Oroville City Council to Hear Appeal of Planning Commission Decision to Deny Alcoholic Beverage Sales – Chico Enterprise-Record
OROVILLE – As part of Oroville city council meeting on Tuesday, council will hold a public hearing to appeal a decision by the Oroville Planning Commission to deny a conditional use permit for sale alcoholic beverages at 1275 Feather River Boulevard in Oroville.
The decision to deny the permit was originally made on April 22, when the Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider an application to sell alcoholic beverages at a proposed liquor store and market.
The applicants, Motreb and George Dorghalli, transfer their Type 21 liquor control license from their Berry Creek store which burned down in the bear fire.
A report by Assistant Director of Community Development Dawn Nevers and Assistant Planner Connor Musler to Mayor Chuck Reynolds and City Council said: “The Planning Commission was particularly concerned about the sales of alcoholic beverages in this location and the transitional population that frequent the region.
The report also said: “Members of the public and the Planning Commission have expressed concerns about an on-site liquor store due to the passing population and proximity to Bedrock Skate Park and a preschool. “
After the denial in April and based on comments received from the Planning Commission, the applicants revised the original concept, including changing the name of Oroville Liquor and Market to Gold City Market, as well as changing the hours 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Other changes include adding organic and healthy food options to the offering, limiting alcohol sales to approximately 20% of the store’s 4,945 square foot area, as well as retailing other products. food and grocery stores for sale.
The city council will choose to reject the appeal and leave the refusal of the Planning Commission, or overturn the refusal of the Planning Commission and pass a new resolution. If canceled, an exemption notice will be established as the appropriate level of environmental review.
The council will also hold a public hearing to set the appropriation ceiling for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
A separate public hearing will be held to establish a preliminary budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
As part of its regular activities, Oroville City Council will consider signing an airport lease agreement with Paul Amaral of DBA Amaral Aviation for a period of five years. Amaral’s responsibilities will include the fixed-base operator’s building for aeronautical services, the TG and H hangar buildings, as well as stowage points and fuel flow charges located at the airport for aircraft. services.
Amaral will pay $ 725 per month for the building, the same price as Hagler, in addition to other utility costs associated with the property.
The agreement would include three five-year renewal options that would provide fixed base operator services to the airport.
Amara would replace Tom Hagler DBA Table Mountain Aviation after Hagler expressed his desire to retire at the end of his current contract – which expires November 1, 2021.
Oroville City Council will consider the following points which have already been discussed for consent:
- A recommendation from the Arts Commission to approve the second rendering of the African American Family and Cultural Center mural will be considered. The mural will feature former school board president Doris Ristine as well as the founder of the African-American family and culture center Clay Canady.
- The board will consider a new professional services agreement with Karen Whitlow-Martin for real estate brokerage services until May 31, 2023.
- The council will consider amending the MoU with the Oroville City Primary School District to include a clause stating that “the improved property will be open to the public and will serve a national goal for at least five years.” The MoU was approved by Oroville City Council on April 20.
- Oroville City Council will consider accepting a block community development grant of $ 750,000 for 2020. The money will be distributed in three ways, with $ 750,000 for construction of housing rehabilitation programs, $ 139,500 for the delivery of activities and $ 52,500 for general administration.
- The board will consider approving and accepting a $ 13,000 grant for the coronavirus response and the Federal Aviation Administration’s Emergency Supplementary Appropriations Act for Oroville Municipal Airport. The airport received the grant after the Federal Aviation Administration made about $ 2 billion available to airports in the United States to help fight COVID-19. The grant is to be completed over four years and is intended to cover operating expenses, including airport employee salaries, utilities, insurance, legal fees, central service costs and contractual services.
- Council will consider allowing City Administrator Bill LaGrone to complete the paperwork relating to the sale of two city-owned residential properties on the open market. The agenda states that staff are requesting a market analysis for the price of homes, located at 1250 Robinson Street and 2244 Mitchell Avenue Street in Oroville, and if a market analysis is not available, staff of the city is asking for appraisals for both properties.
- Oroville City Council will consider the new amended and reworded Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Oroville and the Oroville Firefighters Association, which would extend their current contract for one year without change.
- The board will consider approving the purchase and installation of new kitchen appliances for the Oroville Fire Department, including two commercial grade refrigerators, a commercial grade freezer, a six burner oven, a range hood, a commercial grade dishwasher and a microwave. City staff are requesting $ 24,069.19 for the project and funds will come from the Capital Replacement Fund.
A letter from the Oroville Fire Brigade Association will be presented as part of the correspondence portion of Tuesday’s meeting in addition to an annual budget report for 2021-2022 from the Oroville Region Wastewater Commission.
The boardroom will be open to the public at 50% of its capacity on Tuesday. Viewers can participate virtually via Zoom with meeting ID 989 9843 1102 and password 67684553. The meeting can be viewed live on cityoforoville.org or YouTube, or can be heard over the phone by calling 1-669 -900-9128.
To participate in the meeting, email public comments to [email protected] by 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The council meets at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1735 Montgomery Street in Oroville.