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Aspects Approved For A Quarry And Subdivision

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Sonora, CA — The Tuolumne County Supervisors approved some provisions to implement settlement agreements for a pair of development projects. One involved the Cooperstown Quarry exploration and drilling project in South Tuolumne County.

Deputy County Counsel Carlyn Drivdahl outlined the settlement changes saying, “The first part is to revise the conditional use permit to reflect additional restrictions on night time activities. The second part of the settlement agreement deals with additional open space zoning.”

That zoning included an additional 36.6 acres of open space. The Supervisors voted 5-0  to approve those provisions of the settlement agreement.

They also voted unanimously to implement some of the settlement agreement changes to the Red Tail Ridge Subdivision project located near Cabezut Road in Sonora. One provision dealt with a traffic-calming device that will be built between the proposed subdivision and the Quail Ridge Ranches to reduce motorists speed.

T.C. Community Resource Agency Deputy Director Duke York says, “The applicant is proposing to put a top bar over the roadway and create a narrowing landscaped entrance right at the transition between the two subdivisions. The perception is that the road gets narrower so that would slow people down.”

The board also opted to remove a provision that called for lights at Cabezut and High Meadow Roads. Click here for a map of the area.