Opportunities exist for Oswego residents and business owners to voice their opinions about marijuana coming to the village of 30,000 plus residents.
Oswego Village Board Trustee James Marter started the discussion at the board’s meeting this week. He wanted a survey for residents and more input before he votes.
The new state law signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker legalizes the sale and use of recreational cannabis starting January 1, 2020. But the law provides authority to municipalities to decide on allowing marijuana producers and retailers to locate within a community and to impose additional regulations.
Oswego Village Administrator Dan DiSanto told WSPY News that one dispensary has contacted him about opening a store in the village.
Marter shared this information.
Marter sought three questions on the survey.
DiSanto said village staff has been discussing the marijuana issue before it goes into effect January 1st.
Oswego Village President Troy Parlier called the new state cannabis changes, a "big mess state-wide."
The village of Oswego is asking residents and business owners complete the survey one time at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KVKBZR7 before noon on Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Residents can also email village board members at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The topic will come up at the next village board meeting September 3rd in the committee of the whole meeting where trustees are not permitted to vote for final action, only to discuss an item or move an item to a regular board meeting for a vote. A public forum will also be held for residents to speak that night at 6 p.m.