Public hearing Tuesday 5-Feb 7:30pm on zoning response to medical marijuana law

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LEGAL
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TOWN OF WESTBOROUGH
OFFICE OF THE PLANNING BOARD

The Town of Westborough Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the in the Forbes Municipal Building, 45 West Main Street, Westborough, Massachusetts, in the Planning Board’s Conference Room, Suite 23,

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Westborough Zoning Bylaws Article 2, District Regulations, Section 2300, Use Regulation Schedule; Section 2620, Non-Residential Buildings in Non-Residential Districts; and by creating a new Section 5700, Medical Marijuana Treatment and Dispensing Facilities and Marijuana Cultivation .

or take any action thereon.

The intent of this bylaw to address possible adverse public health and safety consequences related to the passage of Question 3 on the November 6, 2012 State Referendum. It is the purpose of this section titled “Medical Marijuana Treatment and Dispensing Facilities and Marijuana Cultivation” to minimize any potential adverse impacts on property values, schools and other places where children frequent, residential neighborhoods and the quality of life in the Town. It is the intent of this bylaw to establish specific zoning standards and regulations for medical marijuana centers (treatment and dispensing facilities), medical marijuana infused products, medical marijuana paraphernalia, manufacturers, and medical marijuana growing and cultivation operations either related to Medical Marijuana Treatment Facilities and Dispensaries or the personal cultivation by qualified patients or cultivation by personal caregivers on the behalf of qualified patients or other users;

It also intends to regulate the siting, design, placement, safety, monitoring, modification, and removal of Medical Marijuana Treatment and Dispensing Facilities; and Marijuana Cultivation;

A copy of the entire proposed zoning amendment is on file with and can be viewed at the offices of the Westborough Planning Board and Westborough Town Clerk during their business hours. Any person interested or wishing to be heard on the proposed amendment should attend the public hearing indicated above.
WESTBOROUGH PLANNING BOARD

Lester Hensley, Chairman
Trevor Beauregard, Vice-Chairman
Joanne Mallozzi
Mark Silverberg
Brian Bush


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