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Archive for February 2010

NOTICE OF PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED
WEST LINN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
CODE AMENDMENTS FOR
WILLAMETTE HISTORIC RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

On March 8, 2010 at 6:30 PM, in the West Linn City Hall Council Chambers, (22500 Salamo Road, West Linn) the West Linn City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the adoption of an ordinance amending Chapter 25 of the West Linn Community Development Code (CDC) as contained within case file no. CDC-09-01.  The West Linn Planning Commission recommended approval of these amendments on February 3, 2010.

The proposed amendments would accomplish the following objectives at minimum:

1. Revise the provisions of the CDC Chapter 25 to establish new residential standards for remodeling, additions and new home construction in the Willamette Historic Residential District.
2. Interior remodels will not be affected.
3. Accessory dwelling units will be more strictly regulated in terms of height, setbacks and orientation.
4. Emphasizing the “repair rather than replace” approach when dealing with home remodels.

West Linn has determined that adoption of this ordinance may affect the permissible uses of property in the Willamette Falls National Historic District, and may change the value of property.  While the proposed amendments would not impact existing structures, and would allow existing structures to be rebuilt if destroyed or damaged, it may impact the future remodels, additions and the construction of new homes on property.  It will not affect interior remodels.

File No. CDC-09-01 is available for inspection at the West Linn City Hall, 1st Floor Planning Department office, located at 22500 Salamo Road. A copy of the proposed code amendment and other materials in the file also is available for purchase.  For additional information concerning the proposed amendments and File No. CDC-09-01, you may call Peter Spir, Associate Planner, at the West Linn Planning Department at (503) 656-4211 or, for fastest response, via email at pspir@westlinnoregon.gov .  This notice satisfies measure 56 notice requirements.

Teresa Zak
Planning Department Administrative Assistant
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Publish 02/25/2010.                            WLT9667

Chance to Comment On…..

PROPOSED NO FURTHER ACTION DETERMINATION FOR OLD SHERWOOD CANNERY, 220 SE WILLAMETTE STREET, SHERWOOD, OREGON

Publication:          Sherwood Gazette

Publishing Date:        March 1, 2010

Comments Due:         March 31, 2010

Project Location:    220 SE Willamette Street, Sherwood, Oregon.

Proposal:  Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute, ORS 465.230 and 465.320, and Oregon Administrative Rules, OAR 340-122-077, OAR 340-122-078 and OAR 340-122-100, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) invites public comment on its proposal to approve a no further action determination (NFA) for the Old Sherwood Cannery site in Sherwood, Oregon.  This site is listed in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information database as #4624.

Highlights: DEQ has reviewed reports that describe soil and groundwater investigations, underground storage tank (UST) decommissioning, soil removal and confirmation sampling completed at the 5.85-acre site. Several limited areas of contamination existed on the site – contaminated soils around the USTs, which were removed and remediated in 1997; polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminated soils from an area underneath the floor of a historic  building (Building 3, since demolished); and contaminated sediments inside two historic concrete wastewater treatment units. In 1997 DEQ’s UST Program issued a no further action for the UST cleanup.

The City of Sherwood directed removal of 201.28 tons of contaminated sediments from the remnant wastewater treatment system cells in 2007, which were disposed at the Hillsboro Landfill. Between April to June of 2009, the City of Sherwood had another 108.06 tons of PCB-contaminated soils removed from the identified area under the former Building 3 structure and transported to the Hillsboro Landfill.

DEQ evaluated the residual concentrations of contaminants from post-removal soils and groundwater data from a Site Investigation performed in the summer of 2006 and compared them to applicable risk-based concentrations for residential and commercial land use. DEQ also evaluated the data to determine if the detected releases posed a threat to a nearby City of Sherwood public water supply well (Well #3), located approximately 200 feet from the site.

Based on the work completed DEQ has concluded that there is no unacceptable risk to human health or the environment and is prepared to issue a NFA for the Old Sherwood Cannery Site.

