Thursday, September 20, 2012
City Council President Frank Cook's walking out of the meeting on the Attleboro Landfill capping was childish and offensive.
Last evening, City Councilors Jonathan Weydt and Richard Conti held a meeting to inform Ward 4 residents about the situation at the Attleboro Landfill. It was an informational meeting that was requested by the people who live in the area and will be affected in many ways—truck traffic on tiny roads, health risks and property devaluation. The purpose was to educate and listen. Two city councilors cared enough about their constituency to do what they were elected to do. Thank you to both of them. Somehow, several city officials found this to be so offensive that they stormed out. City Council President Frank Cook was one of them. Mr. Cook was "offended" by the a word used by Councilor Weydt. Newsflash: This meeting was not about Mr. Cook or…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The session will involve an informative look at the issue at hand via a PowerPoint presentation. A question and answer session will follow.
This is a reminder that I will hold a special informational meeting with Ward 4 residents who would like to voice their concerns regarding the impact of the current plan to cap the Attleboro Landfill. The meeting will take place at the auditorium of Bristol Community College, 11 Field St., on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The session will involve an informative look at the issue at hand via a PowerPoint presentation. A question and answer session will follow. I urge Ward 4 residents to attend this special meeting. This proposal impacts us all in several ways. My hope is that by the end of the evening, Ward 4 residents will be informed with the cold, hard facts regarding the capping of the landfill and what it entails. It's important, as a tight …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The session will take place at Bristol Community College on Sept. 19.
Attleboro's Ward 4 residents will learn more about the plan to cap the landfill on Peckham Street, at least from the point of view of City Councilor Jonathan Weydt, at a session planned for Sept. 19 at the local Bristol Community College campus. Weydt represents Ward 4, an area where thousands of trucks would travel six days a week over a three- to four-year period if a version of the capping plan approved by Mayor Kevin Dumas (it is the only version known to feature his signature, but he recently said it's not his first choice) becomes a reality. Weydt recently criticized the plan in a commentary that appeared on Patch. Dumas called the piece "political grandstanding." "This meeting will provide us with the information on a proposal …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Attleboro residents have been sold out with regards to the situation with the Attleboro Landfill.
It was interesting to see the headline "A Toxic Legacy" in Sunday's issue of The Sun Chronicle and more interesting to see a local supporting piece titled "Our Toxic Legacy." Both stories are about Brownfield projects that are in place or have the means of financial support through several federal and state sources. Although these projects are important, we here in Attleboro's Ward 4 are faced with a toxic reality of our own with ZERO funding. The Attleboro Landfill has been under an enforcement order from The Massachusetts Department Of Environmental Protection to complete the capping and closure of this site on Peckham Street since the 1990s. Studies concluded that there was and will continue to be a potential for contamination to the …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Newly elected Attleboro City Councilor Jonathan Weydt ready to serve his residents.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I want to extend my thanks and utmost appreciation to the voters of Ward 4 for electing me to serve as your council representative. I appreciate the trust you have in me and I consider this opportunity an honor and a privilege. The time has come to put the differences of the campaign season behind us and come together to meet the challenges that lie ahead. I will work hard to accomplish the goals we discussed throughout the campaign. Improving our business climate, our environment, our schools, keeping Briggs Corner fire station open and staffed with paramedics and standing up for the interests of Ward 4 will be priorities. Thank you for your confidence and support. Jonathan Weydt Attleboro City Councilor-Elect
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Jonathan Weydt spoke on behalf of more than a dozen other residents against a proposed change in how the city clerk, collector and treasurer are hired.
Attleboro City Council Ward 4 Candidate Jonathan Weydt is speaking out against a proposed change to the way Attleboro's clerk, treasurer and collector are hired. The change, which would have to to go through several steps, would mean the officials are appointed and not elected by the residents of Attleboro. Weydt told the Attleboro City Council Tuesday night that he and more than a dozen other residents had signed a petition against such a move, which would be like having "one man, (with) one vote" decide on who to appoint to those positions. "They all agree that this charter change would be a slap in the face to our city's residents and underestimates their intelligence at the ballot," Wedyt told the councilors. "Why tamper with a …