Cannabis Law Referendum Vote - March 15thThe referendum vote for residents of the Village of Fayetteville will take place at the Village Election to be held Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 6 am to 9 pm, in the board room at the village hall located at 425 East Genesee Street, Fayetteville NY. There will be two propositions on the cannabis law.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Fayetteville had held a Public Hearing on a proposed Local Law pursuant to Cannabis Law §131 opting out of licensing and establishing retail cannabis dispensaries and on-site cannabis consumption establishments within the Village of Fayetteville. The public hearing began at the Trustees' June 2021 meeting. The public comment period concluded at the Trustees' meeting on December 20, 2021.
At the Board of Trustees meeting January 10, 2022 a motion was made and unanimously approved to adopt the following resolution to bypass the petition process for a Permissive Referendum and submit the Local Law to a referendum on its own motion.
WHEREAS, the Village of Fayetteville Board of Trustees has previously adopted a local law where the Village would opt out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries and cannabis on-site consumption establishments with the Village of Fayetteville and,
WHEREAS, the adoption of the local law is subject to permissive referendum pursuant to Article 9 of the NYS Village Law upon receipt of a petition satisfying the Village Law requirements, and
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees may, upon its own motion, bypass the petition process for a permissive referendum and submit the local law to a referendum on its own motion, 2 BOT 1-10-2022
IT IS HEREBY MOVED that the Board of Trustees submit the local law to a referendum at the next general Village election.
The following statements are the two (2) Cannabis Propositions that should appear on the March 15, 2022 Ballot:
SHALL THE FAYETTEVILLE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES PROHIBIT THE LICENSING AND ESTABLISHMENT OF CANNABIS COMSUMPTION ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF FAYETTEVILLE. YES OR NO?
SHALL THE FAYETTEVILLE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES PROHIBIT THE LICENSING AND ESTABLISHMENT OF CANNABIS RETAIL DISPENSARIES WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF FAYETTEVILLE. YES OR NO?