The Butte County Planning Board meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the commissioner's room on the main level of the courthouse.
Meeting time is PM October through February, and at PM March through September.
Planning Dates for
Planning Dates for
Planning Board members:
- Stan Harms, Chairman Commissioner
- Tom Cooper
- Jim Smeenk
- Darren Alexander
- Heidi Lewis
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: When do I need to get a building permit?
A: If you are building or moving a structure within Butte County.
Q: When do I need a septic permit?
A: If you install, construct, modify, extend, replace, relocate or operate a
wastewater treatment system in Butte County.
Q: May I install the septic system myself?
A: All septic systems must be designed and inspected by a Registered Engineer and installed by a Certified Installer.
Q: How much do permits cost?
A: Building permits cost $50 and Wastewater permits cost $ Applications must be filled out for both permits. Please contact the Butte County Planning Office for further information.
Q: Are there any zoning ordinances or building codes in Butte County?
A: Currently, there are no zoning ordinances or building codes in Butte County, with some exceptions. Please contact the Butte County Planning Office for futher information.
OROVILLE The Butte County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to review the latest draft of the North Chico Village area within the North Chico Specific Plan after the Butte County Planning Commission voted in favor of bringing the plan before the board in April.
The North Chico Village site is north of the city, west of the Chico Municipal Airport and east of Highway It is located south of Mud Creek and north of Sycamore Creek, with Hicks Lane forming the eastern boundary.
According to the meeting agenda, the existing North Chico Specific Plan 2, potential dwelling units with densities ranging from six dwelling units per acre to 20 units per acre. The proposed plan has the same density range, but improves circulation networks, parks and open space buffers, and neighborhood planning, the agenda states.
Based on past meetings and activities which sought input from the community, the plan combines community-based design ideas with updated planning concepts and strategies.
The planning commission voted on April 22 to bring the latest plan before the board.
Tuesdays workshop, which is scheduled to begin at a.m., will be open to the public but will have limited capacity in the meeting chambers due to existing COVID protocols. Those in attendance will be required to wear a face mask or face shield at all times, as well as maintain social distancing.
Remote comments can also be submitted via phone at voicemail at , online at buttecounty.granicusideas.com/meetings or by email to [email protected]
Also scheduled for Tuesdays meeting is an update from Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea on the latest with the countys evidence storage building and morgue project, after a groundbreaking was held for the project in November
According to the agenda, there is an estimated $ million available for an 8,square-foot metal building and 7, square feet of secure fenced yard for storage of confiscated vehicles that was previously eliminated from the scope of the project due to concerns about the budget. The cost to add the design and construction back into the project is estimated to cost $ million.
There is also an agenda item requesting $, be used from the Community Cost Share Fund to create a training tower at Cal Fire-Butte Countys fire training facility at the end of Openshaw Road.
The facility currently includes a burn building, multiple roof ventilation props, door-forcing props, a two-story prop for various drills and a classroom for training sessions. However, the agenda states the addition of a training tower would be one of the final props to add in order to create a complete and quality training program for firefighters.
Action Requested: Staff recommends the Planning Commission approve the amendments repealing and replacing Butte County Code Chapter 24, Zoning Ordinance, Section , Second Units and Accessory Dwelling Units, with the Accessory Dwelling Unit and Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance, approve those amendments modifying other code sections for consistency, and find the project categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to section (b)(3).
Butte County Planning Commission backs smaller setbacks between houses and orchards
Highlights and Sticky Notes:Oroville >> The Butte County Planning Commission has recommended changes to how close new houses may get to orchards and vineyards within residentially zoned areas.The commission voted last week to approve clarifying that a foot buffer between agriculture and houses applies to agriculturally zoned lands. In residential areas, the commission backed a minimum foot setback between houses and orchards or vineyards, although the policy calls for houses to located as far away as practicable.Robin DiFalco of the Butte Environmental Council said she generally supported the final revisions. She backed having public hearings and making setbacks be as great as is practicable, which may reduce land use conflicts and was good land use policy.Tags:BEC, Butte County, pesticides, Planning Commission, agricultureby:rdifalco
Commission butte county planning
The Planning Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors on matters of zoning administration. Some of their objectives are to prepare and adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of Butte County to develop a plan for the conservation, development, and economic utilization of the natural resources of this County and generally to conserve and promote the public health, safety, and general welfare.
The Planning Commission consists of five members, each appointed by the one member of the Board of Supervisors. Planning Commissioners appointed by the Board of Supervisors terms shall coincide with the term of the appointing Supervisor.
Additionally, the each of the incorporated Cities/Town within the County shall select one advisory member, for a total of five advisory members.
- 0 Current Vacancies
- 2 Terms Expired
Size 5 Members
Term Length 4 Years
Term Limit N/A
- Legal Authority
Government Code Section
Butte County Code section
- Meeting Dates
Fourth Thursday of the each month. Special meetings may be called as needed by the Chair or a majority of the Commissioners.
- Meeting Location
Butte County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 25 County Center Drive, Suite , Oroville, CA
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- Oath of Office Required? (Upon Appointment or Reappointment)
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