BOCC OKs retail pot license
August 16, 2016
The Grand County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) moved to approve the retail marijuana license for Serene Wellness LLC in Winter Park in a 2-1 vote during their Tuesday, August 16 meeting. Commissioners Linke and Manguso moved to approve the license while Commissioner Tollett voted against approving it.
On Monday, August 15 District Court Judge Mary Hoak signed a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) that was requested by the town of Winter Park and directed at the BOCC preventing the BOCC from holding additional Public Hearings related to the proposed dispensary. Serene Wellness, which is planned to be located in the same building as the Valley Hi Motel, is considered unincorporated Grand County, though it is contained entirely within the borders of Winter Park. The reason that this area is unincorporated is due to a surveying error from when the town was incorporated in 1978.
At the beginning of the application discussion at the BOCC meeting, County Attorney Alan Hassler asked if any of the commissioners had been handed a restraining order, summons, or complaint of any type. All commissioners responded no, and determined they could move on with deliberations regarding the license application for Serene Wellness.