Mettler Conditional Use Permit (Amendment)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra County
Document Title
Mettler Conditional Use Permit (Amendment)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
General Forest / Residential / Special Events Venue
Document Description
Amendment to Conditional Use Permit #1645 which was conditionally approved in 2017 to allow a special events/wedding venue ("Dancing Pines") on a remote 20 acre parcel in the General Forest (GF) zoning district near Little Truckee Summit, between Sierraville and Truckee. The CUP was set to expire on March 22, 2022. The permittee/applicant requested two (2) amendments to the CUP to: (1) extend the life of the entitlement from 5 years to instead allow the CUP in perpetuity (without expiration); County instead approved ten (10) additional years; and 2) allow the installation of a 6' x 3' sign advertising the special events venue.

Contact Information

Brandon Pangman
Agency Name
Sierra County Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Elizabeth Mettler
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Fibreboard Rd via SR 89
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Other Location Info
Between Truckee and Sierraville, approx. 2 miles west of Little Truckee Summit
Other Information
2500 Fibreboard Rd, Sierraville, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304(e), 15311, 15323
Reasons for Exemption
This project is eligible for several Categorical Exemptions under the California Environmental Quality Act, Cal. Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 15301 (Class 1), 15304(e) (Class 4), 15311 (Class 11 ), and 15323 (Class 23) of CEQA Guidelines, in that the project consists of the continued operation and minor alteration of existing facilities, and the minor temporary use of the land having negligible or no permanent effects on the environment. It also consists of the continued normal operations of existing facilities for public gatherings for which the facilities were designed, where there is a past history of at least three years of the facility being used for the same or similar kind of purpose.


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