How to Comment: DEQ’s project file information is available for public review (by appointment) at DEQ’s Northwest Region Office, 2020 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon, 97201. To schedule a file review appointment, call: 503-229-6729; toll free at 1-800-452-4011; or TTY at 503-229-5471. Please send written comments and requests to Chuck Harman, Project Manager, at the address listed above or via email at harman.charles@deq.state.or.us by 5 p.m., March 31, 2010.

Summaries of site information can be found on the internet in DEQ’s on-line Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) database (http://www.deq.state.or.us/wmc/ecsi/ecsiquery.htm). The Old Sherwood Cannery Site is listed as ECSI # 4624.

Please notify DEQ of any special physical or other accommodations you may need due to a disability, language accommodations, or if you need copies of written materials in an alternative format (e.g. Braille, large print, etc).  To make these arrangements, contact DEQ’s Office of Communications and Outreach at 503-229-5317.

The Next Step: DEQ will consider all public comments received by the March 31, 2010 deadline and the Regional Cleanup Manager will make a final decision after consideration of these public comments.

Publish 02/25/2010.            TT11417

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
Columbia County Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs. CCCS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  Tax id # 51-0511301.
Publish 02/24/2010.                                SCS592

NOTICE OF QUASI-JUDICIAL LAND USE DECISION

CITY OF SCAPPOOSE
NOTICE OF QUASI-JUDICIAL LAND USE DECISION

DOCKET # ASU1-10
The Scappoose Planning Commission has scheduled a Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing to consider an application from Christine Oakland and Tim Johns for Authorization of Similar Use (ASU1-10) to allow an auction house within the Light Industrial zone. The site is identified as Columbia County Assessor Tax Map 3212-DC-01900 and 3212-DC-02000 and is located on the northeast corner of SE Elm Street and SE 2nd Street.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 11, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Scappoose City Hall, located at 33568 East Columbia Avenue.
Authorization of Similar Use applications are Quasi-Judicial Public Hearings. Both verbal and written testimony will be considered.
The Planning Commission’s decision on the above public hearing item must be based on findings that a specific set of criteria have been or have not been met.  Comments submitted in regard to the application should be directed toward applicable sections of Title 17 (Land Use and Development) of the Scappoose Municipal Code, with particular emphasis on Chapters 17.43 (Unlisted Use–Authorization of Similar Use) and 17.162 (Procedures for Decision Making–Quasi-Judicial)..
The decision-making criteria, application, and records concerning this matter are available in the Scappoose Community Development Center office at 52610 NE 1st Street, Scappoose, Oregon during working hours or by calling (503) 543-7184.
Interested parties may submit written comments to the City of Scappoose, City Planner, 33568 E. Columbia Avenue, Scappoose, Oregon, 97056 or fax comments to (503) 543-5679 by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2010.  Failure to raise an issue in person, by letter, or fax prior to the close of the public comment period, or failure to provide sufficient specificity to afford the decision-maker an opportunity to respond to the issue, precludes appeal on that issue.
The City of Scappoose does not discriminate on the basis of handicap status in its programs and activities.  If special accommodations are necessary please contact the City Recorder at City Hall, (503) 543-7146.

CITY OF SCAPPOOSE

_______________________________
SUSAN REEVES, CITY RECORDER
TTY 1-503-378-5938
Publish 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2010.                    SCS591

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

COLUMBIA RIVER FIRE & RESCUE
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

TO PROVIDE: Annual Independent Audit Services

Notice is hereby given that Columbia River Fire & Rescue Administrative Services is seeking proposals from qualified firms for Annual Independent Audit Services.

The request for proposal documents are available from Columbia River Fire & Rescue, 270 Columbia Blvd, St. Helens, Oregon 97051, (503) 397-2990 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time.

Proposals will be received until, but not after, 4:00 p.m. March 26, 2010 at Columbia River Fire & Rescue Administrative Office, 270 Columbia Blvd, St. Helens, Oregon 97051. Proposals that are received after the closing time will not be accepted for any reason and will be returned unopened. Delivery to an office other than the office identified above is not acceptable.

