By Debra Moore
Destination weddings are growing in popularity in Plumas County and now there is another venue available — the Morrison property on Quincy Junction Road in Quincy.
The county’s zoning administrator, Planning Director Tracey Ferguson, approved a special use permit for the location if all conditions are met. The permit allows for up to 15 events per year — each to be a maximum of three days and 200 guests. The decision came during a public hearing last month.
There are various requirements and restrictions:
Hours: Events can be held between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. excluding setup and cleanup.
Music: The bass must be turned down by 9:30 p.m. and speakers turned away from other properties. All music shall be turned off no later than 10:30 p.m. Music cannot exceed the county limits.
Parking: One space must be provided for every four guests. A minimum of 50 parking spaces are required.
Lighting: All lighting should be designed for guest safety and should be low-level, pointed downward, and focused away from adjacent properties.
Alcohol: Must conform to ABC regulations.
There are also requirements for restroom facilities and water supplies.
Adjacent landowners were notified of the plans and one responded during the public hearing, voicing no objections to the proposed use.
During the public hearing, property owner Oran Morrison said the property had been used in the past for family celebrations. This decision would broaden the scope. The property includes the Morrison home, a barn and various outbuildings.