Scott Mackie is part of a group that seeks to bring a marijuana dispensary to Dover. He is seen here at an information meeting held in March at the Dover Town Hall. DOVER – At its meeting Tuesday night, the Dover Selectboard was told it could not hold a special Town Meeting for a vote about proposed town ordinances banning marijuana dispensaries. Town clerk Andy McLean said the course of action wouldn’t follow the appropriate procedure for adoption of ordinances and would be “improper.” Suitable courses of action, McLean said, include the board adopting ordinances, which could be challenged by a petition, at which point a special Town Meeting vote would be compelled, or to survey the townspeople in advance of adopting ordinances. The board ultimately decided to pursue a survey.
Ordinances banning marijuana dispensaries are being considered at the request of police chief Randy Johnson. In February, the board heard from individuals who were interested in opening a medical marijuana dispensary in the town. At the time, Johnson said he’d come to the