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Forest Grove

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF FOREST GROVE
ADVISORY BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS VACANCIES

Forest Grove City Council invites citizens, youths (ninth-12th grade), and college-level students to apply to fill citizen and student vacancies on the following City advisory boards, committees and commissions (B&C):

Click to view open vacancies.

City Council relies heavily on citizen and student volunteers to study special community issues, provide direction, obtain public comment on key projects, and take action or offer recommendation on a number of matters. To apply visit:  http://www.forestgrove-or.gov/.
Applications can be dropped off 9am-5pm: City of Forest Grove, 1924 Council Street, 2nd Floor, or mailed to: P. O. Box 326, Forest Grove, OR  97116-0326. The City Council will conduct interviews and applicants will be selected based on their application questions, interview, and willingness to serve. For information or to request an application, please e-mail:aruggles@forestgrove-or.gov or call Anna Ruggles, City Recorder’s Office, 503.992.3235. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2015, 5pm.
Publish 04/22/2015.                FGNT7486

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, 2015 to June 30, 2016, will be held at the Gales Creek Fire Station, 52155 NW Old Wilson River Road, Gales Creek, Oregon. The meeting will take place on the 6th day of May, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting 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 6, 2015 at 1919 Ash Street, Forest Grove, OR, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 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 04/22, 04/29/2015.            FGNT7483

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS
TO DEVELOPMENT CODE RELATING TO
HISTORIC LANDMARKS DESIGN GUIDELINES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forest Grove City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter, in the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove, to consider a proposed ordinance adopting:

PROPOSAL:    Amendments to Development Code Article 2
Land Use Reviews, Article 5 Historic Landmarks, Article 8 General Development Standards, and Article 12 Definitions to adopt clear and objective design standards for exterior alteration projects and new construction in the Clark, Painter’s Woods and Walker-Naylor historic districts, and for specific historic landmarks located outside of those districts; and

Amending the Design Guideline Handbook to
adopt a new Section V Historic District Design Guidelines to provide an alternative (discretionary) review process for the same applications.

The proposed guidelines and standards may be viewed on the Historic Landmarks Board page of the City’s website at www.forestgrove-or.gov.

Applicant:     City of Forest Grove
File Number:    ZNC-15-00084
Criteria:    Before the City Council approves of these
amendments, it shall determine that the proposal meets the following requirements:

A.    The text amendment is consistent with the relevant goals and policies of the Forest Grove Comprehensive Plan; and
B.    The text amendment is consistent with relevant statewide and regional planning goals, programs and rules.

The proposed ordinance, if enacted by the Forest Grove City Council, would take effect on the thirtieth day (30th) after enactment unless an emergency is declared. 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 City Council to respond to the issue, then that issue cannot be used for an appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals. 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. A copy of the report and proposed ordinances 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 e-mailed to City Recorder’s Office, aruggles@forestgrove-or.gov, or sent to PO Box 326, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116, prior to the hearing. For further information pertaining to this proposal, please contact Community Development Department 1924 Council Street, 503.992.3229, 9 am-5 pm, Senior Planner James Reitz, (503) 992-3233, jreitz@forestgrove-or.gov.

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
Publish 04/22/2015.                FGNT7476

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 27, 2015, 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 (3%) 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, 2015.

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 04/22/2015.                FGNT7473

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Forest Grove School District, Washington County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 will be held at the Central Administration Building, 1728 Main Street, Forest Grove, OR.  The meeting will take place on the 14th day of May, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.  The purpose of the meeting 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 14, 2015 at the Business Office, 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 04/22, 04/29/2015.            FGNT7467

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 Monday April 20, 2015, 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 Megan Ehnle, at (503)359-7424 at least two working days in advance of the scheduled hearing.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
DOUG DECKER, STATE FORESTER
Publish 04/15/2015.                           FGNT7479

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED ORDINANCES ADOPTING PROPOSED
AMENDMENTS TO DEVELOPMENT AND CITY CODE RELATING
TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES IN CERTAIN ZONE DISTRICTS
WITHIN THE CITY OF FOREST GROVE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forest Grove City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter, in the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove, to consider a proposed ordinances adopting:

