NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday November 7, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Scott Koller who has submitted an application for a Home Occupation (Type 2), Conditional Use Permit for Reloading Ammunition, 50 Caliber Shells for Sale to Order Consumers. The subject property is zoned Forest Agriculture (FA-80) and is identified by Tax Map No. 4213-00-01600, is approximately 38.8 acres, and is addressed at 57319 Hazen Road.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Christopher Arthur who has submitted applications for a Marijuana Operating Permit for Growing/Producing and a Variance to Setbacks for the Pole Barn, (30′ x 96′) constructed in 2000, for indoor marijuana grow operations. The applicant is seeking to grow cannabis inside 2,880 sq ft existing barn for the medical marijuana market. The subject property is zoned Rural residential (RR-5) and is identified by Tax Map No. 4223-C0-00200, is approximately 1.58 acres, and is addressed at 56431 Turley Road. Continuation

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Joe Luttrell, who has submitted an application for a Major Variance to the Subdivision and Partitioning Ordinance Section 1005(A) Frontage on a Public Road and to Section 604.5(A) of the Zoning Ordinance also requiring each new parcel created to have usable frontage on a public road. The applicant is proposing to divide a 18.33 acre property into three 5 acre or larger parcels to be accessed by a private easement. The subject property is zoned Rural Residential (RR-5), and is identified by Tax Map Nos. 5225-C0-02300, 02700 and 02800. An existing dwelling is located on the property at 61160 Skeet Avenue.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Logan Lauvray & Brian Horay who have submitted applications for a Marijuana Operating Permit for Growing/Producing and a Conditional Use Permit, both for growing marijuana for sale. The applicant is seeking to grow cannabis inside an existing 784 sq ft pole building and a proposed 2,880 sq ft greenhouse. The subject property is zoned Rural residential (RR-5) and is identified by Tax Map No. 6515-AB-00203, is approximately 4.85 acres, and is addressed at 69855 Beaver
Hill Dr. in the Goble area.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Circle M Land & Livestock LLC, who has submitted an application for a Subdivision to divide an approximate 35.44 acre property, into seven (7) lots, as shown on Preliminary Map, of approximately 5 acres each. The subject property is zoned Rural Residential (RR-5), and is identified as Tax Map Numbers 4224-C0-02602 located at or near 56097 Hazen Road.

SAID PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Monday, November 7, 2016, at 230 Strand, St. Helens, Oregon, starting at or after 6:30 p.m., at which time proponents and opponents of the proposed application will be heard.

The criteria to be used in deciding the request 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 this request is listed and evaluated in the staff report.

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.

October 26, 2016

THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Jeff VanNatta, Chairman
Publish 10/28/2016. SCS15866239