Falmouth City Council approves zoning change for vertical garden

At a special called meeting of Falmouth City Council on March 5, 2019 a second reading of Ordinance 97.4-2019 was heard.
    Essentially, this ordinance provides for 4.4 acres of land in downtown Falmouth, currently zoned as Downtown “D”, to be changed to Business “B”. The purpose of this change is to establish an indoor farm business at the Old Falmouth School Center. The vote to approve the map amendment was unanimous.
    Additionally, council heard a resolution to sell  by bid three fire department vehicles and three police vehicles. These vehicles will be added to the items offered up by  bid at the previous city council meeting, 2-19-19: a 1989 Chevy Kodiak truck with Holand one man bucket, handling jib boom, 55 ft. boom, and 128,406 miles; a 1998 Chevy ¾ ton utility truck, five speed standard, 2-W drive with 107,485 miles, and two John Deer walk behind mowers, one with 52 in. cut, 17 hp Kohler engine, and the other with a 36 in cut, 13 hp Kohler engine. Last, a good deal of scrap metal is up for bid. All sealed bids will be opened in public at which time a decision will be made whether to accept or reject.
    In another resolution, council approved an arrangement with the City of Williamstown to trade ten sections of fire hose for a 2003 Expedition.
    Finally, council opened a sealed bid for a lagoon clean out  and “Dewatering” of the waste water treatment plant.
    The problem at hand is there are several feet of sludge lying on top of the lagoon which tends to foul the processing of waste water at the treatment plant.
    The meeting was adjourned.