City Council Wrap-up

Pure Barre
Council members approved to allow Pure Barre to occupy the first floor of the old Wolf Camera at the corner of Jefferson and Webster Streets.

The Planning and Zoning Commission originally denied the use since it goes against the code, mandating that all fitness studios must be on the second floor or higher.

Pure Barre is a ballet style bar workout, but because they will have the front 30% of the space designated for retail, you won’t be able to see the studio from the street.

Medical Marijuana
Council also discussed their options to regulate medical marijuana.

Back in August, the state passed the use of medical marijuana and it is up to the cities to decide where the cultivation and dispense centers will go.

Council expressed their desires to keep the centers in industrial areas and sent it to the Planning and Zoning Commission to initiate the process of zoning.

Public input is encouraged at the future meeting.

Future MMA Events
Council also considered their options about future mixed martial arts, or MMA events.

Last month American Predator Fighting Championship approached the council to use unoccupied space for parking at an event at Players Indoor Sports.

Council not only denied the parking, but weren’t happy about the event being in their town.

APFC pulled their October event, leaving the council wondering how they can control future events.

In the end they directed staff to come with an ordinance that regulates liquor sales within the control of council, and requiring MMA events to be licensed as a special event. Therefore allowing the city to place restrictions like city police and fire presence, traffic and parking.

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