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Spring Valley Amends Code For Possible Medical Marijuana Site

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Illinois - The Spring Valley City Council has approved an amendment to the city's land development code to meet the requirements needed for a medical marijuana cultivation facility. At Monday's meeting, the council went along with the recommendation to amend the code as provided by the planning commission, which met on Aug. 6. The city will now be able to submit an application to endorse becoming a possible site for a cultivation facility.

According to the plan commission meeting minutes, Plan Commission Chairman George Forsa questioned why the ordinance did not also include granting special uses for cannabis dispensaries. In turn, Spring Valley City Attorney Jim Andreoni explained the only inquiries the city had received at the present time were regarding cultivation facilities.

Forsa recommended the city look into the possibility of further amending the land development code to allow dispensaries as special uses in certain commercial districts. At Monday's council meeting, Alderman Dave Pellegrini asked Economic Development Director Debb Ladgenski about the interest in the cannabis dispensaries. She confirmed a pharmaceutical company had contacted her looking for both a cannabis cultivation and dispensary site.

After looking into the requirements needed for a dispensary, Ladgenski said she discovered that they cannot be within 1,000 feet of a school or daycare and only one site within the city met the size requirements the party had been asking about. Aldermen Jim Talaino and Jack Narczewski questioned Ladgenski about who the company was that was asking about the site, which she explained she didn't want to publicize the name, as the matter only relates to private negotiations as of now. When the ordinance to amend the city's land development code came to a vote, Talaino and Narczewski both passed.


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