Proposed Ordinance Would Prohibit Marijuana Sales in North Caldwell

Mayor Joseph Alessi gives annual State of the Borough Address Credits: Jason Moussab

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – A proposed ordinance introduced at the North Caldwell Borough Council meeting on Tuesday would prohibit marijuana dispensaries in town, should the state legislature pass a law legalizing marijuana.

Councilman Joshua Raymond argued that the council might be acting prematurely on this matter.

“I want to hear from the public regarding this situation,” he said.

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Council President Cynthia Santomauro stated that towns across the state are getting ahead of this topic by establishing an ordinance.

“This will help and give guidance to the police department,” Santomauro said. “Also, we can amend or remove the ordinance if need be.”

Mayor Joseph Alessi agreed with Santomauro, saying that it is never too early to consider sale of marijuana in the town.

The public can be heard on this ordinance at the Feb. 27 meeting.

In other news, Alessi also presented his State of the Borough address on Tuesday. He noted that in 2017, the borough welcomed new employees to the township, upgraded the police and fire department radio system and received grant money from FEMA for a generator at town hall.

“We also had our first traffic light installed in North Caldwell, by West Essex High School,” Alessi said.

This year, thanks to a grant from the county, Alessi said the borough expects to install a local dog park.

“I also want to remember those who are no longer with us, like Henry Forstenhausler, who was a treasure to the community,” he said.

Following the address, the council adopted an Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Policy for the borough’s recreation department.

Alessi thanked Councilman Robert Kessler for bringing this resolution to the council. 

The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. 

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