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City of Joliet Plan Commission met November 7

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 14, 2020

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City of Joliet Plan Commission met Nov. 7.

Here is the minutes provided by the commission:

1. CALL TO ORDER:

2. ROLL CALL:

PRESENT: Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, John Dillon, Brigette Fiday, Mark Micetich, Rick Moore, Marc Rousonelos.

ABSENT: Jim Capparelli, John Kella.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

None.

4. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD ON AGENDA ITEMS 

This section is for anyone wanting to speak regarding items listed on the agenda, except for items listed under Public Hearing. Anyone speaking on an agenda item is entitled to speak for a maximum of 4 minutes. It is not a question and answer period and staff and the Plan Commission do not generally respond to public comments. Please note speakers who engage in conduct injurious to the harmony of the Plan Commission shall be called to order by the Presiding Officer and may forfeit the opportunity to speak.

Mr. Pete McLenighan appeared in favor of the cannabis zoning ordinance amendments.

Mr. Mike Hansen, Attorney, appeared in favor of the cannabis zoning ordinance amendments.

5. OLD BUSINESS: PUBLIC HEARING

None.

6. OLD BUSINESS: NO PUBLIC HEARING

None.

7. NEW BUSINESS: PUBLIC HEARING

a. ZO-1-19: Zoning Ordinance Amendment to Section 47-12.2A and Section 47-13.2A of the City of Joliet Zoning Ordinance (Adding Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensing Organization as a special use in the B-2 Central Business Districts and as a special use in the B-3 General Business Districts).

ZO. 19: Zoning Ordinance Amendment to Section 47-14.2A of the City of 

2. Joliet Zoning Ordinance (Adding Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensing Organization, Adult-Use Cannabis Cultivation Center, Adult-Use Cannabis Craft Grower, Adult-Use Cannabis Processing Organization or Processor, Adult-Use Cannabis Infuser Organization or Infuser, and Adult-Use Cannabis Transporting Organization or Transporter as special uses in all Industrial Zoning Districts).

ZO. 19: Zoning Ordinance Amendment to add Section 47-15I (Regarding 

3. Adult Use Cannabis).

ZO-1-19 ZO-2-19 ZO-3-19 Staff Report Packet

Mr. Jackson gave the Planning Staff Report.

The City of Joliet Staff appeared on behalf of the petition.

Commissioner Moore had questions regarding daycares and adult ages. Mr. Jackson responded.

Commissioner Cox inquired if the amendments are similar to alcohol requirements pertaining to distances from schools etc. Mr.Jackson responded.

Chairman Dillon had several concerns regarding TIF districts and the downtown zone; distances between dispensaries and daycares or schools; odor control; and on site consumption. Mr. Jackson responded.

Chairman Dillon asked if a dispensary can be put in a TIF district. Mr. Regis responded they are allowed in TIF districts.

Chairman Dillon had concerns about traffic and the cost of the products. A representative from a Cannabis dispensary business spoke about the different types of items that can be purchased.

There was minor discussion about the taxes for the city and the state.

Ms. Dina Rollman, Senior Vice President for Government and Regulatory Affairs at Green Thumb Industries, appeared and responded about the taxes.

Mr. Vincent Alessio spoke about people that want to open a dispensary right now. He has heard that it is currently not easy to find available locations even without the proposed requirements.

Commissioner Fiday expressed that anyone wanting to apply would have to go through the Zoning Board of Appeals and then the City Council before opening up a dispensary. It is not an automatic green light.

Motion to recommend the City Council approve the Zoning Ordinance Amendment to Section 47-12.2A and Section 47-13.2A of the City of Joliet Zoning Ordinance (Adding Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensing Organization as a special use in the B-2 Central Business Districts and as a special use in the B-3 General Business Districts) was made by Rick Moore.

Motion seconded by Brigette Fiday.

Motion carried by the following vote:

AYES: Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, Mark Micetich, Rick Moore, Marc Rousonelos. 

NAYS: John Dillon.

Motion to recommend the City Council approve the Zoning Ordinance Amendment to Section 47-14.2A of the City of Joliet Zoning Ordinance (Adding Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensing Organization, Adult-Use Cannabis Cultivation Center, Adult-Use Cannabis Craft Grower, Adult-Use Cannabis Processing Organization or Processor, Adult-Use Cannabis Infuser Organization or Infuser, and Adult-Use Cannabis Transporting Organization or Transporter as special uses in all Industrial Zoning Districts) was made by Rick Moore.

Motion seconded by Mark Micetich.

Motion carried by the following vote:

AYES: Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, Mark Micetich, Rick Moore, Marc Rousonelos. 

NAYS: John Dillon.

Motion to recommend the City Council approve the Zoning Ordinance Amendment to add Section 47-15I (Regarding Adult Use Cannabis) was made by Rick Moore.

Motion seconded by Marc Rousonelos.

Motion carried by the following vote:

AYES: Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, John Dillon, Brigette Fiday, Mark Micetich, Rick Moore, Marc Rousonelos.

NAYS: None.

8. NEW BUSINESS: NO PUBLIC HEARING

None.

9. STUDY SESSION:

None.

10. OLD/NEW BUSINESS—NOT FOR FINAL ACTION OR RECOMMENDATION:

None.

11. PUBLIC COMMENTS: This section is for anyone wanting to speak regarding nonagenda items and are allowed a maximum of 4 minutes. It is not a question and answer period and staff and the Plan Commission do not generally respond to public comments. Please note speakers who engage in conduct injurious to the harmony of the Plan Commission shall be called to order by the Presiding Officer and may forfeit the opportunity to speak.

None.

12. ADJOURNMENT:

Motion to adjourn was made by Mark Micetich.

Motion seconded by Rick Moore.

Motion carried by the following vote:

AYES: Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, John Dillon, Brigette Fiday, Mark Micetich, Rick Moore, Marc Rousonelos.

NAYS: None.

Minutes taken by: Karen Mackley

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