MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
CONSERVATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING COMMISSION
COUNTY OF NAPA
September 26, 2001
1. Call to Order.
THE CONSERVATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE COUNTY OF NAPA MET IN SPECIAL SESSION, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2001 AT 9:00 A.M.
2. Roll Call.
THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: CHAIRMAN JIM KING, COMMISSIONERS TONY HOLZHAUER, LARRY SCHOENKE, TERRY SCOTT AND DAVID GRAVES.
3. Pledge of Allegiance.
DAVID SHEW, NAPA COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL, LED THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
4. Beringer Wine Estates - Use Permit Request #98597-UP
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Status: Final Environmental Impact Report Prepared.
A Draft EIR has been prepared and has undergone the 45-day
public comment and review period. A
public hearing was held on the Draft EIR during the 45-day public comment and
review period. Responses to comments
received during the public review period have been incorporated into the Final
EIR prepared for the project. Because
the public review and comment period on the Draft EIR is now closed; public
comments before the Planning Commission on September 19, 2001, will be limited
to the adequacy of the Responses to comments incorporated into the Final
EIR. The Planning Commission must
certify the Final EIR prior to approving the use permit for the project.
REQUEST: Approval of a use permit to authorize a 1,424,400 square foot winery facility (maximum height of 35 feet, 43 feet with parapet) consisting of 1,167,590 square feet of wine warehouse and storage space; 60,000 square feet of ancillary offices, administrative and laboratory space; 196,810 square feet of related use (wine crushing, blending, bottling, and employee areas, etc.); and with an annual production capacity of 36 million gallons per year. The project also proposes treatment and storage ponds (12 acres); a total of 350 parking spaces; and 51 loading docks. The project includes a concurrent establishment of approximately 115 acres of vineyards to be irrigated with reclaimed treated winery wastewater; preservation of a riparian and wildlife corridor along "No Name" Creek, and provide wetlands mitigation. The site is a 218 acre parcel located at the southwest intersection of South Kelly Road and Devlin Road, immediately south of the Napa County Airport within an IP:AC (Industrial Park: Airport Compatibility Combination) zoning district. (Assessor's Parcel #57-090-069) (Continued from September 19, 2001)
THE COMMISSION DECLARED INTENT TO CERTIFY THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR) BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:
1. THE FINAL EIR HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT;
2. THE EIR REFLECTS THE COUNTY, AS LEAD AGENCY’S, INDEPENDENT JUDGEMENT AND ANALYSIS; AND
3. THE COMMISSION HAS REVIEWED AND CONSIDERED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE FINAL EIR BEFORE CONSIDERING APPROVAL OF THE PROJECT. LS-TS-TH-DG-JK
PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED TO OCTOBER 17, 2001.
ADJOURNED TO REGULAR CONSERVATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2001 AT 9:00 A.M.
Acting Secretary – Director
Deputy Clerk of the Board
Supervising Clerk of the Board
Vote: JK = Jim King; TH = Tony Holzhauer; LS = Larry Schoenke; DG = David Graves; TS = Terrence Scott
Notations under vote: N = No A = Abstain X = Excused