Oswego Plan Commission

Oswego Plan Commission (WSPYnews.com photo by Mark Harrington)

Recreational adult-use marijuana was a part of two local Planning Commission meetings this week.

Deciding where downtown Oswego started and ended was a problem for the Oswego Plan Commission Thursday night as members looked at zoning areas and restrictions for the retail sale of marijuana and other related facilities.

Downtown street boundaries were briefly suggested and a secondary core indicated areas along Route 34 and Route 71. Commissioner Rick Kuhn gave his reasons for banning downtown retail sales.

In a 4-2 straw poll, commissioners advised that they wanted to prohibit downtown retail sales.  Plan Commission Chair Charlie Pajor delayed any action by the Oswego Village Board next Tuesday when he made these requests.

The Oswego Plan Commission will meet November 7th.

During the 80-minute meeting, the six plan commission members reviewed and debated amendment proposals to a prototype ordinance.

Chairman Pajor sought an 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. change in the retail opening time instead of 6:00 a.m. as suggested but did not have commissioners’ support.

Retail store distances between schools and parks was left at 100 feet, but Kuhn received approval for adding places of worship.  Private schools and day care facilities were also placed on the setback list.

However, commissioners Tom Gust and Kuhn had this to say during that discussion.

Plan commissioners left the staff and village board recommendation that bans marijuana smoking lounges or social smoking clubs.

Elsewhere, in Plano, its plan commission has recommendations on marijuana facilities ready for the 7:00 p.m. city council committee of the whole meeting Monday, according to Plano Mayor Bob Hausler.

He declined to disclose those recommendations until his eight aldermen have a chance for review first.

Hausler said a city council decision could come at either of its two November meetings.