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PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249

2021-055 Zoning Amendment for Whiskey Slide Farms, LLC: The application proposes to amend the zoning of three contiguous parcels totaling 41 acres from Residential Agriculture (RA) to General Agriculture (A1) for the purpose of allowing a second cannabis cultivation site to be permitted. APN 016-027-043 is 5.722 acres in size, APN 016-027-044 is 12.250 acres in size, and 016-027-045 is 22.627 acres in size. The parcels will be merged into one parcel to meet the 20-acre minimum requirement for the A1 zone. The subject parcels, APNs: 016-027-043, 016-027-044, and 016-027-045 are located at 15369, 15499 and 15469 Jesus Maria Road in Mokelumne Hill. The parcels are part of Section 12, T05N, R12E, MDM. Pursuant to CEQA guidelines, an Initial Study/Negative Declaration has been prepared for this project. The applicant’s proposed activity is within the scope of the cannabis cultivation regulatory program approved through the amendment of Calaveras County Code 17.95 on October 22, 2019, and the program EIR and addendum approved on that date for this program adequately describes the applicant’s proposed activity for the purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Calaveras County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on September 8, 2022, at 9:00 a. m. or soon thereafter to consider the above referenced project. The public hearing will be held in the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Chambers, Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, California.

Pursuant to Government Code 65009, if anyone challenges the above listed issues in a court of law, the challenge may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raise at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Commission, at or prior to, the public hearing. You are welcome to review the application at the Calaveras County Planning Department during normal working hours, 8:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m., Monday through Friday except county holidays. Gabriel Elliott is the project planner and can be reached at (209) 754-6394. Planning Commission staff reports are made available for public viewing online at https://calaverasgov.us/Meeting-Calendar on the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. The project file and staff report can be viewed or purchased at the Planning Department for the cost of making the copies.

Published: August 26, 2022 VSN


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

SUMMARY PUBLICATION

Ordinance No. 3174

On July 26, 2022, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors adopted an Ordinance approving the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Military Equipment Use Policy, in accordance with AB 481, to ensure the continuity of use of equipment that is vital to the safety of citizens and law enforcement officers of Calaveras County

Copies of the Ordinance are on file with the Calaveras County Clerk located at 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, Ca 95249.

Effective Date: This Ordinance shall take effect 30 days after adoption.

Passed and adopted on the 26th day of July, 2022 by the following vote:

AYES: Folendorf, Tofanelli, Callaway, Garamendi, Stopper

NOES: NONE

_/s/Amanda Folendorf______

Chair, Board of Supervisors

ATTEST:

_/s/Rebecca Turner________

Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

of the County of Calaveras

Published: August 3, 2022 VSN


NOTICE REGARDING SEIZURE OF PROPERTY AND INITIATION OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS, HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 11488.4

To: ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR LEGAL INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING SEIZED PROPERTY: $9,100.00 Currency of the United States of America.

Notice is hereby given that the property described above was seized on May 17, 2022, from the intersection of Hwy 49 and Hwy 12, San Andreas in Calaveras County, California, by deputies of the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department for a violation of Health & Safety Code Section(s) 11351.

On May 17, 2022, non-judicial forfeiture proceedings were commenced by the Calaveras County District Attorney in Action Number AF 22-03.

You have until thirty (30) days from the date of the last publication of this Notice to file a verified claim, unless you have received actual notice. The claim must state the nature and extent of any interest you hold in this property, must be verified, and must be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court, 400 Government Center Drive, San Andreas, California 95249, or the property will be forfeited to the State. An endorsed copy of the claim must be served on the District Attorney, Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, California 95249, within thirty (30) days of the filing of your claim. Claim forms can be obtained from the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court.

If your claim is properly filed, the District Attorney will decide whether to file a Petition for Forfeiture with the Superior Court to contest your claim. In the case where a Petition is filed and a contested hearing is held you will have the following rights which include but are not limited to: you have a right to testify on your own behalf, submit evidence showing the legitimacy of the seized assets, and a right to cross examine the petitioner’s witnesses. This is a civil action, you have the additional right to represent yourself or hire your own attorney, and there is no right to appointed counsel in this case. If no claim is properly filed within the time allowed, the property will be ordered forfeited to the State, to be disposed of according to law.

