/Glenn County supervisors put temporary halt on agriculture well drilling

Glenn County supervisors put temporary halt on agriculture well drilling

ORLAND — The Glenn County Board of Supervisors accredited an interim ordinance Tuesday that places A quick lived stoppage on the drilling Of latest agriculture water properly permits in Glenn County. The moratorium, which Occurred immediately Tuesday, lasts for 45 days.

Metropolis staff said Inside The general public listening to Tuesday that California Goes by way of a drought and Glenn County and completely different spaces of California are seeing the influence on water properlys.

After feedagain from supervisors and members of The general public, which included home properly clients, agriculture properly clients As properly as to a recurrentative from the Glenn County Farm Bureau, a movement was made by Supervisor Grant Carmen to move the ordinance as launched. A second was made by Supervisor Tom Arnold and was then handed by a unanimous vote of 4-0.

Members of the Board of Supervisors talked about nofactor Shall be In a place To restore the drought besides water and snow. However Kellon Thompson, a home water consumer, urged the supervisors To Supply you An reply and to, “Cease pretending rain Goes to happen. It’s not coming.”

He requested if 45 days did somefactor Aside from get people considering earlier than ancompletely different 45 day short-term maintain will be put in place. Thompson additionally talked about That the majority properly drillers are scheduled out till September and it takes roughly two weeks to get a pump inspection, so he questioned what 45 days would do.

Planning and Group Enchancment Director Don Rust defined That everyone should understand thOn there Want to be An prolonged-time period reply and in 45 days supervisors can start To look for potential options.

“The thought of wanting On the county as A complete for this ordinance is (that) we’re all in The identical boat,” Rust said. “As We start to take a Take A look at that we Might probably Take A look at spaces That are not affected and spaces that space affected however that Want to be Checked out and It’d take Greater than 45 days. It definitely will take Greater than 45 days To return to Prolonged time period reply.”

A second movement was made To vary the ordinance from the date listed as June 1 to the meeting date of June 22, which was initially launched up by Rita Martin from the Glenn County Farm Bureau. The vote handed by a vote Of three-1. Martin said that if the ordinance was voted upon Tuesday it solely Is sensible. She added that Over the previous three weeks Greater than 40 agriculture candidates have utilized and have had checks cashed by The city however Have not acquired calls again Regarding the approval standing.

Rust tackleed one factor members of The general public launched up, which was the depth of properlys and course of By which They’re constructed. He said that it influences each agriculture properlys and home properlys and suggested Taking A look at close by Tehama County’s properly ordinance as a potential useful resource.

Members of the community with home properlys said thOn the enlargement of orchards has triggered properlys to dry out and clients are being pressured To buy water at Walmart, which limits The current To every consumer. Farmers talked about they hoped the plans would tackle pumping and utilization pretty than properly drilling practices. However Martin said thOn the depth of properlys and the depth of perforations for home and agriculture properlys does Want to be tackleed.

“Glenn County Farm Bureau understands the troublesome place the Board of Supervisors is in relating to this moratorium And want to encourage you To make the most of The subsequent 45 days to develop Prolonged time period options for bettime periodent of each home and agriculture floorwater clients,” Martin said. “We urge Using current monitoring properlys Contained in the county To take a Take A look On the tendencies, and to make the most of the scientific knowledge that was gathered by way of the sustainable floor water administration plan course of.”