Edited on 1/19 at 9:29am to add: Hopewell Township Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning advised MercerMe this morning that this special forum is to discuss retail sales of cannabis in Hopewell Township. In August 2021, the Township Committee opted out of all cannabis industry entirely, in order to meet the State’s deadline for doing so. However, it can opt back in at any time. In December, cannabis manufacture/cultivation was allowed back in on a limited basis with HTC endorsement of the Stonehill Manufacturing facility at the former Hoch Farm. Pennington has allowed one medical and one retail cannabis establishment and Hopewell Borough, like Hopewell Township, initially opted out entirely in order to make the deadline.
Peters-Manning told MercerMe: “We spent a great deal of time in 2021 coming up with an ordinance for cannabis cultivation that included the strictest environmental and community protections. As we turn to considering allowing retail cannabis in Hopewell Township, the Township Committee wants to make sure that we allow the opportunity for plenty of community input, which is why we are holding this public forum. I hope that all interested residents come and express their opinions and concerns.” – AR
SPECIAL MEETING/CANNABIS PUBLIC FORUM
TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2022 AT 7:00 P.M.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., and in consideration of Executive Order No. 103, issued by Governor Murphy on March 9, 2020, declaring a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in the State of New Jersey, the Township of Hopewell does hereby notify the public that to protect the health, safety and welfare of our citizens while ensuring the continued functioning of government, the Special meeting scheduled for January 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. will be held electronically only via Zoom Video Communications.
The purpose of the meeting is: Cannabis Public Forum
Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting can register in advance for the meeting at the link below.
Individuals will be able to fully participate in the meeting, including providing public comment. Formal action may be taken.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jan 25, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The message you receive in your confirmation email “Please submit any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org” pertains to questions regarding registering for the meeting and not the place to submit questions for the meeting.
Notice provided by Hopewell Township. For MercerMe reporting on this subject, please click here.
If you rely on MercerMe for your local news, please support us.
To keep the news coming, we rely on support from subscribers and advertising partners. Hyperlocal, independent, and digital — MercerMe has been providing Hopewell Valley its news since 2013. Subscribe today.