Johnson Farms apple orchard on
Johnson Farms apple orchard on "The Forty," corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo

The Peninsula Township Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. in the Township Hall. The Board will consider a resolution to put a short-term moratorium on any new or amended special use permits in agricultural districts, with the intent of creating equity among uses.

At recent Township meetings involving the ongoing winery lawsuit, farmers have expressed dismay that the uses requested in the lawsuit are not available to traditional farmers. Read more thoughts in Rudy Rudolph’s opinion piece here, and Barb Wunsch’s opinion piece here.

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According to the Resolution being considered at tomorrow’s meeting, which you can read in full here, the moratorium “would allow the current zoning ordinance update planning and implementation process to fully include the agricultural district and maintain its strategy of creating a unique and vibrant place to live, farm, and engage in commerce.”

Also, on Tuesday, Jan. 4, the federal court will hold another mediation session with the Township Board and Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP).

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