YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 2 OF 2: SOLAR AND GRADING REGULATIONS

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 2 OF 2: SOLAR AND GRADING REGULATIONS

After meeting in joint session with the Planning Commission Tuesday night, managing editor Tami Roleff says the Town Council held its regular meeting to vote on more routine matters. Yesterday, in the first part of a two-part story, wildlife corridors and the General Plan Update. Today, solar fields, grading permits, and development impact fees…

The Yucca Valley Town Council approved an ordinance at its meeting Tuesday night prohibiting commercial solar fields after determining that it would need to amend the ordinance if Hi-Desert Water District wanted to build its own solar field. The Council also updated its building codes, including changing the requirements for grading permits. Permits will now only be required if grading adversely affects a neighbor’s property. Council member Dawn Rowe was the sole dissenting vote against retaining the current development impact fees because she disagreed with the building size that triggers the highest fee rate. “I believe that 10,000 square feet threshold is too low; we could increase the square footage on the high end.”

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