Tonight: Meeting on 30-foot waterway setbacks |

Tonight: Meeting on 30-foot waterway setbacks


Do you own Grass Valley property adjacent to or crossed by a water course?

Do you know that the Grass Valley City Council is about to approve a new setback requirement of 30 feet or more from watercourses in the city? Do you know the only development allowed in the proposed setback would be a trail?

Chapter 17.50, Creek and Riparian Resource Protection, the final piece of the city’s Development Code, was to be presented to the Grass Valley City Council for approval on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007. If you own property along Wolf Creek, Peabody Creek, French Ravine, Rhode Island Ravine or other water courses, you need to find out how the proposed code will affect your property. This may be your last chance to act.

The City’s position is that the public notices provided for the development Code were sufficient notice for property owners.

I believe that every affected property owner should have received an individual notice of the proposed changes. Don’t be surprised on Wednesday morning, Oct. 24, 2007, to find out that you have lost the use of a significant portion of your property.

Donna Stewart

Nevada City

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