafter be liable to pay by reason of any claims now existing, except claims on contract for building any new townhouse, which house is not now completed, or for money borrowed for that purpose, as the list of 1834 of the part taken from any such indebted town bears to the whole list of such town the same year.
And the poor of said towns of Fairfield, Norwalk, and Weston, who were born within the limits hereby incorporated, and who have not gained a settlement elsewhere, and who have gained a settlement within said limits, shall be deemed inhabitants of said town of Westport, and shall be maintained accordingly whether said poor are now maintained by said towns or not; and said town of Westport shall be liable to maintain all such poor of the towns from which it is taken as are or may be absent therefrom, provided such person or persons at the time of their departure belonged to either of those parts of said towns hereby incorporated, or resided therein.
That the collectors of the state and town taxes of the respective towns of Fairfield, Norwalk, and Weston aforesaid are hereby authorized to collect their respective taxes already laid, in the same manner as though this resolve had not passed; but if the taxes thus collected by either of the towns last mentioned exceed the whole amount of such debts and claims against such town as the town hereby incorporated is bound by this act to pay its proportion, then such town shall pay over to said Westport such proportion of the balance left as the list of the part hereby taken from such town on which such tax is laid bears to the whole list of such towns the same year.
The first meeting of said town of Westport shall be held on the third Tuesday of June, 1835, at the Presbyterian meeting-house in said Westport, and Thomas F. Rowland, Esq., and in case of his failure, James C. Loomis, Esq., shall be moderator of said meeting, and shall warn said meeting by setting up a notification of the same on the oak tree near said meeting-house and at such other place or places as either of said persons may deem proper, at least five days before said first meeting.
And said town of Westport shall at said first meeting have all the powers incident to other towns in this state, and full right to act accordingly; to elect town officers, and the officers so elected at such meeting shall hold their offices until others are chosen and sworn in their stead.
CONSTITUTING THE TOWN OF EASTON
Passed 1845
Upon the petition of Levi Coley and others, of the town of Weston, praying for the incorporation of a new town:
Resolved by this Assembly, That all that part of the town of Weston that lies easterly of a line commencing at the intersection of the south line of the town of Redding and the east line of the Mile of Commons, so called, thence following the said east line of Commons southerly until it strikes the Aspetuck river, thence following the center of said river southwesterly, until it strikes the north line of the town of Fairfield, with all the inhabitants belonging and residing within said limits, be and remain a distinct and separate town, by the name of Eason. And the inhabitants aforesaid and their successors forever, residing and belonging within said limits, shall have, retain and enjoy all powers, privileges and immunities of other towns in this state, with the right of sending one representative only to the general assembly of this state. All the rest and residue of said town of Weston shall continue and remain a town by the name of Weston, with all the powers, privileges and immunities now enjoyed by the town of Weston, except that said town is to have the right of sending one representative to the general assembly only.
Provided, nevertheless, that this grant shall be void and of no effect, unless the inhabitants of the town of Weston (not including those within said new town of Easton) shall, at a meeting to be legally warned and held at the academy near the Congregational meeting house in said Weston, on or before the fourth Monday of June, A. D. 1845, pass a vote relinquishing all claim to two representatives, and consenting forever hereafter to have but one representative to the general assembly of this state, and cause a copy of such vote, duly certified by their town clerk, to be lodged in the office of the secretary of this state, to be by him recorded and kept on file as evidence of such relinquishment and consent; which meeting shall be warned in the manner herein after provided for the warning of the first meeting of the town of Weston. And said new town shall pay its proportion, according to the list of 1844, of all debts, charges and expenses, suits, petitions and claims already due and accrued, commenced or existing against said town of Weston, or for which said town may hereafter be made liable by force of any claim now existing. And the poor of said town of Weston who were born within the limits hereby incorporated and have not gained a settlement elsewhere in this state than in said town of Weston, or who have gained a settlement in said town of Weston by residence or otherwise within said limits, shall be deemed inhabitants of said town of Easton, and shall be maintained accordingly, whether said poor are now maintained by said Weston or not. And said town of Easton shall be liable to maintain all such poor of said Weston as are or may be absent therefrom; provided such persons at the time of departure belonged to that part of the town of Weston incorporated into the town of Easton. The collectors of state and town taxes in the town of Weston are hereby authorized to collect their respective taxes already laid and their respective rate books not yet perfected may be made out by the same persons and in the same manner as though this resolve had not been passed.
