Recommendations of the Finance Committee to the Voters of Canton, Massachusetts
2018 TOWN OF CANTON
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018 at 7:05 p.m.
Morse Auditorium Canton High School
900 Washington Street, Canton
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Town of Canton Commonwealth of Massachusetts
To the Constables of the Town of Canton,
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Canton to meet at Morse Auditorium, on the grounds of the Canton High School, 900 Washington Street in said town on;
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WEDNESDAY, THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF MAY 2018
At seven-o-five (7:05 P.M.) in the evening for the special town meeting at which time and place the following articles are to be acted upon:
REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY MORATORIUM
Article 1 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town of Canton Zoning Bylaws by inserting a new section 3.4 of the Zoning Bylaws as follows to adopt a temporary moratorium on the use of land and structures to prohibit any new Hospital or Convalescent or Nursing Home in all zoning districts within the Town of Canton so that the Town may study and plan for the regulation of further Hospital or Convalescent or Nursing Home uses and operations in Canton and to hold related public hearings thereon; or to take any other action related thereto.
3.4 Temporary Moratorium on Hospitals and Convalescent or Nursing Homes
3.4.1 Purpose. The purpose of this Zoning Bylaw is intended to provide the Town with a reasonable time to study and plan for further regulation of Hospital and Convalescent or Nursing Home uses and operations in the Town of Canton, to hold related public hearings thereon, and to adopt Zoning Bylaws related to such uses and operations.
3.4.2 Temporary Moratorium. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Zoning Bylaw or Table of Use Regulations to the contrary, the Town hereby adopts a temporary moratorium to prohibit all uses of land and structures for any Hospital or Convalescent or Nursing Home in all zoning districts. During the temporary moratorium, no Hospital or Convalescent or Nursing Home shall be permitted in any zoning district so that the Town may undertake a planning process to address the potential impacts of such facilities in the Town, determine where the Town will allow such uses and consider adopting new provisions of the Zoning Bylaw to address the impacts and operations of such uses.
3.4.3. Expiration. The temporary moratorium and this section 3.4
shall be in effect through June 30, 2019.
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Planning Board: Recommendation and report to be given at Special Town Meeting.
Finance Committee: Recommendation and report to be given at Special Town Meeting.
And you are het^ebydirectedtoserve thiswarrant bypostingattestedcopies atthePost Officeand atnotlessthansixotherpublicplacesatleasttwenty- one days before the day the said meeting is held.
H ereofailnot,and make duereturnofthiswarrantwithyourdoings thereontotheTown Clerkbeforethedaythesaidmeetingisheld.
G iven under our hands and seals this 23~d day ofApril in the yeas two thousandand eighteen.
B oardofSelectmen, Town ofCanton
J¢hn.~.C~o~nolly,,Cl~arr ~ ~ MarkJ.Porter,Vice-Chair
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T.Feene , erk ChristopherJ.Co lly,Member
CONSTABLES RETURN OF SERVICE
PursuanttothewithinWaryanttome directed,Ihavenotifiedandwarned theinhabitantsoftheTown ofCantontomeetatthetimeandplaces
m entioned in the said wai7ant and for the purposes as stated in the said
W arrantbypostingupattestedcopiesofthesameatthePostOfficeandat sixotherpublicplacesinthetowntwenty onedays,ormore,beforetheday setinthesaidwarrant.
D ate on which the said notices were posted
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FINANCE COMMITTEE TOWN HALL
801 WASHINGTON STREET CANTON, MA 02021
CAR-RT SORT RESIDENT
CANTON, MA 02021
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