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Board or Committee: Planning Board
Location: Dedham Middle School Auditorium
Day, Date, Time: Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:00 pm
Submitted by: Jennifer Doherty

7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance
Public Hearing: Firearms Zoning Amendment
In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40A, s.5, the Planning Board will consider the following proposed amendments to the Dedham Zoning Bylaw, referred by the Board of Selectman, providing for the prohibition or regulation in all zoning districts of the Town of retail and wholesale businesses involving the purchase or sale of firearms:

1. Amend Section 10.0 of the Zoning Bylaws to insert the following new definitions:
Firearm: A gun, pistol, or any weapon capable of firing a projectile and using an explosive charge as a propellant.

Firearms Business: A retail or wholesale operation involving the purchase or sale of firearms, with or without sale of ammunition and/or firearms accessories, by a federally licensed firearms dealer.

And to amend existing definitions to add the underlined language as follows:

Retail Business: Any retail operation with a gross floor area in excess of 10,000 square feet, excluding a Firearms Business.

Small Retail Business: Bookstore, delicatessen, dry goods store, drugstore, florist, gift shop, grocery or fruit store, hardware store, jewelry store, tobacconist, variety store, wearing apparel store, or like enterprise, not exceeding a gross floor area of 10,000 square feet, excluding a Firearms Business.

2. Amend Section 3.1.6, Table 1, Section E of the Zoning Bylaws to insert the following new use with accompanying footnotes:

26 Bryant Street – Town of Dedham
Special Permit & Site Plan Review for +/- 49,500 sq. ft. public safety building. Continued from 8/20/19 PROPOSED TO BE CONTINUED TO SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
184, 220 and 776 Pine Street, 70 and 208 Jenney Lane – The Animal Rescue League
Special Permit & Site Plan Review for construction of a +/- 25,000 sq. ft., two-story multi-use/administrative building, +/- 3,000 sq. ft. one story maintenance/storage building, 155 off-street parking spaces and associated landscaping and infrastructure improvements. Continued from 8/8/19 PROPOSED TO BE CONTINUED TO SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
Old/New Business
This item is included to acknowledge that there may be matters not anticipated by the Chair that could be raised during the meeting by other members of the Committee/Board, by staff, or by the public.

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