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Deadline Sept. 19 for Public comments about Taxing Retail Marijuana

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Palisade  Town Council asked the public for their comments from 28 August 2015 to 19 September 2014. People have to write their comments and send letters, emails before 4:30 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 19 in order to let the Council know their feelings about the taxing of revenue of retail marijuana.

If you are interested in submitting a statement about the taxing of selling, producing marijuana or its accessories, please send your statement to  Town Clerk Lindsey Chitwood at lchitwood@townofpalisade.org or to PO Box 128, Palisade, CO 81526.  Any questions, contact the Town Clerk at (970) 464-5602.

Please include full name, physical address, mailing address and phone number on all submissions.

If you have comments, pro or con, about the following voting issue, let the Town officials know how you feel.

Brief overview: The Town of Palisade wants to levy an occupation tax in the amount of $5 per sales transaction under$100; a tax of $10 for each sales tranaction over $100 but less than $500, and a tax of $25 for each transaction over $500. of each retail marijuana sale or purchase of or retail marijuana accessories sold by any retail marijuana store, cultivation facility and any retail marijuana manufacturing facility within the town of Palisade, effective Jan. 1, 2015, and all such revenues derived from such tax to be collected and spent as voter approved revenue.

Official wording:    “SHALL THE TOWN OF PALISADE’S TAXES BE INCREASED BY $200,000.00 ANNUALLY (FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR INCREASE) AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER THROUGH THE LEVY OF AN OCCUPATION TAX IN THE AMOUNT OF $5.00 FOR EACH SALES TRANSACTION THAT IS LESS THAN $100.00, IN THE AMOUNT OF $10.00 FOR EACH SALES TRANSACTION THAT IS $100.00 OR OVER BUT LESS THAN $500.00, AND IN THE AMOUNT OF $25.00 FOR EACH SALES TRANSACTION THAT IS $500.00 OR OVER INVOLVING THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF RETAIL MARIJUANA, RETAIL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS OR RETAIL MARIJUANA ACCESSORIES BY ANY RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE, ANY RETAIL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY AND ANY RETAIL MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITY WITHIN THE TOWN OF PALISADE, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015; AND SHALL ALL REVENUES DERIVED FROM SUCH OCCUPATION TAX BE COLLECTED AND SPENT, AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 1 OF TITLE 29, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES OR ANY OTHER LAW?”

If you are interested in submitting a statement, please send it to Town Clerk Lindsey Chitwood at lchitwood@townofpalisade.org or to PO Box 128, Palisade, CO 81526. If you have any questions, you may contact the Town Clerk at (970) 464-5602.

Commenting Period ends September 19, 2014 at 4:30pm.

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  1. Gena Halsey

    September 19, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Just seen this boo hoo!, it is friday sept. 19 but I missed it by a half hour 🙁
    Will there be anymore voting on this??

    • Bill Hoffmann

      September 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

      Gena,

      We at Peach Town News received the notice from the town late, but we posted it when we could. I’d say the deadline is the deadline, but feel free to check with the town of Palisade.
      Also, I was told that the notice was on the town’s Facebook page earlier. And, I don’t know, but it might have been on the town website too.
      It wouldn’t hurt to call the town and ask about notices.
      I’m working on a follow-up story about the two marijuana ballot items for Peach Town News. I’ll try to get it published by later in the week.
      Bill Hoffmann

  2. Brian Moffett

    October 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Do you know who the individuals or what group is behind the “citizen initiative” whom the mayor says would have forced it on the ballot?

    I would like to know who is really behind this movement.
    Brian Moffett

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