It could be another long Durango City Council meeting Tuesday night.
While the council held two public hearings last month on recreational and medical marijuana code, this will the first look at the proposed new fee schedule. The council will also take up rules for vacation rentals.
The proposed fee schedule for retail marijuana stores would be the same for retail marijuana testing facilities and medical pot dispensaries if the council approves it. Recreational pot sales are expected to become legal July 1.
Fees for medical, retail stores and retail testing facilities are:
Part of state application fee for a new license: $2,500
Part of state application fee for a new license for co-location or retail conversion: $250
License fee new store or testing facility: $2,500
Operating fee: $5,000
Renewal fee: $3,000
Late renewal fee: $500
LLC membership or stock structure change: $1,000
Background investigation: $250 per person
Modification of premises: $2,000
Trade name change: $1,000
The state fee for a new license for retail stores and test facilities is $5,000 and half of that is sent to the local city or county. State law doesn’t specify that for medical marijuana centers.
The agenda materials also has a comparison of what other Colorado cities and counties are charging. Pueblo County is charging a $6,000 renewal fee for a retail store and $1,500 renewal fee for a testing facility. A license in Fort Collins costs $3,000 for a retail store and $2,000 for a testing facility. Telluride is charging $1,000 to transfer ownership, while Breckenridge fee is $250.
To view all of the agenda material, visit the city of Durango website at www.durangogov.org/index.aspx?nid=146 .
The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Smith Chambers at City Hall on East Second Avenue.