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The Christian County Economic Development Corporation board of directors met for their quarterly meeting during the noon hour on Tuesday at Krieger's Sports Grill in Taylorville, to review current economic development efforts in the county.

 

Executive director Mary Renner reported to the board on several on-going projects that she continues to work on, including the proposed medical cannabis growing facility that several different developers are interested in at the former Rock Solid Greenhouse west of Taylorville.

 

Renner told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that the current stumbling block to use that location to grow medical cannabis, is a state law that prohibits such a facility close to a residential area.

 

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And Renner added that current law keeps the local building from being used.

 

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Renner says that there may be changes to the setoff restrictions for such facilities, in the fall veto session of the Illinois General Assembly.

 

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It was the last meeting for long-time treasurer for the organization John Lawrence, who is retiring from the position June 30th. Matt Beckley was named the corporation's new treasurer effective July First.

 
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