Land use changes highlight Oak Creek Town Board meeting
Oak Creek — The Oak Creek Town Board approved a pair of land use change of minor impacts and issued a special events permit for an event later this month during its regular meeting Thursday.
A public hearing was held for Toby Neville, who was seeking a land use change of minor impact to allow a greenhouse on his property on Bell Avenue. There was no opposition, with one neighbor even showing support, and the permit was passed unanimously.
The second land use change of minor impact was actually an amendment to a previous case. Dank Franks, LLC, is planning to open a marijuana cultivation facility, retail shop and infused products production operation at 208 S. Sharp Street. It was originally going to be a larger, two-story operation at the residence, but the owners decided to downsize the operation and wanted to make a few adjustments to the land use change to reflect this. The amendment was passed, 5-1.
The town board issued a special events permit in the form of a liquor license to Last Call Productions, which is organizing the town’s third annual Oaktoberfest event, to be held Oct. 25. The company was also issued a right-of-way use revocable permit to allow it the use of Main Street between Moffat Avenue and Sharp Street for the event.
Board members also approved the acquisition of the Elk’s Tavern lot, located at 101/103 E. Main Street, at a cost of $39,788.84. The meeting ended with a presentation of the 2016 budget. A public hearing about the budget will be held Nov. 12, with final budget approval scheduled for December.
The next Oak Creek Town Board meeting will be Oct. 22, at which the town will receive its Starburst award from Great Outdoors Colorado, an award it was notified about in July for its work on Decker Park.
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