Waterville Sets Public Vote On Opting In Or Out

Before the Village of Waterville makes a final decision on the state’s new marijuana laws, village residents will get to weigh in.


Last week the Village Board followed an option given to villages with elections in March. Board members voted at their meeting to opt out, with the understanding the question will be put on the March election ballot.


Villages who do that get an extension from the Dec. 31 deadline on making a final opt-in or out decision to allow the sale and/or consumption of pot in their municipality until after the vote.


Also at the meeting, the Board had a public hearing regarding the proposal on Madison Street to divide one property into three; the parcels are there Pro Active Physical Therapy and MVHS offices are.


Board members voted to accept the change to the three parcels.


The Village voted to join the Oriskany Creek Basin Commission.


Board members discussed a situation where a homeowner has passed away after receiving Community Block housing money for home upgrades. Because the owner had not lived there five years after the repairs, some of the money will need to be repaid when the house is sold.



The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper.