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Posted on: September 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] County Commission actions at 9/1/2022 Meeting

The Lyon County Board of Commissioners convened at their regular meeting on September 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM and took the following actions:

Planning Applications

Unanimously approved a request made by Kscale LLC. for a Conditional Use Permit for an energy development to include both Geothermal and Solar Power Generating Systems as well as a research and development facility and modular data centers in Mason Valley (Wabuska). Staff Report  

Unanimously approved the request made by Winston Solar FC. LLC/ Dan c. & Tara L. Morose for a Conditional Use Permit to allow a photovoltaic (PV) solar power generating facility including an on-site substation and an on-site operations and maintenance building on a 1,712.50 acre parcel zoned M-1 generally located on the north side of Sierra Drive approximately 0.5 miles east of the US 95A/Sierra Drive intersection, Mason Valley, NV (Wabuska). Staff Report

Unanimously approved the request made by D&G Investments/Rex T. Nishimura Trust for a Zoning Map Amendment to change the zoning on four (4) parcels from C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial) and RR-1 (First Rural Residential – 1-acre minimum) to MFR (Multifamily Residential) and SR ½ (Suburban Residential – ½ acre minimum) located at 14 Warwick Hills Drive, 103 Warwick Hills Drive and 100 Silverado Road, Mason Valley, NV. Staff Report

Unanimously approved the request made by D&G Investments/Rex T. Nishimura Trust for a merger and re-subdivision/tentative parcel map to merge four parcels and re-subdivide into four (4) new parcels (the smallest parcel would be approximately 8,147 square feet) via the parcel map subdivision process to correct two illegal parcels created by deeds and encroachments from existing developments located at 14 Warwick Hills Drive, 103 Warwick Hills Drive and 100 Silverado Road, Mason Valley, NV. Staff Report

Community Development

Proposed an ordinance to amend Lyon County Code Title 15, the Lyon County land use and development code Table 15.320-1, to permit Agricultural Tourism, subject to a Conditional Use Permit (CUP), in the RR-10 and RR-5 zoning districts, and other matters pertaining thereto. Staff Report   Proposed Ordinance

Community Development Director Andrew Haskin presented this item and informed the Board That Agricultural Tourism use is subject to conformance with Performance Standards found in Title 15, as outlined in Code section 15.335.03MMM (Agricultural Related Industry, Agricultural Supplies, and Support Services, Agricultural Tourism, Winery). A CUP is required within the RR-20 zoning district, which requires a minimum parcel size of 20 acres. The CUP process permits staff to address potential impacts to adjacent uses and comply with the Performance Standards. Staff is confident that these same review criteria will effectively permit staff to adequately review potential impacts of the Agricultural Tourism use in the RR-10 and RR-5 zoning districts. 

Three Smith Valley Residents expressed concern and questioned issues of traffic safety, noise, lighting, and disruption to the neighborhood. Haskin responded that the CUP process is a public hearing in which the public could voice their concerns and address the conditions of the CUP. Commissioner Henderson proposed the ordinance. The second hearing on the ordinance will be conducted in October 2022.

Building Moratorium in South Dayton

Community Development Director Andrew Haskin presented this item (PRESENTATION) The item was not an action item. Haskin explained that Building Moratoriums could occur but the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts have set specific objectives to have to be met before implementation. He advised that the Board would have to set the area definition, time, and purpose of the moratorium and that the County can't just implement a moratorium due to growth. He also provided the financial impact to the County General Fund and Enterprise Fund.

This item was requested by Commissioner Gray after several citizens requested a discussion of a moratorium at a special meeting in Dayton addressing storm drainage and a second bridge. County Manager Jeff Page explained that the Board could consider other alternatives to regulate growth in the area without intruding on property rights.

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