The Town Board of the Town of Chester will hold a public hearing on a proposed local law entitled:

A LOCAL LAW ADDING CHAPTER 68A TO THE TOWN CODE OF THE TOWN OF CHESTER TO OPT OUT OF ALLOWING CANNABIS RETAIL DISPENSARIES AND ON-SITE CONSUMPTION SITES, AS AUTHORIZED UNDER NEW YORK CANNABIS LAW ARTICLE 4

Be it enacted by the Town of Chester in the County of Orange, as follows:

Section 1. Title
This Local Law shall be referred to as, “A Local Law Adding Chapter 68A, Entitled, “Opt-Out of Cannabis Retail Dispensaries and On-Site Cannabis Consumption Sites”, to the Town Code of the Town of Chester.

Section 2. Purpose and Legislative Intent
It is the intent and purpose of this Local Law to permit the Town of Chester to opt-out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries and on-site cannabis consumption sites in the Town of Chester that would otherwise be allowed under New York Cannabis Law Article 4. The Town Board of the Town of Chester has determined that opting-out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries and on-site cannabis consumption sites in the Town of Chester shall further secure and promote the public health, comfort, welfare, safety and peace for residents of the Town of Chester.

Section 3. Authority
This Local Law is adopted pursuant to New York Cannabis Law §131, which expressly authorizes the Town Board to adopt a local law requesting the Cannabis Control Board to prohibit the establishment of cannabis retail dispensary licenses and/or on-site consumption licenses within the jurisdiction of the Town of Chester and is subject to a permissive referendum, the procedure of which is governed by New York Municipal Home Rule Law §24.

Said public hearing will take place in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 1786 Kings Highway, Chester, NY on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 7 PM or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard.
All persons interested in the subject matter may appear in person or by agent. All written communications should be addressed to the Board at the above address.

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF CHESTER
LINDA A. ZAPPALA,
TOWN CLERK
Dated: October 18, 2021