Scituate: Town Meeting Approves Several CPA Projects

Several Community Preservation projects receive approval from voters at Thursday night’s conclusion of the Scituate Town Meeting.

Among them are the replacement of the roof at Mann House, wheelchair accessibility to the five Scituate beaches, a new parking lot at Roach Field, new benches at Cedar Point, renovation of the Central Park South softball field, and the Lawson Green Apartments, which will have 30 affordable rental units serving low-income senior citizens.

One of the biggest projects to pass is the Driftway Dog Park, which will be situated next to “Go Green.”

Vice President of the Friends of Scituate Dog Park Committee Britain Davis says the dog park will be a safe place for dogs to go off-leash; the park’s design is also ADA-compliant:

Funded by a Stanton Foundation grant, the Driftway Dog Park should start development later this year.

Scituate Town Meeting also wraps up with the approval of a temporary marijuana moratorium.

The moratorium prevents the commercial and public use of marijuana products, and bans licensed marijuana retailers, cultivators, and testing facilities from entering town. 

Scituate Selectman John Danehey insists that the moratorium does not affect those in Scituate who use marijuana privately:

The moratorium is now active until November 30, 2018; once it’s over, Scituate residents will vote on a ballot question to determine whether or not marijuana retailers are welcome in town.

Also approved at last night’s Town Meeting was a study of 27 acres of land off of Clapp Road for potential athletic field construction. The study should be completed by the fall.

 

 

 


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About Mimi Walker

Mimi Walker is a 2016 graduate from Emerson College, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. While at Emerson, she was both an avid reporter and an on-air music personality at 88.9 WERS, Emerson’s long-running radio station. She also wrote for several on-campus publications. She covered the 2015 Edward R. Murrow awards in New York City, and had previous internships at 103.3 AMP radio and at Seacrest Studios in Boston Children’s Hospital (as well as with Rob and Lisa on the South Shore Morning News!) Her proudest academic achievement is being a TOMODACHI scholar and contributing to an iBook about American Senator and war hero Daniel Inouye, which led her all across Japan in her many school travels. Thanks to her time in Japan, and a semester abroad in the Netherlands, Mimi has an appetite for stories and all kinds of art across the globe.