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File #: 21-1092    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/22/2021 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 10/28/2021 Final action:
Title: 9:05 A.M. Public Hearing to consider MAJOR USE PERMIT (UP 19-36). Applicant: Brian D. Pensack and Garrett W. Burdick (Lake Vista Farms, LLC). Owner: Lake Vista Farms, LLC. Proposed Project: Applicant is applying for 15-acres of outdoor commercial cannabis canopy area within five fenced cultivation areas, up to 25.8 acres. Cultivation accessory items include portable toilets, trash enclosures, vegetative waste storage area, 2,500-gallon water storage tanks at each cultivation area, and Conex shipping containers and/or 8’x8’ storage sheds (or similar) for storage of pesticides, fertilizers, and hazardous materials. Onsite nursery within an existing barn. Renovated 10’ x 30’ shipping container to house security equipment and camera monitors, and 6’ tall security fencing, secured by locked gates, to enclose cultivation areas. Address: 2050 and 2122 Ogulin Canyon Road, Clearlake CA. (Michael Taylor)
Sponsors: Community Development
Attachments: 1. UP19-36_Staff_Report_10222021, 2. Attachment_1_Proposed_Site_Plans, 3. Attachment_2_Property_Management_Plan, 4. Attachment_3_Proposed_Conditions_Of_Approval, 5. Attachment_4_Hydrology_Report, 6. Attachment_5_Drought_Management_Plan, 7. Attachment_6_InitialStudy, 8. Attachment_7_BiologicalAssessment, 9. Attachment_8_Agency_Response
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Memorandum



STAFF REPORT

TO: Planning Commission

FROM: Community Development Department
Mary Darby, Community Development Director
Prepared by: Michael Taylor, Assistant Planner

DATE: October 28, 2021

RE: Lake Vista Farms, LLC
* Major Use Permit (UP 19-36)
* Initial Study (IS 19-56)

District 2 Supervisor - Bruno Sabatier
District 2 Planning Commissioner - Everardo Chavez Perez

ATTACHMENTS: 1. Proposed Site Plans
2. Property Management Plan
3. Proposed Conditions of Approval
4. Hydrology Report
5. Drought Management Plan
6. Initial Study
7. Biological Assessment
8. Agency Comments

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The applicant is requesting approval of a Major Use Permit for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation located at 2050 and 2122 Ogulin Canyon Road, Clearlake, California, further described as assessor parcel numbers (APNs): 010-053-01 and 02. The combined parcel area is approximately ?302.4 acres and is zoned "RL" for Rural Lands. Located approximately 1.0 mile east of the intersection of State Highway 53 and Ogulin Canyon Road in Clearlake, the project parcel is accessed via a private gravel driveway off of Ogulin Canyon Road. The applicant's proposal includes the clustering of multiple cultivation sites over contiguous parcels as allowed by the County of Lake Zoning Ordinance, Article 27, Section 27.13.(at).1.ii.(j). The proposal includes the following (please see Proposed Site Plans attachment):
* Fifteen (15): A - Type 3: "Outdoor" Licenses to allow for a total canopy area of 15-acres located within five (5) individually fenced cultivation areas that total 25.8 acres, labeled in Figure 1 as sites: A, B, C, D, and E.

* The primary cultivation method will be tilled furrows in native soil amended with imported organic materials. Each cultivation area will include temporary hoop-houses. Hoop-house is defined in the County of Lake Zoning Ordinance, Article 68, as an unheated outdoor enclosure used for the purpose of growing and/...

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