Board of Commissioners at Feb.10 meeting discussing medical marihuana provisioning centers. Credit: Demetria Bias
The Meridian Township Planning Commission voted last Monday 8 to 0 to continue the groundwork for two medical marijuana provisioning centers, citing the businesses would benefit more than harm the community. “I think it is going to have a positive effect,” said Ken Lane, chair of the township’s planning commission. “If it doesn’t have a positive effect, we have ordinance provisions in place to take care of that.”
Both marijuana provisioning centers are located in Okemos. Board Commissioners said they see the two dispensaries as useful resources.
Meridian Township Board members blasted the township’s clerk at its most recent meeting for mailing absentee ballots out late. The rest of the agenda included updates on the new marihuana dispensaries and Michigan State University’s solar panel project.
Sunjay, a middle school student learns how important engineering and robotics is in today’s society. Photo by Julian Stainback. Over the past years, Sunjay, 10, came out of his shell as a result of joining the robotics club in Haslett. The Haslett Robotics Club provides students with instruction in introductory engineering. This includes learning more about robots and how they are assembled.
Citizens and board members voice their concerns about a new residential and commercial development in Haslett at the Meridian Township Board meeting, March 19. Setback requirements, size, protecting wetlands and other issues arose at the meeting.
Young Scouts—including the first cohort of a female Scout group in Okemos—were put to work early Saturday morning at 2|42 Church, 2600 Bennett Road in Meridian Township, greeting hungry faces at the door and serving empty bellies hot pancakes.
Ted Ferris, a former Scoutmaster of Troop 164 in Okemos, said leadership training is a big part of Scouts, and young members run most of the events.
The board meeting at Haslett Public Schools featured something a little bit different, maybe even exciting for robot enthusiasts. https://youtu.be/9fpavhIAGIU
Steve Snead, one of the coaches of the Haslett Robotics Club, gave a PowerPoint presentation about the club does, and four students each showed the board something they were involved with in the club whether it was a robot or a contract agreeing to respect each other.
Four students in the club showed the board members something they had from the club. A few robots were seen as well as a social contract that set the rules for the club that some of the students made. Snead not only wanted to give a presentation to show the board what the students had accomplished but also to raise awareness of some of the club’s budget issues. The club started in 2008 and is experiencing growing pains, forcing club leaders to use space outside of the classroom.
Meridian Township Community Planning and Development Principal Planner Peter Menser speaks to the Planning Commission about the allocation of a wetland use permit to begin the construction of a car dealership during the March 11 meeting.