MAHOMET — Board of trustees members are inclined to prohibit the sale of cannabis in Mahomet, according to an informal poll of the village leaders Tuesday night.
Patrick Brown, Mahomet village administrator, said about 1 ½ hours of discussion on the state’s law, to take effect Jan. 1, to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana was held at the board study session.
“Some people spoke in favor of being able to purchase cannabis in Mahomet, mainly coming from the angle of medicinal reasons,” Brown said, while two ministers spoke against any future dispensary in Mahomet. Other residents also spoke against the village ever allowing a cannabis dispensary within its limits.
The meeting drew about 20 residents for the discussion, which won’t bring a vote until next month.
“ There will be action in December,” Brown said.
Numerous other items were up for action Tuesday, and board members voted to move them to the consent agenda for the coming meeting Nov. 19, meaning that they will likely get a “yes” vote at that time.
Among those moves is a motion to vacate a portion of the right of way previously designated for a connection road from Briar Cliff to Thornewood subdivision. This is a promise that village leaders made to subdivision residents during contentious annexation talks in the spring.
“That kind of assures there will be no road connection between thee subdivisions now,” Brown said.
Residents had expressed concern about traffic increasing through Briar Cliff if such a road was constructed.
Portions of Briar Cliff subdivision, Summit Ridge subdivision and Robinson Properties were annexed into the village earlier this year in the face of widespread resident objections.