RUSHVILLE — City Council has approved an ordinance following in the footsteps of many municipalities and counties to implement a sales tax on future cannabis sales within the city’s boundaries.
Mayor Carson Klitz said the council passed an ordinance April 6 assessing a 3% tax.
“We just mimicked what the county had already done,” Klitz said. “If there are going to be sales, we will get a portion of the tax.”
Schuyler County’s board previously passed an ordinance to collect taxes on cannabis sold in the county and the city followed its example, Klitz said.
The ordinance must be filed with the Illinois Department of Revenue for the city to collect taxes from the sales.
Rushville doesn’t have any dispensaries or facilities — or any proposed facilities — right now.
The city has not addressed any other ordinances regarding cannabis sales or facilities, but Klitz said that is something the council will have to discuss in the future.
In addition to a sales tax, many municipalities have implemented ordinances that would oversee facilities, including setbacks and zoning.
“We aren’t currently granting any licenses,” Klitz said. “If someone does decide to do that, we’ll address it then.”