The City of Grass Valley is moving forward with fees regarding cannabis applications even though there were initially questions about the amount. The council approved the application screening fee of 4632 dollars followed by a 2137 dollar permit for successful applicants.
At the last council meeting in April council members were presented the fees with approval scheduled for last Tuesday night.
The original concern expressed by council members last month was the high fee would limit the number of local applicants. The 4600 dollar does not guarantee being selected to operate.
A last minute suggestion to reduce the screening cost by splitting the fee was briefly discussed. Executive Director of the Cannabis Alliance Diana Gamzon presented the idea.
Part two of the fee, 3482 dollars, would be charged to the second round applicants to cover the additional review process along with additional expenses.
Council member Tom Ivy was in support of the Alliance’s request. As a local business owner he said no other industry has a screening application.
During discussion, other council members supported the original fee structure as it had been presented by staff.
Council approved the fee schedule 4-1. Fees for park rentals and generator permits were also approved.