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Meeting Name: Planning Commission Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/19/2022 6:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: 825 Fifth Street Board of Supervisors Chambers Eureka, California
Regular Meeting - Hybrid
Published agenda: Revised Agenda Revised Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
Meeting video:  
Attachments: 05.16.22 - Margro Advisors - Emerald Sky Growers Inc.pdf, 05.13.22 - Public Comment Julia C-W - Vista 36.pdf, 05.16.22 - Andrea McClure - Natures Health Group, Inc,. Record No. PLN-2019-16073.pdf, 05.18.22 - Dustin Owens - Public Comment - Natures Health Group.pdf, 03.25.22 - Cena Marino - Holgersen PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 03.30.22 - Curtis Fuson - Holgersen PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 03.30.22 - Joan Romo - Holgersen PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 04.06.22 - Suzy Smith - Holgersen PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 04.10.22 - Leighann Larson - Holgerson PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 04.19.22 - John Smith - Holgerson PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 04.23.22 - Marcy Manning - Holgerson PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 04.23.22 - Suzy Smith - Holgerson PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 04.25.22 - Diana Rocha - Holgerson PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 04.26.22 - Kimberley Faddler - Holgersen PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 04.27.22 - Cena Marino - Holgersen PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 04.28.22 - Mike Meyer - Holgersen PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 05.05.22 - Kennemer - Holgersen PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 05.08.22 - Cena Marino - Holgersen PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 05.10.22 - Joan Romo - Holgerson PLN-2018-15039.pdf, 05.12.22 - Cena Marino - Holgersen.pdf, 04.18.22 - Fenton - Organic Humboldt PLN-2020-16475.pdf, 04.21.22 - Mel Thomsen - Organic Humboldt PLN-2020-16475.pdf, 04.27.22 - Rick Levos - Organic Humboldt PLN-2020-16475.pdf, 04.27.22 - Robert Brock - Organic Humboldt PLN-2020-16475.pdf, 04.28.22 - Jessica Bones - Organic Humboldt PLN-2020-16475.pdf, 04.28.22 - Johanna Rodoni - Organic Humboldt PLN-2020-16475.pdf, 04.29.22 - Indy Riggs - Organic Humboldt PLN-2020-16475.pdf, 04.30.22 - Fenton - Organic Humboldt PLN-2020-16475.pdf, 01.04.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 01.04.22 - Arne Petersen1 - HCFA.pdf, 01.04.22 - Arne Petersen2 - HCFA.pdf, 01.05.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 01.05.22 - Arne Petersen1 - HCFA.pdf, 01.07.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 01.07.22 - Arne Petersen1 - HCFA.pdf, 01.11.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 01.11.22 - Arne Petersen1 - HCFA.pdf, 01.20.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 02.09.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 02.16.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 02.17.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 02.18.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 02.21.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 02.27.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 03.02.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 03.02.22 - Arne Petersen1 - HCFA.pdf, 03.03.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 03.03.22 - Arne Petersen1 - HCFA.pdf, 03.03.22 - Arne Petersen2 - HCFA.pdf, 03.03.22 - Arne Petersen3 - HCFA.pdf, 03.03.22 - Arne Petersen4 - HCFA.pdf, 03.03.22 - Arne Petersen5 - HCFA.pdf, 03.04.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 03.04.22 - Arne Petersen1 - HCFA.pdf, 03.07.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 03.07.22 - Arne Petersen1 - HCFA.pdf, 03.11.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 03.12.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 03.14.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 03.24.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 03.28.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 03.29.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 04.01.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 04.01.22 - Arne Petersen1 - HCFA.pdf, 04.04.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 04.05.