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Meeting Name: Planning Commission Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/1/2018 5:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 825 Fifth Street Board of Supervisors Chambers Eureka, California
Regular Meeting
Published agenda: Agenda (PDF) Agenda (PDF) Published minutes: Action Summary Action Summary  
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18-1220 1  Informational ReportFunctional Road Requirements Presentation by Public Works Land Use Deputy Director Bronkall regarding functional requirements for roads serving commercial cannabis sites.   Action details Video Video
11701c 11 Zoning ItemTalking Trees Farms - Conditional Use Permit and Special Permit Application Number: 11701 Case Number: CUP-16-349/SP-18-067 Assessor Parcel Number: 522-174-005 Willow Creek area A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to authorize 24,000 square feet (SF) of existing outdoor medical cannabis cultivation. Processing (i.e., drying) the harvested cannabis will be conducted in a 1,600 SF permitted metal building. There will be an average of 6 employees. Power will be supplied by a 45-kilowatt (kW) ultra-silent MQ diesel generator. The applicant will begin the permitting process for a 20-kw solar system upon approval of this CUP. Water is provided by wells and a rainwater catchment pond. The total available water storage on the project site will be approximately 2,042,650 gallons stored in tanks and a large pond. All plants will be irrigated by a drip system and supplemented by hand watering. Water use will vary throughout the year with peak usage occurring during summer months and would total approximately 108,000 gallons annually. Domestic water will be provided by the existing permitteapprovedPass Action details Not available
10891b 12 Zoning ItemRBC Holdings, LLC Conditional Use Permit Application Number: 10891 Case Number: CUP 16-749 Assessor’s Parcel Number: 522-044-047, 522-044-037 1008 M&W Road, Willow Creek area A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to allow 12,000 square feet of existing cultivation including 10,000 square feet of outdoor and 2,000 square feet of mixed-light. A Special Permit for after-the-fact development within a Stream Management Area for relocation and restoration activities. Plants are harvested and dried in the shop then machine trimmed outside and returned to the shop for curing. All processing is completed by the applicant and no employees are utilized. The applicant is seeking an off-site licensed processing facility for future use. Commercial access will be provided via M&W Ranch Road to Brannan Mountain Road to Highway 96 in Willow Creek. Water is currently sourced for irrigation from the applicant's water diversion from Anton Creek on the property. The applicant will abandon the diversion from Anton Creek and transition to a rainwater catchment system to supply water to the cultivationapprovedPass Action details Not available
10659 13 Zoning ItemAmaranth Farms Conditional Use Permit Application Number: N/A Case Number: PLN-10659-CUP Assessor’s Parcel Number: 221-161-040 6191 Doodyville Road, Ettersburg area A Conditional Use Permit to allow 43,560 square feet of existing outdoor cannabis cultivation and a Special Permit to reduce the 600-foot setback to adjacent public lands. There are six cultivation areas that the applicant is proposing to consolidate into one primary location and three greenhouses on the subject parcel. The proposed processing facility is 165 feet to the southwest of an undeveloped parcel owned by the State Lands Commission and the relocation area is approximately 400 feet to the southwest of the adjacent parcel. A 1,000-square-foot nursery greenhouse will utilize mixed light to augment natural light for 4 hours per day from March to June. The proposed project operations occur year round with cultivation activities occurring from March to October. The applicant is proposing 1 harvest annually. Approximately 1.4213 acre-feet (or 463,132 gallons) of water is required annually to meet operational neeapprovedPass Action details Not available
11754 14 Zoning ItemH36P, LLC, Conditional Use Permit Application Number 11754 Case Number CUP 16-377, CUP 18-046; SP 18-132; SP 18-133 Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 201-322-012 Highway 36, Alton A Conditional Use Permit for new cultivation, processing, manufacturing, and retail. Phase One of the project will consist of volatile and non-volatile extraction in a proposed 2,932 square foot (sf) building, and retail at an on-site dispensary in the footprint of an existing mobile home. Phase Two will consist of adding 10,000 sf of new indoor cultivation in a proposed 16,000-sf building, 10,000 sf of new mixed-light cultivation in greenhouses, a new 20,000-sf processing and manufacturing building, a 2,000 sf outdoor propagation area, a well, and a septic system. Parking and internal circulation roadways will be constructed during each phase. The water source for Phase One is a permitted well installed prior to 1991 and renovated in 2017 under a newly-issued well permit. Water for Phase Two would be supplied by the proposed well, and the existing well would be decommissioned following completion of thapprovedPass Action details Video Video
GPU ZR 11.01.18 15 Zoning ItemCounty of Humboldt New Zoning Districts (GPU ZR 10.04.18) Countywide New Zoning Districts are proposed to be added to the Inland Zoning Ordinance and properties are proposed to be rezoned to be consistent with the 2017 Humboldt County General Plan. Implementation of Zoning Designations to be consistent with the Land Use Maps, adopted as part of the 2017 General Plan Update. The new Zoning Districts are proposed to be added to the Inland Zoning Ordinance (Section 314 of Title III, Division 1, Chapter 4 of Humboldt County Code) including the following: 1) new Mixed Use Zones that will be applied to areas with MU - Mixed Use, VC - Village Center, or RCC - Rural Community Center General Plan designations, 2) a new “RR - Railroad” Combining Zone that will be applied to railroad rights of way held by the North Coast Railroad Authority, and those along the former Annie and Mary Railroad rail corridor between Arcata and Blue Lake, and 3) a new “MR - Mineral Resources” Combining Zone that will be applied to parcels with permitted surface mining operations. In addition, specific zones recommended for approvalPass Action details Video Video
18-1430 16 Special PresentationSea Level Rise Policy Background Study - Planning Commission Workshop Case Numbers: N/A Assessor Parcel Number: N/A Humboldt Bay Area Plan planning area Planning Commission Sea Level Rise Policy Background Study Workshopcontinued  Action details Not available
18-1362 17 Informational ReportCommercial Cannabis Application Process Per the request of the Commission this item is up for further discussion and possible action.   Action details Not available