Ione Talks Vacant Council Seat, Marijuana and "Granny Flats"

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Ione Talks Vacant Council Seat, Marijuana and "Granny Flats"

 

TTThe ThThe City of Ione is looking to fill a vacant city council seat, following the resignation of councilmember Ron Smylie. At last night’s meeting; the remaining four members discussed how to go about appointing a replacement, who will serve the remainder of Smylie’s term, which ends in November of 2018. The city will take applications to fill the position, and at the council’s next meeting on December 19, these candidates will be asked questions in a public interview by the council and then a vote to fill the position will be held. Interested parties have until December 15th to apply, and should contact Ione City Hall for instructions. In other business, the council held second readings and final approval votes for ordinances on recreational marijuana and the building of second dwelling units, making the building of so called, “granny flats”, easier and the selling of marijuana commercially impossible for the city. This finishes debates that have dogged the council for months. The council also heard a report on the initial design of an Ione bypass that would route heavy truck traffic around the city. Many details of the project, particularly the funding, remain to be filled in.