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Rules, attorneys, marijuana focus of Bessemer council - again


December 19, 2017

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

LAWERYING UP, Bessemer style Monday evening outside the city council chamber. On the left is Steve Pence, attorney for Charly Loper, city manager and on the right is Jeremy Pickens, representing the city attorney who could not make it to the meeting. The two lawyers were having a chat outside the council chambers before the meeting kicked off. During closed session they represented their clients regarding Loper's contract and a stated disciplinary action two members of the council attempted to levy on Loper last week, according to Pence. Both sides were able to settle their differences and continue the relationship.


BESSEMER - Richard Duncanson is not going quietly as he raised the issue of the city not signing his paperwork to establish a new medical marijuana facility under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act of 2016, which went into effect Dec. 15. Duncanson claims the ordinances the city council has voted to repeal are still in effect because they do not go into effect until seven days after the results have been published in the paper, which happened on Dec. 8 and again on the Dec. 14.

John Frello, former city councilman said, the results of...

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