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6/6/2014 10:32:00 PM
Medical marijuana facility not wanted by some in Valley

Lauren Blough
NewsTribune Reporter

The city of Spring Valley is being considered for a medical marijuana growing facility, as is its neighbor, Peru.

There has not yet been an ordinance put in place by the council concerning the issue.

Council members are hesitant to approve anything at this time. 

“If we don’t pass an ordinance soon, we’re out of it anyway,” Mayor Walt Marini said at a city council informal meeting this week.

Alderman Chuck Hansen isn’t completely against the idea. 

“I think that we are looking at it in a negative way, and it’s not,” Hansen said.

Council members are all seeking more information about the company that would manage the facility as well as more information concerning what will be done within the facility. 

“I don’t know enough about it,” Alderman Tom Nesti said. “Let someone else take it.”

“I’m not against it; other communities are getting thousands and thousands from it,” Hansen said.

Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Article comment by: fosterbw99

It sounds like this will provide much needed jobs - more so if recreational use becomes law. Granted, I think the growers are exaggerating both the wage and the number of jobs, but any job growth around here is good. I say go for it. And it does not matter if it is located in Spring Valley, LaSalle, Peru, or Oglesby.

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