Village of Barryton
Public Hearing Minutes
President James Soriano called the Village Council to order at 6:30pm
Pledge to the flag was cited
Roll Call: Donna McCoy-present, Evelyn Jones-present, Stacy Dennis-present, James Soriano-present and Don Dennis-present
James Soriano opened with an introduction of the representatives from Michigan Pure Green and the law enforcement representatives as well as the Mecosta County Prosecutor. James Soriano briefly explained the purpose of the public meeting, which was to simply hear what the public’s opinion was on establishing a medical marijuana provisioning center in the Village of Barryton limits.
Residents from the Village of Barryton and from outside of the Village limits voiced some of their concerns regarding the safety of the public and the possibility of increased crime if the provisioning center opened in the Village.
There were also residents both in and out of the Village limits that were in support of the provisioning center as they either had personal experience with the medical benefits of marijuana or knew someone that it had helped as well as acknowledging the monetary possibilities that the provisioning center could bring to the Village of Barryton.
**There were members of the school board present that expressed their concerns regarding the provisioning center coming to the Village of Barryton and explained that if the provisioning center were allowed to establish themselves in the Village limits, then the Chippewa Hills Board of Education would reconsider their decision to rebuild the elementary school in its existing location.
Ultimately the meeting ended with a few more words from President James Soriano.
Evelyn Jones made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Donna McCoy all ayes motion passes.
Adjourned at 8:25pm
Jennifer Lindsey-Village Clerk
**Due to the members of the School Board voicing their concerns and their portentous comments regarding the rebuilding of Barryton Elementary in its existing location, Michigan Pure Green withdrew their interest in establishing a provisioning center in the Village of Barryton.
“The Village of Barryton is an equal opportunity provider.”