Voters Guide

MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR THE 2017 TOWN ELECTION

Town elections will be held on Monday, April 3.  Get to know the candidates running for office by clicking on their names below and reading their answers to questions posed to them by the League. Also be sure to watch our Candidates Forum that took place on on Monday, March 20. You can find it via Video on Demand on the NPA-TV web site.

BOARD OF SELECTMEN – 2 FOR 3-YR TERM
Paul A. Bishop
Allan D. Howard
Kevin J. Pentowski
MODERATOR – 1-YR TERM
David Hern, Jr.
BOARD OF HEALTH – 3-YR TERM
Joan M. Jacobs
SCHOOL COMMITTEE – 2 FOR 3-YR TERM
Maura A. Smith
Teresa Marie Stewart
FINANCE COMMISSION – 3-YR TERM
Judith A. Langone
FINANCE COMMISSION – 2 FOR 1-YR TERM
Robert G. Donnelly
David E. Hajjar
John Raymond Hall, Jr.
LIBRARY TRUSTEE – 3-YR TERM
John Raymond Hall, Jr.
PLANNING BOARD – 5-YR TERM
Deborah A. Holmwood
CONSTABLE – 3-YR TERM
Kevin L. Perry

 

LEARN ABOUT THE ISSUES FOR THE 2017 TOWN ELECTION

Question One, the only ballot question, is in regard to amending the By-Laws of Norwood for the purpose of establishing retail recreational marijuana shops in Norwood. A “Yes” vote would amend the bylaws to prohibit establishment; a “No” vote would leave the existing zoning by-laws intact, allowing the establishment of retail marijuana shops. See below for the full text of the question.

QUESTION #1
Shall the Town of Norwood adopt, and shall the Annual Town Meeting be authorized to adopt, the following amendments to the Town of Norwood By-Laws and the Norwood Zoning Bylaws:

A.         An amendment to the By-Laws of the Town of Norwood, adding as Article XXXXV the following:

Article XXXXV – Marijuana Establishments Prohibited

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94G, Section 3(a)(2)(i), all types of marijuana establishments as defined in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94G, Section 1, to include, without limitation, all marijuana cultivators, marijuana testing facilities, marijuana product manufacturers, marijuana retailers, and any other types of licensed marijuana-related businesses, shall be prohibited within the Town of Norwood. This prohibition shall not be construed to affect the medical use of marijuana as expressly authorized by the provisions of Chapter 369 of the Acts of 2012 and 105 CMR 725.000 (as the same may be amended from time to time).

B.      An amendment to the Norwood Zoning Bylaws, adding as Section 7.7 the following:

Section 7.7 – Marijuana Establishments Prohibited

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94G, Section 3(a)(2)(i), all types of marijuana establishments as defined in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94G, Section 1, to include, without limitation, all marijuana cultivators, marijuana testing facilities, marijuana product manufacturers, marijuana retailers, and any other types of licensed marijuana-related businesses, shall be prohibited within the Town of Norwood. This prohibition shall not be construed to affect the medical use of marijuana as expressly authorized by the provisions of Chapter 369 of the Acts of 2012 and 105 CMR 725.000 (as the same may be amended from time to time).