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Forest Grove

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE:
Crown Castle and its controlled affiliates doing business as Sprint proposes to modify an existing facility by adding new antennae to an existing 183-foot tall monopole. The Site location is 50147 Northwest Roderick Road, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: Interested persons may review the application (www.fcc.gov/asr/applications) by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review (www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest) and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. HISTORIC PROPERTIES EFFECTS: Public comments regarding potential effects on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Michelle Ogburn, Trileaf Corp., 19442 East Warner Road, Suite 220, Mesa, AZ 85212, m.ogburn@trileaf.com, 480-850-0575
Publish 04/23/2014. FGNT7378

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED RESOLUTION INCREASING VARIOUS AQUATIC FEES
FOR THE CITY OF FOREST GROVE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forest Grove City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter, in the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove, to consider adopting a resolution that would increase various Aquatic fees by three and half (3.5%) percent or slightly higher for the City of Forest Grove. The proposed fees would be effective upon approval by the City Council and shall become effective July 1, 2014.

This hearing is open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend. A copy of the report and a list of the proposed fees are available for inspection before 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, P. O. Box 326, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116, prior to the hearing. For further information, please call Anna Ruggles, City Recorder, 503.992.3235.

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
City of Forest Grove
Publish 04/23/2014. FGNT7380

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Forest Grove Rural Fire Protection District, Washington County, state of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be held at the Gales Creek Fire Station, 52155 NW Old Wilson River Road, Gales Creek, OR. The meeting will take place on the 7th day of May, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. The purpose is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 7, 2014, at 1919 Ash Street, Forest Grove, OR, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.
Publish 04/16, 04/23/2014. FGNT7376

NOXIOUS VEGETATION ABATEMENT NOTICE

CITY OF FOREST GROVE
NOXIOUS VEGETATION ABATEMENT NOTICE

No owner or person in charge of property shall allow noxious vegetation to be on the property or in the right-of-way of a public thoroughfare (including public alleys) abutting on the property. An owner or person in charge of property shall cut down or destroy noxious vegetation as often as needed to prevent it from becoming a health or fire hazard, or, in the case of weeds or other noxious vegetation, from maturing or from going to seed.

Noxious vegetation includes poison oak, poison ivy, English ivy, blackberry bushes, grass or weeds more than 12 inches high, scotch broom, and all other vegetation included in the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Noxious Weed Control Policy and Classification System. The entire list can be viewed in City Code Section 5.230 Noxious Vegetation.

Anna D. Ruggles, City Recorder
Publish 04/16/2014. FGNT7375

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY OF FOREST GROVE IMPOSING
A MORATORIUM ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACILITIES WITHIN THE CORPORATE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF FOREST GROVE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forest Grove City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter, in the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove, to consider adopting an ordinance that would imposing a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities within the corporate boundaries of the City of Forest Grove. The proposed ordinance, if enacted by the City Council, would take effect on the date provided in the ordinance.

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.   

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
City of Forest Grove
Publish 04/09/2014. FGNT7372

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ESTABLISHING CITY OF FOREST GROVE URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY; DECLARING THAT BLIGHTED AREAS EXIST WITHIN THE CITY; ELECTING CITY COUNCIL AS THE METHOD EXERCISED OF THE URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY’S POWERS; AND AMENDING FOREST GROVE CITY CODE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forest Grove City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 7:00 PM or thereafter, in the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove, to consider adopting an ordinance:

1. Establishing the Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Forest Grove;
2. Declaring that blighted areas as defined under state law (ORS Chapter 457) exist within the City and an urban renewal agency is needed to address blighted conditions;
3. Electing the Forest Grove City Council as the method for exercising the power of the urban renewal agency; and
4. Amending Forest Grove City Code, Chapter 2, to include the Urban Renewal Agency.
5. The proposed ordinance, if enacted by the City Council, would take effect 30 days immediately after enactment.

All interested parties may appear and provide testimony to the City Council on these matters. The City Council must adopt specific findings of fact consistent with the requirements of Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 457 (Urban Renewal) including compliance with ORS 457.010(1) determination of blight.

A copy of the proposed ordinance and staff report are available 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, P. O. Box 326, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116, prior to the hearing. For further information, please call the City Recorder’s Office at 503.992.3235.

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
City of Forest Grove
Publish 04/09/2014. FGNT7273

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING
In the matter of Mandi Michele Birkes and Terry Lee.

Notice of scheduled court proceedings for hearing to show cause in regard to custody and parenting time of Justice and Pierceson Lee.
Date: 5/6/14 @ 4:00 P.M. in room 120L-Juvenile building, 145 NE 2nd Ave, Hillsboro OR 97124.

