Farmington Hills council to vote on marijuana facilities ban

Farmington Hills city council members will on Monday consider introduction of an ordinance to ban marijuana facilities allowed under Michigan’s new recreational marijuana law.

Officials will hold a 6 p.m. study session in the Community Room to discuss the 2019-2020 budget and a task force examining the feasibility of creating a municipal broadband service.

The introduction of the marijuana businesses ban happens during their 7:30 p.m. regular meeting. According to a memo from City Manager Dave Boyer, council members during a February study session agreed to a ban “until the state has put their policies in place, but reserve the right to revisit the matter and consider opting in at a later date.”

Officials will also hold a public hearing on a tax abatement request from Nissan Technical Center that is tied to construction of a $41 million crash test facility on Sunrise Drive.

The six-year abatement on real property taxes amounts to $575,000 and $1,319,000 for all other taxing jurisdictions, including Farmington Public Schools.

Other regular meeting presentations include:

  • Recognition of Outstanding Employees for 2018 and Introduction of Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year
  • Proclamation recognizing May 11, 2019 as Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day
  • Proclamation recognizing May 7, 2019 as Michigan Foster Care Awareness Day
  • Planning Commission 2018 Annual Report
  • Fire Department 2018 Annual Report
  • Police Department 2018 Annual Report

The full agenda is posted at fhgov.com/Government/Agendas-Minutes/Council/2019.aspx