By NR Staff • 

Amity adopts pot moratorium

The one-year delay is designed to allow the Legislature additional time to fine-tune state regulations and provide the city with time to develop reasonable local regulations.

When the council next meets at 7 p.m. May 7, it is also expected to approve an ordinance related to the unlawful possession of marijuana. It will replace a 1975 ordinance no longer in compliance with state law.

In other business, the council heard from Erin Rainey of the Ford Family Foundation and the foundation’s Amity/Dayton Cohort on plans for placement of an informational kiosk in the northeast corner of City Park’s Fifth Street parking lot. The council said it fully supports the project, with will also feature a plaza.

“We really want to get it done,” Rainey said. “That would be a sense of accomplishment.”

The kiosk is expected to feature historic information as well bike routes and maps.

The city is also seeking to fill three vacant lay positions on the budget committee. Anyone with interest is asked to contact city hall at 503-835-3711.

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