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MAYVILLE — Like many communities in Chautauqua County, the village of Mayville will not permit the sale of marijuana inside its municipal boundaries.
During a meeting last week of the Mayville Village Board, officials voted unanimously to opt out of hosting on-site cannabis consumption establishments within its boundaries.
Before the vote, the village held a public hearing on the matter. One resident spoke and asked the village to consider allowing the sale of marijuana. “Do you have tax revenue that’s going to make up for that?” the resident asked.
Mayor Ken Shearer replied, “I wish we did.”
With that response, the resident said the village should consider allowing dispensaries. “You’ve got tons of tourists coming through here. It would make us a lot of bank,” he said.
Shearer said he is opposed at this point because he feels there isn’t enough guidance from the state. “If you don’t opt out, you’re in forever. You can’t opt out, but you can opt back in once they establish the rules,” he said.
Shearer said he’s tried to