A cannabis grower's plan to neutralize odors from its proposed commercial operation will receive scrutiny by an independent consultant chosen by the town but paid for by the company as part of its local permitting.
Fulcrum Enterprises LLC also will pay for another independent expert to study decibel levels from exhaust fans planned for each of 15 sealed greenhouses.
The town Select Board on Monday approved Town Manager Mark Pruhenski's plan to choose the consultants ahead of the public hearing for Fulcrum's special permit on Sept. 9 at the Claire Teague Senior Center.
Fulcrum is proposing 80,000 square feet of greenhouses, a manufacturing building and small laboratory for extracting oils from the plants on a 5.8-acre industrial site at 22 Van Deusenville Road. The plants will be grown in natural light, the products will be sold wholesale, and the company will employ about four people, with a maximum of 10 employees during the harvest season.
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