Paradise Cove Bypassed Planning Dept To Meet State Deadlines, Says It Kept City Informed -City Calls That Claim ‘Patently False’

Written by on May 13, 2020

The owners of the Paradise Cove Trailer park are accused of willfully ignoring a city stop work order … and the Kissel Company faces what the city calls a significant enforcement action.

Details of work done … without city plan checks or inspections … on a rebuild of the sewage system at Paradise Cove are revealed in a city document disclosed yesterday.

Bit the owners of the trailer park say they kept the city fully informed …. and say the city is at fault.

All this comes after the Planning Commission balked at approving the major project … after it is nearly complete.

Aerial photos obtained by the city show that construction continued after a atop work order was issued in May of 2019.

The city says work continues on the project … recently.

Paradise Cove has taken advantage of the COVID19 closure of the beach Cafe to install traffic related lids over pumps in the Beach Café parking lot.

City staff says the trailer park claims that no permits are required for the parking lot work … staff says not so.

And planning director Bonnie Blue says a written response sent by Kissel Co. operative Steve Dahlberg is not correct.

In fact …. she calls Dahlberg’s claims “patently false.”

But Dahlberg says Paradise Cove gave continuous communication and updates of construction progress .

Quoting …  “We all wished we could have been before the Planning Commission prior to construction, but given the unreasonably lengthy timeline for the Planning Department to complete its review, and the regulatory deadlines imposed by the Water Board, this just was not possible.”

Dahlberg says that what is before the Planning Commission now is a Project for a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment system capable of producing Title 22-treated recycled water in an existing development with literally no objections from the public.

But Planning Commissioners say this is much more than that.

They have said that the plant was designed and constructed without city engineering checks or inspections.

One planning commissioner said the sewage line crosses ramirez Creek and has not been inspected for proper depth and other important safety factors.

The matter heads to the Planning Commission next Monday.

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