When the Petersburg Borough Assembly meets today, ordinance 2016-10 will have its third and final reading. That’s the one that could give Petersburg residents another vote on marijuana on the regular October ballot – whether to prohibit its sale and importation, and the operation of pot businesses.
It also includes cultivation and testing.
The assembly will take public comment on the matter.
The ordinance passed unanimously in its second reading at the last assembly meeting on August 1.
Also at the meeting, Mayor Mark Jensen will deliver a proclamation of appreciation for longtime Petersburg resident Al Dwyer. Dwyer passed away earlier this month due to health complications at age 74. During his time in Petersburg he served as mayor for five years.
The Borough’s federal lobbyist Sebastian O’Kelly, a consultant with Robertson, Monagle and Eastaugh, will be at the meeting to report on federal issues affecting Petersburg. Discussion may include Essential Air Service, US Coast Guard vessels and forest management, among other topics.
The assembly will receive a notice from the state Department of Environmental Conservation about a proposed statewide permit for pesticide use, with the current permit expiring this October. Public comment will be taken.
They will also review open assembly positions.
These are some of the agenda items the borough assembly will consider today. The meeting starts at noon and is open to the public. KFSK will be broadcasting the meeting live.