Home Brewer gets new license, new millage rate set in Dexter Township

The Dexter Township Board of Trustees.

Home brewer Charles Durbin wants to expand his Dexter Township business, and at its July 21 meeting, the Dexter Township board of trustees gave him permission to do so.

The board unanimously approved Resolution 15-442 to recommend approval of a New Micro Brewery License for Rebel Jack, LLC at 6284 Dexter Townhall Road, and to direct the Township Clerk to send the recommendation to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

Durbin, owner of Rebel Jack, LLC, currently has a Home Occupation Permit that Dexter Township issued along with a Small Wine Maker License issued by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, which the Township approved in April, 2012. Durbin is requesting the New Micro Brewer License for the same property because the current license is for production only.

The new license would have the same restrictions, which include no on-premises tasting or consumption and no on-premises sales. All sales are handled by a distributor on Jackson Road in Scio Townhip.

In other action, the board unanimously approved Resolution 15-443 to set the 2015 Dexter Township millage rate at 0.8065 mills for Allocated General Operating, 1.6952 mills for Voted Fire Services, 1.4545 mills for Voted Police Services, and 0,9972 mills for Voted Fire Sub-Station Construction.

The 2015 millage reductions are based on $335M in real property taxable value, thus increasing the property tax revenue for each fund by approximately one percent. That comes to an increase in proposed revenue of approximately $1,300 in the General Fund, $3,300 in the Fire Fund, $2,800 in the Police Fund and $1,900 in the Fire Sub-Station Fund.

The board voted 6-1 (Carl Lesser voted against) that Director of Planning and Zoning Zach Michels can register for a course about the state’s Medical Marijuana Act as well as enforcement matters.

It’s a MichiganTownships Association’s Hot Topics in Planning and Zoning course and costs $81 for early-bird registration. The course will look at Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act, code enforcement, wind farms, generally acceptable agricultural management practices and mineral extraction. It takes place August 11 in Frankenmuth.

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