Charlotters overwhelmingly support proposed amendments

Each of the two articles the selectboard put before the voters to decided on Tuesday passed in a landslide.

Article 1, which authorizes the town to spend just over $282,000 to put solar panels on the town garage, passed with 440 yes votes to 114 no votes to take almost 80 percent of the 554 votes cast on the issue.

Article 2 gave residents the opportunity to vote for or against land-use amendments related to commercial cannabis businesses. The amendments are intended to give guidelines to the zoning administrator and the development review board in regulating and granting permits for cannabis businesses in Charlotte.

Article 2 passed 400-141, so almost 74 percent of the voters approved of the cannabis land-use amendments.