The District may reject any proposal not in compliance with all prescribed public bidding procedures and requirements and may reject for good cause any or all proposals upon a finding of the District that it is in the public interest to do so.

The Columbia River Fire & Rescue Board of Directors reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive any and all informalities in the best interest of the District.

Columbia River Fire & Rescue is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Dated February 24, 2010.

Marit Nelson
Finance Director

Publish 02/24/2010.                                SCS590

NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET HEARING

City of Scappoose

Click to view notice

Publish 02/24/2010.                                SCS588

NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET HEARING

City of Lake Oswego

Click to view Supplemental Budget Hearing

Publish 02/25/2010.             LOR12548

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The City of Lake Oswego Planning Commission will meet as the Commission for Citizen Involvement (CCI) on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers located in City Hall at 380 “A” Avenue, Lake Oswego, Oregon.  The CCI will discuss the City’s program for citizen involvement in land use planning processes, including topics related to neighborhood associations.  Staff coordinator is Sarah Selden, Neighborhood Planner, 503/697-6524.

All citizens are welcome to attend and address the Commission on any issue related to citizen involvement.

The Planning Commission will meet following the CCI meeting.  The agenda can be found at the following website:

http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/plan/planning_commission/default.htm

Publish 02/25/2010.                            LOR12547

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Lake Oswego Planning Commission will hold a public  hearing in the City Council Chambers located in Lake Oswego City Hall at 380 A Avenue on Monday, March 8, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.  The Commission will consider LU 09-0043 (proposed ordinance 2546), a request from the City of Lake Oswego for amendments to Community Development Code, Section 50.08B.  The Glenmorrie Neighborhood Association worked with City of Lake Oswego staff to create a new overlay zone to apply to the Glenmorrie neighborhood, which is exclusively zoned R-15.

There are three code provisions in the overlay: side yard setback plane requirement, 50% hardscape maximum and required planting and buffering for new development.  These provisions, if adopted, will be added to the Community Development Code as Section 50.08B (section may change).

A copy of the proposed amendments is on file in the Planning Department at City Hall.  Since the time allowed for public testimony is limited, you are urged to review the record and be thoroughly familiar with it if you plan to testify.

The staff coordinator is Laura Weigel, Neighborhood Planner, (503) 675-3730.  For additional information, visit the City’s Web site at:

http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/plan/casef.htm

(Select the link for LU 09-0043)
Publish 02/25/2010.        LOR12546

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
City of Forest Grove
Proposed Annexation

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forest Grove City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, March 8, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter, in the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, to consider a boundary change annexation proposal. This hearing is open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend.
PROPOSAL ANX 09-01 – ANNEXATION TO THE CITY OF FOREST GROVE of a parcel, 0.22 acres (9,583 square feet) in land area, located at 2109 Willamina Avenue, more particularly: Map and Tax Lot Number 1N331BB01300, Washington County, Oregon.
The purpose of this annexation is to make city services available and to facilitate future development.  Upon annexation, the territory will be rezoned from FD-10 (County) to R-7 (Single-Family Residential). Applicable criteria for annexations are found in the Metro Code (Section 3.090.050) and the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
Failure to raise an issue in the hearing, in person or by letter, and failure to provide statements or evidence sufficient to afford the City Council an opportunity to respond to the issue precludes appeal to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals on that issue.
The staff report will be available for inspection at no cost 15 days before the hearing.  A copy of all documents and evidence, relied upon by the applicant, and the applicable criteria are available for inspection at no costs and will be provided at reasonable cost. Information pertaining to this request may be obtained from Daniel Riordan, Senior Planner, Community Development Department, PO Box 326, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, 503.992.3226 or by e-mail: driordan@forestgrove-or.gov.

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
Publish 02/24, 03/03/2010.            FGNT7035