Notice of Intent - Proposed New or Increased Fees

TOWN OF YOUNGTOWN

NOTICE OF INTENT - PROPOSED NEW OR INCREASED FEES

 

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-499.15, the Town of Youngtown, Arizona, (Town”), hereby gives notice that it may adopt new fees on Marijuana Establishments and increase fees for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Medical Marijuana Cultivation, Infusion, or Manufacturing Facilities.

The amendments are intended to recover costs to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities and adopt fees for marijuana establishments in response to the Smart and Safe Arizona Act. A schedule of fees with supporting information is attached.

The Town Council will consider this matter at its regular Town Council meeting to be held at the Town Hall, located at 12030 North Clubhouse Square, Youngtown, Arizona, on January 21, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Following such consideration, the Town Council may approve, disapprove or modify said fees.

Information about the proposed fees are available at the Town Clerk’s office during normal office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., and on Towns website at http://www.Youngtownaz.org/

DATE POSTED ON TOWN WEBSITE:  November 20, 2020.

Link to Notice of Intent and Schedule of fees

SCHEDULE OF FEES

 

The proposed fees are as follows:

Business License Fees.

  • Amend Title 5 Business Licenses and Regulations, Chapter 5.04 Business Licenses Generally, Section 5.04.080 Schedule of Fees to adopt new fees for Marijuana Establishments.
    • Classification:Marijuana Establishment
    • License Fee:
      • Business License Application Fee: $2500
        • Estimate is calculated at $150 an hour and provides just over 16 hours of review by community development, police, fire, town attorney and other necessary staff and contractors.The fee provides for management of additional traffic, law enforcement, and public safety needs concerning the locations of the facilities.
      • Annual Renewal Fee (if no changes): $750
        • Estimate is calculated at $150 an hour and provides 5 hours for work involved in the renewal reviews and processing to address ongoing operations and continued compliance with laws.
        •  Amend Title 5 Business Licenses and Regulations, Chapter 5.04 Business Licenses Generally, Section 5.04.080 Schedule of Fees to amend fees for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries.
    • Classification:Medical Marijuana Dispensary
      • Initial Business License Fee: $2500
        • Estimate is calculated at $150 an hour and provides just over 16 hours of review by community development, police, fire, town attorney and other necessary staff and contractors.The fee provides for management of additional traffic, law enforcement, and public safety needs concerning the locations of the facilities.
      • Annual Renewal Permit Fee (if no changes): $750
        • Estimate is calculated at $150 an hour and provides 5 hours for work involved in the renewal reviews and processing to address ongoing operations and continued compliance with laws.
        •  Amend Title 5 Business Licenses and Regulations, Chapter 5.04 Business Licenses Generally, Section 5.04.080 Schedule of Fees to amend fees for Medical Marijuana Cultivation, Infusion, or Manufacturing Facility.
    • Classification:Medical Marijuana Cultivation, Infusion, or Manufacturing Facility
      • Initial Business License Fee: $2500
        • Estimate is calculated at $150 an hour and provides just over 16 hours of review by community development, police, fire, town attorney and other necessary staff and contractors.The fee provides for consideration of management of additional traffic, law enforcement, and public safety needs concerning the locations of the facilities.
      • Annual Renewal Permit Fee (if no changes): $750
        • Estimate is calculated at $150 an hour and provides 5 hours for work involved in the renewal reviews and processing to address ongoing operations and continued compliance with laws.

 

Zoning Fees.

  • Staff is recommending adoption of new fees to address zoning verification and security costs related to marijuana establishments and new medical marijuana dispensaries.
  • Zoning Certification Letter: $300
    • Estimate of 2 hours of staff time at a rate of $150 an hour.
  • Background and Security Review Fee: $450
  • Estimate of 3 hours of review at a rate of $150 an hour.