County Code Directory

  • 15.440.010 Purpose

    This zoning classification is established for the following purposes:
    A. To reserve appropriately located areas for industrial plants and related activities;

    B. To protect areas appropriate for industrial use from intrusion by residential dwellings and other conflicting uses;

    C. To protect residential and commercial properties and nuisance-free, nonhazardous industrial uses from noise, odor, dust, dirt, smoke, vibration, heat, glare, fire, explosion, noxious fumes, radiation and other hazards and objectionable influence incidental to certain industrial uses;

    D. To promote the most desirable use of land and development in accordance with the general plan of Glenn County.
    (Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.440.020 Permitted Uses

    A. The following manufacturing, fabricating, processing and related necessary product storage uses and associated structures shall be permitted in “M” zone. Product storage shall only be permitted on the parcel upon which the manufacturing, fabricating or processing takes place:
    1. Apparel and finished products made from fabric and similar materials;
    2. Food and beverages including ice, dry ice and cold storage;
    3. Furniture, fixtures and cabinets;
    4. Instruments, optics, photographic equipment and supplies;
    5. Jewelry, silverware and metal ware;
    6. Leather and leather products;
    7. Lumber and wood products including mobilehome, modular home and prefabricated structures;
    8. Machinery including electrical, electronic and communications;
    9. Metal products;
    10. Miscellaneous goods and supplies including but not limited to musical instruments, toys and games, sporting and athletic goods and artists’ materials;
    11. Commercial storage (storage for resale) of inflammable fluid or gas fuels.

    B. The following nonmanufacturing uses and associated structures shall be permitted in the “M” zone: 
    1. Ambulance service;
    2. Automotive and other machinery repair, service and storage, when conducted within a building or enclosed within a solid wall or fence meeting the requirements of and approved pursuant to Chapter 15.750 of this title;
    3. Building construction and special trade contractor’s shops and service yards, when conducted within a building or enclosed within a solid wall or fence meeting the requirements of and approved pursuant to Chapter 15.750 of this title;
    4. Building material sales yard when conducted within a building or enclosed within a solid wall or fence meeting the requirements of and approved pursuant to Chapter 15.750 of this title;
    5. Exterminating and pest control service;
    6. Granaries;
    7. Hatcheries;
    8. Parcel delivery service;
    9. Public utility trans-mission/distribution lines;
    10. Oil and gas well service and supply;
    11. Research laboratories;
    12. Transportation facilities and terminals;
    13. Warehousing;
    14. When conducted within a building; Entertainment Facilities (assembly hall, bowling alley, skating rink), Sports Facilities (fitness center, gymnasium, swimming pool), Studios (art, dancing, music), and Trade Schools (commercial, mechanical, technical). 
    (Ord. 1231 § 2, 2012; 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.440.030 Uses Permitted With a Conditional Use Permit

    A. The following manufacturing, fabricating, processing and storage uses and associated structures shall be permitted in this zone only if a conditional use permit has first been secured:
    1. Animal slaughtering;
    2. Bone distillation;
    3. Chemicals including but not limited to basic chemicals, cleaning agents, cosmetics, explosives, fertilizers, gases, medicinal and botanical products, paints, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, plastics and synthetic fibers;
    4. Metal smelting and refining;
    5. Ordnance;
    6. Paper, pulp mills and paper products;
    7. Petroleum refining including paving and roofing materials;
    8. Rubber products;
    9. Concrete and asphalt mixing plants;
    10. Stone, clay, glass and concrete products;
    11. Textiles.

    B. The following non-manufacturing uses and associated structures shall be permitted in this zone only if a conditional use permit has first been secured: 
    1. Animal stock yards, feed lots and dairies;
    2. Dumping, disposal, incineration and reduction of garbage, dead animals and refuse;
    3. Junk yards, automobile dismantling, automobile wrecking yards, building materials wrecking yards, storage and bailing of scraps, paper, rags, sacks and scrap metal;
    4. Power generation facilities meeting Chapter 15.860;
    5. Injection wells;
    6. Planned mobile home parks.
    (Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.440.040 Uses Permitted With an Administrative Permit

    The following uses and structures may be permitted only if an administrative permit has first been secured:
    A. An annual administrative permit for one mobile home per parcel of land used and occupied exclusively by the proprietor who owns and operates a business, or by an employee who is employed specifically as a caretaker or watchman (refer to mobile home standards);
    B. Natural gas wells.
    (Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.440.050 Site Area and Configuration

    A. The minimum area of any lot or parcel of land shall be ten thousand square feet net if served by public sewer and public water facilities except in a planned unit development project.

    B. The minimum area of any lot or parcel of land shall be twenty thousand square feet net if served by either a public sewer or a public water facility except in a planned unit development project.

    C. The minimum area of any lot or parcel of land shall be as indicated below, except in a planned unit development project, if served with a septic tank and a well: 
    Sub-Zone: M-1
    Minimum Parcel Size: 1 acre
    Sub-Zone: M-5
    Minimum Parcel Size: 5 acres

    D. The minimum lot width and public street frontage of any lot or parcel of land shall be sixty feet; providing, the lot width ratio is met, except in a planned unit development project.

    E. Lots which are less than ten acres in size shall conform to a 3:1 length to width ratio.
    (Ord. 1200 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.440.060 Minimum Yard Requirements

    A. Front Yard. No front yard shall be required, except where the frontage in a block is partially in a residential district, in which case the front yard shall be the same as required in such residential district.

    B. Side Yard: No side yard shall be required, except that a 25 foot setback with a solid wall, solid fence, or landscaping, shall be required where a parcel occurs within a block lying partly within a residential district. Each Site Plan Review shall be evaluated on a project-specific basis.

    C. Rear Yard: No rear yard shall be required, except where the rear of a lot abuts a residential district, in which case the rear yard shall be not less than twenty-five (25) feet with a solid wall, solid fence, or landscaping. Each Site Plan Review shall be evaluated on a project-specific basis.

    D. The wall, fence, and/or landscaping shall be continuously maintained. This provision shall be met before a Certificate of Occupancy Permit may be issued for such use by the building official.

    E. Any expansions of existing facilities are exempt from this Chapter 15.440, unless recommended by the Director and approved by the Planning Commission. Each Site Plan Review for any expansion of an existing facility shall be evaluated on a project-specific basis.
    (Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.440.070 Maximum Building Height

    No building or structure in this zone shall exceed seventy-five feet in height, except as otherwise permitted with a conditional use permit. (Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.440.080 Walls and Fences

    A. A solid wall, solid fence, or landscaping shall be required for all conditional uses. The size and materials shall be determined by the Planning Commission in conformance with the character of the neighborhood in which the use is to be situated. 
    B. The provisions of Chapter 15.750 shall be adhered to for junkyards, automobile dismantling, automobile wrecking yards, storage and bailing of scraps, paper, rags, sacks, scrap metal and recyclables.
    C. The provisions of Chapter 15.750 of this title shall be adhered to for junkyards, automobile dismantling, automobile wrecking yards, storage and bailing of scraps, paper, rags, sacks and scrap metal.
    (Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)

  • 15.440.090 Site Plan Review

    Prior to or concurrent with the application for a building permit, the applicant shall submit to the agency a complete site plan and all necessary supporting documentation for review by the agency to ensure compliance with all the requirements of the Glenn County Code. (Ord. 1200 § 3, 2008; Ord. 1183 § 2, 2006)