Grand Junction Discuses Riverfront Repairs, Minors Possessing Marijuana
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Several decisions were made by the Grand Junction City Council Wednesday evening, including funding repairs for the Colorado Riverfront Trail and pot.
In a unanimous vote, council-members decided to go forward with an $86,783.51 contract with All Concrete Solutions, LLC of Grand Junction to repair portions of the trail.
The contract would cover repairs for several portions of the trail, including Blue Heron East, Blue Heron West, and 14 sections from Bananas to Watson Island that have become dangerous for visitors.
The city council also voted on rules and regulations regarding the possession of marijuana.
After Amendment 64 passed in November, state legislators modified the possible penalties concerning the possession, consumption, and use of marijuana by anyone.
In a unanimous vote, council members believe there is no reason for the city to be inconsistent with state regulations, and agree that anyone over the age of 21 can lawfully possess and consume marijuana.
Anyone under 21 caught with marijuana would be fined up to $100 and could serve up to 24 hours of useful public service.
Council-members will now host a public hearing, and consider the final passage and publication in a pamphlet form.