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Planning Commission postpones medical marijuana issues for lack of quorum

Ponca City Now - October 3, 2018 7:51 am

Two items on Tuesday night’s Planning Commission agenda were continued to a special meeting because the commission lacked a quorum.

The full commission needs to be present to discuss and vote on amending permitted land use tables for the establishment of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in the C-1 Local Commercial District as well as a Special Use Permit at 1113 East Hartford Avenue.

Two members of the commission were absent, and one member will recuse himself from the vote because of his relationship with the applicant. A date for a special meeting has not yet been set.

Members of the commission did consider and voted to raise the speed limit on South Avenue from First Street to just east of 14th Street to 35 mph, following the resurfacing of the road and restriping lanes.

They also voted to release an electrical utility easement at a car dealership at 3330 North 14th Street. The easement has been on the books since  the area was first platted in  the early 1900s, but has never been used.

“There’s nothing there — the easement has never been used, so we’re giving it back to the owner,” Development Services Director Chris Henderson told the commission.

In exchange, Henderson said the city asked for an underground easement for utilities for the future, and the dealer agreed to the trade.

Both matters will be on the City Commission agenda next Monday for final approval.

 

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