Chamberlain Path

The Chamberlain Path project in Three Oaks last week.

THREE OAKS — Three Oaks Village Planning Commission June 2 agreed to send recommendations from its Marihuana Committee to the Village Council.

Planning Commission member Rob Woerdehoff read a report from the Marihuana Committee that included the following recommendations:

• Allow just one license in each of the five categories for marijuana businesses;

• Limit the location of any retail operation to U.S. 12 and at least 500 feet from the elementary school;

• Have the Village Council engage with an attorney who specializes in marijuana businesses to draft the ordinance;

• Create an advisory committee on licensing to promote community engagement of that process;

• Give preference to local owners;

• Give preference to an independent business rather than a large organization;

• Develop a points system to help make choices;

 • Update and adjust zoning and regulations;

"Those are the base guidelines we want to put in front of the council so they can move forward with what's next," Woerdehoff said.

The commission voted to submit the report to the Village Council for its June 10 regular meeting.

Also on June 2, Village Manager Dan Faulkner said progress is being made on the Chamberlain Path project, noting that concrete was being poured that week, with the addition of a bike rack, picnic tables and an electrical panel up next.

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