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Forest Grove

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF FOREST GROVE
AMENDING FOREST GROVE CITY CODE TO DESIGNATE OUTDOOR BURN SEASONS WITHIN THE CITY OF FOREST GROVE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forest Grove City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter, in the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove, to consider adopting an ordinance amending Forest Grove City Code that would designate outdoor burn season to occur once a year in the spring, between March 1 and June 15, (no outdoor burn season in the fall, between October 1 and December 15), and adjusted locally for air quality and fire safety considerations within the City of Forest Grove.  Backyard burning includes yard debris, trimmings and clippings only; lumber, trash or other non-yard debris cannot be burned at any time. The proposed ordinance, if enacted by the Forest Grove City Council, would take effect on the thirtieth day (30th) after enactment unless the City Council declares an emergency.

This hearing is open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend.  A copy of the staff report and proposed ordinance is available for inspection seven days prior to the hearing at the City Recorder’s Office or by visiting the City’s website at www.forestgrove-or.gov..  Written comments or testimony may be submitted at the hearing or sent to the attention of the City Recorder’s Office, PO Box 326, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116, prior to the hearing.  For further information, please call Anna Ruggles, City Recorder, at 503.992.3235, or e-mail aruggles@forestgrove-or.gov.

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
City of Forest Grove
Publish 08/06/2014.                FGNT7421

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOREST GROVE PLANNING COMMISSION

A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Forest Grove Planning Commission to review the following application:

Applicant:    Gales Creek Terrace LLC (Morgan Will)

Owner:        Gales Creek Development LLC;
Mark and Tripti Kenzer

Location:    1548 19th Avenue, 1844 “C” Street, and 1336
Pacific Avenue, Washington County Tax Lots 1S4 1-400 & 500; and 1S4 1AA-7200

Request:    Establishment of a Planned Residential Development for Gales Creek Terrace, a 191-lot subdivision

Criteria:     Development Code Article 3 – Residential Zones, Article 4 – Planned Developments, Article 6 – Subdivisions, Article 8 – Public Improvements

File Number:    PRD-14-00181

This Public Hearing will take place before the Forest Grove Planning Commission on Monday, August 4, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, in Forest Grove. At this time and place all persons will be given a reasonable opportunity to give testimony about this proposal. If an issue is not raised in the hearing (by person or by letter) or if the issue is not explained in sufficient detail to allow the Planning Commission to respond to the issue, then that issue cannot be used as the basis for an appeal to the City Council or to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).

If additional documents or evidence are provided in support of an application, any party shall be entitled to a continuance of the hearing. Unless there is a continuance, if a participant so requests before the conclusion of the initial evidentiary hearing, the record shall remain open for at least seven (7) days after the hearing. Information pertaining to this request may be obtained from Senior Planner James Reitz at the Community Development Department, 1924 Council Street, (503) 992-3233 or jreitz@forestgrove-or.gov, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The staff report will be available seven days prior to the hearing; copies will be available at cost. This notice is sent by the authority of the Forest Grove City Council.

Anna Ruggles, City Recorder
Publish 07/30/2014.                FGNT7419

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

DEQ seeks comments on proposed approval of cleanup for Cain Petroleum Bulk Plant in Forest Grove.

Comments due:  5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Project location: 2624 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, Oregon

Proposal: The Department of Environmental Quality seeks comments on its proposed approval of cleanup for Cain Petroleum Bulk Plant to address the environmental cleanup for the above ground storage tanks area of cleanup.

For more information: To view project documents and information on how to comment on this proposed action see the public notice for the site at deq.state.or.us/news/publicnotices/PN.asp.
Publish 07/30/2014.                FGNT7418

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION

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Publish 07/02, 07/09, 07/16, 07/23/2014.                            FGNT7415

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

To our readers:
This notice was scheduled to publish last week in the Forest Grove News but did not appear. Instead, it appeared in the Beaverton Valley Times. We regret the error.              John Schrag, Publisher

URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY OF THE
CITY OF FOREST GROVE
NOTICE OF ADOPTION
FOREST GROVE URBAN RENEWAL PLAN

On June 23, 2014, the Forest Grove City Council approved Ordinance 2014-07 making certain determinations and adopting the City of Forest Grove Urban Renewal Plan (“Plan’).  The Plan is purported to be adopted in conformance with applicable legal requirements and shall be presumptively presumed valid 90 days after adoption pursuant to Oregon Revised Chapter 457.135.  No direct or collateral attack on the action may thereafter be commenced.

