First reading on Dillon dispensary prohibition passes |

First reading on Dillon dispensary prohibition passes


DILLON – The first reading of an ordinance to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries from operating in Dillon passed by a margin of 3-2 Tuesday.

Councilmen John Mackey, Geoff Schmidt and Jason J. Smith voted in favor of the ordinance; while Councilwoman Lucinda Burns and Mayor Ron Holland voted against it. Councilman Doug Roessel was absent. A second reading with a public hearing will likely be on the agenda for the regular Nov. 16 meeting.

A routine ordinance to replace the chapter of the Dillon Municipal Code relating to fees passed 4-1 with Schmidt the only dissenter. Schmidt objected based on the notion that water fees are not being properly allocated in the town.

Council added a last-minute executive session to the agenda to “discuss the status of the slope damage impact on Little Beaver Trail, repairs to the slope damage, responsibility for the repair and the re-opening of Little Beaver Trail.” Public works director Eric Holgerson said an announcement from the town about Little Beaver Trail would be made soon.

A resolution authorizing the town of Dillon to enter into an amendment with members of the Old Dillon Reservoir Water Authority to increase Silverthorne’s participation in the project.

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