Following a public hearing during which there was no opposition, the Sutter County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 23, approved a use permit to allow a Sutter County couple to convert an existing gas station, convenience store, and agricultural truck parking operation into a general truck stop with a driver’s lounge, truck washing station, truck scale, and a four-bay truck repair building and an expanded above ground fuel storage. The project also includes a coffee drive-through with service window for autos.
The Board approved the application of Balwinder and Dalbir Dhami to upgrade Dhami’s Truck Stop at the northeast corner of the intersection of O’Banion Road and Highway 99, just north of the intersection of Highway 113. The Board accepted the recommendation of the Sutter County Planning Commission together with 25 conditions for approval, including drainage improvements, waste water recycling at the truck wash station, limiting noise-generating activities to the hours between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., and a dust control plan.
One neighbor to the project, Barbara LeVake, complimented County staff and the Dhamis for working together on a quality project. The staff report exceeded 100 pages.
There will be no increase in the number of trucks allowed to park on the property at any one time (24), however commercial truckers will now be able to park on the property, not just agricultural trucks.