A vacant lot at 30006 Utica Road was rezoned from local business (B-1) to multiple family low rise (RM-1).

A vacant lot at 30006 Utica Road was rezoned from local business (B-1) to multiple family low rise (RM-1).

Photo by Nick Powers

Roseville City Council keeps it concise

By: Nick Powers | Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published June 3, 2024


ROSEVILLE — If the Roseville City Council were running in a race, it would’ve taken home the gold last week. It sped through its May 28 agenda in just over 15 minutes. Council member Kurmmell Knox was excused from the meeting.

Idiopathic Hypersomnia Day

The council proclaimed June 1 as Idiopathic Hypersomnia Day.

The declaration describes idiopathic hypersomnia as “a serious, debilitating, and chronic neurological disorder that affects the brian’s ability to control sleep and wakefulness.”

According to the proclamation, the disorder is often misunderstood and can impact many facets of a person’s life. It goes on to state that research and treatment are limited. Symptoms include brain fog, non–restorative sleep, long sleep (more than nine hours per night or 11 hours in a 24-hour period), long unrefreshing naps and sleep inertia.

The proclamation by the mayor was included in the meeting packet and signed by all members of the council.


Lot gets rezoned
A vacant lot at 30006 Utica Road, at the intersection with Common Road and near the Silver Maple condominiums, was rezoned from local business (B-1) to multiple family low rise (RM-1).

“That property would be rezoned to a multifamily low rise, which is consistent with our master plan and very similar to other properties in that area,” Roseville City Manager Ryan Monroe said at the meeting.

The rezoning was unanimously approved by council.


Marijuana signage change
The council once again updated its ordinance about marijuana signage.

“At the time there was a thought, when the ordinances were adopted, that they wanted to minimize what was said on the signage,” Roseville City Attorney Tim Tomlinson said, explaining why the original ordinance was in place.

At its April 23 meeting, the council unanimously voted to amend its ordinance to allow for marijuana-releated businesses in the city to have signs that contain the terms “grass,” “420,” “ganja,” “dank” and “pot” and related imagery.

Tomlinson said the change at the April meeting was too broad. The city made the ordinance more specific. The specific terms “grass,” “420,” “ganga,” “dank,” “mary jane” and “pot” are now not allowed. Related words, for example “buds,” would be allowed under the amended ordinance. Imagery that “evokes” marijuana is allowed but specific images (leaves and green crosses) are not allowed.