Project Description (from the Pre-Application Conference)
The proposal would divide the existing 41-acre parcel into a 36-acre parcel and a 5-acre parcel through a minor subdivision process. The smaller site would be accessed from White Cloud Road, while itis unclear if the larger parcel's access would be from Harmony Lane or White Cloud Road. The applicants indicate they will seek a waiver from submitting driveway designs, however they should anticipate providing evidence that legal and physical access will be possible.
Water supply would be through the Whitecloud Ridge Domestic Water System Operating Agreement. That system currently has two wells and a water storage tower. The application will need to show legal, adequate, and the quality of the water. Recent tests were conducted as part of another application. The applicants may work with the owners of that information to submit it as a part of this application. Irrigation water may also be available to the properties and will be determined prior to an application.
Wastewater management would be through OWTS. While the full designs can be waived until building permit, the application will need to show evidence of the ability of such a system to service the lots. This is often accomplished through percolation tests and letters from licensed professionals attesting that OWTS will be feasible.
Utility access was discussed in the preliminary materials as well. The application should provide will-serve letters or similar items to show appropriate access and supply.
Carbondale Rural Fire Protection District would be used as a referral agency regarding fire protection.
Staff noted previous concerns regarding the well production and drawn down of aquifers and issues with the use of Harmony Ln., its maintenance and adequacy of its road condition as significant considerations for any new subdivisions.