Board of Health Chair, Louis Fazen, III, has filed papers for the 2 year Board of Selectmen seat. That makes him the 3rd potential candidate for the spot.
Fazen’s candidacy for the BOS isn’t the only way he’s making news.
The Metrowest Daily News covered this Monday’s Board of Health meeting with an agenda that included medical marijuana and tobacco regulations.
The board addressed the warrant article for a Medical Marijuana zoning bylaw. After a public hearing on February 24th, the Planning Board unanimously approved its compromise proposal.
The BOH support was split. They voted 2-1 in favor.
Vice Chairwoman Nancy Sacco voted against the proposal, saying she believes it is too restrictive. She said she believes the zone should be expanded to include other places in town, including the industrial area near Northboro Road.
The board also discussed possible legal implications on the town’s fine for publicly smoking marijuana. (The town imposes a $300 fine on top of the state’s $100 fine.)
They weren’t looking to change the penalty, but believed that the legal language may need updating based on new medical regulations. They planned to have town counsel review the bylaw.
In discussing tobacco regulations, board members decided not to raise the sales age to 21.
They may reconsider if all surrounding towns worked together. So far, the only other neighboring towns with the raised age regulation are Hopkinton and Ashland.
The board is considering banning the sales of e-cigarettes to minors. They hope to review and possibly approve new regulations next month.
To read the full MWDN story, click here.
As for Fazen’s bid for a BOS seat, here is an updated list of who has pulled/filed papers for the race:
3 year term (2 seats)
- Daniel L. Kolenda (candidate for re-election)
- Paul M. Cimino
- Lisa M. Cappello
- Alfred C. Hamilton*
2 year term (1 seat)
- Bonnie Phaneuf
- Joseph C. Hubley*
- Louis Fazen, III
As of yesterday, Hamilton and Hubley had yet to file their papers. They have until March 24th. (Anyone else interested in joining the race needs to pull papers by the 21st.)