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 04.05.22 - Arne Petersen1 - HCFA.pdf, 04.05.22 - Arne Petersen2 - HCFA.pdf, 04.07.22 - Arne Petersen1 - HCFA.pdf, 04.07.22 - Arne Petersen2 - HCFA.pdf, 04.07.22 - Arne Petersen3 - HCFA.pdf, 04.07.22 - Arne Petersen4 - HCFA.pdf, 04.07.22 - Arne Petersen5 - HCFA.pdf, 04.08.22 - Arne Petersen1 - HCFA.pdf, 04.08.22 - Arne Petersen2 - HCFA.pdf, 04.11.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 04.12.22 - Jennifer Raymond - HCFA.pdf, 04.13.22 - Graham and Kristen Westfall - HCFA.pdf, 04.20.22 - Jennifer Raymond2 - HCFA.pdf, 04.21.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 04.25.22 - Joyce Coppini - HCFA.pdf, 04.27.22 - Brenda Vait - HCFA.pdf, 04.27.22 - Skip Jorgensen - HCFA.pdf, 04.28.22 - Janet Carney - HCFA.pdf, 04.28.22 - Janet Carney - HCFA.pdf, 04.29.22 - John Emig - HCFA.pdf, 04.29.22 - Phillip Ostler - In Support.pdf, 05.02.22 - Jim Stretch Sr. - HCFA.pdf, 05.02.22 - Nicholas Ghirelli - HCFA.pdf, 05.04.22 - 450 signatures in support of HCFA.pdf, 05.15.22 - Support K Rocha - HCFA.PDF, 05.15.22 - Support Lema - HCFA.PDF, 05.15.22 - Support Lourenzo - HCFA.PDF, 05.15.22 - Support Michel - HCFA.PDF, 05.15.22 - Support Paul Nelson - HCFA.PDF, 05.15.22 - Support Williams - HCFA.PDF, 05.18.22 - Leons Car Care - Public Comment HCFA.pdf, 05.18.22 - Support G Rocha - HCFA.PDF, 12.30.21 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, 05.18.22 - Arne Petersen - HCFA.pdf, Supplemental 1 - Multiple Projects Watershed Maps.pdf, Supplemental 2 - Natures Health Group 16073.pdf, Supplemental 3 - Wood.pdf
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17184 11. Zoning ItemLang: Minor Subdivision Record Number: PLN-2021-17184 (filed 04/27/2021) Assessor’s Parcel Number: 204-131-016 Hydesville area The project is a Minor Subdivision to divide an approximately 13.2-acre parcel into two parcels of approximately 7.5 acres and 5.7 acres. The parcel being divided is currently developed with two residences, a barn, sheds, and a greenhouse. All existing development will be located on Parcel 1 with Parcel 2 being vacant for future development. Access will be provided by a 20-foot non-exclusive access easement, portions of which include use of the existing driveway access of the site currently serving the existing residences. Pursuant to Section 325-9 of the Humboldt County Code, an exception to right of way width and improvements has been requested to reduce the private road width from 40 feet to 20 feet. The property currently receives water service from the Hydesville Community Water District and sewage disposal is handled by an existing on-site waste treatment system (OWTS). Septic testing has been completed for parcel 2. Additionally, a Lake or Strea   Not available Not available
17334 12. Zoning ItemStrombeck: Minor Subdivision and Planned Unit Development Record Number PLN-2021-17334 (filed 06/25/2021) Assessor’s Parcel Number: 019-111-003 Eureka Area A Minor Subdivision of an approximate 1.62-acre parcel into 2 parcels of 31,193 sq. ft. and 39,591 sq. ft. The project includes a Planned Unit Development to develop 10 low-income housing units on proposed Parcel 2 in addition to the 11 existing affordable housing units on Parcel 1. Land Use on adjacent parcels is residential with a mobile home park to the north and single-family housing to the east, south, and west. Proposed development includes two separate buildings totaling 3,920 square feet with sidewalks, curbs, and a concrete pad for garbage collection. Access and parking are proposed to be developed with 5,827 square feet of semi-permeable pavers. Emergency vehicle access is accommodated by a planned Y-turnaround between the parking lot and refuse collection area. The project will receive sewer and water service from the Humboldt Community Services District.   Not available Not available
13336 26. Zoning ItemHog Trap Farms, LLC: Conditional Use Permit Record Number PLN-13336-CUP (filed 12/30/2016) Assessor Parcel Numbers (APNs) 218-071-003 and 218-081-003 New Harris area A Conditional Use Permit for an existing 33,634-square-foot (SF) cannabis cultivation operation consisting of 21,634 SF of outdoor and 12,000 SF of mixed-light on parcel 218-071-003. Drying and processing occur in a two-story 1,800-SF drying barn on the adjacent parcel 218-081-003 which is already permitted to cultivate 10,000 SF (PLN-13356-SP). The applicant seeks to reserve the right to continue to process onsite, process offsite at a licensed facility, or to harvest straight to extraction without processing in the future. Water for irrigation is sourced from a shared 2-million-gallon rainwater catchment pond on the adjacent parcel and two 25,000-gallon rainwater catchment tanks on the subject parcel which gravity feed an additional four 2,500 tanks. Total tank storage amounts to 65,000 gallons. Estimated annual water use on the subject parcel is 456,200 gallons whereas 114,050 gallons are used annually on 218-08   Not available Not available
