The Kane County Planning Commission on June 13 approved a Conditional Use Permit application for Rudy and Diane DelaPaz of Duck Creek Village to open a taco and beer concession stand on Lot 1-56, already zoned commercial. The application was approved, providing the following conditions recommended by P & Z Administrator Shannon McBride are met:

(1) Port-a-potty with hand washing facilities approved by the Health Department for temporary use until an Occupancy Permit is signed, then permanent facilities need to be used with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility.

(2) One parking stall to be ADA compliant with Chapter 13, Parking Requirements, of the Kane County Land Use Ordinance, until at such time the permanent structures and buildings are finished.

(3) Obtain all licensing by the state in place for alcohol sales and septic permits.

Conditional Use means a land use that, because of its unique characteristics or potential impact on the municipality, surrounding neighbors, or adjacent land uses, may not be compatible only if certain conditions are required that mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts.

Administrator Shannon McBride informed the commission there are two separate requests concerning Western Rock Products on the agenda. 

Gillman Fife, representing Western Rock, explained the gravel pit is the State Materials Pit and that Western Rock has been given a lease from the State of Utah Department of Transportation to use the material for a road preventive maintenance project on Highway 89 that stretches from the Paria River Bridge to Buck Tank Draw.

1. Administrative Public Hearing: Conditional Use Permit application for Western Rock Products gravel pit operation in the New Paria area to extend the existing operational hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to the temporary hours of operation of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Changing the days of operation from Monday through Saturday to Monday through Sunday starting June 15, 2012 to November 30, 2012.

2. Administrative Conditional Use Permit application: Western Rock requested the same hours and time frame for the operation of a temporary asphalt plant at the gravel pit for the materials used in the Highway 89 project.

Residents and a business owner in the New Paria area objected to the increase in operating hours and the disturbance it would cause so early in the morning and that late in the evening. The increase in truck traffic accessing Highway 89 and safety issues were other topics of discussion. 

Administrator McBride invited UDOT representatives Steve Kunzler and Robert Dowell to attend the June 13 meeting. They stated their intent was to coordinate operations with Western Rock and the county, providing traffic control.       

The P&Z Commission approved the extended hours of the gravel pit operation as requested by Western Rock Products from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday from the dates June 15, 2012 to November 30, 2012.

The commission also approved the temporary use of the asphalt plant operation at the gravel pit site from the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday from the dates of June 15, 2012 to November 30, 2012.

The commission approved eight Parcel Joinders by residents in Swains Creek Pines, Zion View Mountain Estates and Strawberry Valley Estates.