Proposed Mercedes-Benz dealership to come before Town Meeting


A zoning proposal that would allow a Mercedes-Benz dealership on the former Palomar Medical Technologies site on Cambridge Street is among the items of business coming before the Town Meeting that convenes Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the high school. Collection Auto Group of Ohio, operating under the legal entity M11 Realty, is asking for the land to be rezoned from general industrial to corporate center planned development district to accommodate its proposed 55,000-square-foot auto dealership. The Planning Board recently voted to recommend approval of the zoning measure. The meeting will also decide whether to spend $280,000 to purchase new 64-gallon recycling carts. The containers are intended to boost recycling by enabling the town to move to an automated collection system in which recyclables are picked up by trucks with mechanical arms. The state recently approved a $68,900 grant to help Burlington fund the cost of the containers. In some of its other business, the meeting will also be asked to appropriate $101,000 to fund a contract agreement with the Burlington Municipal Employees Association. And it will consider proposed bylaws regulating door-to-door solicitors and canvassers and enabling the Police Department to conduct state and federal fingerprint-based criminal history checks for license applicants whose activities would bring them into contact with the public; such applicants could include alcohol-serving restaurants, taxi drivers, and ice cream vendors.

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