Board Of Aldermen Meeting Postponed; Conditional Use Permit For MO Made Marijuana, Grain Valley Fair On Agenda
The regularly scheduled Board of Aldermen meeting on December 14, 2020 had to be postponed as the call-in number for the public to access the virtual meeting was incorrect. The meeting has been rescheduled for the following Monday, December 21, 2020 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held virtually, and call-in information for public can be found on the City’s website, www.cityofgrainvalley.org.
The Board had a full slate of items to discuss, including a public hearing and first reading of an ordinance to approve a conditional use permit for a medical marijuana infused products manufacturing facility. Missouri Made Marijuana LLC is requesting approval to operate a manufacturing facility on approximately 6 acres which had previously been approved to operate a medical marijuana cultivation facility. The 6 acres is located at the east end of South Outer Belt Road on the south side of Interstate 70 and north of Penny’s Concrete.
The Board will also consider a resolution to continue an agreement with the Oak Grove Animal Clinic to provide animal care, boarding and related services for animals taken into custody by Grain Valley Animal Control.
Funding to continue contracting with Grain Valley Assistance Council for the home delivered meals program, and a contract with Grain Valley Schools to provide meals for monthly senior luncheons is included on the agenda, as is a resolution to write off uncollectible utility account balances.
Under New Business, the Grain Valley Fair appears as an agenda item, which Grain Valley Fair committee member Mike Todd stated he was surprised to learn. In an email to Mayor Johnston and Board members, Todd stated, “This came as a surprise to us as we were not informed of any type of discussion regarding the Fair. We would have hoped that common courtesy would have included reaching out to any organization that discussion was going to occur regarding in a public meeting.”
Reached for comment on the purpose of the agenda item, City Administrator Ken Murphy stated, “The GV Fair is on the agenda under New Business for Board of Aldermen discussion.”
Mayor Chuck Johnston, reached for comment, stated “it is not something that required discussion with Mr. Todd, nor anything that I can bring up before its presented to the Board. Sorry, but you’ll have to wait ‘til next Monday.”