There is a last-minute meeting of the Committee of Adjustment on July 6th at 4PM at Town Hall, 160 Livingston Avenue.
This special meeting of the CoA will re-hear an application of 1834439 Ontario Inc. who have partnered with Aleafia Farms Inc. to convert the 160,000 sq ft greenhouses at 378 South Service Road into a licensed production facility for medical marijuana.
Grimsby’s Zoning By-law requires these facilities to be at least 150 metres from residential and daycare areas for the protection of residents. The application is before the Committee of Adjustment as this facility is only 80 metres from residential homes and even closer to the West Niagara YMCA lands. The residential homes that are 80 metres away were not notified of the application as notice of the “minor variance” application only needs to be sent within 60 metres.
The application was first heard on July 3rd but deferred pending the production of a professional survey to determine exact distances to the sensitive residential and daycare areas. If successful, further expansion of the facility is in Alefia’s plans.
The meeting is a Public Meeting and residents are encouraged and welcome to speak their opinion, ask questions of the applicant for consideration by the Committee. Even if you do not live in the neighbourhood but oppose a Medical Marijuana Facility getting an exception to operate 80 metres from residential homes and nearby daycare, then we urge you to attend this meeting despite the difficult timing.