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Mary’s license renewal is back on table in Oak Creek

Oak Creek to discuss license for dispensary

Nicole Inglis

— The Oak Creek Town Board today will revisit the license renewal of Mary's Medical, a marijuana dispensary in Oak Creek.

The renewal was tabled two months ago. The board meets at 7 p.m. today at Oak Creek Town Hall, 129 Nancy Crawford Blvd.

At the June 23 meeting, Town Board member Chuck Wisecup said Mary's Medical was out of compliance with the land-use code because owner Jacob Wise was growing marijuana in the space.

Although his grow operation was in compliance with state regulations — Wise is required to grow 70 percent of his Mary's product — it was in violation of Oak Creek's land-use code because that area is not approved for commercial agriculture.

The board voted, 4-0, to table Mary's license renewal until this week so the Oak Creek Planning Commission could identify the conditions of the operation and see whether it can be allowed.

On Wednesday, Wisecup, who also is the fire chief and a member of the Planning Commission, said he didn't know of any action that had been taken on the matter in the past two months. Mary's has continued to operate.

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Wise could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

At the June 23 meeting, Wise's license for Rocky Mountain Kitchens, a separate medical marijuana infused-products manufacturer, was approved 3-1, with Wisecup opposing.

The other medical marijuana operation in town, Elevation Wellness Center, had its four licenses renewed at the June 23 meeting in a 3-1 vote, also with Wisecup opposing.

Also on tonight's agenda is discussion of an ordinance that would restrict the transfer of tap fees. The ordinance would prevent people from buying up water and sewer taps and selling them years or even decades later for a profit. The Town Board also will discuss the paint job on the new Oak Creek water tank.

For more information, call Town Clerk Karen Halterman at 970-736-2422.

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