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Oak Creek Town Board has full agenda, including marijuana and chicken ordinances

Michael Schrantz

— The Oak Creek Town Board is moving back its meetings to the summer schedule of starting at 7 p.m. just in time for one of its heavier agendas in recent months.

Thursday's meeting will include a public hearing on a property vacate request, two resolutions, three ordinances and discussion about the town's snow removal plan.

William Auer is requesting that Oak Creek vacate a portion of the South Arthur Street alley adjacent to 408 Bell Ave. The Planning Commission meeting notes from April 17 state that the area is an unimproved portion uphill from the bicycle pump track.

Approval from the Routt County Board of Commissioners is needed because the portion of land sits on a municipal boundary. Oak Creek would retain easements for utilities and drainage. According to meeting minutes, there was no objection from neighbors.

The two resolutions on the agenda address watering restrictions and fees for medical marijuana businesses.

The watering restrictions would be similar to those enacted by the town in June 2012, with the exception that water need not be diverted from Sheriff's Reservoir to activate the restrictions.

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The second resolution would set application and inspection fees for marijuana business under an ordinance earlier on the agenda.

Ordinance No. 662 was introduced at the town's April 11 meeting and authorizes the Town Board to set "application, inspection, annual and other applicable fees by a resolution … as deemed necessary."

The other two ordinances will amend liquor license rules to allow tastings at retail liquor stores and drugstores and ease regulations on keeping chickens in town limits.

To reach Michael Schrantz, call 970-871-4254 or email mschrantz@SteamboatToday.com

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