CAPAC — A special Capac Council meeting will be held tomorrow night, Thursday, April 12 to discuss allowance of medical marijuana facilities in the village limits.
The council will meet at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society to discuss a proposed ordinance that would permit such facilities. It's not known if the council will take a vote.
Ken Stekker of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan and Matt Roman, president and CEO of King Midas LLC, both gave presentations at the council's April 2 meeting. Many in the sizable audience voiced their opinions on the matter, including state, county and local officials.
Council members determined they'd like time to think about the issue and will discuss it further. Absent from the April 2 meeting were members Joe Nemecek and Bruce Lawrence.
King Midas officials have said they'd like to build a 640,000 square foot grow facility on Capac Road, across from the cemetery.
Roman has said the facility would create 284 jobs with an average salary of $62,000.
Capac has not officially "opted in" to the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.
In March, the planning commission voted to amend sections of the ordinance books and include new general definitions, updates to the industrial zoning district to allow for grow and processing operations as special land uses and new special land use requirements that would allow for those commercial cannabis businesses.
The commission acted on the matter at the request of the village council who set the process in motion in December.
Before a developer can apply to the state for such a license through the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, local zoning ordinance must be in place to allow for one, some or all of the facilities allowed under the act.
Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she and her family reside in the Capac area where she enjoys gardening and reading.