Publish 04/02/2014. FGNT7370

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:

Request: Establishment of Poplar Commons, an 8-lot Planned Residential Development

Applicant/ Owner: Joe Steele, 540 NW Forest Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

Location: 1804 Poplar Street
Washington County Tax Lot 1S3 5BA-2700

File Number: PRD-14-00019

This Public Hearing will take place before the Forest Grove Planning Commission on Monday, April 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 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 Community Development Director Jon Holan at the Community Development Department, 1924 Council Street, (503) 992-3224 or jholan@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 04/02/2014. FGNT7369

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Pursuant to ORS 477.250, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at the Northwest Oregon Forest Protection (NWO), District, 801 Gales Creek Road in Forest Grove, Oregon, on Friday April 4, 2014, at 3:00 PM., to receive from any interested persons suggestions, advice, objections or remonstrance’s to the proposed budget for the forest protection district.  A copy of the tentative budget for the Forest Protection District may be inspected during normal working hours. To ensure the broadest range of services to individuals with disabilities, persons with disabilities requiring special arrangements should contact Lisa Mauricio, at (503)359-7424 at least two working days in advance of the scheduled hearing.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
DOUG DECKER, STATE FORESTER
Publish 03/05/2014.                FGNT7358

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF FOREST GROVE CITY COUNCIL
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE FOREST GROVE
OFFICIAL ZONING MAP

File No. ZNC-14-0008

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forest Grove City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, February 10, 2014, at 7:00 PM or thereafter, in the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove, to consider amendments to the Official Zoning Map for specific properties located in Forest Grove. The amendments are being initiated under a Type IV (Legislative) process pursuant with Forest Grove Development Code Section 10.1.700 through 10.1.740.

During the Public Hearing the City Council will consider public testimony and a staff recommendation on the proposed amendments. The proposed changes may affect your property and permissible uses of your land. All interested parties may appear and provide testimony to the City Council. Only those persons participating may appeal the City’s decision on this matter in accordance with applicable State statutory provisions relating to appeals of decisions amending an acknowledged comprehensive plan.

The City must adopt specific findings of fact addressing the following criteria as described in Forest Grove Development Code Sections 10.2.770:

A. The zone change is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan Map. When the Comprehensive Plan has more than one implementing zone as shown on the corresponding table in Forest Grove Development Code Article 3, it must be shown the proposed zone is the most appropriate, taking into consideration the purposes of each zone and the zoning pattern of surrounding land.
B. The zone change is consistent with relevant goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan as identified by the Director.
C. The site is suitable for the proposed zone and there is a lack of appropriately designated alternative sites within the vicinity. The size of the vicinity will be determined on a case-by-case basis since impacts of a proposed zone and its potential uses vary. The factors to be considered in determining suitability and parcel size and location.
D. The zone change is consistent with the adopted Transportation System Plan. Development allowed by the zone change will not substantially impact the functional classification or operation of transportation facilities, or reduce the level of service of transportation facilities below the minimum acceptable level identified in the Transportation System Plan. To ensure proper review and mitigation, a traffic impact study may be required for the proposed zone change if it may impact transportation facilities.
E. Public facilities and services for water supply, sanitary waste disposal, stormwater disposal and police and fire protection are capable of supporting the uses allowed by the zone. Adequacy of services is based on the projected service demands of the site and the ability of the public services to accommodate those demands.
F. The establishment of a zone district is not subject to the meeting of conditions.

A copy of the staff report will be available for inspection seven days prior to the hearing at the office of the Community Development Department, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, or by visiting the City’s website at www.forestgrove-or.gov/city-hall/comp-plan-update-phase-2.html. Written comments or testimony may be submitted at the hearing or sent to the City Recorder Anna Ruggles at PO Box 326, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116, prior to the hearing. For information about the proposal, please contact Daniel Riordan, 503-992-3226, or e-mail driordan@forestgrove-or.gov.

Overview of Recommended Zoning Map Changes

* South of Pacific Avenue/West of Forest Grove Town Center: From: Multifamily High Density Residential (20.28 dwellings per net acre) To: Multifamily High Density Residential (20.28 units per net acre), Multifamily Low Density (12 units per net acre) and Single Family Residential R-7 (6.22 dwellings per net acre). The proposal is to reduce the development density based on distance from the Town Center south of Pacific Avenue and generally west of Tom McCall Upper Elementary School. Under this concept, areas furthest from the Town Center (generally along Ritchey Road) would be changed from High Density Residential to Single Family Residential having an average 7,000 square foot of land area. An area designated Multifamily Low Density would be applied between the Single Family Residential R-7 designation and the Multifamily High Density Residential designation west Tom McCall Middle School.

* Forestmeade Subdivision (East of Quince Street and generally north of Pacific Avenue): From: Multifamily Low Density (12 dwelling units per net acre) To: Single Family Residential R-5 (8.71 dwelling units per net acre). This area is currently designated Medium Density Residential on the Forest Grove Comprehensive Plan map. The area is characterized by duplexes on lots that are generally 10,000 square feet in land area (5,000 square feet per unit). The concept is to designate the area Single Family Residential (R-5) to reflect the existing single family detached and duplex land use found in the area. Duplexes are permitted outright within the Single Family Residential (R-5) zone.

* Taylor Way Industrial Area: From General Industrial To: Institutional. The Friends of Historic Forest Grove owns two parcels of property within the southwestern portion of the Taylor Way Industrial Area. One parcel includes the historic AT Smith House. The second parcel is undeveloped. The concept is to change the designation of property owned by the Friends of Historic Forest Grove from General Industrial to Institutional reflecting the semi-public nature of the property.

* Forest Grove Post Office (1822 21st Avenue): From: Institutional To: Town Center Support. The Forest Grove Post Office located at 1822 21st Avenue is designated Public on the Forest Grove Comprehensive Plan map and Institutional on the Forest Grove Zoning Map. The proposal is to change the Institutional designation to Town Center Support similar to other property in the general area.

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
City of Forest Grove
Publish 02/05/2014. FGNT7359