(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Kingman Property Group.)
By The Miner
KINGMAN – After a spirited debate the Mohave County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to approve a proposed marijuana dispensary for receiving a special use permit on Nov. 7.
Voting to support the permit were Supervisors Jean Bishop, Buster Johnson and Chairman Ron Gould. Making the initial motion to deny was Supervisor Travis Lingenfelter.
“There was a prior marijuana dispensary at this location …,” Lingenfelter said. “The Planning and Zoning Commission approved this, however, in good conscience I can’t support this. I’m going to vote against this.”
Lingenfelter and Angius had voted to deny the special use permit.
At the board’s meeting, Dan Gauthier, a real estate transaction attorney with the Rose Law Group, spoke on behalf of the applicant (owner), who was identified as the Kingman Property Group, LLC, by Roger Galloway, county spokesman. Gauthier also spoke at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting in October, when the commission voted unanimously to recommend approval to the board.
“A couple of years ago, Kingman Property Group decided to switch licenses from this location to another within the state,” said Gauthier. “But between temporarily closing and interim zoning changes the applicant is now required to obtain a special use permit to reopen. I urge the board to reconsider before you make a motion to deny.”