Notice of Public Hearing 12/2/2021

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that pursuant to the direction of the East Greenbush Town Board,    the Town Board shall hold a public hearing on December 2, 2021, at 5:30 P.M., in the Red Barn in the Town Park, 100 Town Park Road, East Greenbush, New York and/or by remote means, to receive comments from the public about a proposed local law as follows:

            A local law opting out of on-site cannabis consumption sites in the Town of East Greenbush authorized under Cannabis Law Article 4.

           New York State has recently legalized the recreational use of cannabis products. It has also created a Cannabis Control Board, authorized to issue retail dispensary licenses and on-site cannabis consumption licenses within the State. The law also allows local governments, including towns, to prohibit the establishment of retail dispensary licenses and/or on-site consumption licenses by local law. That local law must be enacted by December 31, 2021, or the town waives the ability to challenge such outlets in the town.

            In addition, that local law is subject to a referendum on petition pursuant to the Cannabis Law and the procedure outlined in the Municipal Home Rule Law § 24. The local law will not become effective until after the petition period has expired, without a petition being filed, or a vote has been taken after a valid petition has been filed.

            A copy of the local law may be inspected at the Office of the Town Clerk during regular business hours. A copy of the proposed local law is also available on the Town’s website at:  Proposed Local Law 9 of 2021 - Cannabis: Prohibit On-Site Consumption

            Written comments may be submitted to the Town Board by email to or by mail to the Town Board, Town of East Greenbush, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, New York 12144 at any time prior to the hearing.

 By order of the East Greenbush Town Board 

 Ellen Pangburn, Town Clerk  

 Dated: November 19, 2021