15039 17. Zoning ItemHolgersen: Minor Subdivision and Coastal Development Permit Record Number PLN-2018-15039 (filed 09/18/2018) Assessor’s Parcel Number: 015-152-028 Myrtletown Area A Minor Subdivision to create four parcels and a Remainder. The parcel is developed with a single-family residence that will remain on the proposed Remainder. The parcels will be served with community water and sewer by the Humboldt Community Services District. The project is located in the Coastal Zone, therefore a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) is required. Duplexes (two dwelling units) are proposed on Parcels 1 - 4. The proposed dwelling units on Parcels 1 and 2 each will be 1,080 square feet, 22 feet and 5 inches in height, with an attached 240 square foot one-car garage. The proposed dwelling units on Parcels 3 and 4 will be 1,200 square feet, 23 feet and 5 inches in height, with an attached 276 square foot one-car garage. The CDP also includes the construction of these duplex units and the removal of four structures. The applicant has submitted exception request letters for the following requirements: The insta   Not available Not available
16038 18. Zoning ItemThe Vista 36, LLC: Special Permit Record Number: PLN-2019-16038 (filed 12/11/2019) Assessor’s Parcel Numbers: (APN) 316-313-003 & 316-312-008 Blue Lake Area A Special Permit for 27,000 square feet (SF) of new and existing mixed light cultivation, 5,588 SF of outdoor cultivation, and 3,200 SF of nursery space. The total cultivation area will be 32,588 SF. The project also includes relocation and remediation of a previously existing cultivation area which was approximately 6,000 square feet on another portion of the legal parcel. The applicant hopes to achieve three (3) harvest cycles annually. Water will be sourced from two (2) wells which were determined to be groundwater wells and from a rooftop rainwater catchment system. Four (4) 50,000 gallon water tanks and five (5) 5,000 gallon water tanks are proposed onsite, totaling 225,000 gallons of water storage. An additional 5,000 gallon water tank is designated for emergency fire suppression. The estimated water needed annually for irrigation is approximately 515,468 gallons (14.4 gal/sf/yr on average, including the nursery spac   Not available Not available
11940 13. Zoning ItemSerendipity Associates, Inc.: Conditional Use Permit and Special Permit Record Number PLN-11940-CUP (filed 12/16/2016) Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 218-091-007 Garberville area Serendipity Associates, Inc. seeks a Conditional Use Permit (PLN-11940-CUP) for an existing 16,934 square feet (SF) of cannabis cultivation consisting of 7,060 SF mixed light cultivation and 9,874 SF outdoor cultivation, and a Special Permit for work within the Streamside Management Area (SMA) for culvert replacement and modifications to a French drain system, as recommended by the Water Resources Protection Plan (WRPP). Plants are propagated in two (2) ancillary propagation areas totaling 1,540 SF. The site is zoned as Forestry Recreation and Special Combining Zone (FR-B-5[40]) as defined in the Humboldt County 2017 General Plan Update. Drying and further processing occur onsite in two (2) sheds totaling 640 SF. Three (3) full-time and up to three (3) part-time employees are required for project operations. The primary source of electrical power is a 1.59-kW solar array supported by 20 kW of battery s   Not available Video Video
12656 15. Zoning ItemBear Creek Ranch Farm, Inc: Conditional Use Permit Record Number PLN-12656-CUP (filed 12/16/2016) Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 208-271-003 Dinsmore area A Conditional Use Permit for 12,420 square feet (SF) of existing outdoor cannabis cultivation and 1,200 SF of ancillary propagation. Irrigation water is sourced from a 250,000-gallon rainwater catchment pond. Existing available water storage is 283,100 gallons. Annual water usage is 125,089 gallons. Processing occurs onsite within an existing 1,200 SF building. Power is provided by 3 generators and a small photovoltaic solar system, with an additional generator utilized for back-up power only. The applicant proposes to expand the onsite photovoltaic solar system to reduce the carbon footprint and eliminate the generator use except for emergency purposes by 2026.   Not available Video Video
