Thursday, May 28, 2015
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com

Recent Comments

ONCEMORE1 - QPD investigage phone scam - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Info on "Whycallme" seems sketchy at best. Much better results with a straight Google search of the number......
suryokecu - QPD investigage phone scam - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I always heard some of my friends complaining about this annoying scammer. They sometimes calls my friends 3-4 times a week. I always recommend them to report the number directly to FTC or police department. I also doing some research about this kind of scam and find some similar complain about it at http://www.whycall.me/226-122-1233.html.…
qfingers - Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJourna
Given that the record is 126 in May 1956 sounds relatively cool to me.
qfingers - Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJourna
I worked with one NASA atmospheric modeling system which one of the guys in our office didn't believe the answers it was giving. The model had been around for many years and used by many. I investigated and found a unit mismatch where one place was expecting watts/steradian and the other watts/degree. Fixed it and the answers were much more reasonable. I worked with another model produced by…
Loverofblues - Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJourna
Heat wave in the southern hemi-sphere. 118 in India sounds warm?

Most Popular

Quincy School Board to re-bid QHS construction

Two children safe after Fri abduction QJ Original

Quincy, Adams County want your feedback

Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat

Is It Time For Netflix To Crack Down On Piggyback Subscribers?

Ameren Illinois customers could pay for Exelon's nuclear plants

28 Shootings, 9 Fatal, Over Memorial Day Weekend In Baltimore Video

Illinois Senate passes marijuana decriminalization bill but plans changes

Medical marijuana discussions continue in Quincy

Medical marijuana discussions continue in Quincy

1 year ago by Denise Donley

Cultivation and dispensary centers could be coming to Quincy

Medicinal marijuana cultivation and dispensary centers could soon be coming to Quincy.

The Quincy Plan Commission began the conversation on medicinal marijuana at Tuesday night’s meeting to prepare for the possibilities of a cultivation and dispensary center.

In Illinois, one marijuana cultivation center and one dispensary center is allowed per State Police District, said Chuck Bevelheimer, Community Development Director.

“More than likely, Quincy will end up with one or both. If that’s the case, we want to make sure that we manage that according to our zoning code and consistent with the state standards,” said Bevelheimer. “We’re incorporating the standards as well as where we think in the city that the centers should go.”

Bevelheimer said the cultivation center is going to need to be considered as an industrial operation. He thinks it would probably need between 10 and 20 employees and have tight security. It cannot be located within 2,500 ft. of the property line of schools, daycares or residential use areas. If the cultivation center is to be located in Quincy, the Commission plans to see it built in the southeast part of Quincy.

Dispensaries, Bevelheimer said, will need to be visible and in a location that sees steady police presence.

“We went with the C2 district because it has the largest commercial property area,” said Bevelheimer. “East Broadway is where we’re thinking. It has to be set back 1000 ft. from schools and daycares, but can be next to residential.

The medical marijuana pilot law in Illinois went into effect in January of this year.

“With the law already in effect, the rules being finalized and the few calls we have received, we’re probably going to end up with a center. If so, we want to have a decision on where they go versus allowing them to go wherever the state determines they should go,” said Bevelheimer. “This way, we can narrow that focus to where we think they should go as well as being consistent with the state standards.”

A public hearing will be held the second Tuesday in June to discuss locations of a medicinal marijuana cultivation and a dispensary center.

The Plan Commission also approved a request by Anthony and Connie Sohn for a planned development at 1130 S. 6th St.  The proposal would install two one-bedroom living units and three two-bedroom living units in the building located on the property. Previously, the location housed restaurants but has been vacant for two years. The proposal will go to next week’s City Council meeting.

A public hearing will also be held in June regarding amendments for commercial signage in the City. The amendments would change the brightness of signs by adding a sensor that determines the appropriate amount of light emitted. If sign exceeds a set amount of light emitted, a $500 ticket could be issued.


From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 55 minutes ago

Oracle wins another battle with Google, and the whole computer industry is nervous about it http://t.co/RwN1ZTHE0V
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 55 minutes ago

Illinois spends $750K a year on closed prison http://t.co/f6AcGsrNGq
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 1 hour, 49 minutes ago

Rauner stays on stump for Turnaround Illinois, but admits not everyone digs his approach http://t.co/U8TniKCXgS
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 1 hour, 49 minutes ago

Federal water protections expand as Missouri finally moves on old requirements http://t.co/6iftOgWPFU