Kennebunk Selectmen Considering a Ban on Plastic Bags to Let You Know You’re Not Quite Our Class, Dear

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plastic bagsKENNEBUNK — Selectmen have agreed to consider instituting a fee on plastic bags given to shoppers in town, and possibly even banning them entirely. At their Feb. 9 meeting, board members voted unanimously to refer a proposal submitted by the town’s energy-efficiency advisory committee to its own ordinance subcommittee. According to Town Clerk Merton Brown, if a finished ordinance comes back to selectmen by March 16, it has a shot of making the June ballot. “This gives ample time for the various legal requirements,” he said, noting the need to complete a public hearing, and possibly two readings before selectmen in time to have the measure ready for absentee ballots, which must be ready for circulation 45 days before voting day.  (read more at the Kennebunk Post)

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