It’s hoped a public hearing on the finalized ordinances can be held on June 1


City of Coldwater logo. (Courtesy City of Coldwater)
City of Coldwater logo. (Courtesy City of Coldwater)

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) – The City of Coldwater’s Planning Commission suggested a few changes Monday night to City Planner Dean Walrack on the proposed Recreational Marijuana Establishment Ordinances during a nearly two hour electronic meeting.

Changes included having no retail establishments in an industrial park, no microbusinesses would be allowed in the city and no sales would be allowed between 2:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m..

The ordinances call for all establishments to be operated within the D-2 Heavy Industrial District. They must be at least 1,000 feet from K-12 schools and preschools and 500 feet from residentially zoned properties. 

Walrack says the ordinances create a framework for allowing recreational marijuana establishments within the City. 

He is hoping a Public Hearing can be held during the Planning Commission meeting on June first.

The Planning Commission would then make a recommendation to the City Council. The ordinance is scheduled to be introduced during the June 8 City Council meeting with final adoption scheduled for June 22. 

Jim Measel

Jim Measel is a Detroit native and a proud 1975 Redford Thurston High School graduate. He first came to WTVB in 1991 and has nearly 40 years of broadcasting experience in news and sports. Besides covering local high school sports, Jim has also covered Western Michigan University basketball and hockey as well as Hillsdale College football games. Some professional stops include working at radio stations in Indiana, Charlotte and Lansing as well as the Michigan Radio Network. He has also earned Associated Press awards for news coverage and sports play-by-play. Jim’s favorite career highlights include interviewing such figures as Gordie Howe, Sparky Anderson, Tom Izzo, Bo Schembechler, Isiah Thomas, Vice-President Mike Pence, Lee Greenwood and Regis Philbin. When he is not working, Jim enjoys watching the Chicago Cubs and can rest in peace as they won the World Series. He also hopes the Lions will be able to get a chance to win a superbowl.


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