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File #: 19-1407    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Conference Session Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/16/2019 In control: Town Council Conference Session
On agenda: 9/9/2019 Final action:
Title: Discussion on mulch processing and the mulch yard and the Police Department's desire to obtain a conditional use permit for 440 Beulah Road NE and the mulch yard property.
Attachments: 1. Vienna Noise Study 20190819, 2. CY deliveries, 3. 440-442 Beulah Rd NE Layout Revised
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Discussion on mulch processing and the mulch yard and the Police Department's desire to obtain a conditional use permit for 440 Beulah Road NE and the mulch yard property.

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BACKGROUND SUMMARY:
The Police Department and Planning and Zoning would like to discuss the combining of 440 and 442 Beulah Road NE and obtaining a conditional use permit to allow for limited police operations and storage during the construction of a new police facility.

Public Works would like to have a discussion on the mulch yard and the Town's overall mulching operations.

OVERVIEW:
When construction begins on the new police facility in the fall of 2020 the Police Department will need to move off-site to allow for the most efficient way to complete the project. The Police Department would like to move the administration function and dispatch into the basement of Town Hall, where investigations currently is located. Patrol and investigations would be operated out of 440 Beulah Road NE. Working with Planning and Zoning, the plan is to combine the mulch yard lot and the house lot and obtain a conditional use permit to operate in the house and have limited storage on the mulch yard portion of the lot.
Public works would like to discuss the following.
Over the past few years the Town has received complaints from a single property owner regarding the noise from the mulch yard located on Beulah Road NE. The noise described to staff was 'constant and ear-piercing' beeping from the vehicles operating in the yard. In response DPW hired a consultant to perform a noise study to investigate this complaint as well as verify that the existing noise barriers are still functioning as originally designed.
On January 18, 2018 sound levels were measured at eight locations during leaf mulching operations. Four inside the sound barriers and four outside the sound barriers. The findings from the sound level observations were provided to the Town in a February 2018 (revised A...

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