Dunkirk Town Board torn on pot dispensaries | News, Sports, Jobs – Evening Observer

OBSERVER Photo by Anthony Dolce Pictured are members of the Dunkirk Town Board during a meeting earlier this week. The board voted 3-2 in favor of opting out of having cannabis dispensaries in the town, though a public hearing is set for July 13 on the matter.


As all local municipalities will have to face, members of the Dunkirk Town Board on Tuesday night discussed whether they want to opt out of having cannabis dispensaries in the town of Dunkirk. By the end of a lengthy discussion, the board voted 3-2 in favor of crafting the opt out law, but scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, July 13, at 5:30 p.m.

According to Dunkirk Town Attorney Jeffrey Passafaro, the timing for municipalities looking to opt out is accelerated, and the Dunkirk Town Board, if they are going to opt out, has to decide by July 19. Because its next scheduled meeting was set for July 20, members moved the meeting and public hearing up to Tuesday, July 13. Passafaro added that by opting out, it would take away the town of Dunkirk’s tax revenue stream from dispensaries.

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