Duluth City Council Tackles Synthetic Drugs, Kozy on Monday

By KBJR News 1

June 10, 2013 Updated Jun 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- The Duluth City Council will tackle a pair of ordinances Monday, relating to the sale and consumption of synthetic drugs.

The first ordinance prohibits people from using products labeled 'not for human consumption.'

The second ordinance limits operating hours and locations for head shops selling synthetic drugs. That ordinance says those shops have to be 500 feet from a school, daycare, park, residential or mixed use neighborhood.

It also establishes a licensing system for those shops.

The City Council will also be considering two resolutions concerning the former Kozy Bar and Apartments.

One resolution will support funding for two projects--the Kozy and the Lincoln Park school. Both projects are seeking low income tax credits through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.

The second resolution will give priority to the Lincoln Park school project for the tax credits.

The former Kozy Bar and Apartments suffered extensive damage in a fire in 2010.