The Peninsula Township Board will hold a special informational meeting about the ongoing winery lawsuit on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, 7 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 12675 Center Road.
In an email from Peninsula Township Clerk Becky Chown, she notes that the meeting is taking place in order to:
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1) Allow citizens’ comments on the Amended Complaint filed by WOMP (Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula).
2) Allow the Township Board to go into closed session to discuss the proposed settlement agreement that was created as a result of numerous meetings between representatives from WOMP and Peninsula Township.
“Your attendance and comments are welcome and encouraged,” notes the email. If you’re unable to attend the meeting, you may send comments to Peninsula Township, 13235 Center Rd., Traverse City, MI 49686, or email them to Becky, [email protected].
In the lawsuit, first filed in the fall of 2020, the wineries claim that restrictions in the Peninsula Township Ordinance are costing them thousands of dollars each year. The Township is currently in the process of re-writing the ordinance.
Click here to read all of the stories and opinion pieces posted on Old Mission Gazette about the winery lawsuit.
Read WOMP’s Amended Complaint, filed on Jan. 4, 2021, here.
Read Peninsula Township’s Zoning Ordinance, with Amendments through August 31, 2009, (through Amendment 184), here.
Read Peninsula Township’s Zoning Ordinance, Amendments 185-195, here.
Read Peninsula Township’s Zoning Ordinance Re-Write Draft, dated May 17, 2021, here.
Read the results of the 2019 Survey of Peninsula Township Citizens here.