Marijuana back on Craig City Council agenda for Tuesday |

Marijuana back on Craig City Council agenda for Tuesday

CRAIG — Less than a week after its recreational marijuana legalization petition failed to gain enough signatures, the Committee to Grow Craig isn’t giving up and has secured a place on the Craig City Council’s agenda for its upcoming meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.

According to the council agenda, released Friday, council members will “consider a request by the Committee to Grow Craig for the city council to adopt an ordinance to refer a question for the April 2, 2019, election to allow recreational marijuana sales and production.”

If agreed to by council, the move would essentially circumvents the need for another possible 739-signature drive by the Committee to Grow Craig to put the question of recreational legalization on the ballot.

Paul James, who helped spearhead the signature drive for recreational legalization, is one of two candidates who’ve officially handed in their petitions to run for Craig City Council in the April 2 municipal election. The other is Mayor John Ponikvar. This means at least two city council seats are currently open to any eligible resident of Craig.

The following items are also on the city council agenda for Tuesday:

• A brief presentation by the Craig Association of Realtors on the magazine “On Common Ground.”

• Approval of a special events liquor permit for St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church for its annual dinner and dance Feb. 16 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

• Approval of a hotel and restaurant liquor license renewal for Quality Inn and Suites.

• Two public hearings on new landfill fees for residential and commercial trash collection.

• A resolution to adopt the Craig Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space Master Plan.

• Approval of a bid from Ambient H20 for turbidimeter replacement totaling $37,516.

• Award of chemical bids for the water/wastewater departments in 2019.

Contact Clay Thorp at 970-875-1795 or

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