Buck’s Ledge, 2nd amendment on Woodstock town meeting warrant

WOODSTOCK — Woodstock’s annual town meeting April 26 will feature votes on purchasing Buck’s Ledge, adopting a medical marijuana retail ordinance, making Woodstock a second amendment sanctuary town and replacing the Bacon Bridge. A proposal to buy the 640-acre Buck’s Ledge property, which overlooks North Pond, would not require tax money. Instead, the town’s share (not yet determined) would come from a dedicated land conservation account, with the rest paid privately or by grants. A proposed medical marijuana caregiver retail store ordinance, if approved, would allow for the retail sale of medical marijuana in town. The Second Amendment Sanctuary Town proposal was citizen requested, and according to its wording “would provide sanctuary from the law enforcement attempts to enforce any and all federal and state mandates and restrictive laws enacted that violate the original intent of protections given the individual under the United States Constitution as well as under the State of Maine Constitution that states, ‘shall never be questioned.’” Town officials have questioned the applicability of the proposal, saying that changes to gun laws would require legislation at the state or federal level. Voters will also be asked to approve up to $500,000 for a project to replace the Bacon Bridge on Old County Road. An old culvert currently runs under the road, and although town officials have explored simply replacing it, the Maine Department of Transportation is strongly recommending it be replaced with a bridge, according to Town Manager Vern Maxfield. The warrant article requests approval for […]

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