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 Cannibus 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. Please put this meeting on your schedule and also plan to speak with your presence at the Planning Commission hearing on Wednesday, January 27th, at 7:45 PM at the County Administration Building, 400 Douglas Street, Wenatchee. Numbers of attendees speak loudly at these hearings!! Please do attend. If you are unable to attend, comments can be submitted in writing prior to the meeting to the Planning Commission at Chelan County Department of Community Development, 316 Washington Street, Suite 301, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Comments On Facebook