Camp Fire lumber storage addressed

The Butte County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday (July 23) approved an urgency ordinance allowing temporary log deck sites.

The ordinance addresses burned and hazardous trees being cut and stored following the Camp Fire and allows temporary, permitted storage yards in certain agriculture zones, the general commercial zone and the Neal Road recycling, energy and waste facility overlay zone.

“I think the people in my district … want things to be moved as fast as possible,” Supervisor Doug Teeter, who represents the Ridge, said at the meeting. “And yes, we’ve had shenanigans, we’re trying to rein it in.”

The move comes after the county issued eight citations at three log deck locations operating without permits (see “PG&E log deck sites cited,” Downstroke, July 18).