HANFORD — Other items may be on the Hanford City Council agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting, but the big item at the end of the night will be the possible awarding of cannabis permits to several medical cannabis companies.
The City received 27 permit applications from five companies in October and City staff has completed a three-phase review process on each of the applications.
The last item on the night’s agenda will see Council discussing awarding 21 cannabis permits to three different medical cannabis companies, including:
- Caliva - one cultivation permit, one manufacturing permit and one distribution permit
- Genezen - one cannabis campus permit, 14 cultivation permits, one manufacturing permit and one distribution permit
- Premium Extracts - one manufacturing permit
All five companies that applied passed the first two phases of the review process, but only Caliva, Genezen and Premium Extracts passed the third and final phase.
If Council chooses to award the permits, the companies are required to obtain a conditional use permit for each individual permit and will undergo an environmental analysis before the Planning Commission approves the conditional use permits.
Also on the agenda:
- Two public hearings regarding changing zoning designations on one parcel located at the southwest intersection of Centennial Drive and Lacey Boulevard, and another parcel located at 206 W. Grangeville Blvd.
- Approving an additional appropriation from storm drain reserves for Lift Station No. 35 in the amount of $32,381 and approving the purchase and installation of a new pump and motor from Valley Pump and Dairy Systems.
- Approving the purchase of new water meters, meter box lids, automatic meter reading radio units, and attaching the hardware in conjunction with the flat rate to a metered rate conversion project for $461,787.