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Oak Creek Town Board OKs kitchen at marijuana dispensary

Business plans to create foods with pot added

Zach Fridell

— Jacob Wise expects to have a medical marijuana kitchen open within a few months after the Oak Creek Town Board gave the final OK on Thursday night.

Wise, who owns a medical marijuana dispensary in Oak Creek, wants to create a medical marijuana kitchen on Nancy Crawford Boulevard as he switches the focus of his business from smokable marijuana to tinctures — liquids with the active ingredients of marijuana.

Wise will have to pay about $3,000 in fees as he opens the wholesale business, including a special fee of $750 for medical marijuana businesses.

"They said everything would be fine as long as I met state requirements and health codes and fire codes and everything like that," Wise said Friday.

The Oak Creek Planning Com­­mission gave Wise preliminary approval, but it was up to the Town Board to make sure all the necessary plans and permits were in place.

Oak Creek Mayor Nikki Knoe­­bel said Wise came before the board with all the required material, including security plans, parking and snow storage space.

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Wise said the business will be wholesale to other dispensaries, and he will do retail only out of his existing dispensary. Because of that, there is no additional tax in Oak Creek on the business.

Final payment approved

The Town Board also approved final payment for sewer construction work to K.R. Swerd­feger Construction after the board earlier withheld payment.

After the company replaced a sewer main in town, as many as 10 houses were not reconnected to the main line. The town repaired those, and Knoebel said the construction company has reimbursed the town for that work.

She said that after a discussion with representatives of the company, the company said it will come back and do warranty work on any other lines, but the town could not withhold payment for that. Town Board members agreed.