The said new town of Easton shall belong to and constitute a part of the probate district of Weston; and shall also belong to and constitute a part of the tenth senatorial district. The said new town of Easton shall be entitled to six jurors, and the said town of Weston shall be entitled to four jurors.
The first town meeting of said new town of Easton shall be holden at Staples' academy, in said town, on the first Monday of August, A. D. 1845, and Walker Sherwood (or in case of his failure, Eli Adams) shall be moderator thereof, and shall warn said meeting by setting up a notification of the same on the public sign-posts of said new town, and such other places as either of said persons may deem proper, at least six days before said first meeting. Said town shall have all the powers at said first meeting incident to other towns in this state, and full right to act accordingly; and the officers elected at said first meeting shall hold their offices until others are chosen and sworn in their stead.
The first meeting of the town of Weston (after the passage of this resolve) shall be held at the academy near the congregational meeting house, in said town, on the fourth Monday of June, A. D. 1845, and David Patchen (or in case of his failure, Oliver C. Sanford) shall be moderator thereof, and shall warn said meeting by setting up a notification of the same on the public sign-posts in said town, and such other places as either of said persons may deem proper, at least six days before said first meeting. And said town shall have full right at said meeting to elect officers of said town, who shall hold their offices until others are chosen and sworn in their stead.
Be it further Resolved, That the town deposit fund of the said town of Weston shall belong to and be divided between said towns in proportion to the number of their respective inhabitants. Always provided, that if, after the organization of said town of Easton the selectmen of the aforesaid towns do not agree in the division of the paupers or funds and property belonging to said towns on or before the 15th day of March, A. D. 1846, the selectmen of either town may apply to Alva Gray, of Westport, George Peck, of Fairfield and Levi Edwards, of Monroe, who, or either two of them, are hereby authorized and empowered to divide said paupers and funds and property in manner and form aforesaid; which division shall be final and conclusive; first notifying the selectmen aforesaid of the time and place when the same shall be made.
AN ACT TO SET OFF WESTON TO THE PROBATE DISTRICT OF WESTPORT
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Sec. 1. That the town of Weston shall hereafter belong to and constitute a part of the probate district of Westport.
Sec. 2. The Town of Easton shall be one probate district by the name of district of Easton. The probate records of the district of Weston shall remain in the district of Easton, and all business begun and now depending in the district of Weston shall be continued and finished in the district of Easton.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Approved, July 22, 1875.
ESTABLISHING AND CONFIRMING THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN THE TOWNS OF WESTON AND WILTON
Whereas, upon the petition of the selectmen of the towns of Weston and Wilton, in Fairfield County, it has been made to appear to this general assembly that, by the act or resolution of the general assembly incorporating the town of Wilton, passed in 1802, it was provided that the easterly boundary of said town shall commence at the southeasterly corner of the society of Wilton, and run thence north (twenty-two degrees thirty minutes west) six miles twenty-nine chains to the northeast monument dividing the towns of Reading, Ridgefield, and Norwalk; that said southeasterly and northeasterly corner bounds are well settled and duly marked, and no dispute has ever existed in regard to them; that a line run from said southeast bound in the direction and to the distance mentioned in said act leads to a point far distant and to the eastward of said northeast monument, and would include in the town of Wilton a large territory which has always been treated and recognized as embraced within the towns of Weston and Reading, and would not touch the town of Ridgefield; that, on the other hand, if a straight line were drawn between said southeasterly and northeasterly corner bounds, it would make the town of Reading and Weston respectively to embrace tracts of land over which they have never exercised nor claimed jurisdiction; that there is a permanent rock situated in a stream or millpond at the village of Georgetown so-called, between the supposed lines before mentioned, which rock is marked with lines crossing each other and with the letters N. F. R., which has been, from time beyond the memory of men now living, reputed to be the bound where the dividing line between the ancient towns of Fairfield and Reading intersected the boundary line of the ancient town of Norwalk, and, since the incorporation of the towns of Weston and Wilton, to be also the place of intersection of the boundary-lines of the town of Reading, Weston, and Wilton, and that a line running from said southeast bound of Wilton to the intersection of said cross-lines on said rock has, from time immemorial been generally reputed to be and has been generally recognized as the boundary line between said towns of Weston and Wilton; that said petitioners have caused said last-mentioned line to be surveyed as a straight line between said southeast bound and said rock, and have agreed on the same as a proper and true boundary line between said towns, but that doubts have been suggested whether the same is the lawful boundary, and embarassments arise from time to time, growing out of the same: therefore,
Resolved by this Assembly:
Sec. 1. That the boundary line between the towns of Weston and Wilton, in Fairfield County, is hereby declared to be, and is fixed, confirmed, and established as follows: viz: beginning at the southeasterly corner of the town of Wilton, at present marked by a heap of stones on a ledge on the westerly side of an old highway, and thence running northerly in a straight line to the point of intersection of said cross-lines upon said rock situated in the stream or millpond at the village of Georgetown, socalled, which rock is marked with the letters N.F.R. And the selectmen of said towns of Weston and Wilton shall cause suitable monuments to be erected and maintained on said line, at the joint expense of said towns and as required by law.
