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Meeting Name: Planning Commission Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/1/2022 6:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: 825 Fifth Street Board of Supervisors Chambers Eureka, California
Regular Meeting - Hybrid
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Attachments: Salmon Creek Farms Supplemental #1.pdf, Planning Commission Procedures Letter
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22-1592 11. Zoning ItemAdoption of Resolution Authorizing Remote Teleconference Meetings of the Humboldt County Planning Commission for the period of December 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022, Pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act.   Not available Not available
22-1593 12. Zoning ItemAllison Shore Special Permits Assessor Parcel Number: 314-203-008 Record Number: PLN-10946-SP Kneeland area A Special Permit for 10,000 square feet (SF) of existing outdoor cannabis cultivation utilizing light deprivation techniques and 1,000 SF of ancillary propagation. Irrigation water is sourced from a spring diversion, with plans to add rainwater catchment and install a groundwater well. Existing available water storage is 36,500 gallons in six (6) HDPE water storage tanks and a 10,000-gallon bladder. Estimated annual water usage is 107,600 gallons. Processing, including drying, trimming, and packaging, occurs onsite. A maximum of two (2) people will be on-site during peak operations. Power is provided by two (2) Honda generators, with long-term plans to convert to solar. A Special Permit is also requested for development within the Streamside Management Area (SMA) for continued use and maintenance of the point of diversion infrastructure.   Not available Not available
22-1594 13. Zoning ItemMerry Whether Farms, LLC, Special Permit Record Number: PLN-11734-SP Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN): 221-111-028 Whitethorn area A Special Permit for 9,950 square feet (SF) of existing outdoor cannabis cultivation and 1,000 SF of ancillary propagation. Irrigation water is sourced from rainwater catchment. There will be a total of 162,900 gallons of onsite water storage. Estimated annual water usage is 150,000 gallons. Drying and curing occurs onsite, with all other processing occurring offsite at a licensed processing or manufacturing facility. Power is provided by solar, with a generator utilized for backup.   Not available Not available
22-1595 14. Zoning ItemGeorgi Stoyanov, Conditional Use Permit and Special Permit Record Number: PLN-11816-CUP Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN): 221-201-007 Ettersburg area A Conditional Use Permit for 11,600 square feet (SF) of existing outdoor cannabis and 1,190 SF of ancillary propagation. Irrigation water is sourced from three points of diversion and rainwater catchment. Estimated annual water use is 164,100 gallons. There will be a total of 164,100 gallons of onsite water storage. Processing occurs onsite. Power is provided by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). A Special Permit is also requested for development within the Streamside Management Area for the continued use and maintenance of the points of diversion.   Not available Not available
22-1596 15. Zoning ItemJesse Carnes Conditional Use Permit Record Number: PLN-11919-CUP Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN): 314-191-014 Maple Creek area A Conditional Use Permit for the continued cultivation of 22,000 square feet (SF) of existing outdoor cannabis cultivation and 1,170 SF of ancillary propagation. Irrigation water is sourced from a 700,000-gallon rainwater catchment pond. Existing available water storage is 715,000 gallons. Estimated annual water usage is 175,000 gallons. Processing with a trim machine occurs onsite. Power is provided by two (2) generators and the applicant has long-term plans to switch to solar power.   Not available Not available
