Water adequacy for subdivision topic of P&Z meeting

Developers of the Walnut Creek Estates subdivision four miles southwest of Kingman may be able to proceed with the project even though they have not provided assurances of an adequate water supply to a state agency.

The Arizona Department of Water Resources issued a letter dated March 28 ruling the water supply "inadequate" because the developers chose not to provide information "regarding the long-term dependability of the water supply."

That itself will not hold up their project, according to Mohave County planner Karl Taylor.

The commission, the county supervisors or both may rule that the developers will provide an adequate supply, enough for 100 or more years, he said.

The commission is scheduled to consider the water adequacy status, "as-built" improvements and a request for a one-year extension for the preliminary subdivision plan when P&Z meets Wednesday.

The supervisors may require the developers to disclose to potential buyers about the state agency's ruling.

Walnut Creek must record the final plat for the 160-lot subdivision before the developers may sell any homes.

The developers previously established a water company to serve the subdivision, Taylor said.

"If they create a water company, they do have well-depth information," he said.

"They know how many gallons have been pumped out of their wells."

One of the developers, Roy Dunton, challenged the water inadequacy ruling.

"All of our reports are in," he said.

"We are all up-to-date."

Dunton referred questions about more details of the project to Dennis Sim, who could not be reached for comment.

Sim is the business partner of Dunton's son Scott, and both served on the commission.

The commission is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday in the County Supervisors chambers at the Johnson building, 809 E.

Beale St.

Also on the agenda are:

• A rezone application from Derek Vincent of Yucca to allow equipment storage and a construction landfill on property west of Interstate 40 and northeast of Sninarump Drive.

• A request for a rezone from Jonathan Kraft of Cyberjaya Industries Inc.

of Las Vegas to allow a wild animal sanctuary and zoo on land east of U.S.

93 1.5 miles northwest of White Hills Road.

• A request from Ralph McGrath of GHR Development Inc.

of Scottsdale to rezone land on White Hills Road between Spear Boulevard, Rolling Ridge Drive and Skipper Boulevard to allow a feed and tack general store, a restaurant/bar and post office.

• A rezone request from Alfredo and Adelina Tolentino of San Diego to accommodate plans for a service station and food mart and to provide lots for their children on land located on the west side of U.S.

93 9.4 miles south of Interstate 40.

• An application for a zoning use permit from Paul and Karen Ceba and Dolan Springs to build a dog kennel on land located southeast of Pierce Ferry Road between Ninth and Seventh streets.

• A zoning use permit request from Citizens Mohave Cellular to build a wireless communication facility on a hill southeast of Pierce Ferry Road and south of Mount Tipton School.

Citizens also applied for a permit for such a facility northwest of the DW Ranch exit off I-40.

• A zoning use permit sought by Thomas and Leslie Corrieri of Chloride to allow a kennel on land east of U.S.

93 and north of Chloride Road.

• A zoning use permit request from Laverne and Bessie Wells of Kingman for a dog kennel north of the Blake Ranch Road exit on I-40.

• A zoning use permit application from American Tower Corp.

in Phoenix to allow a wireless facility west of I-40 and south of Griffith Road.

• A zoning use permit request from Laura Geraldine Riebeckey of Dolan Springs for a dog kennel south of Cottonwood Road and west of U.S.