PLANNING DEPARTMENT - Planning Director Kristen Maze
REQUESTED ACTION (S)
a) AGREEMENT - Request approval and authorization for the Chairman to sign the Agreement with Corning Solar 1, LLC for Indemnity and Payment of Costs for Environmental Review, including staff time, with an initial deposit in the amount of $100,000 (payable in three installments)
(Miscellaneous Agreement #2017-61)
Tehama County has received a proposal for a solar array project on 3,650 acres in the Agricultural /Valley (AG-2) zone district and Upland Agriculture (UA) General Plan designation located in the southern unincorporated portion of the County. The project is approximately 4 miles west of Interstate 5 and 7 miles southeast of the City of Corning. The properties are currently used as grazing land. Certain portions of the project area are presently under Williamson Act contract, which would be one of the factors evaluated during the environmental review process. Prior to commencing with the proposed project the County is requesting that the applicant/owner enter an agreement for reimbursement for the costs associated with the CEQA document and possible staff time.