22-1597 16. Zoning ItemEmerald Mountain Organics, LLC Conditional Use Permit Record Number PLN-12918-CUP Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 216-134-012 Alderpoint, CA 95542 A Conditional Use Permit (PLN-12918-CUP) for 18,321 square feet (SF) of cannabis cultivation consisting of 12,321 SF outdoor cultivation and 6,000 SF mixed light cultivation. Plants are propagated in an 800-SF immature plant area. Irrigation water is sourced from one (1) 250,000-gallon rainwater catchment pond. Estimated annual water use is 112,000 gallons (6.09 gal/SF). Water is stored in the rainwater catchment pond and in six (6) water tanks with a combined storage capacity of 59,500 gallons. Total water storage is 309,500 gallons. Drying and trimming occur onsite in an existing 1,216-SF building. Further processing occurs offsite. Five (5) employees are required for project operations during the peak season. The primary source of electrical power is three (3) generators (Honda EU 2000-watt generator, MQ 25 kW diesel generator, and 10 kW diesel generator). Consistent with past actions of the Planning Commission, the project has been c   Not available Not available
22-1598 17. Zoning ItemHumboldt Craft Farms, LLC, Conditional Use Permit Record Number PLN-13399-CUP Assessor’s Parcel Number: 210-117-022 Burr Valley area A Conditional Use Permit for 18,000 SF of existing cultivation in light deprivation hoophouses within nine (9) cultivation areas, all sized 20 feet by 100 feet (2,000 SF) each. Currently the project includes 10,000 square feet of mixed-light cultivation and 8,700 square feet of full-sun outdoor cultivation. The applicant is proposing to reduce the full-sun outdoor cultivation area to 8,000 square feet and enclose cultivation in light deprivation hoophouses. There is no onsite nursery/propagation area and juvenile plants are supplied by an off-site licensed nursery. Irrigation water is sourced from an existing spring and a proposed rainwater catchment system, and one (1) proposed groundwater well which would supplement future water needs. The applicant wants to retain the option of drilling a well for future use, if authorized by Humboldt County. Currently there is 70,200 gallons of water storage on site; twelve (12) 4,600-gallon tanks, two (2) 2,200-ga   Not available Not available
22-1409 18. Zoning ItemGeck-Moeller Coastal Development Permit Record Number PLN-2022-17700 (filed 03/30/2022) Assessor’s Parcel Number 308-231-002-000 Loleta Area A Coastal Development Permit (CDP) for the construction of a new approximately 2,024 SF two-story residence, 984 SF uncovered deck, 40 SF entry deck, gravel driveway, and a detached two-car garage constructed on an existing 25x25-foot concrete slab. The CDP will also authorize brush clearing north of the residence for the planting of fruit trees, logan berries, and a residential garden area. The parcel is currently developed with a well and on-site wastewater treatment system.   Not available Not available
22-1586 19. Zoning ItemIvan Stoyanov Conditional Use Permit Application Number PLN-11928-CUP Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 212-201-009 950 Felt Road, Miranda, CA 95553 A Conditional Use Permit (PLN-11928-CUP) for a maximum of 11,900 square feet allowed per the existing cultivation area verification, the current application is for 11,500 square feet of existing mixed light cannabis cultivation within three (3) greenhouses, measuring: (1) 34 feet x 116 feet (3,944 SF), (2) 34 feet x 114 feet (3,876 SF), and (3) 34 feet x 108 feet (3,672 SF) in size. Greenhouses would be extended by up to 4 feet to total 11,500 square feet. Plants are propagated in a 1,190-square foot immature plant area/nursery. This allotment is consistent with the 10 percent maximum growing area. Irrigation water is sourced from an engineered 348,864-gallon catchment pond located on the parcel. Water is pumped from the pond and stored in hard tanks on site, consisting of five (5) 2,500-gallon tanks (12,500 gallons of storage total), with one (1) additional 15,000-gallon tank to provide 27,500 gallons total. Annual water use is est   Not available Video Video
22-1587 110. Zoning ItemLower Thomas Road, LLC Conditional Use Permit and Special Permit Record Number: PLN-12214-CUP Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN): 219-041-012 Garberville area Conditional Use Permit (PLN-12214-CUP) for an existing 9,248 square feet (SF) of outdoor cannabis cultivation, contained within 17 greenhouses. Plants are propagated in a nursery (400 SF) and secondary ancillary nursery (250 SF) totaling 650 SF (7% of cultivation area), and a Special Permit to allow the continued use of existing onsite buildings and a portion of the road located within the 100-foot setback of a Class II watercourse. Irrigation water is sourced from a permitted groundwater well (Humboldt County permit number 18/19-0859. Estimated annual irrigation water usage is 144,500 gallons (15.63 gal/SF). At the time of drilling, June 2019, the driller estimated a yield of one gallon per minute (gpm), based on a 4-hour air lift pump test. Due to reliance on a well, the applicant has submitted a “Hydrologic Isolation of Existing Well from Surface Waters” report, prepared by Lindberg Geologic Consulting (David Lindberg)   Not available Not available
