Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Planning Commission


March 13, 2008

Staff Lead:


Kimberley Johnson, Zoning Administrator


Community Development



A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 5-1503 to Amend the Standards for Livestock Exchange to Allow Parking of Trucks and Trailers as an Accessory Use


Topic Description:

This proposed text amendment seeks to add language to standards for a Livestock Exchange which would allow on-site storage of trucks and trailers to occur with approval of a special permit.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.


Financial Impact Analysis:

No financial impact analysis has been conducted.


Summary Staff Report:


The Livestock Exchange use is allowed in the RA/Rural Agriculture and I-2/Industrial Districts with approval of a special permit.  The existing Livestock Exchange in the County is zoned RA and operates pursuant to a special permit approved in 1995. 

The Livestock Exchange was recently cited with a zoning violation for allowing trailers and trucks to be stored on its property.  The operators of the Exchange have indicated that the income from allowing individuals to utilize the property for such storage is important to its financial viability.  Further, they note that trucks and trailers are often stored on the site in conjunction with the business of the Exchange, and is consistent with its existing character.   Also, as the property across the street is utilized for RV and truck repair, such accessory use would also not be out of keeping with the larger area business operations.  

If the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors would like to allow the storage of trucks and trailers as an accessory use to the Livestock Exchange, this objective could be accomplished by adding language to the Livestock Exchange special permit standards stating that such use would be allowed as part of a special permit approval.  Staff would suggest that any such amendment include requirements for locating the trucks and trailers in an unobtrusive or well screened location.

The Planning Commission initiated this text amendment on November 29, 2007 and held a public hearing and unanimously recommended approval of the amendment on January 31, 2008.

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

Department of Economic Development
Department of Agricultural Development

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