Monterey County Zoning Administrator



Thursday, April 14, 2011


Monterey County Government Center – Board of Supervisors Chambers

168 W. Alisal Street

Salinas, CA 93901

1:30 p.m.


Mike Novo, Zoning Administrator                                 Michael Trapani, Water Resources Agency

Patrick Treffry, Environmental Health                            Chad Alinio, Public Works



A.        ROLL CALL




C.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  February 10, 17, 24, March 10, 2011




1.         1:30PM - Prader Associates - PLN090365

            Project Planner:  Ramon Montano.  Environmental Status:  Exempt.  Project Description:  Combined Development Permit to establish an Agricultural Support facility for the processing of grapes grown on site into wine consisting of: 1) a Use Permit to convert existing 2,825 square foot accessory structure into an agricultural processing facility that will process approximately 4,000 to 5,000 cases of wine a year; and 2) a Use Permit to allow nine existing 2,500 water tanks for the purposes of fire protection to remain on slopes in excess of 25%. The plant is designed to incorporate 48 existing ground mounted solar panels in order to remain connection free of existing public utilities. The project is located at 32930 Sycamore Flat Road, Greenfield, (Assessors Parcel Number 419‑411‑023‑000) south of the intersection of Arroyo Seco Road and Sycamore Flat Road in the Central Salinas Area Plan.  Recommended Action:


2.         1:30PM - California Water Service Company - PLN080469

            Project Planner:  Liz Gonzales.  Environmental Status:  Mitigated Negative Declaration.  Project Description:  Coastal Development Permit and Design Approval to allow a water well intended to serve the 890 connections total, with 616 connections within the Oak Hills subdivision and 274 connections in the Moro Cojo area.  The new well site will include: 1) a submersible pump, 2) on‑site piping, 3) electrical equipment including panel board and transformer; 4) chlorination equipment including 300 gallon double contained chlorination tank and covered metering pump injecting 12.5% sodium hypochlorite into the well stream, and 5) a backup 72 square foot generator with fuel tank.  A seven foot high chain link enclosure will surround the chlorination tank and metering pump and a six foot high chain link fence will enclose all structures perimeter landscaping and less than one hundred cubic yards of grading. The project is located on Pampas Path, in Oak Hills (Hwy 156), Salinas (Assessor's Parcel Number 133‑481‑054‑000), North County Land Use Plan, Coastal Zone.  Recommended Action:  Adopt Mitigated Negative Declaration with Mitigation Monitoring Reporting Plan and Approve Project


3.         1:35PM - Lehman Michael E TR - PLN050371

            Project Planner:  Bob Schubert.  Environmental Status:  Mitigated Negative Declaration.  Project Description:  (CONTINUED FROM MARCH 31, 2011).  Use Permit for a horse training and stabling facility that would add to existing uses on a 204‑acre cattle ranch by constructing the following facilities: a) 2,160 square foot hay barn located on a pre‑existing barn foundation pad; b) two semi covered horse stables with 26 stalls each and 73 temporary pens to board up to 125 horses; c) 40 foot diameter riding/training ring; d) 225 square foot horse washing area with an impervious pad draining into its own wastewater disposal system; e) three‑bay compost facility; f) unpaved parking areas for approximately 25 vehicles; g) unpaved horse trailer parking area; h) grading consisting of approximately 1,500 cubic yards cut and 900 cubic yards fill and Design Approval.  The existing facilities will remain.  Water to the new facilities will be supplied from the existing well. The Use Permit would also allow up to 12 special events per year.  "Events" are defined as horse training clinics by trainers who come to the Ranch for one to three days, usually on a weekend, to lead horse training exercises for a maximum of 25 participants.  Participants would be allowed to pitch tents or sleep in their horse trailers or RVs during the events.  The proposal includes the execution of an Animal Waste Management Plan.  The property consists of two parcels currently under Williamson Act contract, located at 36105 Tassajara Road, Carmel Valley (Assessor's Parcel Numbers 197‑251‑002‑000 and 418‑293‑049‑000), approximately 1,600 feet south of the Tassajara Road and Carmel Valley Road intersection, Cachagua Area.  Recommended Action:  Approve Project.






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


DOCUMENT DISTRIBUTION:  Documents relating to agenda items that are distributed to the Zoning Administrator less than 72 hours prior to the meeting are available for public inspection at the front counter of the Resource Management Agency – Planning and Building Services Departments, Monterey County Government Center , 168 W. Alisal Street, 2nd Floor, Salinas, CA.  Documents distributed by County staff at the meeting of the Zoning Administrator will be available at the meeting.


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