The Watersmeet Planning Commission will be holding a Town Hall Meeting to receive input from Watersmeet residents and property owners on a proposed zoning change. The proposed zoning change involves allowing for retail marijuana sales within the township. A proposed zoning change has NOT yet been drafted or submitted to the Town Board. Retail marijuana sales can be a controversial issue and could have substantial effects on the township. We are inviting the public to give direct input on this subject before the Planning Commission votes on a recommendation for a zoning change. The meeting will be hosted at the Watersmeet Township Community Center on December 6th at 5:30 p.m. and will also be available online for those individuals who have subscribed to Watersmeet News on the township website: www.watersmeet.us.
Before the start of the public comment portion of the meeting, the Planning Commission will provide a brief history of the township discussions involving this issue and a summary of research into the topic. Residents and property owners will then be allowed to ask questions and offer their preference of being in favor of or against this proposal. Attendees will be allowed to speak and ask questions in turn and will have a 3-minute time limit. While non-residents and non-property owners are welcome to attend the meeting, we ask that they not speak as this is a Watersmeet Township issue.
If you intend to speak or ask questions, we request that your comments be kept brief and to the point. The audience could potentially be large and we would like to give speaking opportunities to as many people as possible. This meeting will be conducted in a courteous and respectful manner.
If you are unable to attend this meeting, written comments will also be accepted by mailing them to: Watersmeet Township Planning Commission, PO Box 306, Watersmeet, MI 49969, by Wednesday, November 29, 2023.