Turbine Moratorium Defeated, Performing Arts Center Purchase Approved
Town Meeting got it done in one session Saturday with little controversy.
Plymouth Town Meeting got the job done in one session, blazing through more than 20 articles stopping only twice to debate.
The petitioned article that would have put into effect a two-year moratorium on large scale wind turbines was defeated, failing to get the required 2/3 vote. Neither the Board of Selectmen or Finance Committee supported it, but the article did have Planning Board backing.
"We felt that there was compelling information to allow for a moratorium, as requested by the petitioner, on residential industrial wind turbines," Planning Board chairman Marc Garrett told WATD.
Town Meeting also approved spending $650,000 in Community Preservation Act funds to purchase the Congregation Beth Jacob Community Center on the corner of Court and Brewster streets Downtown. The plan is to transform the former church into a performing arts center, as a venue than Memorial Hall.
The building would cost $365,000, and an additional $285,000 would ensure the building complies with Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as install emergency exits and a sprinkler system.