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