Commission considers rock sales near homes

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The sale of rocks in a residential area is among the topics up for discussion tonight at the Carson City Planning Commission meeting.

Paragon Associates Inc. is requesting a special-use permit to allow the processing and sales of the aggregate from its construction site east of Hot Springs Road, which is next to the Northridge subdivision.

The regular commission meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center Sierra Room. About 5:30 p.m., the commission is scheduled to consider a revision to the Municipal Code to allow excess dirt, sand, gravel, rock and other materials at a construction site to be sold, even though it is near homes.

Construction companies can process rock material on site with a special-use permit for use on the same site. To sell excess rocks, the aggregate must first be transported to a permanent processing site for handling.

"(The applicant's) justification is that, when somebody develops a site, the aggregate's going to be removed anyway," said city Principal Planner Lee Plemel. "If it's sold, they can get rid of it quicker. We believe the truck traffic will be reduced overall in the city because they can take it from one site to another without taking it to a site in between."

Other business on the planning commission agenda includes:

-- After 7 p.m., commissioners will discuss allowing youth recreational facilities within zones for single-family homes. Child-care facilities, churches and bed-and-breakfast inns are allowed in those residential areas, but not youth recreational facilities.

The Boys & Girls Club owns a 17-acre parcel off Lompa Lane in a single-family home zone where supporters hope to build a $2.25 million youth center.

-- Commissioners will consider a special-use permit to allow Carrie Henson to move Little Tykes Day Care to 2117 S. Roop St., next door.

The commission previously had denied the request because it would conflict with a child-care permit carried by the owner of the property where Little Tykes currently operates. At that time, a child-care facility could not operate within 500 feet of another child-care facility, unless separated by a street.

Since then, the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission each approved deleting the 500 foot requirement, opening the door for Henson to resubmit her request.


What: Carson City Planning Commission meeting

Where: Community Center Sierra Room

When: Meeting begins at 3:30 p.m.


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