Boro Council Explores Potential Cannabis Dispensary

SWEDESBORO – During the Swedesboro Council meeting on April 15, discussions were held on the potential establishment of a cannabis dispensary in Swedesboro, with the council emphasizing the need for clear regulations for planning and zoning to ensure community safety.

The council proposed questions about how far a possible dispensary could legally be from a school if brought to Swedesboro, as well as the length of the contract.

Mayor Tom Fromm assured the council that all of these concerns would be addressed in future meetings with the zoning board.

Fromm provided updates on affordable housing initiatives, highlighting Conifer Realty LLC’splan to introduce 80 units of affordable residential housing on Water Street in Swedesboro, He also mentioned ongoing projects with other developers.

Correspondence from Woolwich Township regarding the Remington & Vernick Waterfront Development application notified the council of plans for improvements to be made to Locke Avenue Park in Woolwich Township. These plans include adding baseball fields, multipurpose fields, improvements to parking, and improvements to accessing Locke Avenue.

Remington & Vernick also notified the council of the Municipal Truck Route System being set in place to define truck routes to accommodate increasing warehouse activity in the area. It was made clear that this would not affect the borough that much.

In anticipation of Earth Day on April 22, CouncilmemberSalvatoreCasella emphasized the importance of raising awareness about environmental conservation and sustainability in the borough. Councilmember David Flaherty also discussed plans to introduce new trees across Swedesboro to promote environmental health in the borough.

Councilmember JoAnn Gahrs provided reminders of upcoming events such as Family Fun Day at Locke Avenue on May 18, featuring family-friendly activities, like kid rides, food trucks, games, and face painting. Family Fun Day event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fromm authorized of an agreement with Bright Idea LED with plans to equip multiple municipal buildings with LED bulbs for indoor use.

By Asiya Robinson

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