Monterey County Planning Commission



Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Monterey County Government Center – Board of Supervisors Chambers

168 W. Alisal Street

Salinas, CA 93901

9:00 a.m.


Chair:  Amy Roberts                Vice-Chair:  Jose Mendez                   Secretary:  Mike Novo


                        Paul C. Getzelman                                Cosme Padilla

                        Jay Brown                                            Aurelio Salazar, Jr

                        Amy Roberts                                        Jose Mendez

                        Luther Hert                                           Martha Diehl

                        Don Rochester                                     Keith Vandevere




A.        ROLL CALL






D.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  March 14, 2012






1.         9:00AM - Post Ranch LP - PLN120136

            Project Planner:  Laura Lawrence.  Environmental Status:  Exempt.  Project Description:  Ordinance to rezone an approximately 90 acre parcel from the "WSC/40‑D (CZ)" [Watershed and Scenic Conservation, 40 acres per unit, Design Control Overlay District, Coastal Zone] and "VSC‑D (CZ)" [Visitor Serving Commercial, Design Control Overlay District, Coastal Zone] zoning classifications to the "WSC/40‑D‑HR (CZ)" [Watershed and Scenic Conservation, 40 acres per unit, Design Control and Historic Resources Overlay Zoning Districts, Coastal Zone] and "VSC‑D‑HR (CZ)" [Visitor Serving Commercial, Design Control and Historic Resources Overlay Zoning Districts, Coastal Zone] zoning classifications.  The property is located at 47900 Highway 1, Big Sur (APN 419‑311‑042‑000), Big Sur Coast Land Use Plan, Coastal Zone.  Recommended Action:  Recommend Approval to Board of Supervisors


2.         9:00AM - Bastogne Holdings LLC (Horsley) - PLN110426

            Project Planner:  Daniel Lister.  Environmental Status:  Negative Declaration.  Project Description:  CONTINUED FROM MARCH 14, 2012.  Use Permit to allow the storage and distribution of petroleum products on an existing heavy commercial site.  The project includes the installation of seven (7) above‑ground petroleum holding tanks with concrete containment wall near the existing 6,000 square foot building which will store approximately 11,000 gallons of petroleum products. Associated improvements include a new oil/water separator and fencing modifications. The property is         located at 1083 Madison Lane, Salinas (Assessor's Parcel Numbers 261‑052‑008‑000, 261‑052‑002‑000, 261‑052‑003‑000, 261‑052‑006‑000, and 261‑052‑009‑000), Greater Salinas Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Continue hearing to May 30, 2012.


3.         9:00AM - Patterson Floyd - PLN100573

            Project Planner:  Daniel Lister.  Environmental Status:           Negative Declaration. Project Description:  Lot Line Adjustment between two legal lots of record, both 40 acres each (Assessor's Parcel Number 423‑061‑035‑000, portion of 423‑061‑036‑000, and portion of 423‑071‑006‑000), and creation of one parcel as described below, resulting in three lots: 1) 67.52 acres (Parcel 1), 2) 10 acres (Parcel 2), and 3) 2.5 acres (Parcel 3, SOMOCO Fire District Lot).  Parcel 3 would be created pursuant to Government Code Section 66426.5.  The application also includes a request to rezone Parcel 2 and Parcel 3 from "F/40 (Farmlands, 40 acre minimum)" to "PQP (Public/Quasi‑Public)"; and a General Plan Amendment to change the land use designation of Parcel 2 and Parcel 3 from Farmlands to Public and Quasi‑Public.  The property is located near the intersection of Jolon Road and Lockwood‑Bradley Road, Lockwood, South County Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Adopt Negative Declaration, Approve Lot Line Adjustment and Recommend Approval of the General Plan Amendment and rezoning to the Board of Supervisors.


4.         9:30AM - JRJ Partners LLC [VERIZON] - PLN110668

            Project Planner:  Daniel Lister.  Environmental Status:  Categorically Exempt.  Project Description:  Use Permit to allow the construction of a wireless telecommunications facility which includes a 60 foot monopole, 12 manufactured cell‑blocks, 12 antennas (4 antennas per 3 sectors), 189 square foot pre‑fabricated shelter, 210 gallon diesel tank generator, coax cables, and associated power and fiber trenching.  The property is located at 25445 Chualar River Road, Chualar (Assessor's Parcel Number 145‑021‑006‑000), Central Salinas Valley Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Approve Project


5.         10:00AM - Richardson Lewis H & Katherine - PLN090087

            Project Planner:  Ramon Montano.  Environmental Status:  Negative Declaration.  Project Description:  Combined Development Permit consisting of: 1) a Use Permit to place one (1) 120,000 gallon California American Company water tank at the "Upper Rimrock" site replacing two (2) 20,000gallon tanks and Design Approval; 2) a Use Permit pursuant to 21.62.030.B in order to exceed the 15 foot height limitation of the district to allow a water tank of 18 feet high; and 3)Tree Removal Permit for the removal of a protected tree (one 8‑inch oak tree). The property is located at 24522 Rimrock Canyon Road, Salinas (Assessor's Parcel Number 416‑601‑011‑000), Toro Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Adopt Negative Declaration and Approve Project

6.         1:30PM – WORKSHOP ON Cease and Desist Order (wr2009-0060)

            Project Planner:  Mike Novo.  Project Description:  Receive a presentation on State Water Resources Control Board Cease and Desist Order WR 2009-0060 and related decisions.  Discuss implications related to development application processing.  Recommended Action:  Receive Presentation and Conduct Workshop.








The Recommended Action indicates the staff recommendation at the time the agenda was prepared.  That recommendation does not limit the Planning Commission’s alternative actions on any matter before it.


BREAKS will be taken approximately at 10:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.


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