The last-minute discovery of a major issue regarding the notices sent to residents near a proposed medical marijuana dispensary and grow house in Brick led to another postponement of the application for Jersey Shore Therapeutic Health Care (JSTHC) to build its facility.
Members of the township’s zoning board as well as two attorneys – one representing the neighbors and one now representing the VFW post next to the proposed dispensary – were assembled at 7 p.m. for the meeting, but a visibly displeased Board President Harvey Langer announced that testimony would not go forward. He went on to read a letter the board (and objecting attorneys) received from John Paul Doyle, JSTHC’s attorney, at 4:50 p.m. saying they would not be attending the meeting.
Langer said an issue was discovered with the required legal notices that need to be sent out to all residents within 200-feet of the proposed facility at 385 Adamston Road. After the meeting, Robert C. Shea, attorney for the VFW post, said JSTHC sent out notices about the meeting to residents on Jan. 7 instead of the 19 days required by the state, failed to use certified mail and missed two of the 14 property owners.