The applicant requests Temporary Use Permit approval to operate a mobile slaughter facility at a developed, agricultural property in Petaluma. The mobile unit would be in operation approximately five days a week, for a total of 20-23 days per month.
While the majority of the existing use of the property would remain the same (including number of workers and peak hours of operation from 6:00 am to 3:30 pm), the use of the mobile slaughter facility would add 16 hours of agricultural operation per week and approximately four additional deliveries per day. In addition to the deliveries to the site, it is anticipated that there would also be one trip per day of outgoing deliveries. The maximum noise decibels (dBA) produced by the mobile facility unit would reach 167 dBAs.
The proposed mobile facility would reach a maximum height of 13.5 feet above surrounding grade and the exterior walls would be located more than 100 feet from Gericke Road.
Temporary Use Permit approval is required because a mobile slaughter facility shall not operate on a single property for more than three consecutive days per week and 12 days per calendar month unless authorized to exceed this duration with a Temporary Use Permit, as outlined in Section 22.32.162.C of the Marin County Code.
Zoning: A60 (Agriculture and Conservation, 60 acre minimum lot area)
Countywide Plan Designation: AG1 (Agricultural, 1 unit/31-60 acres
Community Plan (if applicable): N/A