Zoning for the sale of medical marijuana will be discussed by the Salem Planning & Zoning Commission at a second workshop on the topic next week.

P&Z chairman Gary Brown told the board of aldermen Monday night that more information is being gathered on proposed zoning updates following a discussion at the first workshop earlier that evening.

A possible ordinance in the board packet includes provisions for required distances of dispensaries from schools, churches, day care centers and public parks, along with hours of operation and requirements for securing operations and storage at manufacturing facilities.

The next workshop is set for 6 p.m. Monday. If P&Z can reach an agreement on the updates, a public hearing will be held on Thursday night. P&Z also plans to vote on recommendations it will make to aldermen.

In other action, aldermen approved the purchase of a new engine for a 2008 Ford public works truck from Heavin Motors for $4,967, including installation and a three-year warranty.

City Administrator Ray Walden also reported that bricks from the old middle school can be picked up in the old cafeteria building from 2-4 p.m. Friday. The bricks are free but the limit is one per family.

For more details, see next week’s edition of The Salem News.