NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019, LENAWEE AND MONROE COUNTIES, MICHIGAN
TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS:
CITIES: ADRIAN, HUDSON, MORENCI, TECUMSEH
SCHOOL DISTRICTS: BLISSFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS AND WHITEFORD AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any qualified elector who is not already registered, may register to vote at the office of the Township or City Clerk; the Office of the County Clerk; a Secretary of State branch office, or other designated state agency. Registration forms can be obtained at www.mi.gov/vote and mailed to the Township or City Clerk. Voters who are already registered may update their registration at www.expressSOS.com.
The last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk is Monday, October 21, 2019. After this date, anyone who qualifies as an elector may register to vote in person with proof of residency (MCL 168.492) at the following:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the following offices and proposals will appear on the ballot:
- Adrian City Mayor
- Adrian City Commissioners
- Adrian City Commissioner- Partial Term Ending Nov. 8, 2021
- Hudson City Council Members
- Ordinance Initiative
Initiated Ordinance Number 2019-1
This Document Serves to Summarize the proposed initiative by providing pertinent details relating to the ballot initiatives, but does not include all language.
REGULATION OF AND NUMBER OF MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS ALLOWED WITHIN THE BOUNDRIES OF THIS MUNICIPALITY
1. The City intends to issue permits for and regulate marijuana facilities and establishments including for adult use social consumption and events to the extent they are permitted under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA). By requiring a permit and compliance with the requirements of this chapter, the City intends to protect the public health, safety and welfare and to prevent corruption in the licensing process by City Officials.
2. Pursuant to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, the City of Hudson hereby enacts this ordinance to set the number of state licensed marijuana establishments allowed within its boundaries, as follows:
i. Marihuana safety compliance facility – 3
ii. Marihuana secure transporter – 3
iii. Marihuana microbusiness [150 plants] – 3
iv. Marihuana retailer – 3
v. Marihuana processor – 5
vi. Class A Marijuana grower [100 plants] – 5
vii. Class B Marijuana grower [1,000 plants] – 5
viii. Class C Marijuana grower [2,000 plants] – 5
3. No members of the public shall be allowed entry into any marijuana establishment except for a marijuana retailers or marijuana microbusinesses that are not accessible to persons under 21 years of age. Marijuana retailers or marijuana microbusinesses are authorized to allow consumption according to state laws in designated areas not accessible to persons under 21 years of age.
4. Within 60 days of the effective date of this ordinance, the municipal clerk shall establish an application for a marijuana establishment permit, and may adopt related police power ordinances that are not unreasonably impracticable and do not conflict with the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), or with any rule promulgated pursuant thereto, and may charge an annual fee of not more than $5,000 to defray application, administrative, and enforcement costs associated with the operation of the marihuana establishment in this municipality.
5. Property where the proposed marihuana establishment is to be located may not be not within an area zoned exclusively for residential use, nor within 1,000 feet of any pre-existing public or private school providing education in kindergarten or any of grades 1 through 12.
6. A permit issued under this chapter is valid only if the permit holder also holds a valid current state operating license and a copy of the valid current license and application for license has been provided to the City Clerk by the license holder and is in compliance with all other requirements in this chapter.
7. In order to prevent corruption in the licensing process by City officials, both the City, the City Council, and any other governing agency within the City, are prohibited from:
i. Amending the number of facilities or regulating consumption of marijuana or marijuana products in this Ordinance without placing such amendment as a ballot question with a public vote at a general election at least one year in the future from the time the City Council unanimously votes to make such an amendment and publishes notice by first-class mail to every registered voter in the City;
ii. Establishing any special use permits for marijuana establishments;
iii. Considering, requiring, or accepting any contribution of anything of value from applicants to the City, to any Arts programs, or to local charities;
iv. Enacting any moratorium on marijuana licensing or establishments;
v. Zoning marijuana establishments differently than any similar uses of other businesses such as retail, restaurants, manufacturing, or agriculture.
8. The City is prohibited from regulating marijuana establishments or any other persons in a manner which prohibits otherwise lawful activity. Persons which may sell food for consumption on-site, tobacco, or alcohol are not prohibited from operating a marijuana establishment or allowing the consumption of such products on-site if otherwise allowed by state law.
- Morenci City Mayor
- Morenci City Council Members
- Tecumseh City Council Members
- Bond Proposal
Shall the City of Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds payable over a period not to exceed five years and six months from date of issuance, to be used by the City for the purpose of paying the cost of installing, improving, replacing, and reconstructing streets in the City, including necessary rights-of-way and appurtenances and attachments thereto? The estimated millage to be levied in 2020 is 1.9804 mills ($1.9804 per $1,000 of taxable value) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate required to retire the bonds is 1.9800 mills ($1.9800 per $1,000 of taxable value).
Blissfield Community School District-
- BLISSFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT - SINKING FUND MILLAGE PROPOSAL 1.75 MILLS FOR 10 YEARS
Full text of the ballot proposition may be obtained at the administrative offices of Blissfield Community School District, 630 South Lane Street, Blissfield, Michigan 49228, telephone: (517) 486-2205.
Whiteford Agricultural School District-
- WHITEFORD AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT - GENERAL OBLIGATION UNLIMITED TAX BOND PROPOSAL FOR BUILDING AND SITE PURPOSES IN THE OF AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $15,405,000
Full text of the ballot proposition may be obtained at the administrative offices of Whiteford Agricultural School District, 6655 Consear Road, Ottawa Lake, Michigan 49267-9799, telephone: (734) 856-1443.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT THE BONDS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, IF APPROVED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE ELECTORS AT THIS ELECTION, WILL BE GENERAL OBLIGATION UNLIMITED TAX BONDS PAYABLE FROM GENERAL AD VALOREM TAXES.
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