TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Select Board met on Oct. 25, 2022 at town hall to discuss retail marijuana and a potential adaptive reuse of a hotel. Chair Todd Johnson joined remotely.
The board approved two National Grid pole petitions at Ipswich Street and East Street.
The board voted to approve a change of category for the liquor license held by Cracker Barrel. The restaurant previously had a wine and malt license, and sought to replace it with an all alcohol license to be able to serve a broader range of drinks, including a potential brunch offering.
The board approved and posted the state election warrant for the Nov. 8, 2022 election. Residents can vote in person on election day at their polling place; election information is available at www.sec.state.ma.us/WhereDoIVoteMA.
The board discussed the retail marijuana application submission process. Initially, the town planned to review applications on a first-come, first-served basis to allocate the town’s three retail marijuana licenses following approval of the new retail marijuana bylaws at the state level after a favorable vote at Town Meeting.
Though several potential companies have held their required community meetings, chair Johnson said that the process would likely be slow and would take about three months before the board began considering applications. The board decided to…