Sec. 2. This resolution shall not be so construed as to affect any pending suit, nor the title to any lands, nor any boundary line between adjoining proprietors of lands.
Approved, March 9, 1877.
Act No. 151, approved April 20, 1921, as amended by Act No. 160, approved June 6, 1967.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF INCOME RECEIVED FROM THE STAPLES GUARDIAN FUND BY THE TOWN OF WESTON TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WESTON STUDENTS ON THE BASIS OF NEED.
Sec. 1. Number 151 of the special acts of 1921 is amended to read as follows: The guardians in trust of the poor appointed by the towns of Easton and Weston under the provisions of the will of Samuel Staples, late of Fairfield, deceased, which will is dated January 7, 1787, and is recorded in Fairfield probate records, are authorized to sell and convey all of the real estate held by said guardians in trust under such terms and conditions as such guardians shall find most expedient and to invest the proceeds thereof in accordance with the laws relating to the investment of trust funds and to pay the income thereof to the towns of Easton and Weston in such proportions respectively as the number of enumerated pupils in each town bears to the total number of enumerated pupils in both towns. Said guardians in trust and their successors in office shall give bonds to said town, subject to the approval of the first selectmen of said towns in such form, with sureties thereon, and in such sum not less than the amount of said fund, which bonds shall be conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of such guardians.
Sec. 2. The town of Weston shall pay over the income received from the Staples Guardian Fund to a scholarship committee, the members of which shall be appointed by the Weston Guardians of The Staples Guardian Fund and approved by the Weston board of selectmen. Said committee shall be called the Staples Scholarship Committee of Weston and shall administer the income received to provide college scholarships for Weston residents on the basis of financial need. The members of said committee shall give bonds to the town of Weston, subject to the approval of the first selectman of Weston as to form and the sureties thereon, in a sum not less than the amount of the average annual income apportioned to the town of Weston, and conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of such committee members.
Approved June 6, 1967.
SPECIAL ACT NO. 84
AN ACT INCORPORATING THE GEORGETOWN FIRE DISTRICT
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Sec. 1. All of the electors of this state, inhabitants of the towns of Wilton, Redding and Weston, dwelling within the following-described limits of said towns: Commencing at a point where the Weston-Redding town line meets the westerly side of the Saugatuck river, thence following the westerly side of said river in a northerly direction to the school district boundary line separating Diamond Hill and Little Boston school districts near Burr's corner, thence following said line separating said school districts in a westerly direction to the Florida school district line, thence southerly following said Florida school district line to the Ridgefield town line, thence continuing southerly following said Ridgefield town line (being the Ridgefield-Redding town line) to the Wilton town line, thence westerly following the Wilton town line (being the Wilton-Ridgefield town line), to the westerly line of Wilton school district No. 10, thence southerly and easterly following said school district line to the Weston-Wilton town line, thence easterly to a point on the Georgetown-Weston state road where said road crosses Samuelson's brook, so called, at the center line of said brook, thence continuing easterly following said center line of said brook to a tributary brook flowing from the north into said Samuelson's brook, thence northerly following the center line of said tributary brook and continuing northerly in a straight line to the Weston-Redding town line, and thence easterly following said town line to the point of beginning, are constituted a body politic by the name of The Georgetown Fire District, and shall be an entity in law capable of suing and being sued in all courts, and of purchasing, holding and conveying any estate, real and personal, and may have a common seal and alter or change the same.
Sec. 2. Said corporation is authorized to provide for the extinguishment of fires and to lease, accept, take over or purchase land within its limits and to erect or cause to be erected upon such land a building or buildings for the housing of all fire apparatus owned by it or by any fire department located therein, and for the accommodation of members of such fire department, which building or buildings may also be used for district meetings; and said corporation may also accept, take over or purchase any apparatus deemed necessary or advisable by it for use in the extinguishing of fires in said district.
