By Victor Milani
Northfield Village Council opted to not act on the marijuana dispensary legislation at last night’s council meeting, leaving it on first reading. With Council President Nick Magistrelli, an outspoken critic of the dispensary out of town, Mayor Nehez and Council decided to leave the legislation on first reading. Council will more than likely decide the fate of the dispensary, at it’s next meeting in two weeks. Mayor Nehez told Nordonia Hills.News he hopes he has the votes of Council necessary to ban the dispensary from opening in Northfield Village.
Attorney Ken Fisher, representing Northfield Park/Hard Rock, discussed a letter (click here to read the letter) from Brock Milstein, CEO of Northfield Park/Hard Rock, that was sent to Council and Mayor Nehez. Milstein, when contacted by Nordonia Hills. News, stated he and his family have invested millions of dollars in Northfield Village since they purchased Northfield Park in 1972. “We have steadfastly stood with Northfield Village in good times and bad times. The Hard Rock has brought millions of dollars into Northfield Village, as well as hundreds of jobs. We feel we have the right to voice our opinion as to what business is brought into Northfield Village, as does any other business or resident in town. The Hard Rock brand is iconic worldwide, and the plans for expanding with a hotel is just another great venture that we plan to bring to Northfield Village. Obviously with that expansion, will come further revenue and job opportunities for Northfield Village.”