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Plainfield Board to Vote on Medical Marijuana, Surveillance Cameras

Traffic signal for Route 126 and Meadow also on the agenda.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
The village board is set to meet Monday to vote, among other things, on establishing local regulations for how medical marijuana could be cultivated and dispensed in Plainfield.

The village's committee of the whole met in April to discuss the ins and outs of how a medical marijuana dispensary should be regulated, should it come to Plainfield.

"There's no proposal to bring a specific group in," Village Administrator Brian Murphy said at the time. "This is really just in light of the state law and in light of how this relates to our zoning ordinances."

Currently, state law allows for 60 distribution centers for medical marijuana throughout the state — including a maximum of three in Will County and one in Kendall County. The law also allows for one cultivation operation in both Will and Kendall, Murphy said, although it could be years before a dispensary comes to Plainfield.

Police look to buy cameras

The board will also vote on a request from the Plainfield Police Department to spend $93,265 to replace and upgrade fixed surveillance cameras, plus $63,495 to purchase a HYBRID mobile camera trailer from a company called FedTech.

Traffic signal at Route 126 and Meadow

Also on the agenda is an agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation to install a signal at Route 126 and Meadow Lane.

The village's share of the cost would be $54,650, according to board documents.

In addition to approving a pact with IDOT, the board is being asked to restrict parking along Meadow Lane within the improvement area.



Tim June 16, 2014 at 01:40 PM
Well, at least we know what the chief is busy doing while he is not proposing plans to fix the actual infrastructure problems that have been around for decades, and that need to be addressed ASAP. Obviously, the Police dept has a bottomless budget for personal projects. What a total waste of money.
Dave M June 16, 2014 at 06:36 PM
The cameras are not for red light cameras. They are for something else, not sure what though.
Frank June 16, 2014 at 07:19 PM
Everybody on the Village Board, save for Fay and Racich, should be booted in the next election. Maybe they're not 100%-ers, but they are closest to the pin than everyone else combined, times two. Voters, clean house the next opportunity. This nonsense has gone on long enough IMHO.
Frank June 16, 2014 at 07:20 PM
Is that illegal?

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