Mayor Richard LaBarbiera presided over his last meeting on December 20, and as he hands the gavel to Christopher DiPiazza, there is a lingering issue about a resolution approving a medical marijuana license during the final council meeting in 2021.
The council discussed rescinding the resolution from a year ago due to a possible nepotism issue.
An ordinance, which sought to amend the borough’s existing medical marijuana cannabis ordinance to include recreation marijuana, did not receive a motion to move forward with a vote at the Wednesday Council meeting.
Mayor Richard LaBarbiera has been an outspoken advocate of bringing recreational marijuana to the borough, frequently posting on social media and discussing it at public meetings.
LaBarbiera said that despite a representative of Rise Dispensaries coming to discuss their experience and financial figures, it all "fell on deaf ears" during the meeting.