Cal City planners approve woodworking shop
Training material approved
BY JILL BARNES NELSON
CALIFORNIA CITY — The California City Planning Commission approved the merging of two lots on Manzanita Avenue to increase the lot size for a personal woodworking shop.
The lots to be merged are Lot 211, APN 205-171-01 and Lot 212, APN 205-171-02 in Tract 2159 at 9200 Manzanita Avenue. Clifton Thompson, owner of the lots, requested the merger to build a larger personal woodworking shop. Thompson, who is confined to the wheelchair, noted the old shop was 10 X 20 and he wanted to expand it to 20 X 30 for better mobility.
Thompson said he makes furniture and other wooden articles for family members and none would be for sale, which was of concern. Also of note was the loss of a parcel tax for the one lot, but Thompson stated that it probably would be off-set by an increase of a value tax to the lots. To which Commission Al Greer asked, "How long have you lived in California City, Mr. Thompson?" Thompson answered, "18 years." Greer responded, "I think you've paid you're share of taxes."
City manager Bill Way also provided some requested training research material for the commissions as requested by Commissioner Roger Terneuzen at the last meeting. Way said he should have more of the requested information by the next meeting.
In other business, Buford Land, president of the Chamber of Commerce, announced the new directors voted to the Chamber. The officers are Land, president; Maryann Storey, vice-president; Toni Evans, secretary; and Roger Terneuzen, treasurer. (See seperatev story this issue). Land also reminded those in attendance the next city-wide cleanup is scheduled for Nov. 3. "The County of Kern has offered help and it's hoped it will waive the dumping fee for us," he said.
Putting on his citizen's hat, Land also asked the residents of California City to get behind Measure E on Sept. 18. "Measure E will bring needed school improvements to California City. It will complete the construction of the high school and Hacienda Elementary School and upgrade the technology infrastructure to improve access to modern technology. It is money raised in California City for California City and cannot be taken away by the State."
The measure will continue a tax over the next nine years for school improvements and includes a guaranteed audit and an independent oversight committee to ensure the money is used only for voter approved school improvements and repairs, and not for salaries.
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