Marijuana

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At Monday's meeting, the Sandwich City Council is expected to defeat an ordinance prohibiting cannabis business establishments in town.

Five aldermen were at first opposed to the sale of cannabis in Sandwich; however, at the November 25 meeting alderwoman Cara Killey and alderman Shane Surratt indicated that they had switched and were now in favor of allowing cannabis sales in town.

Here's Killey at the November 25 meeting.

Aldermen Sheryl Chmielewski, Kevin Kelleher and Fred Kreinbrink are also in favor of cannabis sales, while aldermen Pete Dell, Les Redden and Rich Robinson are opposed or leaning against allowing cannabis sales.

Following the Monday vote on the cannabis prohibition ordinance, the Sandwich City Council will consider creating a 3 percent tax on retail sales of cannabis.

The Sandwich Plan Commission will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 in the council chambers to discuss the zoning of future adult use cannabis establishments.

In other business at Monday's meeting, aldermen will vote on allowing alcohol sales on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday and allowing alcohol to be sold at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Currently, no alcohol can be sold in Sandwich on Christmas or Easter and alcohol sales on Sunday cannot begin until 10:00 a.m.

The alcohol ordinance is expected to pass based on comments at the Committee of the Whole meeting.

Also tonight, the Sandwich City Council will consider passage of a 4.95 percent increase in the city's tax levy.  The owner of a $200,000 home will pay $38.00 more per year in property taxes to the city if the tax levy ordinance passes.

Sandwich citizens are reminded that city crews will pick up brush and limbs this week.  The leaf vacuuming program in Sandwich is over.

Monday's meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers at 128 E Railroad St. in Sandwich.