Aberdeen City Council set the initial cannabis fee for $15,000 & $5,000 annually

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- On Monday night, the Aberdeen City Council set the fees & charges for services for the city of Aberdeen.  One of the fees discussed was cost to start a cannabis business.

City Finance Officer Karl Alberts:

Mayor Travis Schaunaman reminds the council what the fees are for cannabis industry in Aberdeen.

City Manager Joseph Gaa explains how the city came up with those figures.

Council Woman Tiffany Langer express concerns about the initial fee being too costly, City Manager Gaa reminds everyone that anybody can apply for a cannabis license.

Councilman Clint Rux talks about the cost of starting a medical cannabis business.

Councilman Mark Remily asks what the impact recreational marijuana could have on medical cannabis going forward.

Fees & charges if approved also dealt with overnight parking, snow removal among other things.

The 1st reading was approved on unanimous vote(8-0).  2nd reading is scheduled for next Monday’s city council meeting.