Notice of Public Hearing: City Council of the City of Weed: Love's Travel Stop

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

NOTICE is hereby given that on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, the City Council of the City of Weed will hold a Public Hearing at the Weed City Hall, in the Council Chambers located at 550 Main Street, Weed, CA 96064, to consider the following appeals.:


REQUEST: On October 3, 2018, the Planning Commission of the City of Weed approved Resolution Number 02-2018, certifying the final environmental impact report (FEIR), adopting CEQA findings, a statement of overriding considerations, and a mitigation monitoring and reporting program, and approving the Love’s Travel Stop Project.

On October 5, 2018, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores submitted an appeal to the City Council of the Planning Commission’s approval of Resolution Number 02-2018, requesting specific amendments to Mitigation Measure 3.8-1 and Condition of Approval 9. On October 8, 2018, residents of the South Weed area submitted an appeal to the City Council challenging the Planning Commission’s October 3, 2018 approval, alleging procedural inadequacies and inadequacies of the Final EIR, and requesting that the City Council overturn the October 3, 2018 decision of the Planning Commission to approve the Final EIR.

Project applications included a conditional use permit, sign permit, permit for cutting mature trees, and architectural review for the construction and operation of a Love’s Travel Stop. The project would include passenger vehicle fueling stations, truck fueling stations, a convenience store, two fast-food restaurants, a vehicle maintenance building, a truck scale, underground and above-ground fuel and diesel storage tanks, and truck and auto parking. A 90-foot highway sign would be located on the project site.

PROJECT LOCATION: The project site is located southwest of the interchange between Interstate 5 (I-5) and Vista Drive. The site is 17.61 acres in size and is bounded to the north by Vista Drive, to the west by Mountain View Drive and an unpaved private access road that connects to the City-owned water tower, to the south by undeveloped land, and to the east by I-5.

APN: 060-552-400, 410,430,060-552-420, and 060-641-180.


ENVIRONMENTAL: A Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) has been prepared for the project and was circulated for agency and public review with the comment period beginning on June 15, 2018 and closing on July 30, 2018. State Clearinghouse Number 2017092076. The City has prepared responses to all comments received regarding the Draft EIR. The responses to comments, which together with the Draft EIR forms the Final EIR, were made available to the public and agencies on September 7, 2018. Following publication of the Final EIR, it was discovered that two comment letters had been sent to the City during the Draft EIR comment period but were not in fact received by the City. On September 27, 2018, the City published additional responses to these two previously-unknown letters commenting on the Draft EIR. As part of its action taken on October 3, 2018, The Planning Commission certified the Final EIR and adopted the findings and statement of overriding considerations.

Pursuant to all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, California Government Code Section 65009 and/or California Public Resources Code Section 21177, if you wish to challenge in court any of the above decisions, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing(s) described in this notice/agenda, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Manager at, or prior to, this public hearing.

Please contact City Hall on the day before the scheduled meeting to confirm that the item will be heard on that date.

All interested persons are invited to attend and have the right to be heard on this and any other agenda item.

The above-referenced permit applications and other supporting documentation will be on file at City Hall and available for inspection by members of the public during business hours at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled hearing.

DATED: October 10, 2018

Sandra Duchi Deputy City Clerk

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