Woodridge Village Council amends tobacco minimum age


Alison Goulding

At the bi-monthly Woodridge Village Board meeting last night, the Council voted to raise the minimum tobacco age from 18-years-old to 21-years-old.

On Feb. 6 at the bi-monthly village board meeting, the Village of Woodridge Council met to discuss many local topics.
State and federal law recently raised the tobacco age from 18-years-old to 21-years-old. To follow this, village code was amended to raise the minimum tobacco age to 21.
Recreational cannabis is legal in the state of Illinois, but the Village of Woodridge chose to not allow recreational cannabis sales in the village at a meeting on Dec. 5, 2019. At last night’s meeting, the Council voted to amend Title 5, Chapter 7, Chapter C (Drugs and Paraphernalia) of the village code. These amendments add new sections regulating cannabis possession and regulation.
The council also voted to amend Title 1, Section 1-4-2G – General Penalty. The ordinance would allow changes to be made to the language used in regards to tobacco fines. It will also add fines for possession and public use of cannabis in the Village of Woodridge.
The Woodridge Public Library will host a “Cookies with a Cop” event on Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. The Woodridge State of the Village Address was also announced to be on March 4 at 7:20 a.m. at the Village Hall.
The meeting then moved to approving resolutions discussed at previous meetings. These included RES 2020-14, which gave parkway tree trimming services to D. Ryan Tree and Landscape LLC, and RES 2020-13 which approved a one-year extension of the current water leaks and detection services in the village.
After 12 minutes of passing ordinances, the Council adjourned. The next Village Council meeting will be on Feb. 20, 2020 at the Village Hall located at 5 Plaza Drive in Woodridge, Ill.