Three ordinances proposing non-retail cannabis operations in the borough will be the subject of public hearings and possible votes Monday.
No cannabis business has applied to the borough, said Borough Administrator Richard Kunze. The ordinances are intended to define what businesses will be allowed in the future, where they can be and how they will be regulated.
The changes proposed in the ordinance would affect several of the borough's industrial zones. It would also create a new industrial zone to replace a corporate office and industrial park zone. These properties are mostly in the southwest part of the borough.
Zones designated I-1, I-2 and I-4 would allow cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, wholesaling, distribution and delivery service. Only the new I-4 zone would require a minimum 10-acre lot size for such businesses.
Oakland is proposing three ordinances Dec. 20 that would allow up to five types of non-retail cannabis businesses to operate in industrial areas in the southwest part of the borough.
In I-P and I-3 zones, only cannabis wholesaling and distribution would be allowed.
Retail sales are not mentioned for any zone.
Another ordinance would regulate the 2% transfer tax to be derived from cannabis operations. A third ordinance outlines licensing requirements for cannabis businesses operating in the borough.