LYNDEN - The city's temporary ban on recreational pot businesses will once again go before the City Council on Monday, Aug. 18.
A public hearing has been set for that date for the city's proposal to extend its six-month moratorium on marijuana growers, processors and retailers.
The hearing will occur during the City Council's regular meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Lynden City Annex, 205 4th St.
If the City Council approves the extension, it would be for the third time.
The first moratorium was enacted September 2013. On Feb. 18, the council voted to extend the city's moratorium by another six months upon the first temporary ban's end in March.
Lynden Mayor Scott Korthuis indicated then that city leaders were taking a cautious approach as the state Liquor Control Board moved toward enacting and regulating the new recreational pot industry - adding that they wanted to see how things settled out.
This time around, the city's Community Development Committee is recommending the extension pending the outcome of legal challenges in the state.