Marshfield ZBA approves PD HQ, moves dispensary deliberations to Sept. 22 – The Patriot Ledger


The Marshfield Zoning Board of Appeals will deliberate on a special permit for Frozen 4, a retail dispensary and manufacturing facility, on Sept. 22.

MARSHFIELD — The town of Marshfield received an initial approval Tuesday night for its new police department and deliberations on a special permit for a retail marijuana dispensary and manufacturing facility were moved to Sept. 22.

After an hour of conversation about the special permit for Frozen 4 that started at 9:20 p.m., the last item, the Marshfield Zoning Board of Appeal members voted to close the meeting and move the deliberations to a following meeting. The proposed permit was previously heard at an August meeting, where traffic became the top concern.

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Chairwoman Lynne Fidler said the biggest remaining issue was a traffic light that the company has agreed to pay for, from design to permitting to installation, at School Street.

Attorney Steven Guard, representing Frozen 4, said his client is willing to pay for the design, permitting and installation of the new traffic signal, which has been recommended on that stretch of Plain Street since 2005. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation even previously installed all the infrastructure necessary for a traffic light at the intersection, just not the light itself.

Guard said the company is negotiating with the city and another land owner for an easement from the proposed facility at 985 Plain Street to exit to School Street, where the traffic signal will be installed. The facility currently houses Buckles & Boards, a winter sports store.

At the June town meeting, voters authorized the purchase of the Republic Services building,

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