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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Wild Life Lane Cell Tower Appeal-Public Hearing Notice

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Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Supervisors’ Chambers, First Floor, Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, California, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider the following project: PLN17-0074; CUP17-0016; MIS18-0012; EIS17-0023: A public hearing to consider the appeal filed by Jens Larson, Rod Corvington, Kurt Anderson, Charles McCollough, George Basso, and Scott Kastning, of the Nevada County Zoning Administrator’s March 28, 2019, Notice of Conditional Approval for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP17-0016) and a Petition for Exceptions to Driveway Standards (MIS18-0012), and the adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration (EIS17-0023). The applications are to allow the construction and operation of a 110-foot-tall unmanned telecommunications tower and 1,500-square-foot equipment facility with up to four carriers, with individual equipment cabinets and backup generators. The project includes 230 feet of driveway improvements along an existing driveway, and additional grading to construct a new 225-foot long driveway to the telecommunications facility, and a new hammerhead turnaround. The Petition for Exceptions to Driveway Standards is to allow a driveway grade of up to twenty-five percent (25%), and to allow a reduced driveway width of twelve (12) feet along an existing section of driveway that would be paved, instead of the standard width of twelve (12) feet with one-foot shoulders, for grades that exceed sixteen percent (16%).

RECOMMENDED ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: Uphold the Zoning Administrator’s adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration (EIS17-0023).

RECOMMENDED PROJECT ACTION: Uphold the Zoning Administrator’s approval of the Conditional Use Permit (CUP17-0016) and Petition for Exceptions to Driveway Standards (MIS18-0012).

PROJECT LOCATION: 13083 Wild Life Lane, Grass Valley, CA. (APN 012-720-045)

PROJECT PLANNER: Sadie Caldas, Associate Planner

Documents pertaining to the properties affected by the proposed actions, including the project’s conditional approval, staff report, and other supporting documents are available for public review and consideration at the following locations: at the Clerk of the Board’s Office, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 200, Nevada City, CA 95959; and the Nevada County Planning Department, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170, Nevada City, CA 95959. You have the right to attend the Board of Supervisor’s public hearing to discuss the above matters, provide oral testimony and comment, and/or submit written materials regarding the potential actions. Any person wishing to offer testimony on this matter should appear at the public hearing or may submit written comments (an original and 8 copies) to the Clerk of the Board at or prior to the scheduled public hearing. The Board Chairperson may place reasonable restrictions on the time allowed to any person to speak on these matters. Any person speaking on behalf of an organization or group who wishes additional time must have a written statement signed by an officer of that organization stating that he/she is authorized to speak on behalf of that body, and that he/she is relaying the majority thinking thereof. If you challenge the Board of Supervisors determinations or decisions in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at, or prior to, the public hearing.