Anna council considers marijuana prohibition

By Patricia Ann Speelman -

ANNA — There may be no retail marijuana dispensing, cultivating or processing in the village of Anna following action by the village council during its regular meeting July 24.

The council gave first reading to an ordinance that would prohibit all such dealings in the substance.

The council also discussed possible changes to the job description and residency requirements for a village administrator and options for recruiting one.

In an executive session, July 10, the council accepted the resignation of village Administrator Wayne York, who retired that day. Public Works Director Mike Homan and Fiscal Officer Stacy Meyer have been authorized to make decisions that an administrator would make until a new administrator is hired.

In other action during the regular meetings July 10 and July 24, the council:

• Gave first reading to a resolution that would levy special assessments to pay for street lighting.

• Gave first reading to a resolution to take bids for the extension of water and sewer lines under Interstate 75.

• Announced that a Worker’s Compensation rebate had been received in the amount of $19,499. The funds will be split among the departments that paid into Worker’s Compensation.

• Voted to permit the construction of a dog park to be funded by a resident.

• Approved a measure to develop an ordinance that would list the maximum credit given for income tax as 1.75 percent.

• Discussed the need to put a state championship sign in a new place at the east end of town to accommodate a sidewalk program.

• Noted that a public works meeting will address street resurfacing options.

• Voted to put a $5,000 spending limit on purchases the village administrator can make without the prior approval of the council.

• Voted to seek bids for installation of sidewalks at 11 properties.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.