Plymouth: Town Meeting to decide articles on the Pilgrim Plant and 1820 Courthouse

Plymouth Town meeting gets underway Saturday morning.

The Annual Town meeting warrant contains 36 articles.

Warrant Article 10 asks for money to convert the old 1820 courthouse into a new town municipal center.

If Article 10 passes, voters will be asked to approve Article 16A which seeks $5 million in Community Preservation Act money to preserve, restore, rehabilitate and construct the 1820 Courthouse into the town’s new municipal center.

Two articles concern limits on the storage of nuclear waste at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant to that waste generated only at Pilgrim.

One of the articles asks that nuclear waste at Pilgrim be removed from wet pool storage to dry cask storage as soon as it is technologically possible.

The intent of Article 35 is to enact a bylaw prohibiting the displaying of non-domesticated animals in circuses and carnivals on town-owned property.

Among the nine articles on the Special Town meeting warrant is one that asks the town to authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the state’s general court for a special act to exempt the 1820 Courthouse and Town Hall project from the state’s public procurement process allowing for a design build approach to the project.

Also on the Special Town Meeting warrant is a request to impose a 0.75 percent restaurant meals tax which will strictly be allocated for the construction, demolition, renovation and operation of the 1820 courthouse property.

Plymouth Town Meeting is at Plymouth North High School starting at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow.


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