City OKs cannabis application process

For the Islander

The Avalon Council on Tuesday gave the green light to an application process that will authorize the delivery of medical marijuana in the city.

According to Devin Thompson, Senior Administrative Assistant, changes have been made to the application after input from legal counsel and city council members, who have had since December to review it. One question added to application was an inquiry into whether or not the organizations seeking approval has any existing cannabis operations, and Thompson said there is now an appeal for rejected applicants. There is a fee for appeals, she added. The new process will go into effect March 12. In other action Tuesday, the Avalon Council:

• Approved a resolution to allow a storm water grant application seeking $300,000 to move forward.

• Heard city manager Denise Radde say they have chosen Townsend Public Affairs for a grant contract, which had been earlier approved not to exceed $5,000 per month.

• Learned that the Avalon share of the Transportation Development Act (TDA) was approximately $125,000 annually.

• Recognized the Lady Lancers Soccer team for their first ever district championship.

• Learned from Capt. John Hocking that new deputies would be stationed on the island to replace retiring officers.

• Heard from Planning Director Amanda Cook that the Von’s Supermarket construction is on schedule.

• Requested more information on mobile homes and prefabricated homes and their relationship to the island.

• Passed a resolution honoring Barbara Crow for her work since 1990 promoting the island and writing articles about its people before the Avalon Bay News closed last month.

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