12493 14. Zoning ItemDaydream Enterprise, LLC: Conditional Use Permit and Special Permit Record Number PLN-12493-CUP (filed 12/23/2016) Assessor’s Parcel Number: 208-231-011 Dinsmore area A Conditional Use Permit for continued cultivation of 18,135 square feet (SF) of existing outdoor cannabis cultivation and 1,000 SF of proposed ancillary propagation. Irrigation water is sourced from a 145,000-gallon rainwater catchment pond. Existing available water storage is 164,150 gallons. Estimated annual water usage is 106,800 gallons. Processing activities will occur in a proposed 768 SF commercial building. Power is provided by 2 generators and a 320-watt solar array, and the applicant has long-term plans to add additional solar once financially feasible. A Special Permit is included also requested for relocation and remediation activities occurring within the Streamside Management Area (SMA).   Not available Video Video
16073 19. Zoning ItemNatures Health Group Inc.: Special Permit (2) Record Number PLN-2019-16073 (filed 12/23/2019) Assessor’s Parcel Number: 402-021-050 Kneeland Area A Special Permit to permit a microbusiness with the following activities: 9,900 square feet (sf) of mixed-light cultivation, non-volatile manufacturing, and distribution. Cultivation activities will occur year-round with 4 to 5 cycles per year, and a 1,125 sf greenhouse is proposed for ancillary propagation. Total existing water storage is 36,800 gallons in hard plastic water tanks, and the applicant plans to add an additional 27,600 gallons of water storage on-site for a total of 64,400 gallons. Anticipated annual water usage for the project is 94,000 gallons: 90,000 gallons for irrigation (8.16 gal/sq. ft./year), 1,000 gallons for distribution, and 3,000 gallons for manufacturing. Water will be recycled throughout the year with the use of dehumidifiers within the greenhouses. Processing will be performed off-site at a licensed third-party processing facility. The parcel is powered by PG&E and the applicant is enrolled in the solar c   Not available Video Video
17561 11. Zoning ItemHumboldt County Fair Association: Modification to Conditional Use Permit Case Number PLN-2022-17561 (filed 12/29/2021) Assessor Parcel Numbers (APNs) 030-071-001, 030-011-003, 030-021-003, 030-112-017, 030-112-020, 030-081-006, and 100-181-003 Ferndale area Humboldt County Fair Association (HCFA) is seeking to modify a Conditional Use Permit which authorizes five (5) concerts and two (2) motorcycle racing events to be held each year at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. The approved permit places limitations on event-related noise levels, including a 63-decibel limit on composite noise measured by averaging noise readings collected during a 24-hour period surrounding each event, as well as a 90-decibel instantaneous noise limit applied to all motorcycles participating in racing events. In their modification request, HCFA is seeking authorization to raise the 90-decibel motorcycle noise limit to 99 decibels to be consistent with common national testing standards for competition established by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). Analysis of the proposal’s effect on compo   Not available Video Video
15218 12. Zoning ItemBoden Wood Record Number PLN-2018-15218 (filed 12/21/2018) Assessor’s Parcel Number: 222-071-023 Garberville area A Special Permit to allow for 43,000 square feet of outdoor cannabis cultivation whereas 21,740 square feet is existing outdoor cannabis cultivation, and 21,260 square feet is new outdoor cannabis cultivation. The applicant anticipates 2 harvest cycles annually. Cultivation will occur under greenhouses and full sun outdoor. Water for the project will be sourced from a 538,560-gallon rainwater catchment pond. Water storage for the project totals 662,400 gallons. The applicant anticipates 385,000 gallons of water will be required annually for irrigation for two cultivation cycles. Processing such as drying and curing will take place in a 700-square-foot processing building. The applicant proposes to trim and process cannabis on site in a proposed 1,800 square foot processing facility constructed to commercial standards. The applicant anticipates hiring a maximum of 6 employees to assist with operations. Power for the project will be provided by solar with a backup gen   Not available Video Video
