email from Jeremy McGrath

Saw this on another forum, I feel for you CA guys

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Good Morning:

Below is something really important that my Mom, Ann McGrath is working

on...it's important to anyone who has ever thrown a leg over a bike so

please take a minute check it out and make a phone call, send off an email

or attend the meeting!

Thanks,

Jeremy

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There is a movement underway in Riverside County, to

change your right to ride and limit your use of your motorcycle on your

own property.

It is not that I want to be the activist in charge, but it is imperative

that people have a choice; and they may do as much or as little as they

see fit. Both sides of any issue need be aware, not just one side

pushing things through the powers that be, while the other side is

ignorant of any legislation blocking them from pursuing their own form

of recreation.

This is quietly being pushed by a group of horse enthusiasts in Aguonga.

I 'd like you to immediately involve your web sites and publications to

make the motorcycle riding public aware that your rights are being

usurped.

THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC HEARING AT THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY PLANNING OFFICE,

ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2004, 1 pm

Riverside County Bldg, GROUND FLOOR

4080 Lemon Street

RIVERSIDE, CA

PLEASE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO E-MAIL OR ATTEND THIS MEETING! A link is

provided -- mbalys@rctlma.org -- this is the email to the planner , Mark

Balys, Deputy Planning Director, working on this project, which is being

recommended for approval by the County.

The big Boss on the planning commission is Robert Johnson, phone no.

909-955-3265

Thanks Ann.

ATTACHMENT A

ORDINANCE 348.4213

ARTICLE XIXf

Off Highway Vehicle Usage

SECTION 19.105 PURPOSES AND INTENT

The purpose of Article XIXf is to provide development and siting

standards for off highway vehicle usage. The intent of Article XIXf is

to:

(1) Help maintain the continued public health, safety, repose, and

comfort of the County of riverside and its residents,

(2) Define the characteristics for off highway vehicle usage, and

(3) Regulate off highway vehicle operations within the unincorporated

areas of Riverside County.

SECTION 19.106 DEFINITIONS DRAFT DOCUMENT

A. OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE. A motor vehicle, designed to travel over

any terrain as defined in Division 15.5 (Sections 38000-38007) of

the State of California Vehicle Code.

B. NONCOMMERCIAL OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE USE. A site which is not open to

the public, and that is utilized by the resident(s) of the property.

The site is not utilized by non resident professional riders or teams

and does not provide the level of facilities found in a commercial

operation

C. COMMERCIAL OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE USE. A site either (a) open to the

public or (:cry: open to members only on a regular basis for off highway

vehicle riding which may be operating either for profit or non-profit .

The site may be utilized by novice riders, as well as by professional

riders or teams, and may provide facilities or services such as

restrooms, parking, first aid station, snack bar, viewing stand,

equipment sales, or fuel dispensing.

D. RESIDENT. Resident means an individual or individuals who have a

residence and permanently reside on a specific property.

E. RIDING AREA. Anywhere within the confines of a parcel and

within setback areas where off-highway vehicles are ridden.

SECTION 19.107 ZONING AND REQUIRED PLANNING APPROVAL

A. Off highway vehicle usage is not permitted as a matter of right and

unless expressed below is prohibited in any zone within Riverside

County.

B. Off highway vehicle usage may occur in the R-R, W-2, M-R, M-R-A,

M-SC, M-M, or M-H zones only and is prohibited in any other zone.

C. Required Planning Approval

1. Plot Plan with Environmental Assessment

(a) Required for resident use only.

(:cry: Minimum parcel size shall be 5-acres gross to 10-acres gross.

© Exhibit must identify occupied area.

2. Conditional Use Permit

(a) Required for non-commercial off highway vehicle usage on vacant

parcels 10-acres gross or greater in area.

(:cry: Required for commercial off highway vehicle usage on parcels 20

-acres gross or greater in area.

© Required for non-commercial non-resident users on parcels

10-acres gross or greater in area.

1. Minor Outdoor Event Permit

(a) Required for special off highway vehicle riding events on

parcels 10 acres gross or greater in area and limited to no more than

four (4) consecutive days.

(:cry: The Minor Outdoor Event shall comply with the provisions of

Riverside County Ordinance No. 348 Article XIXa and be limited to the

zones specified in this article.

SECTION 19.109a LOCATION, DESIGN, AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR

PLOT PLANS WITH AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

A. Impacts. All off highway vehicle usage shall occur so as to

minimize adverse impacts to the surrounding community and biological

resources.

B. Sensitive Viewshed. Off highway vehicle usage shall be limited

to those portions of the property that are concealed, and shall avoid

ridgelines, riparian areas, and other sensitive viewshed areas.

C. Minimum Parcel Size. The minimum lot size for off road

vehicle operations is five (5) acres gross to ten (10) acres gross in

area. Resident off highway vehicle use may not occur on a lot that is

smaller than five (5) acres gross in area. DRAFT DOCUMENT

D. Setbacks. The outer dimensions of the off highway riding area

shall be two hundred fifty (250) feet from any residence other than that

of the operator, and one hundred (100) feet from the property line or

right-of-way line. If subsequent development would cause an

encroachment within these setbacks the riding area must be reoriented

to meet these setback requirements.

E. Maximum Number A maximum of two (2) off highway vehicles will

be allowed to be in operation on a parcel at any one time

F. Hours of Operation. Off highway vehicles may be in operation

between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. any day of the week

during Standard Time, and 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. any day of the week

during Daylight Savings Time. No riding of off-highway vehicles is

permitted on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day,

New Year's Day.

G. Noise. In rural areas noise may carry long distances and have

a negative impact on surrounding properties. To insure that the noise

impacts generated from off highway vehicle operation is minimized each

site shall comply with the following requirements:

(1) The use of public address systems, loud speakers, or

amplified music is prohibited.

