Cheshire May Make Additions to Marijuana Bylaws
The Cheshire Planning Board will address outdoor marijuana cultivation with some possible new bylaws.
iBerkshires.com reports toward the end of Tuesday's regular Selectmen's meeting, resident Gary Trudeau asked the board if it planned to take another look at the marijuana bylaws after a contentious town meeting earlier in the month.
A citizens petition article that would have regulated outdoor growing facilities failed with a tied vote at the annual town meeting. This was in response to a proposed grow facility on Stafford Hill.
Even if the article passed, it was fatally flawed because said town officials because it did not go through the proper planning procedure and it was unlikely that the Attorney General would approve it.
Either way, there was a consensus that outdoor grow facilities were a bit of a blind spot in the town's original bylaws.
Planning Board Chairwoman Donna DeFino, who attended the meeting, said the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is aware .
After a bylaw is drafted, it will go before the Planning Board for consideration.