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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 3 years ago

Ocoee commission meeting set for Dec. 6

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The Ocoee Commission meeting tonight includes discussions regarding a waiver for a microbrewery, the hiring of an environmental firm for Lake Prima Vista pollution, and a temporary moratorium on medical cannabis facilities.
by: Gabby Baquero News Editor

Tonight’s Ocoee City Commission meeting at 7:15 p.m. in City Hall will discuss 25 items. Three of those items are listed below.

1. Toll Road Brewery waiver request

Commissioners will be considering a special exception for the development of a locally owned craft brewery. The special exception will be to allow a business selling alcoholic beverages, Toll Road Brewery, to operate within 1,000 feet of a church. This is generally not allowed, however, there currently are three churches in close proximity to the microbrewery’s planned location.

2. Lake Prima Vista pollution

Lake Prima Vista has recently been labeled as an “impaired water” by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection due to elevated nutrient concentrations. Ocoee’s Public Works Department has determined the city needs to hire a company that specializes in environmental restoration measures. To that end, Ocoee commissioners will be discussing the purchase of services from Amec Foster Wheeler Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. Approval of the $62,297 purchase would result in a projected 14-month water quality improvement plan.

3. Temporary moratorium on medical cannabis dispensaries

Commissioners will be considering approval of an ordinance that would establish a temporary moratorium on the permitting of facilities that grow cannabis for medical purposes until Dec. 31, 2017.

Residents with specific questions or topics they’d like addressed may call (407) 905 -3100.

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Contact Gabby Baquero at [email protected]

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