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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/07/2018 02:33 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/07/2018 02:40 PM
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Modification of Existing Planned Development Permit for The Arnold Black Bear Inn

San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249. MODIFICATION TO EXISTING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT 2001-044 FOR THE ARNOLD BLACK BEAR INN This application proposes to amend condition II-8 of Planning Commission Resolution No. 01-68 approved on September 6, 2001. The resolution sets forth conditions for Planned Development Permit 2001-044 allowing the operation of a 5,105 sq. ft. 5-bedroom bed and breakfast, DBA “Arnold Black Bear Inn”, located at 1343 Oak Circle in Arnold. Currently, condition II-8 prohibits noise producing activities such as festivals, amplified music, receptions and group gatherings from occurring at the Inn. The proposed modification is to amend condition II-8 allowing events at the Inn upon approval of an Administrative Use Permit for Special Events.




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Calaveras County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 9:00 a. m. or soon thereafter to consider the above referenced project. The public hearing will be held in the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Chambers, Government Center, 891 Mt. Ranch Road, San Andreas, California.

Pursuant to Government Code 65009, if anyone challenges the above listed issues in a court of law, the challenge may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raise at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Commission, at or prior to, the public hearing. You are welcome to review the application at the Calaveras County Planning Department during normal working hours, 8:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m., Monday through Friday except county holidays. Gina Kathan is the project planner and can be reached at (209) 754-6394. Planning Commission staff reports are available online at http://www.co.calaveras.ca.us/cc/Departments/PlanningDepartment/PlanningCommission.aspx the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. Copies of the project file and staff report can be purchased at the Planning Department for the cost of making the copies.

Published: April 27, 2018 VSN


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-07 15:52:32   By: Anonymous
 
This entire situation was exacerbated by Merita Callaway who was playing a dangerous "favorites" game. Remember her declaration that she likes to do "favors" and "phone calls?" The Black Bear Inn's previous owners were not allowed to have gatherings, amplified music, or receptions because they were permitted solely to be a Bed and Breakfast Inn. More? They'd need an additional permit and additional parking. When Bruce and Wendi purchased it, they just didn't know. Then Merita built her $$$$ path that dovetailed with a Federal Grant. Oak Court then had to have bike lanes which would not allow parking. In fact these side areas are paved thinner to only support bicycles, not cars. When one property owner wanted to subdivide into 3 parcels, Merita required him to do a "subdivision." What's wrong with that? Most people know that a subdivision is not invoked unless there are 4 or more parcels. Now Merita's got a problem because she has to build a road to her path which is part of a Federal Grant. She (as is seen on video) requires this one property owner to pay the entire $250,000+ cost. Merita is trapped by her own sneaky attempt to get the wrong person to pay and now must abide by the laws requiring "No Parking" signs. She tries to blame the current supervisor, holds a campaign meeting at the BB Inn, which she knows is not allowed, and digs herself a hole.

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    Posted on: 2018-05-07 16:05:15   By: Anonymous
     
    We all hope that the Black Bear Inn can get their required parking, go on and continue as the successful business they've built. Merita's shenanigans were costly and unhelpful. Punting on responsibility didn't help her either. Another costly error for our county.

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      Posted on: 2018-05-07 20:44:07   By: Anonymous
       
      Oliveira's Alice is out here doing some awesome damage control. This is a problem of Mike's creation. Not sure what his beef is with Hess people but he didn't behave appropriately here.

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        Posted on: 2018-05-07 23:05:36   By: Anonymous
         
        County documents and video show proof. The Oak Court (Black Bear Inn) fiasco was created by (and could have been completely avoided by) Merita Callaway. It's her baby. It didn't have to be designed like it did. She didn't have to play favorites at taxpayers' expense and try to gerrymander this project. It has come back to bite her big time. No amount of spin can fix it. This seems to be a constant 20+ year theme. No one has to do damage control for Michael Oliveira because he follows the rules. What about PD? Oh yeah, she's still stuck on that - and after 20 years of a downhill slide. What is she pushing? Cannabis in residential areas, labs, and more. That's her signature on the NOI and her words on her website. No more. Arnold is just now filling vacancies, getting new businesses, and pulling out of Merita's 20+-year slump.
        Luckily we already have a leader who can take us forward.

