Village seeks input on cannabis regulation
Residents, business owners may submit responses, comments multiple ways
The State of Illinois has legalized the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis beginning on Jan. 1, 2020. Under the legislation, municipalities have the authority to decide whether to allow cannabis producers and retailers to locate within a community and to impose additional regulations.
The Oswego Village Board will consider local cannabis regulations at its regularly scheduled committee of the whole meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Prior to the meeting, the Board is seeking input from residents and business owners regarding attitudes about whether cannabis producers and retailers should be permitted in the Village and what kinds of regulations should apply.
Interested residents and business owners may complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KVKBZR7 before Wednesday, Aug. 28. Residents and business owners may take the survey just once. The survey is advisory only and will help inform the Village Board as they make decisions regarding recreational cannabis, however, this informal survey does not constitute a referendum, and is one of several pieces of information that may be considered. The final date to respond to the survey is noon on Wednesday, Aug. 28.
As always, residents may also comment during the public forum portion of the upcoming Village Board meeting. The Board will meet for a committee of the whole meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, that includes a public forum at the beginning in which residents and others who wish to speak may address the board for five minutes. To participate, simply attend the meeting and complete a brief form, available at Village Hall, to let the Board know you wish to speak.
Residents may also email the members of the Village Board with comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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