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The City of Eaton Rapids is considering allowing marijuana business facilities to operate within the City limits per the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act and the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. The City of Eaton Rapids has developed a public input process to collect feedback from residents. The public input process will last from today, February 19th until Wednesday, March 3rd.

The City is providing the current medical marijuana ordinance under consideration. The proposal has been developed by City staff and members of the public. A copy of this proposed ordinance has been posted to the City’s website for review and consideration. Below are a few notes regarding the provisions found in this proposal:

  • The City would allow for a limited number of marijuana facilities engaged in growing, processing, safety compliance, and transportation.
  • At this time the City is NOT considering retail type establishments or other facility types that would allow for marijuana purchase or use on premises.
  • Facilities would be only be located in the City’s South Industrial District along Mike Simpson Drive.
  • Each facility will need to maintain a distance of 250ft from neighboring facilities or homes.
  • Odors related to facility activity would be heavily regulated to the point that no such odor should be detectable outside of the property producing the marijuana.

 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA ORDINANCE

 

The City encourages interested parties to read the ordinance and to submit feedback to the City on the proposed ordinance. Feedback will be received starting today, February 19th through 4:00pm on Wednesday, March 3rd. Feedback can be sent to lboomer@cityofeatonrapids.com or mailed to City of Eaton Rapids Attn: Laura Boomer, City Clerk 200 S. Main Street Eaton Rapids, Mi 48827.

The City will also host a number of opportunities for the public to supply information at a number of virtual meetings to be held via Zoom. Information to log into these meetings will be available on the City’s website on the Notices page.

Monday, March 1st 7:00pm – The City Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing related to the proposed zoning area only. Discussion will be limited to the potential allowance of businesses to operate in the City’s south industrial district off of Mike Simpson Drive.

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Wednesday, March 3rd 6:00pm – The City will host a public input session with the City Manager, staff, and members of the committee that developed the ordinance. The public is encouraged to attend and to provide their input on the proposed ordinance in its entirety.

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Monday, March 8th 5:00pm – The City Council will receive feedback from the public input period and discuss the future of the proposed ordinance.

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