Wellington Town Board hears request for retail and medical marijuana shop

Taking care of business took four-plus hours — five-plus if you count a work session prior to the Aug. 12 Wellington Town Board meeting.

The trustees had their work cut out for them, from listening to issues around softball leagues where injuries have occurred to approving funds for new laptop computers for board members.

They also heard a request to consider the establishment of a retail and medical marijuana shop on Sixth Street, granted road closures for two different events, approved funds for various city projects and appointed Richard Seaworth to take town administrator Larry Lorentzen’s place on the Boxelder Basin Regional Stormwater Authority. Trustee Tim Singewald shared the appreciation shown by the authority for Lorentzen’s hard work on the board.

Trustee Ashley Macdonald was appointed to the CAC Board for Wellington.

A past town board prohibited the culture, production, and sale of marijuana in Wellington. That ordinance would have to be rescinded in order to allow a marijuana shop in town. The board took no action on the issue.

Council gave Matthew Mullet two weeks to clean up his property on Sixth Street, currently zoned highway commercial, before a final plat plan can be approved for development of a small business park to include a commercial warehouse and manufacturing facilities. Complaints have arisen because of the debris on the property and a building that has areas that retain water suitable for breeding mosquitos. Mullet said he would comply with the board’s request.

Other issues revolved around a law enforcement survey, possible local licensing of animals, a preliminary plat and development plan for Columbine Estates, outlots D and E, and consideration of a proposal for the Windsor Ditch Pedestrian Bridge design.

The North Forty Newssubmitted a proposal for a weekly newspaper that would assist in facilitating communication among Wellington residents.

It was nearly 11 p.m. when the meeting adjourned.

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