Goodrich eases tattoo restrictions

By David Fleet


Goodrich-By an 8-0 vote on Sept. 26 the village planning commission OK’d a change of the restrictions on tattoo parlors in the village. The recommendation will now go to the village council.

Under the change a tattoo parlor location is moved from industrial zoning or conditional zoning to general business district. Restrictions will include a maximum store size of 3,000 square feet; sign restriction including no neon and no blinking; open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. only and the business cannot abut a residential district.

“We are getting calls into the village regarding tattoo parlors,” said Jakki Sidge, village administrator. “The change will make it less restrictive. There are still just a few locations where a tattoo parlor can operate such as the plaza on M-15. Downtown Goodrich on Hegel Road is not one of those locations.”

Sidge added that in addition to tattoo parlors, she also receives many calls regarding medical marijuana facilities in the village.

“The laws are also changing on marijuana dispensaries in our community,” she said. “We are going to have to address that issue soon, too.”

Last month Gov. Rick Snyder OK’d Public Act 281 creating the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act to license and regulate the growth, processing, transport and provisioning of medical marijuana.


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