From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on November 27 2013, 12:09am by Mark Esper
in Local News
After a heated public hearing at Town Hall attended by more than 80 people Monday night, the Silverton Town Council voted 4-2 to allow marijuana-related businesses downtown and in the Economic Development-zoned portions of town.
The ordinance prohibits such businesses within 500 feet of Silverton School or the Silverton Family Learning Center preschool.
But the move sets the stage for a ballot measure in the town’s April 1, 2014 election, with Silverton resident Edith Mary Eggett vowing to launch a petition drive to let voters decide whether they would prefer to “abolish and repeal Ordinance 2013-05 (the ordinance allowing marijuana-related businesses).”
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