Tobacco prohibited in Oronogo city buildings

Marijuana prohibited on all city property

Bob Foos

Use of any form of tobacco is now illegal inside Oronogo City Hall and other city-owned buildings. And use of marijuana is prohibited on any city property.

The Board of Aldermen on Monday approved an ordinance amending city code to prohibit the use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes, inside any city owned or maintained building. 

Tobacco use is allowed at least 25 feet away from a building entrance.

Marijuana – medical or recreational – is prohibited on all city property, including parks.

New roof needs to be replaced

A new roof was installed on City Hall in July 2022, but it’s leaking already.

Romesburg Construction was the contractor who charged the city $33,779 to replace the roof and decorative mansard roof.

New proposals range from repairing and sealing the roof for $25,000 to tearing it off and replacing it for $64,000 to $81,000.

Acceptance of one of the bids was tabled until after a closed meeting.

Nevada Street paving

The board approved a bid of $123,485 to mill and rebuild as necessary portions of Nevada Street before overlaying it with 4 inches of asphalt.

Tony Cantrell, public works superintendent, recommended acceptance of the bid, which is from Emery Sapp & Sons.

In other action:

• The resignation of Jamie Judy from the Planning and Zoning and Adjustment boards was accepted. She is moving out of the city.

• Chrystie Orr provided information about a new business, Siip Bev Lab.

• Kenneth and Lauren Gratton received a 60-day extension of the building permit for their new home at 1057 Sunrise Drive.

• A fence variance request was granted for 2004 Greydon Lane.