(2) Each off highway vehicle shall include the proper muffler

designed for the vehicle and comply with all government sound,

noise, and safety limitations.

(3) During the operation of any off highway vehicle(s) on a parcel the

maximum measurable noise level at any property line shall not exceed 65

decibels.

H. Dust. On parcels upon which off highway vehicle riding

occurs, a plan for dust suppression and control shall be submitted along

with any application for the off highway vehicle use described in this

article.

I. Grading. Any grading activity shall meet the requirements set

forth in Riverside County Ordinance 457.

J. NPDES. If this activity will disturb one (1) acre or more or is

part of a larger project that will disturb

one (1) or more acres it will require a National Pollutant Discharge

Elimination System (NPDES) Construction General

Permit from the State Water Resources Control Board. The applicant can

comply by submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI), develop and implement a

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPP), and a monitoring program

and reporting plan fro the project site. Clearance for any grading shall

not be given until either the district or the Riverside County

Department of Building and Safety has determined that the project has

complied with the current County requirements regarding the NPDES

Construction General Permit.

K. Fuel Storage. Fuel storage and refueling activities shall comply

with the requirements of the Riverside

County Fire Department and Riverside County Ordinance No. 546.

L. Site Plan Requirements. Each application shall comply with the

requirements specified within the Planning Department's Case Application

Packet.

M. Permit Duration: The Plot Plan approval shall be limited to a

maximum duration of 5 years.

N. Public Hearing & Notice: A public hearing shall be held pursuant

to the procedures set forth within Section 18.26 of this ordinance

except that the public notice for said hearing shall be given by mail or

delivery to all owners of real property located within 1-mile of the

exterior boundaries of the subject property.

SECTION 19.109b. LOCATION, DESIGN, AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR

A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT .

A. Impacts. All off highway vehicle usage shall occur so as to

minimize adverse impacts to the surrounding community and biological

resources.

B. Sensitive Viewshed. Off highway vehicle usage shall be limited

to those portions of the property that are concealed, and shall avoid

ridgelines, riparian areas, and other sensitive viewshed areas.

C. Minimum Parcel Size. The minimum lot size for off road

vehicle operations is ten (10) acres gross in area; however, sites for

commercial off highway vehicle usage is twenty (20) acres gross in area.

D. Setbacks. The outer dimensions of the off highway riding area

shall be two hundred fifty (250) feet from any residence other than

that of the operator, and two hundred (200) feet from the property line

or right-of-way line. If subsequent development would cause an

encroachment within these setbacks, the riding area must be reoriented

to meet these setback requirements. No approved commercial off-highway

vehicle riding area shall be located within 5 miles of any other

approved off-highway vehicle riding area.

DRAFT DOCUMENT

E. Maximum Number. A maximum number of four (4) off highway

vehicles will be allowed to be in operation on a parcel at any one time

for a noncommercial operation.

F. Hours of Operation. Off highway vehicles may be in operation

between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. any day of the week

during Standard Time, and 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. any day of the week

during Daylight Savings Time unless other hours of operation are

established per conditions of approval. No riding of off highway

vehicles is permitted on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day,

Christmas Day, New Year's Day.

G. Noise. In rural areas noise may carry long distances and have

a negative impact on surrounding properties. To insure that the noise

impacts generated from off highway vehicle operation is minimized each

site shall comply with the following requirements:

(1) The use of public address systems, loud speakers, or

amplified music is prohibited.

(2) Each off highway vehicle shall include the proper muffler

designed for the vehicle and comply with all government sound,

noise, and safety limitations.

(3) During the operation of any off highway vehicle(s) on a parcel the

maximum measurable noise level at any property line shall not exceed 65

decibels.

H. Dust. On parcels upon which off highway vehicle riding

occurs, a plan for dust suppression and control shall be submitted along

with any application for the off highway vehicle use described in this

article.

I. Grading. Any grading activity shall meet the requirements set

forth in Riverside County Ordinance No. 457 DRAFT DOCUMENT

J. NPDES. If this activity will disturb one (1) acre or

more or is part of a larger project that will disturb

one (1) or more acres it will require a National Pollutant Discharge

Elimination System (NPDES) Construction General Permit

from the State Water Resources Control Board. The applicant can comply

by submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI), develop and implement a Storm

Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPP), and a monitoring program, and

reporting plan for the project site. Clearance for any grading shall

not be given until either the district or the Riverside County

Department of Building and Safety has determined that the project has

complied with the current County requirements regarding the NPDES

Construction General Permit.

K. Fuel Storage. Fuel storage and refueling activities shall

comply with the requirements of the Riverside

County fire Department and Riverside County Ordinance No. 546.

L. Site Plan Requirements. Each application shall comply with the

requirements specified within the Planning Department's Case Application

Packet.

M. Permit Duration: The Conditional Use Permit shall be limited to

a maximum duration of 10 years.

N. Public Hearing & Notice: A public hearing shall be held pursuant to

the procedures set forth within Section 18.26 of this ordinance except

that the public notice for said hearing shall be given by mail or

delivery to all owners of real property located within 1-mile of the

exterior boundaries of the subject property.

How dare we attempt to ride OUR motorcycles on OUR land. We should know better.

Of course, it really isnt OUR land. We just have a long term lease conssting of 30 large payments + small payments, after 30 years only small payments for the rest of the lease. If you cease payments at any time, you will lose your long term lease.

You lease the land from your government, and those "small payments" are sometimes known as "taxes". You only own an item that they cant take away from you because of not making tax payments. Dont fool yourself.

Thats why the government feels so free to tell you what to do with your land, its NOT yours, its theirs.....

Robert :cry:

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