WASHINGTON: As previously posted on this site, the Chelan County Planning Commission will hold a hearing on the status of marijuana operations in the County on January 27th. This issue and meeting are of particular importance to our area because of the marijuana growing operation proposed for site in “downtown” Plain. The site is immediately adjacent to the Napeequa Winery.
The time for public testimony at the Planning Commission will be limited. To maximize the impact of information we can provide to the Commission and minimize duplication, members of the community who have been active in tracking this proposed activity would like to meet with all interested members of the community on January 22nd to prepare for the January 27th Planning Commission meeting.
Jerry Jennings of Plain will bring the community up to date on the facts regarding the proposed “pot grow” in Plain and what the proposed Ban of the Production and Processing of Cannabis in unincorporated Chelan County will mean to all of us going forward. Understanding they cannot be asked to take an advocate role or argue for us, it is hoped that law enforcement will be present to help community members understand the ramifications of this proposal for our community. It is hoped that the meeting will bring community members together to organize what must be said and present it in a constructive, positive way to help the County know our concerns as they formulate future zoning restrictions and regulations regarding I-502.
The public meeting to prepare for the County hearing will be held at the Ponderosa Lodge at Mountain Springs Lodge on Chiwawa Loop Road at 7:00 PM on Friday, January 22nd.