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File #: 23-41    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 1/12/2023 In control: Planning and Building
On agenda: 1/31/2023 Final action: 1/31/2023
Title: Authorizing Director of Planning and Building to Sign an Indemnification Agreement between Joel Geck-Moeller and Humboldt County
Strategic Framework: Core Roles - Support business, workforce development and creation of private sector jobs and housing
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Attachment 1 Indemnification Agreement Geck-Moeller 17700, 3. Exhibit A - Project Description and Location.pdf
Previous Action/Referral: 22-1409

To: Board of Supervisors

From: Planning and Building Department

Agenda Section: Consent

Authorizing Director of Planning and Building to Sign an Indemnification Agreement between Joel Geck-Moeller and Humboldt County

That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Authorize and direct the Planning and Building Department Director to execute in the name of the County of Humboldt the Indemnification Agreement between Joel Geck-Moeller and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department. (Majority vote required)

Applicant fees to Current Planning budget unit 1100277

This action would allow the Director of Planning and Building to sign an Indemnification Agreement for Joel Geck-Moeller regarding Planning Application PLN-2022-17700. Humboldt County Code does not require an Indemnification Agreement for applications not related to cannabis, but for potentially controversial applications, an Indemnification Agreement is appropriate to protect the County in the event of future litigation.

Joel Geck-Moeller is pursuing a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) for the construction of a new 2,024 SF two-story residence, 984 SF uncovered deck, as well as an entry deck, gravel driveway, and a detached two-car garage on an existing 25x25-foot concrete slab. The CDP will also authorize approximately 1.75 to 2 acres of brush clearing for the planting of fruit trees, berries, and a residential garden area. The parcel is currently developed with a well and on-site wastewater treatment system.

The Planning and Building Department has received correspondence from a neighboring property owner, who is an attorney, threatening litigation if the pending Geck-Moeller Coastal Development Permit is approved.

The Indemnification Agreement would make Joel Geck-Moeller contractually obligated to defend, indemnify, save and hold harmless the County of Humboldt and its respective representati...

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