PROPOSAL:    Amendment of the Development Code to permit Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in certain zone districts within the City of Forest Grove under certain requirements and to add definitions pertaining to medical marijuana dispensaries.
Applicant:    City of Forest Grove
File Number:    ZA-15-00267
Criteria:        Before the City Council can adopt this amendment, it shall determine that the proposal meets the following requirements:
A. The text amendment is consistent with the relevant goals and policies of the Forest Grove Comprehensive Plan; and
B. The text amendment is consistent with relevant statewide and regional planning goals, programs and rules.
PROPOSAL:    Amendment to add new Sections 7.850 to 7.853 to the City Code to establish standards for the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries in the City of Forest Grove.
Applicant:    City of Forest Grove

The proposed ordinances, if enacted by the Forest Grove City Council, would take effect on the thirtieth day (30th) after enactment unless an emergency is declared.  At this time and place, all persons will be given reasonable opportunity to give testimony about this proposal. If additional documents or evidence is 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. A copy of the report and proposed ordinances 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 e-mailed to City Recorder’s Office, aruggles@forestgrove-or.gov, or sent to P. O. Box 326, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116, prior to the hearing. For further information pertaining to this proposal, please contact Community Development Director, Community Development Department, 1924 Council Street, 503.992.3224, 9am-5pm, jholan@forestgrove-or.gov.

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
Publish 04/08/2015.                FGNT

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:    Amendments to Development Code Article 2
Land Use Reviews, Article 5 Historic Landmarks, Article 8 General Development Standards, and Article 12 Definitions to adopt clear and objective design standards for exterior alteration projects and new construction in the Clark, Painter’s Woods and Walker-Naylor historic districts, and for specific historic landmarks located outside of those districts; and  Amending the Design Guideline Handbook to adopt a new Section V Historic District Design Guidelines to provide an alternative (discretionary) review process for the same applications.

The proposed guidelines and standards may be viewed on the Historic Landmarks Board page of the City’s website at www.forestgrove-or.gov.

Applicant:     City of Forest Grove
File Number:    ZNC-15-00084
Criteria:    Before the Planning Commission recommends
approval of these amendments, it shall determine that the proposal meets the following requirements:

A. The text amendment is consistent with the relevant goals and policies of the Forest Grove Comprehensive Plan; and
B. The text amendment is consistent with relevant statewide and regional planning goals, programs and rules.

This Public Hearing will take place before the Forest Grove Planning Commission on Monday, April 6, 2015, 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 for an appeal.

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.
Publish 04/01/2015.                       FGNT7466

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
FOREST GROVE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION
PROPOSED PLASTIC BAG ORDINANCE

A PUBLIC MEETING will be held before the Forest Grove Sustainability Commission to review the following:

PROPOSAL:    Amendment of the Municipal Code to prohibit
the use of single-use carryout plastic bags at retail establishments, any city facilities, city managed concessions, city sponsored events and/or city permitted events, and requires retailers to charge at least five cents for a paper bag.
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Applicant:    City of Forest Grove

This Public Meeting will take place before the Forest Grove Sustainability Commission on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 6:00 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.

Any Public Hearing on this matter will be held by the City Council at date to be certain.  At this time, the date for such a hearing has not been scheduled.

Information pertaining to this request may be obtained from Community Development Director at the Community Development Department, 1924 Council Street, (503) 992-3224, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (jholan@forestgrove-or.gov).
Publish 03/18/2015.                FGNT7465

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:    Amendment of the Development Code to permit
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Institutional, Community Commercial and possibly Town Center districts.
Applicant:    City of Forest Grove
File Number:    ZA-15-00267
Criteria:    Before the Planning Commission recommends approval of this amendment, it shall determine that the proposal meets the following requirements:

A. The text amendment is consistent with the relevant goals and policies of the Forest Grove Comprehensive Plan; and
B. The text amendment is consistent with relevant statewide and regional planning goals, programs and rules.

This Public Hearing will take place before the Forest Grove Planning Commission on Monday, March 23, 2015, 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 for an appeal to the City Council.

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 Community Development Director at the Community Development Department, 1924 Council Street, (503) 992-3224, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (jholan@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 03/18/2015.                FGNT7464