City Commissioners are holding a special meeting on Oct. 16 to hear an appeal by the owner of Wild West Wellness of the revocation of their safety inspection certificate.
Under city code, businesses must have an SIC to operate in the city. To be issued, an application for an SIC must be approved by the planning, building, fire, health and public works departments.
Earlier this year, city staff revoked the SIC for Wild West Wellness on the ground’s that they were operating a dispensary in violation of city zoning rules and state law.
During the Oct. 16 meeting, staff will ask commissioners to uphold the revocation.
Wild West Wellness is located at 725 1st Ave. N. and on its SIC application submitted in November 2022, Mack Ethington wrote, “we sell glass and accessory’s,” according to the city, and described it as a “head shop.”
Mike McIntosh, Great Falls Fire Rescue assistant chief for fire prevention, contacted Ethington to schedule an inspection, during which McIntosh did not see product in the store.
McIntosh asked the nature of the business, to which Ethington responded the shop would be selling CBD and pipes, according to the city.
The SIC was issued on Dec.