LIVERPOOL — At its month-to-month assembly on Sept. 20, the Village of Liverpool Board of Trustees unanimously voted to ban authorized marijuana companies inside the village.
Native Regulation C was handed pursuant to New York state’s Hashish Regulation Part 131. Particularly, the trustees voted to “decide out” of licensing and establishing retail hashish dispensaries and on-site consumption companies right here.
After conducting a public listening to at which nobody spoke both for or in opposition to the ordinance, Mayor Gary White and the 4 trustees – Matt Devendorf, Christina Fadden, Dennis Hebert and Michal LaMontagne – all voted in favor of it.
Village Lawyer John Langey identified that “rising hashish for private consumption will nonetheless be allowed per state legislation.” He additionally warned the trustees that residents have the suitable to pressure a permissive referendum to problem their resolution to decide out.
White – a former deputy police chief for town of Syracuse – complained that state authorities has failed to supply steerage relating to the legalization of marijuana. In truth, the state has but to ascertain an oversight workplace which might be liable for issuing permits and licenses.
The city of Salina – which incorporates the village of Liverpool – has not but addressed the opt-out possibility.
“The city has till Dec. 31 to resolve whether or not or to not approve hashish distribution places,” mentioned Nancy O’Neil, government assistant to Supervisor Colleen Gunnip. O’Neil seconded the village authorities’s concern in regards to the present lack of state oversight.
A associated proposed ordinance was tabled by the village board. Native Regulation B would prohibit smoking of any form from all village properties. After dialogue at its Aug. 16 assembly, the legal professional rewrote the legislation to make clear that the prohibition would come with sidewalks immediately bordering parks and playgrounds.
Offenders might be cited and fined $25.
Residents and village property homeowners are invited to touch upon the proposed smoking prohibition at a public listening to set for 7:01 p.m. Oct. 18, on the village corridor, 310 Sycamore St.
4 DWIs in August
On Sept. 20, Liverpool Police Chief Jerry Unger reported through memo to trustees that the LPD made 224 site visitors stops in August, and officers issued 183 citations for violations of the state’s automobile and site visitors legal guidelines.
Seven site visitors accidents have been investigated final month, and 4 arrests have been made for DWI. Officers made 41 residential checks and 264 enterprise checks throughout August whereas responding to a complete of 664 incidents and requires service.
The LPD arrested 19 people final month on 24 legal fees.
Police chief handed
Having handed his Onondaga County Civil Service examination, provisional Liverpool Police Chief Jerry Unger is “provisional” now not.
Now that he’s formally the village’s prime cop, Unger’s contract was formally accepted by the trustees on Sept. 20. Having risen by way of the ranks since becoming a member of the LPD in 2009, Unger now earns an annual wage of $81,851.