LEBANON – City council passed an ordinance banning cannabis deals in the borough and agreed to hang the historic Dolly Madison Ice Cream sign in Borough Hall when it meets on Wednesday June 16.
The council passed the Cannabis Ordinance, with District Attorney Joseph Novak confirming that the district will not allow delivery services within the city, but residents will be able to get cannabis delivery service from outside the city to their homes.
Chestnut Place resident and former business owner John Saharic presented the city council with the old Dolly Madison Ice Cream Luncheonette sign that had hung outside the Lebanon Borough General Store on Main Street for many years.
The current owner of the building had taken the sign down and tried to sell it, but Saharic was able to get hold of it and suggested that the district hang the historic sign somewhere in Borough Hall. The council agreed to discuss where in the building the sign should be hung and stored.
The council also passed several resolutions including a clean community grant, road closures for the July 4th parade, July 4th social permit, street sweeping, park gravel replacement, playground mulch installation, Main Street mulch and bench installation, and playground mulch.
The council also approved a resolution on street signs, in which Administrator Karen Romano announced that the speed signs purchased will be yellow with black lettering and will collect traffic data such as speeding over when these incidents occur and will replace the current speed limit signs along Main Street. The New Jersey State Police, which covers the district, can access the data via USB or Bluetooth and determine where the problem areas are.
Planning Committee / Adaptation Commission chairman Alexander Saharic presented an idea that he would like to discuss at the next planning committee meeting to increase the current size of the accessory shed from 100 square meters to 200 square meters.
This would require a change to the current regulation and the application fee. The planning committee will discuss the possibility and practicability of increasing the shed size at its next meeting and make a final recommendation to the council.
Mayor James Pittinger announced that the concert in the park will be scheduled for Saturday, August 28th and will include a food truck and at least one band.
The July 4th Parade and Picnic, the largest such celebration in the county in nearly 40 years, will also return with the main parade at 11:30 am
The next meeting of the Lebanon Borough Council will take place on Wednesday, July 21st at 7:30 p.m. in Borough Hall.