Clerical error delays Fraser retail marijuana hearing
September 18, 2014
The Town of Fraser canceled a Sept. 17 hearing on the county's first retail marijuana outlet after an incorrect address was posted on the agenda.
The agenda listed the proposed address as 255 Mill Ave. in Fraser, though the owner intended to open the retail outlet in an existing medical dispensary at 228 Byers Ave.
Town Manager Jeff Durbin said a mistake had been made when pulling up a prior hearing notice involving the applicant.
"It was an oversight, and it was unfortunate," Durbin said.
Dan Volpe, owner of Serene Wellness Fraser LLC, the county's only medical marijuana dispensary, said he wasn't upset about the mistake, though he had hired a lawyer to attend the Wednesday meeting.
Approval of the retail license was recommended, according to a memo issued to the board, and Volte had complied with all applicable state requirements, competed all required alterations and improvements to the Byers Avenue location and paid all fees.
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A background check of Volpe completed by the Winter Park-Fraser Police Department "found no information that would indicate the license should not be approved," according to fact sheet sent to the board.
The town rescheduled the hearing for its Oct. 15 meeting. The earliest that new Colorado retail shops that were not previously selling medical marijuana can open is Oct. 1.