Sutton has a population of nearly 9,000 people – and yet only 610 voters attended the May 2018 town meeting to vote on quite important issues for our town. You might think this small, but we’ve had town meetings in the recent past with only 42 members. It’s a sad commentary on how people are willing to delegate critical issues which impact their lives to a token few voices.
The May 2018 Sutton Town Meeting is gearing up to be even more contentious than ever, because Sutton will be tackling a fairly serious issue. It’ll be laying out the regulations for the existence (or non-existence) of marijuana “establishments”. That is, places where one could buy or use marijuana for non-medical purposes.