PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS Fernando Aguilera District 1 Robert Acheson District 2 (Vice Chairperson) Jack Mobley District 3 Kurt Spycher District 4 Mark Erreca District 5 (Chairperson)
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AGENDA
PLANNING COMMISSION
Regular Meeting
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 9:00 a.m
Merced County Administration Building
Board Room, Third Floor 2222 M Street
Merced, California 95340
Phone: 209.385.7654 Fax: 209.726.1710
1.

CALL TO ORDER

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3.

ROLL CALL OF COMMISSIONERS

4.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

5.

CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS

6.

PUBLIC HEARING(S)


6.I.

GENERAL PLAN TEXT AMENDMENT GPA16-002/ZONE CHANGE ZC16-001/COMMUNITY PLAN CP16-001

Adoption of the Le Grand Community Plan,an amendment of the Merced County General Plan and related rezones, in an areagenerally located in the southeastern corner of Merced County, approximately sixmiles east of State Highway 99 and 12 miles southeast of the City of Merced. BG

RECOMMENDATION(S):
1) Recommend to the Board of Supervisors Certification of the Final Environmental
Impact Report (FEIR), recommend to the Board of Supervisors adoption of the
CEQA Findings of Fact, Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation
Monitoring and Reporting Program; and,
2) Recommend to the Board of Supervisors adoption of the Le Grand Community
Plan and recommend to the Board of Supervisors approval of General Plan Text
Amendment GPTA16-002, Zone Change ZC16-001 and Community Plan CP16-
001 based on the findings listed in the staff report.
6.II.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. CUP16-005

Oliveira Dairy Expansion:Request to expand an existing dairy from 2,218 animals (1,221 milking cows and 997 support stock) to 4,400 animals (2,500 milking and 1,900 support stock). The
expansion will also include the addition of two 30,000 square foot shade barns, a two freestall barns of 52,500 square feet and 72,500 square feet and a new 30,000 square foot milking parlor. The project site is located at the southwest corner of West Oak Avenue & North Gurr Road in the Merced area, identified as APN 059-190-026. The property is designated Agricultural land use in the General Plan and zoned A-1 (General Agricultural). CEQA – An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project. BG

RECOMMENDATION(S):
1) Open/close public hearing;
2) Certify the Project Environmental Impact Report and adopt the Findings of Fact,
Statement of Overriding Considerations, and Mitigation Monitoring and
Reporting Program; and,
3) Approve Conditional Use Permit CUP16-005 based on the findings included in
the staff report and subject to the proposed conditions of approval.
6.III.

ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION No. AA19-002

Tlah LLC/Sergio Pereira - A request to establish a large animal veterinary clinic that will provide both field and in-house services, including 24/7 emergency services, daily field calls, and small
retail sales of veterinarian supplies and medications. The project site is located on the east side of North Youngstown Road, 0.4 mile north of West Clausen Avenue in the Turlock area, identified as Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) 041-030-039. The property is designated Agricultural land use in the General Plan and is zoned A-1 (General Agricultural). CEQA: Staff has prepared a Negative Declaration. TH

RECOMMENDATION(S):
1) Open/close the Public Hearing;
2) Determine the project will not have a significant effect on the environment and
adopt a Negative Declaration pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15070 –
“Decision to Prepare a Negative or Mitigated Negative Declaration”; and,
3) Approve Administrative Application No. AA19-002 based on the findings and
subject to the recommended conditions of approval.
7.

COMMISSION ACTION ITEM(S)

8.

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

9.

COMMISSIONER'S COMMENT

10.

ADJOURNMENT

11.

PRINTABLE (PDF) AGENDA

11.I.

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA 07-24-2019