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By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

Commissioners discuss moratorium, district court


March 21, 2019

Pass Marijuana Moratorium resolution

County Commissioner Michael Largent motioned a resolution to the marijuana moratorium. This resolution expresses legislative intent on the adoption of the moratorium.

The purpose of the resolution was to more fully explain its intent in allowing non-conforming uses to continue while the moratorium is in place so long as the use was already extant when the moratorium began.

Only the businesses that were already in place, licensed by the State Liquor and Cannabis Board to produce, process or sell marijuana in the unincorporated area of Whitman County at a particular location before the moratorium went into effect on March 11 are allowed to continue.

The commissioners’ aim is to preserve the status quo to keep any new regulations or plans they decide on from becoming moot while they study and look more into the questions arisen during the recent meetings.

Special meet slated with Pullman Council

County Commissioners plan to meet with the Pullman City Council to discuss the future of Pullman district court April 2 at 6 p.m. in the Pullman City Council Chambers. The Pullman council requested a meeting with the county commissioners.

This will be a public meeting. The discussion is speculated to include everything about the Pullman District Court which was not included in Pullman plans to relocate city hall to the former Encounter Ministries site.

IT Director hire

The county has decided to offer the position of county IT Director to Lance Bishop, currently director of IT for Adams County in Natchez, Miss.

Whitman County’s IT position was vacated when Christina Nelson was elected to the treasurer’s position last November.

Bishop would be expected to move here in mid-April if he accepts the position.

Public Works Director Mark Storey has been the acting as interim IT Director.


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