Conditional Use Permit Denied For Kennel Facility
A public hearing was held on February 22, 2012, at the Stevens County Courthouse in Colville concerning Linley Staples’ application for a commercial kennel operation for service dogs at 120 North Wynot Drive, Nine Mile Falls.
Hearing Examiner Andrew C. Braff denied the proposal, based on the following findings:
1) The proposal is not consistent with the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan and Subarea Plan where applicable. The proposal would not “...enhance the existing character of the community...”
2) Given the number of dogs, steepness of the slope of the property and proximity to other residences, it is questionable if Environmental impacts associated with the use can be adequately mitigated through the imposition of reasonable conditions.
3)The proposal is not designed in a manner which is compatible with the character of the existing development in the vicinity of the subject property.
4) The proposal is in conflict with health (peace and quiet) and safety of the community.
5) The properties in this vicinity are subject to Restrictive Covenants that prohibit noxious or offensive trade and/or other activity that may be considered an annoyance or nuisance. It would be inappropriate to grant a permit that might allow an activity that may be in violation of said Covenants.
6) The Application for Conditional use is denied.
Ordered this 27th day of February 2012.
Andrew C. Braff, Hearing Examiner