Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Peter B. Schwartz, Marshall District Supervisor


February 12, 2009

Staff Lead:


Kimberley Johnson, Zoning Administrator


Community Development



A Resolution to Extend the Date for Planning Commission Recommendations Regarding the Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments to Sections 3-318.17-18, 5-1810, 6-102, and 15-300 Related to Farm Wineries

Topic Description:

This text amendment was initiated by the Board of Supervisors on November 13, 2008.  Since the amendment was Board of Supervisors’ initiated, §13-205 of the Zoning Ordinance requires the Planning Commission to provide the Board a recommendation within a designated time period, unless extended. The original initiation provided 90 days for Planning Commission action.  Additional time is necessary for the Planning Commission to work on the proposed amendment. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impact Analysis:



Summary Staff Report:

The proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance address activities allowed at Farm Wineries.  The issue was briefly introduced to the Planning Commission at their regular December work session.  Since that time, staff has continued to work with Supervisor Schwartz, the sponsor of the amendment, and some of the wineries on refinements.  Although the Planning Commission originally planned a special work session on the issue in January, this work session was deferred because of the ongoing work being made on changes.  A work session is now planned for February 17, 2009; wineries and the general public will be invited. The initial public hearing is then planned to be held in March, giving the Commission time after the work session to incorporate refinements based on the session prior to the initial public hearing.  It is anticipated that at least one additional public hearing will be necessary, in April, making a decision prior to May by the Planning Commission unlikely. 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Department of Community Development


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