Photo Credit: Julie Jocsak/ St. Catharines Standard
The Standard recently published an article on the Aleafia medical marijuana facility in Grimsby (378 South Service Road) that we first covered on our site in July. You can find our previous posts by clicking this link.
The Town is undertaking a study to develop a Secondary Plan and Urban Design Guidelines for the Town’s Hospital Corridor. This area is defined as all properties fronting onto Main Street East from Nelles Road to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
The latest issue of NewsNow, which should be hitting your mailbox in the next day or so, has rolled out a feature article and editorial on the recent approval by the Committee of Adjustment for a large-scale medical marijuana facility close to homes and the YMCA. The rather clandestine attempt to push this through is a real eye opener.
This special convening of the Committee of Adjustment was held this afternoon (Friday July 6, 4PM) to re-hear the minor variance application of 1834439 Ontario Inc. The minor variance was to allow a proposed licensed marijuana facility within 80m of residential homes, where the By-Law requires instead 150m of separation.
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.
Spring is certainly upon us and with that is a new set of Town meetings for April. You can see the upcoming meetings in our sidebar or click the graphic to be taken to our calendar.
Please note that although April 2 (Easter Monday) is typically a government holiday, Council will be seated on that day as per it’s regular schedule.
Also of special note is the April 10th, 2018 Planning & Development meeting. For those who were unable to get into Town Hall and speak at the Century Condos “Open House” on March 27th, the Town has tentatively scheduled this date to give those people an opportunity to speak (we will post more details once they have been confirmed).
It is hard to believe December is already upon us, but a new month means a new schedule of meetings for Council and Town committees.
First up this month is Council on Monday (December 4th). While the agenda looks brief, we expect that the money-eating turbines called the CoGen will be front and centre with some hearty discussion as to it’s future (or a lack thereof).
For those who followed our last Committee of Adjustment posts on 52 Garden Drive at this link, you might recall that the Town appealed the COA’s decision to the OMB. A hearing on the matter was held on September 26, 2017 at Town Hall. Not surprisingly, the applicants were a “no show” but the hearing proceeded on accordingly.
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