Tuesday, January 17, 2006

County Planners To Discuss Small subdivisions and idle Quarry

January 17, 2006 N

County Planners To Discuss Small subdivisions and idle Quarry

By Barry Eberling

FAIRFIELD - County planners on Thursday will discuss small, proposed subdivisions near Rockville and English Hills and a management plan for an idle Potrero Hills quarry.

The county Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the county Government Center, 675 Texas St.

Applicant JLC Contracting wants to subdivide 138 acres at Rockville into six lots of approximately 20 acres apiece. The site is on a bluff that varies from about 150 feet to 300 feet above Suisun Valley. The nearest major roads are Rockville Road and Suisun Valley Road.

County zoning allows for the project. Staff recommends the Planning Commission approve the request and send it to the county Board of Supervisors for final approval.

The project would cause no substantial damage to wildlife, a county report said. Future residents would use onsite systems for sewage. They would get water from onsite wells.

Future residents would reach the property from a private road extending from Rockville Road. This stretch of Rockville Road carried an average of 5,316 vehicles daily in 1999. Six new homes would add about 38 daily trips, a county report said.

Also Thursday, the commission will consider an updated management plan for an inactive Potrero Hills quarry. Rock from the quarry can be used for fill or subbase materials for roads.

The quarry is owned by OEA Aerospace Inc. and operated by Universal Propulsion Co. The site is east of Potrero Hills Landfill, at the property once known as Explosive Technology.

No quarrying has taken place there since 1993. The commission is being asked to renew a management plan for the idle mine that would last until 2010.

Activity could resume at some undermined time, depending on market conditions. The owners would have to renew a mining permit before quarry work could resume, a county report said.

Maintaining the idle quarry will cost about $7,725 over five years, the proposed management plan said. Work includes such things as using straw bales to stop erosion and seeding vegetation.

Commissioners will also hear a request by John Eddy to subdivide a 15-acre parcel into three 5-acre lots. The site is located 2.5 miles northwest of Vacaville, on Olivas Lane at Rolling Hills Lane. County staff recommends the commission approve the request and forward it to the county Board of Supervisors for final approval.

Reach Barry Eberling at 425-4646 Ext. 232 or at beberling@dailyrepublic.net.

At a glance

Who: Solano County Planning Commission

What: Discuss small subdivisions near Rockville and near English Hills and consider extending a permit for an inactive Potrero Hills quarry.

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where: County Government Center, 675 Texas St.

Info: 784-6765

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