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          Posted on: 2018-05-08 05:26:20   By: Anonymous
           
          He doesn’t just have to follow the rules, HE MAKES THE RULESSSS!!!!!!!

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          Posted on: 2018-05-08 05:28:24   By: Anonymous
           
          How’s your bridge coming along, Mike?

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        Posted on: 2018-05-07 23:09:27   By: Anonymous
         
        Alice who?

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    Posted on: 2018-05-07 23:17:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Doesn't Merita ever change? Her lack of judgment just gets worse over time. As a PG&E employee, didn't she take a PG&E vehicle while she was on company time, drive her daughter to Bear Valley for a day of recreation, and become found out because they got into an accident with the company vehicle? Now she just messes up the county's finances, taxpayer dollars, and ruins potential recreational opportunities by giving away our railroad rights, gave about $550,000 in valuable and much needed District 3 road dollars to Tom Tryon's district (justify that!) and continues to wreck our business areas with PD.. Heck.We can't even enjoy little Oak Court the way she worked that deal.

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No!
Posted on: 2018-05-07 16:09:25   By: Anonymous
 
More concerts and music - we have enough up here already!!! We're overloaded with it.

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    Re: No!
    Posted on: 2018-05-08 18:45:52   By: Anonymous
     
    They don't do concerts at the Black Bear Inn.

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    Posted on: 2018-05-08 18:51:15   By: Anonymous
     
    The Black Bear Inn dos not have concerts!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-07 17:09:44   By: Anonymous
 
Have they been doing weddings without the proper permits this whole time? They should be begging forgiveness instead of having SHIN spread their crybaby letters and demanding that they get their permit.

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    Posted on: 2018-05-07 19:46:18   By: Anonymous
     
    Probably want to do concerts, etc., not just weddings. Everyone is in on the action with concerts and music nowadays - big moneymakers

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      Posted on: 2018-05-07 23:09:35   By: Anonymous
       
      For God sakes people, Arnold needs all the help it can get! Stop complaining and get on board with anyone who wants to help our town come alive. We are all spending our money in Murphys for entertainment...how does that make sense? (I have lived here since 1980 when Arnold WAS the place to be!)

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        Posted on: 2018-05-07 23:19:41   By: Anonymous
         
        ABM! Anyone But Merita!

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    Posted on: 2018-05-07 23:08:55   By: Anonymous
     
    No kidding. All of this is happening while Merita doesn't have the decency to take responsibility for her own mess-up (just one of the many). She hides behind others and sends them out to do her bidding. Just keep taking that out-of-district marijuana money, Merita and having your folks write those just-under-the-radar checks. We know.

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      Posted on: 2018-05-08 07:03:16   By: Anonymous
       
      Mike must be getting nervous. Did he send Lisa, Jenny or Alice to try to distract the voters? Hmm.

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        Posted on: 2018-05-08 17:59:33   By: Anonymous
         
        Or does Merita hide behind no-he-isn't-my-campaign-manager Doug Shinn. It's Opposite Day, Callaway once again.

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          Posted on: 2018-05-08 18:50:22   By: Anonymous
           
          Is this about an election or the Black Bear Inn. Too bad there is no cohesiveness in the community of Arnold. The B&B has brought much needed $$ to our depressed community and also has put money in the county coffers. I would think our so called
          leaders? would bend over backwards to do what they could to support this business!

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            Posted on: 2018-05-09 07:24:13   By: Anonymous
             
            they have a parking problem parking in front of the cedar center shops on weekends. why don't they take cre of their parking problem? didn't there used to be a lot fo sale nearby? everyone loves them. they still have a prking problem to fix. don't block others - that's all

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        Posted on: 2018-05-08 22:33:58   By: Anonymous
         
        ABM. Anyone but Merita.

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