Supervisors approve zoning change for Elmira brewhouse project


FAIRFIELD — Elmira has not had a bar since The Cabin closed in 2013.

“There’s still a lot of work to do if you have seen the buildings,” Roger Duham, a partner with Jeremy Mason and Billy Merritt in Diversity Beer, told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

The board, with Supervisor Erin Hannigan absent for the afternoon session, unanimously approved the rezoning application for 0.48 acres, from Residential Traditional Community to Residential Traditional Community Mixed Use at 6077 and 6081 California Pacific Road.

But it is the history of those buildings, and that site, that is part of the interest in developing the brewpub and taproom, said Duham, who is also the brewmaster.

Diversity Beer Company is looking to convert the existing on-site structures, including the single-family home, into the brewing facilities and offices.

There was some concern about drainage from the property, an issue that is largely caused by an elevated railway berm. Staff believes the worst of the issue can be dealt with by grading the property.

Duham said the plan is to offer a variety of beers.

The project will now go back to the Planning Commission for consideration of a use permit, the decision on which had to be delayed until the rezone was affirmed.

In other action, the board:

• Added the job classifications of Payroll Technician I/II/III (C) with a monthly salary range of $4,303.50 to $6,199.64; and reclassified four Accounting Clerk II (C) positions to Payroll Technician II (C) and four Accounting Technician (C) positions to Payroll Technician II (C).
• Approved a three-year, $300,500 contract with Aumentum Technologies for application hosting services for the County Assessment and Taxation System, a replacement system for the current Solano County Integrated Property System, through Oct. 25, 2026.
• Approved a five-year, $982,131 contract with ePlus, and a $15,236 companion finance agreement with Key Government Finance Inc., for maintenance and support of the county’s network devices, appliances and software through Oct. 26, 2026, paid annually in five installments.
• Received the First 5 Solano Children and Families Commission audit report for the fiscal year that ended June 30.
• Approved a $92,000 contract amendment with First Place for Youth, for a total contract amount of $2.69 million, to expand the Transitional Housing Placement-Non-Minor Dependent placement beds from 10 to 15 in Solano County from Nov. 1 to June 30, 2023.
• Approved a $90,332 contract with Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano to continue a nondenominational, faith-based community network of support and mentoring for individuals involved with the criminal justice system and facing substance use disorders, through June 30, 2022.
• Approved a $148,788 appropriation transfer for unanticipated funds from the state Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment grant, and related appropriations, to purchase one new vessel and vessel trailer for use in boating safety and law enforcement activities. It is part of the California State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways 2021-22 grant cycle.
• Approved the annual application to participate in the 2022-23 Boating Safety and Enforcement Financial Aid Program, in the amount of $317,133 plus any augmentation funds not to exceed $75,000, and certified that all funds received from personal property taxes on vessels shall be spent on boating safety programs.
• Approved a $172,000 contract with Planned Parenthood of Northern California for services related to transitional and emergency housing and housing navigation services under the Transitional Housing Program from Nov. 1 to June 30, 2022.
• Extended the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program until April 2032, and redesignated the Solano Transportation Authority to act as the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Service Authority for Solano County.


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