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Massachusetts: Town of Plainville: Ban on Commercial and Recreational Marijuana Establishments

  • Plainville Senior Center, 9 School Street Plainville, MA USA (map)

Senior Center TOWN OF PLAINVILLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Plainville Senior Center, 9 School Street, to consider the following proposed amendments to the zoning by-laws contained within the Code of the Town of Plainville. A. To amend c500-26.1(E)(10)-"Safety and environmental standards" for ground mounted solar photovoltaic facilities by adding new sections "e," "f" and "g" that will allow the Planning Board to waive tree cutting and trail networking requirements, and the requirement for a separate zoning compliant lot, upon the finding of a "public benefit". B. To amend c500-24(C) "Density incentives" in the Senior Village Overlay District to allow flexibility in determining the percentage of affordable housing by allowing payment in lieu of housing, or a reduction in the number of units if sales or rental prices are reduced below the existing required values. C. To create a new c500-38.1 "Ban on Marijuana Establishments" that would ban all commercial and recreational marijuanarelated establishments in Town, with the exception of medical marijuana. D. To delete c500-38 "Temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana establishments and c500-42.1 Registered medical marijuana dispensary, and to adopt a new c500-38 Medical Marijuana and MarijuanaEstablishments to regulate commercial, medical and recreational marijuana activities in town. E. To amend c500 Attachment 2 "Town of Plainville Use Regulation Schedule ( c500-19 of the Zoning Bylaw) by adding a new use "Medical Marijuana & Marijuana Establishments" under Commercial Uses, which allows said uses in the IA zone and the CB zone (north of Rte. 106) by special permit from the Planning Board. F. To amend c500 Attachment 2 "Town of Plainville Use Regulation Schedule ( c500-19 of the Zoning Bylaw) by adding a new use "Medical Marijuana & Marijuana Establishments" under Commercial Uses, which allows said uses in the IA zone by special permit from the Planning Board. G. The Board will also discuss a general bylaw change to impose an excise tax of 3% on the retail sales of marijuana for adult use as allowed under MGL Chapter 64N Section 3. The proposed seven amendments may be seen in their entirety at the Plainville Town Hall in the office of the Town Clerk and are also posted on the Town of Plainville website on the Planning Board homepage. After input at the public hearing the Board will decide whether to submit these articles to Town Meeting as written, amend the articles, or take any other action relative thereto. For further information, please call the Planning Board office at 508-695-3010x27. Interested citizens are invited to attend the Public Hearing and comment on these proposed amendments. Michael Czarnowski, Chairman Plainville Planning Board 10/08, 10/15/2018