Mayor Rich Robinson and Alderman Pete Dell

The public discussion about whether the City of Sandwich should sell cannabis beginning on Jan. 1 was postponed until October 7 because Mayor Rich Robinson and alderman Pete Dell could not attend Monday night's meeting. ( photo by James Wyman)

Mayor Rich Robinson and alderman Pete Dell were absent from Monday night's Sandwich City Council Committee of the Whole meeting, which prompted the public discussion on the sale of marijuana in Sandwich to be moved to Oct. 7.

At 4:20 p.m. last Friday, City Clerk Denise Ii sent an email out announcing that the cannabis discussion meeting had been moved.

Ii said Monday night that Mayor Robinson ordered the marijuana meeting cancelled apparently because he wanted all aldermen present.

Following Monday night's meeting, alderman Fred Kreinbrink spoke about the marijuana meeting postponement.

Marijuana becomes legal for recreational use in Illinois on January 1.

In other business at Monday night's meeting, alderman Kreinbrink spoke about moving the Audience Comments section of the Sandwich City Council meetings to early in the meeting rather than at the end where it is now.

Citizen Carol Meyer complained to the Sandwich City Council that she cannot hear the aldermen during the meeting.

Alderman Les Redden said that the adjudication court that is held in the council chambers has problems with recording its sessions.

Redden says he has a bid for a new system, but that it would cost $20,000.

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