Dated: August 1,2022

BARBARA M. YOOK,

District Attorney

_________________________

Dana L. Pfeil

Assistant District Attorney

Published: August 5, 12 & 19, 2022 Valley Springs News


PLANNING COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249

2021-055 Zoning Amendment for Whiskey Slide Farms, LLC: The application proposes to amend the zoning of three contiguous parcels totaling 41 acres from Residential Agriculture (RA) to General Agriculture (A1) for the purpose of allowing a second cannabis cultivation site to be permitted. APN 016-027-043 is 5.722 acres in size, APN 016-027-044 is 12.250 acres in size, and 016-027-045 is 22.627 acres in size. The parcels will be merged into one parcel to meet the 20-acre minimum requirement for the A1 zone. The subject parcels, APNs: 016-027-043, 016-027-044, and 016-027-045 are located at 15369, 15499 and 15469 Jesus Maria Road in Mokelumne Hill. The parcels are part of Section 12, T05N, R12E, MDM. Pursuant to CEQA guidelines, an Initial Study/Negative Declaration has been prepared for this project.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Calaveras County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on August 11, 2022, at 9:00 a. m. or soon thereafter to consider the above referenced project. The public hearing will be held in the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Chambers, Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, California.

Pursuant to Government Code 65009, if anyone challenges the above listed issues in a court of law, the challenge may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raise at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Commission, at or prior to, the public hearing. You are welcome to review the application at the Calaveras County Planning Department during normal working hours, 8:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m., Monday through Friday except county holidays. Gina Kathan is the project planner and can be reached at (209) 754-6394. Planning Commission staff reports are made available for public viewing online at https://calaverasgov.us/Meeting-Calendar on the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. The project file and staff report can be viewed or purchased at the Planning Department for the cost of making the copies.

Published: July 29, 2022 VSN

Exhibit A

Zoning Amendment Map


NOTICE OF ELECTION AND NOTICE TO SUBMIT ARGUMENTS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that special elections will be consolidated with the November 8, 2022, General Election for the purpose of voting on the following measures:

Measure A

To fund local fire districts and the City of Angels Camp Fire Department for staffing, training, equipment, and other costs, shall the measure enacting a one percent (1%) transactions and use (sales) tax on all sales of tangible personal property sold at retail in Calaveras County, including the City of Angels Camp, generating approximately $5M annually, without expiration, and increasing appropriation limits consistent with the increased revenue through fiscal year 2026/27, be adopted?

Yes No

Measure B

To renovate and construct career and vocational education classrooms and labs, update athletic facilities, upgrade facilities for career training including agriculture, medical sciences and engineering, shall Calaveras Unified School District’s measure authorizing $39.3 million in bonds be adopted, with legal interest rates, estimated levies averaging 5¢ per $100 of assessed value ($2.5 million annually) while bonds are outstanding, citizen oversight, independent audits, no funds for administrator salaries, and all funds spent locally and not taken by the State?

Bond Yes Bond No

Measure C

Shall Resolution No. 22-02 of the Circle XX Community Services District, establishing a special tax for a ten-year period (July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2033) in the annual amount of $500 per parcel of real property, generating approximately $71,254 in revenue (for maintaining and improving roads in the District or for any incidental purposes, including maintenance of road ditches, culverts and road signs; and roadside spraying, grass cutting and tree trimming.) be adopted?

Yes No

Measure D

Shall the measure, to maintain Middle River Community Services District’s roads, to impose a new special tax, replacing the existing one of $100.00 per improved lot and $75.00 per unimproved lot, be adopted without expiration, at $200.00 per improved lot and $150.00 per unimproved lot? This increase in tax would generate an approximate, additional $13,000.00 annually and would be collected semi-annually via property tax payments, resulting in an approximate $26,000.00 total annual revenue to the District.

Yes No

Measure E

To update classrooms in Copperopolis and Mark Twain Elementary schools; repair/replace roofs, windows, outdated HVAC, plumbing, and aging portables; expand classrooms for the youngest students; and improve safety and campus accessibility; shall Mark Twain Union Elementary School District’s measure authorizing $9,300,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying approximately 1.95¢ per $100 of assessed value and raising an estimated average $640,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, with independent oversight, annual audits, no money for salaries and all funds staying local, be adopted?

Bond Yes Bond No

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that arguments for or against the above measures will be accepted in the office of the County Clerk, Election Division, at 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249. Arguments shall not exceed 300 words in length and shall be titled either “Argument In Favor Of Measure ___” or “Argument Against Measure ___.” Arguments must be filed no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 2, 2022.

A ballot argument shall not be accepted unless accompanied by the name or names of the person or persons submitting it or, if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization and the name of at least one of its principal officers. No more than five signatures shall appear with any argument. All arguments must also be accompanied by a statement that the argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

If more than one argument for and one argument against the measure is received, the selection will be made pursuant to the provisions of the Elections Code 9166.


NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that if an argument in favor of and an argument against the measure is submitted, copies will be mailed to the respective authors. The authors may prepare and submit a rebuttal argument not to exceed 250 words in length. Rebuttal arguments must also be accompanied by a statement that the argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief. The deadline for filing a rebuttal argument will be 4:00 p.m. on August 12, 2022.

Anyone desiring to file an argument for or against the measure should contact the Elections Department at (209) 754-6376 for further information and the required form.

Rebecca Turner

Calaveras County Clerk & Registrar of Voters

Published: July 22, 2022 VSN