Manufacturing facility gets plannersí OK

Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017
by JIM SECKLER

KINGMAN — The planning and zoning commission on Wednesday approved a rezone of a Golden Valley property for a manufacturing plant.

The commission first voted to rescind the zoning for the 10-acre lot on Oatman Road from single-family residential and general manufacturing to agricultural residential. Also approved was a change to the county general plan and the McConnico Area Plan.

The commission then approved rezoning the lot from agricultural residential to heavy manufacturing to allow the building of Scot Industries, a manufacturing, honing, warehouse and distribution facility for steel bars and rods.

Several residents spoke against moving Scot Industries to the property, citing light and noise pollution, loss of rural views and the closeness to residences. Another speaker spoke about Oatman Road and the possible increase in heavy traffic.  Another concern was future development of Scot Industries or other heavy manufacturing firms in the area.

One speaker supported bringing the industry to the area that would create jobs.

Scott Dunton said the company will blend into the surrounding area and not have excessive lights or pollution and the company’s owner treat his employees well. Trucks are loaded inside the building, reducing noise.

Commissioner Bill Abbott argued that Scot Industries is not considered a heavy industry and the company would have less of an impact on roads and water than the more than 600-home subdivision originally approved for the property.

In other action, the commission approved a change requested by Mohave County to the county general plan and the Yucca Area Plan for a lot southeast of Interstate 40 in Yucca. The change to the general and area plan, which would create uniformity, is from urban development area, light industrial to urban development.

The planning and zoning issues will go before the county supervisors for approval at their July 3 board meeting.