PLYMPTON– Plympton Selectmen met on Thursday, April 21 and Monday, April 25 and despite discussing a proposed medical marijuana grow-facility at both meetings, also discussed other town business.
Town Meeting Warrant
The Selectmen have closed both the Annual Town Meeting and the Special Town Meeting warrant for 2016 on April 25. The ATM includes, in addition to its 41 articles, ten citizens’ petitions as well. The STM contains nine articles. The meeting will be held at the Dennett Elementary School, Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m.
Randall Gravel Permit
Jeffrey Randall, of Ring Road, has been operating a gravel excavation business without a town permit since October 2015, something that neighbors opposing his proposed medical marijuana grow facility brought to light. He has had gravel removal permits from the town before, and never allowed them to expire, officials say. Randall asserted that it was something that had just slipped through the cracks.
The BOS voted to approve his permit renewal application pending a satisfactory site-visit by Selectperson Christine Joy. Joy conducted the visit between the two meetings and reported at the second that she found no issues with Randall’s gravel removal operations.
Town Clerk Seeks Website Assistance
Town Clerk Tara Wick reported to Selectmen that she has been volunteering a lot of her time maintaining the town’s website. Noting that all department heads and many committee members have passwords and user-privileges to modify and update sections of the website that pertain to their department or committee.
Wick stated that she hoped that more department heads and committees would take on this task themselves, saying that she would post instructions or help anyone that felt uncomfortable making changes. She also said that many had already taken a class from the company that provides the website service to the town.
The Plympton BOS will meet next on 4/25, 5/2, 5/3, 5/9, 5/16 and 5/23 at 6 p.m., with the exception of 5/2 when they will begin at 5:30 p.m. The meeting on 5/3 is to meet with town counsel in preparation for the Annual Town Meeting and Special Town Meeting.