Cannabis hearing postponed until Aug. 14

A proposal to establish a cannabis cultivation facility and dispensary in Gustine will go to the city’s Planning Commission next week, according to City Manager Doug Dunford.

The special commission meeting, which includes a public hearing, was initially scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 7, but was postponed until Wednesday, Aug. 14, due to a procedural oversight involving notification of surrounding property owners.

Dunford said the applicant, Tip Top Farms, is proposing to establish the business at 377 Fourth St.

Dunford said staff will present a comprehensive proposal to the commission for consideration which includes every element required for the cannabis operation to move forward, including proposed amendments to city codes, a conditional use permit and development agreement.

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the application Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, and will then be asked to make a recommendation to the City Council, which has the final say on the proposal.

The application, along with whatever recommendation is reached by the Planning Commission, will go to the City Council for consideration Sept. 3.

West Side weather

Newman resident Marge Carvalho, an observer for the National Weather Service, reported the following high/low temperatures for the past week. Readings for the previous 24-hour period are recorded at 5 p.m. daily.

Monday, July 29: 107/67

Tuesday, July 30: 99/59

Wednesday, July 31: 98/60

Thursday, Aug. 1: 99/60

Friday, Aug. 2: 91/61

Saturday, Aug. 3: 104/60

Sunday, Aug. 4: 104/60