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
City of Forest Grove
Publish 07/02/2014.                FGNT7414

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOREST GROVE PLANNING COMMISSION

A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Forest Grove Planning Commission to review the following:

PROPOSAL:    Conditional use permit to re-establish a church.
The proposal includes construction of an on-site parking area and use of an off-site parking area located at 2326 23rd Avenue.
Location:     2348 Cedar Street (church) and 2326 23rd
Avenue (off-site car park). Washington County tax lots 1N3 31CA-8500 and 1N3 31DC-601
Applicant:    Iglesia Universal Cristiana (Claudio Mata)
File Number:    CUP-14-00162
Criteria:     Before the Planning Commission approves a
conditional use, it shall determine that the proposed use meets the following requirements:

A.    Physical Compatibility
1. The proposed use will be compatible with adjacent developments based on characteristics such as the site size, building scale and style, setbacks, and landscaping; or
2. The proposed use will mitigate differences in appearance or scale through setbacks, screening, landscaping, and other design features.
B.    Public Services
1. The transportation system is capable of safely supporting the proposed use in addition to the existing uses in the area. Evaluation factors include street capacity and level of service, access to arterials, transit availability, on-street parking impacts, access requirements, neighbor-hood impacts, and pedestrian safety; and
2. Public services for water supply, sanitary sewer, storm water disposal, police and fire protection are capable of serving the proposed use and previously approved uses.
C.    Livability
The proposed conditional use will not have significant adverse impacts on the livability of nearby lands due to:
1. Noise, glare from lights, late-night operations, odors, and litter; and
2. Privacy and safety issues.

This Public Hearing will take place before the Forest Grove Planning Commission on Monday, July 7, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, in Forest Grove. At this time and place all persons will be given a reasonable opportunity to give testimony about this proposal. If an issue is not raised in the hearing (by person or by letter) or if the issue is not explained in sufficient detail to allow the Commission to respond to the issue, then that issue cannot be used for an appeal to the City Council or the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).

If additional documents or evidence are provided in support of the application, any party shall be entitled to a continuance of the hearing. Unless there is a continuance, if a participant so requests before the conclusion of the initial evidentiary hearing, the record shall remain open for at least seven (7) days after the hearing. Information pertaining to this request may be obtained from Senior Planner James Reitz at the Community Development Department, 1924 Council Street, (503) 992-3233, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (jreitz@forestgrove-or.gov). The staff report will be available seven days prior to the hearing; copies will be available at cost. This notice is sent by the authority of the Forest Grove City Council.

Anna D. Ruggles, City Recorder
Publish 07/02/2014.                FGNT7411

PUBLIC NOTICE

Contact Person:
Anna Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
City Recorder’s Office
503-992-3235

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF FOREST GROVE
ELECTION FOR CITY COUNCIL

FOREST GROVE – On November 4, 2014, General Election, citizens of Forest Grove will vote to fill position of Mayor and three City Councilor positions (Mayor Peter Truax, Councilors Thomas Johnston, Camille Miller, and Ronald Thompson are eligible for re-election).  A person seeking a City of Forest Grove elective office must be a registered voter and must be a resident of Forest Grove, residing for at least one year immediately preceding the election, and must file by petition and collect 25 certified signatures from Forest Grove registered voters. Each position carries a four-year term, expiring November, 2018.  The positions are elected from the City at-large and candidates who receive the highest number of votes are elected.

The City of Forest Grove has a Council-Manager form of government.  Elected officials decide the policies and goals for the City and a professional management team, under the direction of the City Manager, carries out the Council’s policies and objectives.  Council meetings are normally held in the evening twice a month on the second and fourth Monday of each month. In addition to attending Council meetings, Councilors attend other meetings as necessary and serve as liaison to other local, regional, and citizen advisory boards, committees, and commissions.  Mayor position is paid $150.00 per month stipend and Councilor position is paid $100.00 per month stipend and option to enroll in the City’s health insurance plan.

Candidacy Election Packets are available at the City Recorder’s Office, 1924 Council Street, Second Floor, during normal business hours, or online:  http://www.forestgrove-or.gov/city-hall/recorders-office-elections.html. A prospective petition may be filed beginning on Monday, July 7, 2014, 9:00 a.m. and a completed petition, along with 25 certified signatures, must be filed no later than Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Please contact the City Recorder’s Office at 503-992-3235 or e-mail: aruggles@forestgrove-or.gov for additional information.

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
Publish June 25 and July 2, 2014.            FGNT7413

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY OF THE
CITY OF FOREST GROVE
NOTICE OF ADOPTION
FOREST GROVE URBAN RENEWAL PLAN

On June 23, 2014, the Forest Grove City Council approved Ordinance 2014-07 making certain determinations and adopting the City of Forest Grove Urban Renewal Plan (“Plan’).  The Plan is purported to be adopted in conformance with applicable legal requirements and shall be presumptively presumed valid 90 days after adoption pursuant to Oregon Revised Chapter 457.135.  No direct or collateral attack on the action may thereafter be commenced.

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
City of Forest Grove
Publish 06/25/2014.                FGNT7414

NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

click to view Forest Grove budget

Publish 06/11/2014. FGNT7406

PROPOSED AIR QUALITY PERMIT

Proposed air quality permit for DMH, Inc. in Forest Grove

Comments due: 5 p.m., July 17, 2014

Project location: 3802 24th Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116.

Proposal: The Department of Environmental Quality seeks comments on the conditions of DMH, Inc.’s proposed air quality permit for its cabinet door and molding manufacturing facility.

For more information: To view project documents and information on how to comment on this proposed permit see the public notice for DMH, Inc.deq.state.or.us/news/publicnotices/PN.asp.

Publish 06/11/2014. FGNT7407