Weston to hold public forum on November bond issue

With another successful Applefest in the rear view mirror, the City of Weston is focusing on its November bond issue that will go before voters.At the regular Board of Aldermen meeting Monday evening, the Board heard a preliminary report on the 2013 Applefest, which drew an estimated crowd of about 35,000 people over the two-day event. Chamber representatives reported that questionnaires had been sent to the downtown business owners to gauge the success of this year’s Applefest. So far, preliminary results were positive. The City has now turned its attention to the bond issue on the Nov. 5 ballot. The City seeks $2.3 million in funding to rebuild infrastructure on Washington and Spring streets. A public forum will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the West Platte High School cafeteria to answer questions on the plan. As the bond is the only issue on the November ballot this year, the City hopes to make residents aware and keep them informed on the potential capitol improvements to those aging streets and their associated utilities.