Sec. 3. Said corporation is authorized to hold meetings at any point within said district for the performance of the purposes of said corporation and to fix the compensation of such officers and other agents of the corporation as may be needed for the performance of the work incidental to the carrying on of the objects herein authorized.
Sec. 4. The officers of said district and their powers and duties, except as herein provided, shall bear the same relation to the purposes for which said district is incorporated as officers of school districts and their powers and duties bear to the school district affairs and, except as otherwise provided, the laws relating to school districts, mutatis mutandis, shall apply to said The Georgetown Fire District.
Sec. 5. The first meeting of said The Georgetown Fire District shall be held on June 12, 1933, at seven o'clock p.m., eastern standard time. Benjamin B. Banks, Arthur A. Smith and David T. Wahlquist shall be a committee to call said first meeting of said district by posting a notice, designating the time and the place of holding the same, on the signpost in each of said towns of Wilton, Redding and Weston five days before the time designated in said notice for the holding of said meeting, and one of said committee shall preside at said meeting until a presiding officer shall be chosen. Said meeting shall proceed to organize and elect officers who shall serve until the next annual meeting of said fire district and until others shall be elected and shall have qualified in their stead. At any meeting of the district, a majority of the electors present shall be sufficient to transact business.
Sec. 6. The annual meeting of said district shall be held on the second Tuesday of June, in each year, at seven o'clock p.m., eastern standard time.
Approved March 29, 1933.
SPECIAL ACT NO. 149 of 1933
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE REMOVAL OF A PORTION OF THE TOWN OF WESTON FROM "DISTRICT NO. 10 OF THE TOWN OF WILTON"
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Sec. 1. Number 173 of the special acts of 1911 is amended by removing from "District No. 10 of the Town of Wilton", incorporated by said act, that portion of the town of Weston included in said district; and the town of Weston is relieved from any obligation for any portion of the expense of maintenance of the public school in said district.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1933.
Approved April 10, 1933.
SPECIAL ACT NO. 567 of 1939
AN ACT ABOLISHING THE FORGE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF WESTON.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
The Forge school district in the town of Weston is abolished, and the assets of said district are transferred to the town of Weston. The town of Weston is authorized to receive, and the county commissioners of the county of Fairfield are authorized to pay to the town of Weston, all moneys held by said county commissioners or by any other subdivision of the state for and on behalf of said Forge school district. All moneys and assets so received by the town of Weston shall become a part of the general funds of said town.
Approved June 24, 1939.
SPECIAL ACT NO. 620 of 1955
AN ACT REGULATING HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS IN THE TOWN OF WESTON
Sec. 1. The term "hawker" or "peddler" as used in this act, shall mean any person, whether principal or agent, who goes from town to town or from place to place in the same town selling or bartering services or selling or bartering, or carrying for sale or barter, or exposing therefor, any goods, wares or merchandise, either on foot or from any animal or vehicle.
Sec. 2. No person shall engage in the business of a peddler or hawker in the town of Weston without having first obtained a license to do so from the board of selectmen or the first selectman of said town. Every applicant for such a license shall complete and sign, under oath, an application form showing information to identify such applicant properly and the nature of the business covered by the license granted pursuant to such application, including the following information: The name, residence, mailing address, age and citizenship of the applicant; the company or companies represented by the applicant, a description of the services, goods, wares or merchandise to be sold by the applicant within the town of Weston pursuant to such license and the company or companies rendering, manufacturing and distributing the same; the state of registration and the marker number of any vehicle to be used by the applicant in carrying on the business permitted by said license; the state issuing and the number assigned to any operator's license used by such applicant in the operation of this vehicle in such manner; and a full description of any crime of which the applicant may have been convicted, showing the date of the conviction, the court in which the same took place, the terms of any sentence passed on such conviction and whether the applicant is now on probation. After such application has been completed and signed as aforesaid and upon the payment of a license fee of five dollars, the board of selectmen or the first selectman, as the case may be, shall issue to the applicant a license permitting him to engage in the business of a peddler or hawker, as defined herein within the town of Weston, subject to the provisions of this act, which license shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance.
Sec. 3. Every person engaged in the business of a peddler or hawker shall display such license conspicuously upon his person.
Sec. 4. No person engaged in the business of a peddler or hawker shall enter the private premises of any person in the town of Weston where a posted sign forbids soliciting or peddling or contains a direction to that effect.