22-1588 111. Zoning ItemHigh Grade 007, LLC Conditional Use Permit Record Number PLN-12569-CUP Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 208-341-021 Dinsmore area A Conditional Use Permit for 10,000 square feet (SF) of existing outdoor light-deprivation cultivation operation in six greenhouses on two flats, along with 971 SF of ancillary nursery propagation. Irrigation water will be sourced from an onsite well. According to a well hydrologic connectivity report prepared by a professional engineering geologist, the well on the subject parcel has a minimal likelihood of being hydrologically connected in any manner that might significantly affect adjacent wetlands or surface waters in the vicinity. Estimated maximum annual water usage for the single 7-month harvest is approximately 80,000 gallons (8 gallons/SF/year), with peak monthly demands reaching 15,000 gallons/month June through August. Existing tank storage for irrigation total 16,000 gallons. Drying and seasonal cloning would continue in an existing 288 SF drying shed. Power is provided by one Honda 7000 generator housed in a noise limiting shed. The app   Not available Video Video
22-1589 112. Zoning ItemSalmon Creek Farms, LLC, Special Permit Application Number: PLN-2022-17876 Assessor’s Parcel Number: 212-061-030 Salmon Creek area The applicant is seeking a Special Permit for a Microbusiness which will permit the applicant to conduct non-storefront retail sales and commercial distribution activities, and a Conditional Use Permit for cannabis support facilities on a road not meeting the Category 4 Standard. The site currently contains an approved Zoning Clearance Certificate (apps 11822) for 10,000 square feet of new and existing outdoor cultivation and 20,000 square feet of outdoor cultivation approved under the RRR program. Following the approval of this Special Permit, the applicant proposes to obtain a Microbusiness license for 9,640 square feet of approved outdoor cultivation, commercial distribution, and non-store front retail sales. No changes are proposed to the approved cultivation area onsite.   Not available Video Video
22-1590 113. Zoning ItemJudy Davis Extension of Parcel Map Subdivision and Special Permit Application Number PLN-2022-17961 Prior Application Number PLN-2019-16070 Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 510-101-011 McKinleyville area A two-year extension to a previously approved Minor Subdivision and Special Permit (PLN-2019-16070). The project involves division of a 1-acre property into two parcels, each approximately ½-acre in size. The property is currently developed with a residence, attached garage, deck and detached shop. All of these structures are situated within the boundaries of Parcel 2 of the proposed subdivision. No development is currently located within the proposed boundaries of Parcel 1. Though proposed Parcel 1 is currently vacant, the approved Special Permit allows construction of an approximately 2,000 square foot residence on Proposed Parcel 1 as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) prior to completion of the subdivision. Planned improvements include construction of a 5-foot wide sidewalk along Reasor Road, installation of a new ADA-compliant driveway serving Parcel 1, retrofit of an exis   Not available Not available
22-1591 114. Zoning ItemThe Apartment, LLC Permit Extension Assessor Parcel Numbers (APN) 211-363-012 & 211-362-013 Record No.: PLN-2022-17971 Miranda area A two-year extension for an approved permit (PLN-2020-16774). Original permit includes a Special Permit for Non-Flammable Manufacturing, and Infusion, two Zoning Clearance Certificates for Distribution and Offsite Site Processing activities. The project also involved a Conditional Use Permit for the use of a non-paved access road without a centerline stripe per Sections 314-55.4.7.3 and 314-554.8.2.3 Locational Criteria, and an additional Conditional Use Permit for a new 5,120-square-foot boarding house (labor camp) for employee housing in the AG zone. No changes to the approved project are proposed. If approved, the extension will expire November 5th, 2024.   Not available Not available