LEONI TWP., MI – A dozen entities just need state approval to get medical marijuana licenses to operate facilities in Leoni Township following a special board meeting Wednesday.
How the $5,000 application fee they paid to to the township will be distributed is still to be determined.
All 12 applications in front of the board for provisioning centers, growing and processing were approved by the township’s Board of Trustees on Jan. 31.
While the board agreed 4-2 on Dec. 12 on how to divide the fees, public backlash and new ideas from the opposing trustees prompted officials to reconsider their decision Wednesday night.
The Dec. 12 agreement allowed the elected clerk, treasurer, supervisor and trustees to pocket a percentage of the costs for every application submitted. Here’s a breakdown of where the money would be allocated, per application.
Police and zoning enforcement: 22 percent ($1,100) Legal fees: 22 percent ($1,100) Clerk: 10 percent ($500) Supervisor: 7 percent ($350) Treasurer: 5 percent ($250) Building and zoning inspector: 2 percent ($100) Building and zoning clerks: 5 percent ($250) Trustees: 3 percent ($150) Administrative costs: 7 percent