Spring cleanup approaching, cannabis ordinance approved at second reading

By Sarah Richardson

The White Sulphur Springs City Council approved the second reading of their medical cannabis ordinance at their March 9 meeting, which outlines basic requirements for any future medical dispensaries to operate within city limits. The ordinance will allow businesses to sell cannabis under certain conditions: Any grower, processor, or dispensary shall only be located in a business zoned area in the city, no dispensary shall be located within 300 feet of another dispensary, they must comply with all business license and zoning requirements, they may not be located within 300 feet of a church or school, they may only be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and they can’t be open on Sundays or legal holidays.

In other news, the Hart’s Run Water Project is complete, and the first water sample is being tested. This extension covers the Department of Natural Resources and over 40 houses.

The annual free spring cleanup is fast approaching, and will start on March 23 for the city. The event runs from March 23 through April 3, with the city offering to clean up and remove yard debris, appliances, recyclables, unlicensed and abandoned vehicles, trash, etc. for property owners and tenants at no charge. Interested parties must come to City Hall and fill out a request form, and bring all items to the edge of their property where garbage pickup is located.

Spring cleanup items will be picked up during the customer’s regular garbage day of the week. The city will not pick up tires, concrete, or hazardous materials such as gas, acids, etc. Recycle will be picked up on the first and third Monday each month. Appliances will be picked up on second and fourth Wednesday each month.

Anyone who would like to request spring cleanup pickup can stop in City Hall or call 304-536-1454 to be put on the list to assure pickup.

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