County planners approve Mohave Valley rezonings

November 16, 2018

KINGMAN — The Mohave County Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday approved rezoning two Mohave Valley parcels for future use.

The commission approved rezoning the parcels each about one acre in size and located off Desoto Drive in the Lagoon Estates east of Highway 95.

The parcels currently house a construction office and equipment. The rezone of the parcels is to a highway commercial zone to allow for office use, outdoor display and equipment storage.

In other action, the commission approved rezoning a 1.58-acre lot south of Camino Colorado and west of Highway 95. The rezone is from general commercial to a highway commercial zone to allow for a minor land division.

The commission also voted to change the wording of the county zoning ordinance dealing with signs. Signs include advertisement of goods and services.

Based on a ruling from a Supreme Court case, the change would update the county sign ordinance to regulate signs by time, manner and place.

Planning and zoning manager Chris Ballard said the county can’t regulate the content of signs based on free speech under the First Amendment. Any issues with a sign are complaint driven. The change restricts signs to no more than 6 square feet and one sign per parcel. Signs also cannot inhibit traffic.

The commission also approved a change to the county zoning ordinance dealing with clarifying reporting responsibilities within the department’s organization.

The commission adopted the 2019 planning and zoning commission calendar. The commission meets the second Wednesday of each month.

Commissioner Mehdi Azarmi also announced that he will step down as chairman of the commission after the Dec. 12 meeting.

The planning and zoning issues will go before the county supervisors for approval at their Dec. 3 board meeting.

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