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Hearing on Proposed Zoning Amendments

Public Hearing Notice – Proposed Zoning Amendments

In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40A, §§ 5 and 11, the Groton Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall (second floor meeting room), 173 Main Street, to consider the following proposed zoning amendments:

 

ARTICLE: Extend Temporary Moratorium on Recreational Marijuana Establishments

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Code of the Town of Groton, Chapter 218 Zoning as follows:

Amend Section 218-16.2 Temporary Moratorium on Recreational Marijuana Establishments, by deleting the words “June 30, 2018” in Section 218-16.2.C.(1) and replacing it with the words “December 31, 2018 or until the date of approval by the Attorney General of zoning provisions adopted by the Town of Groton, whichever occurs sooner” and adding the words “and the Attorney General approves” after the word “adopts” or take any other action relative thereto.

ARTICLE: Proposed Zoning for Marijuana Establishments

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Code of the Town of Groton, Chapter 218 Zoning as follows:

1. Amend Section 218-4 Definitions, to include definitions for Marijuana Cultivator; Marijuana Establishment; Marijuana Product Manufacturer; Marijuana Products; Marijuana Testing Facility; Marijuana Retailer; and Marijuana Transportation or Distribution Facility.

2. Amend Section 218-13 Schedule of Use Regulations, to specify that Marijuana Establishments and any other type of licensed marijuana-related businesses are allowed by Special Permit from the Planning Board in the Industrial Districts; to further specify that Marijuana Retailer and Marijuana Testing Facility are allowed by Special Permit from the Planning Board in the General Business Districts; and to specify that on-site consumption of marijuana at licensed marijuana establishments is not allowed.

3. Delete Section 218-16.1 Registered Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in its entirety and replace with a new Section 218-16.1 Marijuana Establishments to set forth zoning provisions regarding: a) purpose, b) applicability, c) general requirements and conditions for all marijuana establishments, d) special permit requirements, and e) abandonment or discontinuance of use.

Copies of the proposed zoning amendments are on file in the Town Clerk’s office in the Town Hall. The Town of Groton does not discriminate on the basis of disability.  Further, a signed translation of this public hearing will be provided for the hearing impaired upon request by contacting the ADA Coordinator at (978) 448-1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.  

GROTON PLANNING BOARD

Scott Wilson, Chairman

1/19 and 1/26, 2018

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