Bessemer council votes to purchase odor-detecting device

Members hope to reduce complaints about marijuana


January 7, 2020

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

ADDRESSING MEMBERS of the Bessemer City Council at a Monday evening meeting is Mayor Adam Zak, right, as Council Member Linda Nelson listens. Zak cast the sole opposing vote in a motion to purchase a smell-detecting device and to encourage the processing and application of a related ordinance as soon as possible. The action was taken in an attempt to control numerous resident complaints about marijuana odor.


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BESSEMER - With the exception of one dissenting vote from Mayor Adam Zak, members of the Bessemer City Council voted Monday evening to purchase an odor-detecting device as a means of addressing growing complaints about marijuana odor.

The motion by Mayor Pro Tempore Terry Kryshak specified the purchase of the Nasal Ranger, along with related training for designated personnel. It also included the processing of a related ordinance, to be written by City Attorney Ray O'Dea.

According to City Manager Charly Loper, the cost of the device and training wi...

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