At a special meeting last week, the Peninsula Township Board voted unanimously to reject a settlement from the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP), and also voted to form a citizens’ committee to review the demands of WOMP as outlined in their amended complaint.
The meeting took place on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, where the community room was packed to capacity, with other residents listening in outside the windows. Dozens of residents spoke during the public comment time, after which the Township Board went into closed session to review the matter and make a decision.
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Residents’ comments included concerns over traffic congestion, noise and a loss of the township’s rural quality of life if the winery’s demands, such as expanded food service and hours, the ability to host weddings and more, moved forward.
Below is a short video of the motion and decision by the Township Board, with one final comment by a resident during the public comment time at the end of the meeting.
And below that is the video of the full meeting, as posted on Peninsula Township’s YouTube channel.