Recreational marijuana sales, promenade project top Town Meeting agenda

Proposals to regulate the sale of recreational marijuana in town and to fund the final phase of the Water Street promenade project are among the expected highlights of the Fall Annual Town Meeting in Plymouth that convenes on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 a.m. at Plymouth North High School.

The warrant includes two alternative proposals for a zoning change and a new general bylaw establishing rules for where and how future retail marijuana shops can operate in town.

A key difference is that the selectmen’s proposal would restrict the location of the marijuana shops to the Plymouth Industrial Park, while the petitioners’ plan would also allow them in commercial districts, according to Town Clerk Laurence R. Pizer.


The meeting will consider a $16.9 million appropriation to fund the second or northern phase of a project to improve Water Street and enhance public enjoyment of that stretch of its waterfront.

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In addition to creating a promenade, the project includes road reconstruction and such features as old-fashioned street lighting, street trees, and decorative pavers.

The appropriation is the largest item in an article seeking funding for various town construction projects.

Other items on tap include proposals to create the position of town facilities director and to enable the town to lease portions of the Plymouth South High School campus for solar arrays.

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