NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF A LOCAL LAW BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF NASSAU SUBJECT TO A PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on December 22, 2021, the Village Board of the Village of Nassau adopted a certain local law as follows:
A local law opting out of on-site cannabis consumption sites in the Village of Nassau as authorized under Cannabis Law Article 4.
The Cannabis Law of the State of New York adopted in 2021 authorizes the establishment of licensed dispensaries of cannabis, and also licensed on-site cannabis consumption sites within the State of New York. Pursuant to that law, municipalities, including villages, were given the option to opt out of the State licensing of facilities within their jurisdiction. By the local law adopted above, the Village of Nassau opted out of allowing on-site cannabis consumption sites from being established and operated within the jurisdiction of the Village of Nassau. Pursuant to that local law, the State Board will not license such facilities within the Village of Nassau.
The resolution adopting this local law is subject to a permissive referendum, pursuant to the provisions of the Village Law.
December 24, 2021 Melissa Turner- Bulan
Nassau Village Clerk
For Immediate Release
On December 22, 2021, the Village of Nassau Board of Trustees held public hearings to get input from residents on local laws to opt out of allowing adult-use cannabis retail dispensaries and on-site consumption licenses from locating within the Village limits. In a special meeting immediately following the public hearings, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to defeat the law opting out of cannabis retail dispensaries. This means that retail dispensaries will be allowed in the Village of Nassau. The Board also unanimously voted in favor of opting out of on-site consumption lounges for the time being due to lack of clarity on the operation and regulations surrounding said lounges. The Board of Trustees thanks all who provided input as it considered action on these matters.
Village of Nassau Annual Tree Lighting will take place
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm at the Village Commons.
Come and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, bonfire and a visit from Santa.
We will also be collecting new unwrapped toys for the Nassau Resource Center at the ceremony.
The event is free and all are welcome.
Note: While it is nice to be able to have this event, there has been an increase of COVID cases in our area and it is important for everyone to continue physical distancing along with other prudent safety steps.