Sec. 5. Any person who violates any provision of this act shall be fined not more than fifty dollars for each such violation.
Sec. 6. This act shall not apply to sales by farmers and gardeners of the produce of their farms and gardens, or to the sale, distribution and delivery of milk, teas, coffees, spices, groceries, meats and bakery goods, to sales on approval or to conditional sales of merchandise, or to the solicitation or sales by any charitable or other nonprofit organization.
Sec. 7. This act shall become effective fifteen days after the publication thereof in a newspaper having a circulation in the town of Weston.
Approved Aug. 11, 1955
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Editor's Note: See Ch. 140, Peddling and Soliciting.
APPENDIX A
Public Act No. 75-387
An act Concerning Amendments to the Inland Wetlands Act
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Sec. 1. Section 22A-42a of the General Statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
(a) 
The inland wetlands agencies authorized in section 22a-42, shall through regulation provide for the manner in which the boundaries of inland wetland areas in their respective municipalities shall be established and amended or changed.
(b) 
No regulations of the inland wetlands agency including boundaries of inland wetland areas shall become effective or be established until after a public hearing in relation thereto is held by the inland wetlands agency, at which parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard. Notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be published in the form of a legal advertisement, appearing in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the municipality at least twice at intervals of not less than two days, the first not more than twenty-five days nor less than fifteen days, and the last not less than two-days, before such hearing, and a copy of such proposed regulation or boundary shall be filed in the office of the Town, city or borough Clerk as the case may be, in such municipality, for public inspection at least ten days before such hearing, and may be published in full in such paper. Such regulations and inland wetland boundaries may be from time to time, amended, changed or repealed, by majority vote of the inland wetlands agency, after a public hearing, in relation thereto, is held by the inland wetlands agency, at which parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard and for which notice shall be published in the manner specified in this subsection. Regulations or boundaries or changes therein shall become effective at such time as is fixed by the inland wetlands agency, provided a copy of such regulation, boundary or change shall be filed in the office of the town, city or borough Clerk, as the case may be. Whenever an inland wetland agency makes a change in regulations or boundaries it shall state upon its records the reason why the change was made. All petitions submitted in writing and in a form prescribed by the inland wetland agency, requesting a change in the regulations or the boundaries of inland wetland area shall be considered at a public hearing in the manner provided for establishment of inland wetlands regulations and boundaries within ninety days after receipt of such petition. The inland wetland agency shall act upon the changes requested in such petition within sixty days after the hearing. The petitioner may consent to extension of the periods provided for in hearing and for adoption or denial or may withdraw such petition. The inland wetlands agency may require a filing fee to be deposited with the agency to defray the cost of publication of the notice required for a hearing.
Effective March 16, 1977.
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Editor's Note: See Ch. 215, Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations.
SPECIAL ACT NO. 77-40
AN ACT CONCERNING SUBMISSION OF THE TOWN BUDGET IN WESTON TO THE ELECTORS IN REFERENDUM.
Notwithstanding the provisions of section 7-7 of the General Statutes with respect to the petition process for referendum on any item on the call of any town meeting, the town of Weston may submit the town budget to the electors in Weston for their approval in a referendum in accordance with the procedure for such submission and approval in referendum as provided in the charter of the town of Weston as amended November 2, 1976.
Approved May 31, 1977
Special Act No. 79-27
AN ACT ALLOWING THE TOWN OF WESTON TO PAY EXPENSES OF THE GEORGETOWN FIRE DISTRICT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE WESTON SECTION OF THE DISTRICT.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. The town of Weston may appropriate funds for and contract with the Georgetown fire district for fire protection services within the Weston section of the Georgetown fire district. If the town of Weston enters into such a contract with the Georgetown fire district for any fiscal year, then the town of Weston may pay any fire district tax bills rendered by the Georgetown fire district for such fiscal year on property taxable within the Weston section of the Georgetown fire district. Any appropriation for payment of such fire district tax bills, or contract with the Georgetown fire district, and any payment of such fire district tax bills must be approved by the legislative body of the town of Weston.
Section 2. The town of Weston shall have the power, to the same extent as any of its taxpayers within the Georgetown fire district, to challenge the validity of any, some or all of the tax bills rendered by the Georgetown fire district for property in the Weston section of said district based on improper assessment procedures, failure to equalize assessments within the district, or failure to properly levy the taxes, or any other basis on which the assessment and levy of the taxes does not conform to the correct procedure for a municipal corporation to assess and levy property taxes.