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CITY OF MUSKEGON CITY COMMISSION & PLANNING COMMISSION JOINT MEETING DATE OF MEETING: Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 3:30 pm PLACE OF MEETING: Commission Chambers, First Floor, Muskegon City Hall AGENDA I. Marihuana License Overview & Potential License Caps II. Marihuana Special Use Permits III. Transportation & Testing Licenses IV. Marihuana Signage V. Marihuana Drive-thru’s AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT POLICY FOR ACCESS TO OPEN MEETING OF THE CITY COMMISSION AND ANY OF ITS COMMITTEES OR SUBCOMMITTEES The City of Muskegon will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities who want to attend the meeting, upon 24- hour notice to the City of Muskegon. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Muskegon by writing or calling the following: Ann Meisch, City Clerk 933 Terrace Street Muskegon MI 49440 Marihuana Overview & Potential License Caps Some members of the Planning Commission and City Commission have asked about potentially capping the number of marihuana licenses within the City or finding a way to allow them more equitably across the City. Below is a list of active retail and growing operations within the City. Retail Stores Company Address Rair 1871 Peck St New Standard 1922 Park St GLHM (formerly Red Bud Roots) 1817 Commerce St Timber 313 W Laketon Ave Grassy Knoll 2125 Lemuel St Sozo 580 W Hackley Ave Bella Sol 1839 Peck St Levels 1840 6th St Body & Mind 885 E Apple Ave Sticky 1965 Peck St JARS (under construction) 1801 Peck St Indigrow (under construction) 639 W Clay Ave Great Lakes Natural Remedies (under 185 W Laketon Ave construction) Fields Cannabis (recently applied for Retail, 420 S Harvey St Grow, Consumption Lounge and Special Events) Growing Operations Company Address ProCanna Industries 1938 Sanford St Michigrown 351 W Laketon Ave Greencraft 551 Young Ave MJ Verdant 1823 Commerce St VanDam Growers 1905 6th St Saigon Lotus 1720 S Getty St New Standard 1922 Park St Levels 1840 6th St Marihuana Special Use Permits In an effort to get more local people involved in the industry, the City Commission adopted ordinance amendments that allow smaller-scale marihuana operations with an issuance of a special use permit in B-2, B-4, MC, I-1 and I-2 districts. These license types include microbusinesses, designated consumption establishments, class B recreational grows and temporary marihuana events. This was an effort to help local people get in the industry without having to pay for high property prices in the overlay district. However, it appears that some of the special use permit holders are not moving forward with their plans. Address License Type Status 1756 Lakeshore Dr Microbusiness No permits pulled/property listed for sale 1811 Continental St Microbusiness No permits pulled/property listed for sale 1720 S Getty St Class B Grow Operational 552 W Southern Ave Class B Grow No permits pulled/former company still operational Marihuana Transportation & Testing Licenses Transportation and testing licenses are currently only allowed in the original overlay district. However, these are the two least intensive license types. To date, none of these licenses have been granted nor has anyone even applied. The city may want to consider allowing these license types in more places. Options could include allowing them as a special use permitted in the same zoning districts as microbusinesses, designated consumption establishments, class B recreational grows and temporary marihuana events (B-2, B-4, MC, I-1 and I-2). Or these could possibly even be allowed as a use by right. A marihuana transporter has 48 hours to complete a delivery, so they are never in a position where they need to store large amounts of marihuana at one time. Marihuana Signage From the zoning ordinance: “Signage shall be limited to one sign, no larger than 25 square feet and shall not use the word marihuana/marijuana, cannabis or any other word or phrase which would depict marihuana/marijuana; nor may pictures of a leaf or leaves, green cross or any other rendering which would depict marihuana/marijuana be displayed on a sign or any part of the building. Windows shall remain free and clear of all advertising.” • The Michigan Marihuana Regulatory Agency has recently changed their name to the Cannabis Regulatory Agency. • Marihuana is the only industry in the City that has a reduced signage allotment from other industries. Marihuana Drive-thru’s • Contactless and limited contact transactions, including curbside and drive-thru operations, are now allowed by the State with municipal approval. • Many of the existing retail stores would not be able to provide drive-thru services because of property layouts. Drive-thru’s are not allowed downtown. • If drive-thru’s are permitted, they should have requirements for the stacking of cars.