15218 12. Zoning ItemBoden Wood Record Number PLN-2018-15218 (filed 12/21/2018) Assessor’s Parcel Number: 222-071-023 Garberville area A Special Permit to allow for 43,000 square feet of outdoor cannabis cultivation whereas 21,740 square feet is existing outdoor cannabis cultivation, and 21,260 square feet is new outdoor cannabis cultivation. The applicant anticipates 2 harvest cycles annually. Cultivation will occur under greenhouses and full sun outdoor. Water for the project will be sourced from a 538,560-gallon rainwater catchment pond. Water storage for the project totals 662,400 gallons. The applicant anticipates 385,000 gallons of water will be required annually for irrigation for two cultivation cycles. Processing such as drying and curing will take place in a 700-square-foot processing building. The applicant proposes to trim and process cannabis on site in a proposed 1,800 square foot processing facility constructed to commercial standards. The applicant anticipates hiring a maximum of 6 employees to assist with operations. Power for the project will be provided by solar with a backup gen   Not available Video Video
16475 13. Zoning ItemOrganic Humboldt, LLC: Special Permit and Zoning Clearance Certificate Record Number PLN-2020-16475 (filed 06/26/2020) Assessor’s Parcel Number: 205-231-029 Scotia area The applicant is seeking a Special Permit for 43,560 square feet of new outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation and a Zoning Clearance Certificate for 13,500 square feet of existing outdoor cultivation being relocated to the subject parcel under the RRR program. Total cultivation on the parcel totals 57,060 square feet of outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation. Light depravation techniques may be utilized to achieve two harvests annually. The project will be supported by 5,706 square feet of propagation space. The applicant will implement dry farming practices, although supplemental irrigation water will be sourced from the existing rainwater catchment system. The projected annual water usage is estimated to be 20,000 gallons and the existing water storage totals 50,000 gallons. All processing will occur offsite at a licensed third-party processing facility. Energy for the operation will be supplied by the exis   Not available Video Video
16733 14. Zoning ItemEmerald Sky Growers Inc: Conditional Use Permit Record Number PLN-2020-16733 (filed 10/21/2020) Assessor’s Parcel Number: 200-232-026 Fortuna area A Conditional Use Permit to modify an approved Zoning Clearance Certificate in the Fortuna Community Planning Area. The modification proposes to increase ancillary nursery space from 600 square feet to 1,500 square feet. The previously approved 2,000 square foot operations building will become a commercial structure to conduct onsite processing and will also be relocated but the size remains the same. The previously approved 5,976 square feet of new mixed light commercial cannabis cultivation remain unmodified as to size and type but the cultivation area will be reconfigured. The water source of a disconnected well, the 119,800-gallon annual water budget, the number of employees, and power source of PGE with a generator for emergencies remain unmodified from what was approved under PLN-11927-ZCC. Water storage will be increased by the modification from 5,000 gallons to 15,000 gallons   Not available Video Video
16698 1  Zoning ItemNordic Aquafarms California, LLC; Coastal Development Permit and Special Permit Record Number PLN-2020-16698 (filed 10-05-20) Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN): 401-112-021 Samoa area The applicant (Nordic Aquafarms California, LLC. (NAFC)) is requesting a Coastal Development Permit and Special Permit for the demolition and remediation of the Freshwater Tissue Samoa Pulp Mill facility and the construction of a land-based finfish recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility. This includes the development of five buildings totaling approximately 766,530 square feet and the installation of 4.8 megawatt (MW) solar panel array mounted on building rooftops, covering approximately 690,000 square feet. A Special Permit is required pursuant to Section 313-109.1.5.2 for an exception to the loading space requirements. The height of the tallest proposed building is 60 feet. The facility would have an annual production capacity of approximately 25,000-27,000 metric tons of Head on Gutted (HOG) fish once complete. The aquaculture facility would produce fresh head on gutted fish and fillets    Not available Not available