Sterling solar project before supervisors Tuesday

September 3, 2018

KINGMAN — Mohave County supervisors on Tuesday will discuss a large scale solar power plant near Topock.

The supervisors will examine an extension of time to change the Mohave County General Plan and the Sterling Area Plan and extending the rezone of the solar plant to heavy manufacturing and solar photovoltaic overlay.

Sterling Solar LLC plans to build a 200-megawatt solar generating plant east of Golden Shores and north of Interstate 40. The planning and zoning commission recently denied the extensions and rezone.

In other action, the supervisors will honor the life of U.S. Sen. John McCain, who died Aug. 25. McCain served in Congress for 31 years and ran for president in 2000 and 2008.

The board also will look to approve an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a permit to construct and maintain drainage improvements to Sacramento Wash near the Oatman Highway bridge near Topock.

The supervisors also will discuss lifting the outdoor fire and consumer fireworks ban in the unincorporated areas of the county.

Also before the board is an agreement with the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs to receive a mobile communications vehicle and equipment at no cost, to be used to support emergency response operations.

The sheriff’s office also is asking the board to create a fund for the Sheriff’s Labor Adjudication Program and set a public hearing for Tuesday to add a one-time $50 fee to MCSO’s fee schedule.

The board will discuss a permit for a 120-foot wireless communication tower on property in the Lagoon Estates north of Valley Drive and east of Highway 95. The carrier would be Sprint, who will come in at the end of the year.

The supervisors also will discuss a permit for a 180-foot wireless communication tower on property north of Boundary Cone Road and west of Highway 95. Sprint will be the carrier in that tower also.

The board also will recognize the Joe Young Volunteer of the Year award to search and rescue Bullhead City unit volunteer Bill Weaver. He has been a county volunteer for 25 years.

The supervisors will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the county administration building at 700 W. Beale St. in Kingman.

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