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File #: 18-164    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Information Only Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 1/19/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/7/2018 Final action:
Title: ZTA2018-02 Commercial and Industrial Zoned Properties Not Served By Public Water
Attachments: 1. Attach A. Resolution of Intent
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AGENDA DATE: 2/7/2018

TITLE: ZTA2018-02 Commercial and Industrial Zoned Properties Not Served By Public Water
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SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Resolution of Intent to amend the Zoning Ordinance regulations requiring properties zoned Commercial and Industrial that are not served by public water to obtain a special use permit for water consumption over 400 gallons per site acre per day.

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, Blair, McCulley, Fritz, Ragsdale

PRESENTER (S): N/A

LEGAL REVIEW: Yes

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: The Zoning Ordinance regulations for Industrial (LI, HI and PDIP) zoning districts were amended in 1985, and Commercial (CO, C1, HC, PDSC, and PDMC) districts were amended in 1989, to require a special use permit for by-right uses under the following circumstances: Uses permitted by right, not served by public water, involving water consumption exceeding four hundred (400) gallons per site acre per day.

The stated purpose of the regulations was to protect surface and groundwater supplies from overdraft and pollution. The water withdrawal limitation of 400 gallons was based on health department assumptions and regulations at the time for water consumption of a dwelling. Health department regulations employed a water usage rate of 150 gallons per day per bedroom. A four-bedroom house would have a daily consumption of 600 gallons. The minimum lot size for a dwelling not served by public water and public sewer was 60,000 square feet. Therefore, the per acre consumption would be 400 gallons per day.


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