I have been in contact with Teri Murrison regarding my objections to the limited notification/time contraints for the proposed development. I have copied her latest response. I was referred to her when, in fact, Paolo Maffei is the supervisor in charge of this district. He is, unfortunately, on vacation until Feb 5th. I feel all those with concerns need to call and request notification and do not waste a second to be sure there is a fair voice for all. Please see Supv Murrison's reply:
Here's Renee Hendry's response below. It sounds like you will get a letter (I'd call and request to receive notification just to make sure) and can go testify before the Planning Commission. If they deny the project, it sounds like it then comes to the BOS. I would suggest you send letters to each of the Planning Commissioners too.
I won't be able to get a copy of your letter to Supervisor Maffei for a few days - do you mind faxing it again (to the same number 533-6549?
Dear Supervisor Murrison:
The process for a Conditional Use Permit involves accepting a complete application with details concerning the proposed use, notifying neighbors within 1000 feet (if the parcel is greater than 5 acres), notifying Advisory Agencies (such as Public Works, Fish and Game and Environmental Health), going out to the site, determining if special studies would be required (such as a Cultural Study or plant study), receiving comments from neighbors and Advisory Agencies, setting conditions for the use (such as road improvements, turning bulbs, hours of operation, etc), writing the agenda report and presenting the project before the Planning Commission. The neighbors and/or interested parties are sent a letter with the time and date of the meeting so that they may attend and present their reasons for approval or denial. The Planning Commissioners decided whether the project is approved, denied or returned to Staff for a revised proposal. The applicant can appeal a denial of the project before the BOS.
The AE-37 zoning district does allow agricultural processing facilities as a permitted use. The part of the project that is Conditional is the proposal for a restaurant and gift shop that would be located on the top floor of the agricultural processing facility. I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you’d like any other information.