Marijuana, disc golf and more on May 20 City Council agenda

May 19, 2014

By Staff

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NEW — 2 p.m. May 19, 2014

The Newcastle City Council will have its hand full with a loaded agenda featuring everything from marijuana legislation to a grant application for a disc golf course at its May 20 regular meeting.

The evening will begin with a presentation by a representative from A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH). Arthur Sullivan will talk about emergency shelter and daytime services for homeless.

In one of the more noteworthy agenda items, the council will review an ordinance imposing a six-month moratorium on recreational marijuana businesses and medical marijuana collective gardens within the city.

Before that, they’ll consider a applying for a grant for the construction of a disc golf course on a property located north of Southeast 95th. Also known as Frisbee golf, it involves throwing flying discs at a target.

If the council approves it, city staff will move forward with a King County Youth Sports Facilities grant application. The total cost is estimated at $60,000, and if the grant is approved, it would pay for half of that.

The council will also continue its discussion of impact fee programs as it looks toward an update. Impact fees are a comprehensive grouping of charges based on new development within a local municipality. These fees are assessed to pay for capital facility improvement projects necessitated by new development.

The Newcastle City Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall. View the meeting’s full agenda here.

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