KINGMAN — Mohave County Supervisors unanimously approved medical marijuana zoning, a neighborhood stabilization plan of action and a redistricting service during a general meeting in Kingman Monday.
Medical Marijuana Zoning
Supervisors unanimously approved county zoning for registered medical marijuana dispensaries to no resistance from the public during a public hearing Monday.
During the meeting, supervisors agreed to incorporate the state of Arizona’s dispensary set back requirement of 500 feet from schools or churches into the county zoning regulation. The decision was in lieu of the county’s planning and zoning commissions recommendation of 1,000-foot set backs.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP3)
Mohave County Deputy County Manager Susie Parel-Duranceau — Health and Community Services provided supervisors with a plan of action linked to a $1.9 million federal grant awarded to the county in October.
The county will be required to spend at least 50 percent of the one-time grant within two years and 100 percent within three years, according to official county documents.
The funds are earmarked to launch a countywide neighborhood stabilization effort including the purchase, refurbishing and sale of 20 foreclosed homes in designated neighborhoods in Lake Havasu City, Kingman and Bullhead City.
By review and suggestion of the individual supervisors, Duranceau was able to identify “areas of greatest need” in each of the three districts.
County officials anticipated the initial program cycle linked to the first 20 homes while secure revenues from the sale of homes that could be reallocated and used in addressing other needy areas in the county.
The program also includes direct-loan programs, based on income and financial counseling commitments, which would further contribute to future revenues to the county by returning the properties to the tax rolls.
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