“The community impact fee is meant to offset impacts actually incurred costs to the community, up to 3 percent, so there is not a minimum amount,” says attorney Blake Mensing. “If there are no impacts, the statute does not allow the town to collect a single dime.”Half-mile traffic jams. Parking shortages. Six-hour lines. At least two reports of public urination.As thousands converged on the town of Leicester last month to visit Cultivate Holdings, LLC, and be among the first to legally purchase adult-use marijuana in Massachusetts, frustration from some residents boiled over. Town officials called an emergency meeting.
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