RETAIL MARIJUANA MORATORIUM COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
TOWN OF NANTUCKET
Defines “Recreational Marijuana Establishment” and places a moratorium on the use of land or structure for Recreational Marijuana Establishment related purposes until December 31, 2018.
Purpose of the moratorium:
- To provide the Town with time to undertake a planning process to address the potential impacts of recreational marijuana establishments in the Town; - To consider the state Cannabis Control Commission regulations that have not yet been adopted; - To consider additional zoning or other regulations that may be necessary at the 2018 Annual or a Special Town Meeting.
Guide to the
November 6, 2017 Special Town Meeting Warrant Articles
Monday, November 6
6:00 PM Nantucket High School Auditorium Town of Nantucket 16 Broad Street Nantucket, MA 02554 508 228-7255 www.nantucket-ma.gov
The timeline for statewide implementation of this new program does not align with our Town Meeting schedule, which is why the temporary moratorium is recommended. Board of Selectmen, Planning Board and Finance Committee support this article. TWO-THIRD VOTE REQUIRED.
DOES NOT IMPACT MEDICAL MARIJUANA OR PERSONAL USE
ARTICLE 2 Establishes the new use “Marijuana Establishment Recreational” as a use allowed through the issuance of a special permit by the Planning Board in the Commercial Neighborhood (CN) and Commercial Industrial (CI) zoning districts. Updates the existing definition of “Registered Marijuana Dispensary” by changing the name of the use to “Marijuana Treatment Center – Medical” and by altering the definition to match statutory changes. Board of Selectmen, Planning Board and Finance Committee support this article. TWO-THIRD VOTE REQUIRED.
Adopts a state law that allows for a 3% local sales tax on recreational marijuana. This 3% would be on top of the state sales tax.
ARTICLE 4 - Supplemental Appropriation: Fire Station ARTICLE 5 - Supplemental Appropriation: Airport Capital Project
ARTICLE 6 - Appropriation: Infrastructure Improvements (no action recommended)
ARTICLE 7 - Bylaw Amendment: District Improvement Financing/Lowell. (no action recommended)
ARTICLE 8 - Tom Nevers Bike Path/Ringer ARTICLE 9
Authorizes Town acquisition of approximately 20% of the NISDA Cottages property at corner of Washington and Francis Streets. Once purchased, the intersection would be widened similar to others in the area. Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee support this article. TWO-THIRD VOTE REQUIRED.
Authorizes the Town to transfer property at the terminus of Washington Street, known as “The Creeks” to the Land Bank. Transaction related to the land acquisition in Article 9 as well as an exchange of property between the Town and the Land Bank adjacent to the new Intermediate School. Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee support this article. TWO-THIRD VOTE REQUIRED.
Authorizes the Town to sell, convey, or otherwise dispose of three Madequecham parcels that are better suited for conveyance to abutting property owners or to the Land Bank for permanent open space preservation. Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee support this article.
TWO-THIRD VOTE REQUIRED.
ARTICLE 12 Authorizes the Town to acquire through gift, purchase, or eminent domain miscellaneous parcels and portions of certain paper roads. Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee support this article. TWO-THIRD VOTE REQUIRED.
Authorizes the Town to grant a utility easement to National Grid in order to provide adequate electrical service to the Sea Street Sewer Pump Station. Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee support this article. TWO-THIRD VOTE REQUIRED.
ARTICLE 14 - Real Estate Conveyance: