SCH Number 2021080395
- Use Permit Application No. PLN2020-0103 - Exact Corp
- This is a request to change the use of an existing agricultural service establishment from contract harvesting to a John Deere orchard tractor cab assembly and agricultural equipment (consisting of nut sweepers, harvesters, and conditioners) maintenance business, on a 13.87± acre parcel located in the A-2-40 (General Agriculture) zoning district. The tractor cab assembly and equipment maintenance business, currently operating as Exact Corp, has been operating on the site since 2013 and approval of this application would permit the existing operation. The project serves customers in the Central Valley, including Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Kern, and other Counties. Two separate legal non-conforming businesses have historically operated out of the site including the contract harvesting business and a butcher shop. The site is currently improved with an 1,158 square-foot single-family dwelling, detached 684 square-foot garage, 585 square-foot trailer used as a breakroom, 900 square-foot barn used as an office, 9,450 square-foot shop, unpermitted 6,148 square-foot shop with 812 square-foot canopy, employee and customer parking, and a 3,382 square-foot butcher shop. The project would allow the breakroom, office, 9,450 square-foot shop, unpermitted 6,148 square-foot shop with attached canopy, and 22 parking spaces that currently exist on-site to be utilized in conjunction with the proposed tractor cab assembly and agricultural equipment maintenance business. The 3,382 square-foot shop and 11 parking spaces are the only on-site structures utilized for the operation of the legal-non-conforming butcher business, which processes livestock as well as wild game. No changes to the butcher business are proposed as part of this application. Staff Approval Permit No. 81-12 – Baileys Meat Service and Staff Approval Permit No. 2006-19 – Golden Valley Harvesting Inc./Jonathan Flora previously permitted expansions to both legal non-conforming businesses operating out of the site, allowing additions to several existing buildings. Both businesses have separate on-site septic systems and share the same well. The site has access to County-maintained Blue Gum Avenue. The site is also improved with existing landscaping throughout the site, an almond orchard on the northern portion of the property, and an olive orchard on the southeastern portion of the property. An existing six-foot-tall wood fence runs along the west side of the property, a three-foot-tall white vinyl and wood fence runs along the road frontage, and a six-foot-tall chain-link fence with mesh screening is proposed to be installed along the east property line. The proposed hours of operation for the tractor cab assembly and agricultural equipment maintenance business are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with 28 employees on a maximum shift, including one shift per-day, up to five daily customers, and one truck-trip per-day. Approval of the project will result in an additional 15 employees, three daily customers, and one truck-trip per-day, compared to the prior contract harvesting operation. The hours of operation for the butcher are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with nine employees on a maximum shift, and up to 12 daily customers.
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