By Joseph Leckarcyzk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
Now that the medical marijuana issue is officially on the April ballot, the Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) and the Board of Trustees (BOT) have a new “hot potato” to toss around during their meetings. And the new potato is whether or not to remove the public vote on non-residential five-acre annexations into the Town of Lyons.
A couple of weeks ago the BOT had the item on the agenda, for a first reading, with the idea that they would get recommendations from the PCDC and the Economic Development Commission (EDC) about whether to put the issue to a voter referendum on April’s BOT election ballot, or to just have the BOT decide for themselves about amending the five-acre annexation ordinance.