Request to establish an agricultural service establishment on a 39.64± acre parcel in the General Agriculture (A-2-40) zoning district. The proposal includes installation of micronutrient mineral batching equipment within and adjacent to an existing 120,000 square-foot agricultural storage building for the purpose of mixing nutrients for incorporation into dairy feed. The facility will be owned, operated by, and serve a small group of dairymen and industry professionals with Stanislaus and surrounding counties for the purpose of decreasing internal costs and to mix mineral blends to serve the needs of each individual dairy. The project site is improved with one single-family dwelling, barn, a 120,000 square-foot agricultural storage building. The balance of the property is not currently planted but receives irrigation water from an on-site deep well.
The facility will be highly automated and will operate with a maximum of three employees, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round. Up to three truck trips and customer trips will occur daily, with the customers consisting of the ownership group. An employee restroom is located within the existing agricultural storage building. The site is served by private on-site wastewater treatment system and well. Drainage is proposed to be handled on-site via overland runoff. The facility and related traffic will take access off County-maintained Hilmar Road via a proposed 20 foot all-weather access driveway.