Public Hearing - City Council

January 14, 2019 7:00 pm

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF DEXTER CITY COUNCIL

Notice is hereby given that the Dexter City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dexter Senior Center – 7720 Dexter-Ann Arbor Street, Dexter, Michigan.  The purpose of the hearing is to obtain public comment regarding a proposed to prohibit Marihuana establishments, pursuant to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act.

The proposed Ordinance would prohibit marihuana establishments within the City of Dexter boundaries, including, but not limited, any marihuana grower, marihuana safety compliance facility, marihuana processor, marihuana microbusiness, marihuana retailer, marihuana secure transporter, or any other type of marihuana-related business licensed by the State of Michigan under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act.

A draft of this proposed Ordinance is shown below, and is also available at the City Office, located on the second floor of the PNC Bank Building 8123 Main Street, Dexter MI, on weekdays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, and in the Council Packet for January 14, 2019, which can be accessed from the City’s website: www.DexterMI.gov.

AN ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS PURSUANT TO THE MICHIGAN REGULATION AND TAXATION OF MARIHUANA ACT OF 2018.

Short Title: PROHIBITION OF MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS

Chapter _____, Article ___________of the Code of Ordinances, City of Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan, is hereby added as follows:

(A)      Pursuant to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, Section 6.1, the City elects to prohibit marihuana establishments within its boundaries, including, but not limited, any marihuana grower, marihuana safety compliance facility, marihuana processor, marihuana microbusiness, marihuana retailer, marihuana secure transporter, or any other type of marihuana-related business licensed by the State of Michigan under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act.

(B)      Pursuant to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, Section 205(1), being MCL 333.27205(1), the City elects to prohibit medical marihuana facilities within its boundaries, including, but not limited, any medical marihuana grower, medical marihuana processor, medical marihuana provisioning center, medical marihuana transporter, medical marihuana safety compliance facility, or any other type of medical marihuana-related business licensed by the State of Michigan under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.

Effective Date: This Ordinance shall become effective upon publication in accordance with the City Charter.

Consistency and Repeal: All existing Ordinances or part of Ordinances are to be interpreted as consistent with this Ordinance and State Law. Any Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict with any of the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed. Nothing in this Ordinance results in any prohibitions otherwise allowed under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, as adopted, or the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, Initiated law 1 of 2008.

Geographic area: This Ordinance shall have the regulatory effect to prohibit marihuana establishments in all geographic areas of the City of Dexter to the fullest extent allowed by law.