Most meetings in Wellfleet are remote only, but some are being held in person. Go to www.wellfleet-ma.gov/calendar and click on the meeting you want to watch, then follow the instructions on the agenda.
Thursday, June 16
- Community Preservation Committee, 9 a.m.
- Herring River Executive Council, 3 p.m.
- Local Housing Partnership, 4 p.m.
- Select Board with executive session, 7 p.m.
- Energy and Climate Action Committee, 7:15 p.m.
Monday, June 20
- Town Hall closed in observance of Juneteenth
Tuesday, June 21
- Board of Water Commissioners, 11:30 a.m.
- Special Town Election, noon to 7 p.m., Adult Community Center
- Maurice’s Campground Financial Subgroup, 5 p.m.
Thursday, June 23
- Select Board and Clean Water Advisory joint meeting, 7 p.m.
A Limit on Dispensaries
The select board voted 4 to 1 on June 7 in favor of limiting the number of marijuana dispensaries in town to four. Ryan Curley, Michael DeVasto, John Wolf, and Helen Miranda Wilson were in the majority; Barbara Carboni dissented. Three dispensaries now operate in town (the Piping Plover, Terps, and Cape Cod Cannabis) with a fourth (the Grateful Mind) scheduled to open soon on Bank Street.
It does not seem that there is any sort of temperance movement afoot. Select board chair Ryan Curley said that the decision was driven by members’ concern about the ability of the market to support a larger number of dispensaries.
Wellfleet allows marijuana dispensaries in any commercial district, Curley said. Under state law, towns are allowed to cap marijuana dispensaries at no fewer than 20 percent of the number of retail liquor licenses in the town.
In order to open a dispensary, a business must obtain a community host agreement and then apply for a license from the Cannabis Control Commission, Curley said. He said the process can take upwards of two years. —Emma Madgic