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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Conditional Use
CU 10-02
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from  Dennis & Lynnette Heil who have submitted an application  for a Conditional Use Permit  for a dwelling in the forest.  The subject property is zoned Primary Forest  (PF-76)  and is identified by Map Identification No. 5119-000-00800 (portion of) and is located on Smith Road.

Conditional Use
CU 10-04
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Susan Jones who has submitted an  application for a Conditional Use Permit  for a dwelling in the forest.  The subject property is zoned Primary Forest  (PF-76)  and is identified by Map Identification No. 5119-000-00400 (portion of) and is located on Smith Road.

Conditional Use
CU 10-05
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Starla Gebbie, 54235 Freeman Road , Scappoose,  Oregon 97056 who has submitted an application for a  Conditional Use Permit  for a Type II  Home Occupation.  The owner wishes to operate a Hair Salon.  The subject property is zoned Rural Residential (RR-5)  and is identified by Tax Map No. 4131-040-01101 (0.67 acres) and is located at the above address on Freeman Road.

Conditional Use
CU 10-06 thru CU 10-11
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Enerfin Resources NW LP for applications submitted with maps for Conditional Use Permits to drill gas wells in the Mist Gas field Area in the Primary Forest (PF-76) zone.  The subject sites for six future gas wells  is on property  identified as follows:

1.  Section 33, T7N, R5W (CU 10-06)   4.  Section 15, T5N, R5W (CU10-09)
2.  Section 11, T6N, R5W (CU 10-10)   5.  Section 21, T6N, R4W(NE Qtr)(CU10-07)
3.  Section 14, T6N, R5W (CU 10-08)   6.  Section 21, T6N, R4W(NW Qtr)(CU10-11)

Variance
V 10-02
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Jon Lang for a Major Variance to Section 602.4 of the Zoning Ordinance, which requires a minimum setback of 30 feet for structures accessory to residential from the front property line.  The applicant seeks approval to place a garage 0 feet from Deane Drive.  The subject property is 0.69 acres,  zoned Rural Residential (RR-5), and  is identified by Tax Map No. 4227-043-00300, located at 31558 Deane Dr.

Variance
V 10-01
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Brian Richards, 52580 Bird Road, Scappoose Oregon who has submitted an application for a  Major Variance to Section 705.3 of the Zoning Ordinance, which requires a minimum setback of 25 feet for residential structures from the front property line.  The applicant seeks approval to place a two story garage 2 feet from Bird Road.  The subject property is 1.22 acres,  zoned Single family Residential (R-10), and  is identified by Tax Map No. 3107-024-00200, located on at the above address.

SAID PUBLIC HEARINGS will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Monday, September 14, 2009, 230 Strand, St. Helens, Oregon, starting at or after 6:30 p.m., at which time proponents and opponents of the proposed applications will be heard.

The criteria to be used in deciding the requests will be found in some or all of the following documents and laws, as revised from time to time: Oregon Revised Statutes ORS 197.763; Oregon Administrative Rules; Columbia County Comprehensive Plan; Columbia County Zoning Ordinance.  The specific criteria applicable to each request are listed and evaluated in the staff reports.

A copy of the application, all documents and evidence relied upon by the applicant, and the staff report are available for inspection at no cost and will be provided at reasonable cost at least 7 days prior to the Commission hearing from Land Development Services, County Courthouse Annex, St. Helens, OR, 97051.

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, and if a participant so requests before the conclusion of the evidentiary hearing, the record shall remain open for at least seven days after the hearing.

At each hearing, the applicant has the burden of presenting substantial evidence showing that the application meets all of the applicable criteria.  Following presentation of the staff report, the applicant and other persons in favor of the application will be allowed to address the commission, explaining how the evidence submitted meets the applicable criteria.  Following the applicant’s presentation, any person in opposition to the application may present evidence and argument against the application.  The applicant will then have the opportunity to rebut any evidence or arguments presented in opposition.  After the presentation of evidence and arguments, the public hearing record will be closed.

The Commission will then make a tentative decision to be followed by approval of a written order and a statement of findings and conclusions supporting the decision, which will be mailed to all parties at a later date.  The Commission may, at its discretion, continue the hearing from time to time at the request of the parties or on its own motion as necessary to afford substantial justice and comply with the law.

Additional information about this application may be obtained from the Planning Division of the Land Development Services Department, at (503) 397-1501.

September 14, 2009

THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Guy Letourneau, Chairman
Publish 09/02/2009.                                SCS539

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