The Eagle Town Board unanimously approved a one-year renewal of the special use permit for the Sweet Leaf Pioneer, the community's sole medical marijuana center.
Actually, because the business had complied with all the conditions set in its original special use permit, the board didn't have to vote to extend it. The recommendation from the Eagle town staff was to renew the special use.
Eagle isn't done with medical marijuana discussions however. Because the state of Colorado has developed a comprehensive set of laws governing such operations, the town needs to re-examine its rules to bring them in line with state law. During the weeks ahead, Eagle will have to amend its medical marijuana rules regarding the number of operations that will be allowed in town, the licensing fee for any medical marijuana centers and the areas in town where centers will be permitted to operate.
In other action Tuesday night, the Eagle Town Board continued its concept plan review of the proposed Haymeadow development south of town. The discussion centered on the proposed density of the subdivision and the school/recreation site plans.
The town board anticipates an additional two to three public hearings for this first stage of review for the Haymeadow proposal.