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Special town meeting

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Proposals to fund roof repairs at four town schools and to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries are among the key items discussed at special fall Town Meeting that convenes Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. Voters will be asked to authorize approximately $10.6 million for the roof work at the Hobomock and North Pembroke elementary schools, the Community Middle School, and Pembroke High School. The vote would be subject to passage of a debt exclusion, or temporary tax increase, at a subsequent special election to pay for the town’s share. The Massachusetts School Building Authority has committed to funding 50 percent to 55 percent of the cost. The medical marijuana proposal would allow dispensaries to locate on the west side of Route 3. The facilities would also have to be at least 500 feet from schools or other areas where children congregate. Among the other topics, residents will consider a proposal to adopt a .75 percent local meals tax, and a bylaw to regulate solar energy facilities in town.

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