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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday March 3, 2014

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Enerfin Resources who has submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit to conduct a Seismic Survey for oil and gas locations underground. The subject survey is within a few miles of Birkenfeld, a rural community, on Hwy 202. The testing lines are mainly in Township 6N R5W and some testing area in 5N5W. Numerous properties are identified, see map and landowner list.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Rightline Equipment who has submitted an application for a Site Design Review for the construction of 19,120 square foot metal structure to provide secure indoor storage for manufactured forklift equipment. The subject property is located at 29120 Dike Road in Rainier, OR. and identified as Tax Map No. 7N2W08-CC-00500, 1.78 acres, zoned Heavy Industrial.

SAID PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Monday, March 3, 2014, 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.
February 19, 2014
THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Guy Letourneau, Chairman
Publish 02/21/2014. SCS1174

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, October 7, 2013

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Colleen DeShazer, who has submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit for a Home Occupation Consisting of Parking of Dump Trucks, Trailers and Equipment used for an Excavation Business with employees.  The subject property is located on Tax Map No. 4N2W13-A0-01300 owned by the applicant, at 33623 Bennett Road, zoned Forest Agriculture FA-80.  The other side of Bennett Road is zoned Rural Residential (RR-5) with existing residential uses.

SAID PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Monday, October 7, 2013, 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.

September 27, 2013

THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Guy Letourneau, Chairman
Publish 09/27/2013.                            SCS1129

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, May 20, 2013

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from the Port of St Helens, who have submitted an application  for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Zone Change to Expand  the Port Westward Industrial Site by approximately 957 aces to Facilitate and Attract Large Scale Industrial Uses and Related Businesses. Continuation of the May 6, 2013 meeting.

SAID PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Monday, May 20, 2013, 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.

May 15, 2013

THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Guy Letourneau, Chairman
Publish 05/17/2013.                            SCS1075

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, May 6, 2013

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Bob & Michelle Bennett who have submitted an application for a Major Variance to Section 705.3 “Building Setbacks” of the Zoning Ordinance, which requires a minimum building setback of 25 feet (front), 20 feet (rear) and 10 feet (side).
The applicant seeks approval to site the hardship manufactured home for parents just 10 feet from the rear and 2 feet from the side abutting Six Dee’s Lane.  The subject property is 0.65 acre, zoned Single Family Residential (R-10), and is identified by Tax Map No. 4105-CC-01400, located at 2854 Columbia Blvd.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from the Port of St Helens, who have submitted an application  for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Zone Change to Expand  the Port Westward Industrial Site by approximately 957 aces to Facilitate and Attract Large Scale Industrial Uses and Related Businesses.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Knife River, %Tim Marshall,   who have submitted an application for a Major Variance to Surface Mining Zone Section 1044.4 “Operating Setbacks”, which requires a minimum mining setback of 50 feet from another property line.  The applicant seeks approval to mine to 0′ from the south property line adjoining Tax Lox #500 owned by Columbia County.  The subject property is 83.2 acres, zoned Surface Mining (SM), and is identified by Tax Map No. 5133-00-00300, located at 60371 Hwy 30, St. Helens, OR.

SAID PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Monday, May 6, 2013, 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.

April 24, 2013

THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Guy Letourneau, Chairman
Publish 04/26/2013.                                SCS1054

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, March 4, 2013

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Reynolds Land Surveying, and Stephen Edney who have submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit for a private road to access residentially zoned property through Primary Forest (PF-80) zoned property.  The subject property is split zoned Primary Forest (PF-80) and Rural Residential (RR-5), and is identified by Tax Map Nos. 3N2W10-00-01000 consisting of 79 acres, and 3N2W11-00-01101 consisting of 10.0 acres, and is addressed at 51952 Mountain View Road.  Continued from the 2-4-2013 Planning Commission meeting.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Valerie Matthews, who has submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit  for a Home Occupation to host weddings and similar events on your residential property.  The subject property is zoned Rural Residential (RR-5) and is identified by Tax Map Identification No. 7N3W09-B0-00500 consists of 9.57 acres in size, and is addressed at the above address, 76856 Delena Mayger Road.  Continued from the 2-4-2013 Planning Commission meeting.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Al Petersen, who has submitted an application  for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment  and Zone Change to Surface Mining (SM) to expand Tide Creek Rock gravel mine.  The application also requests a variance to Riparian Corridor and road setbacks.  The site is approximately 56 acres and consists of land zoned Forest Agriculture (FA-80).  The property is identified by three Tax Account Nos. 6236-00-00900, 6236-40-00900 and 6236-40-00600, known as the Tide Creek Rock site.  Continued from the 2-4-2013 Planning Commission meeting.

SAID PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Monday, March 4, 2013 ,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.

February 20, 2013

THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Guy Letourneau, Chairman
Publish 02/20/2013.                            SCS1028

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, February 4, 2013

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Reynolds Land Surveying, and Stephen Edney who have submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit for a private road to access residentially zoned property through Primary Forest (PF-80) zoned property.  The subject property is split zoned Primary Forest (PF-80) and Rural Residential (RR-5), and is identified by Tax Map Nos. 3N2W10-00-01000 consisting of 79 acres,  and 3N2W11-00-01101 consisting of 10.0 acres, and  is addressed at 51952 Mountain View Road.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Valerie Matthews, who has submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit  for a Home Occupation to host weddings and similar events on your residential property.  The subject property is zoned Rural Residential (RR-5)  and is identified by Tax Map Identification No. 7N3W09-B0-00500 consists of 9.57 acres in size, and is addressed at the above address, 76856 Delena Mayger Road.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Al Petersen, who has submitted an application  for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment  and Zone Change to Surface Mining (SM) to expand Tide Creek Rock gravel mine.  The application also requests a variance to Riparian Corridor and road setbacks.  The site is approximately 56 acres and consists of land zoned Forest Agriculture (FA-80).  The property is identified by three Tax Account Nos. 6236-00-00900, 6236-40-00900 and 6236-40-00600,  known as the Tide Creek Rock site.

SAID PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Monday, February 4, 2013 ,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.

January 23, 2013

THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Guy Letourneau, Chairman
Publish 01/23/2013.                            SCS1018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, December 5, 2011

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Warren Dow, who has an application   for a Conditional Use Permit for a Type II Home Occupation.  The applicant is seeking to host weddings, anniversaries and reunions on the 40 acre property.  The subject property is zoned Forest Agriculture FA-80 and is identified by Tax Map No. 5534-000-00100 and is located on Keasey Road.

SAID PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Monday, December 5, 2011,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.

November 23, 2011

THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Guy Letourneau, Chairman
Publish 11/23/2011.                            SCS877

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, March 7, 2011

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Rebecca Clapshaw, who has submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit  for a Type II Home Occupation to operate a hair salon within her home in a residential area.  The subject property is zoned Rural Residential (RR-5) and is identified by Tax Map Identification No. 4408-014-00102, is 1.13 acres in size, and is addressed as 58633 Lone Pine Road.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Wayde Elliott, who has submitted an application   for a Type 2 Site Design Review to Construct RV & Personal Storage Units and Retrofit and Existing Large Industrial Building into Smaller Leased Areas for Industrial Tenants.  The subject  property is zoned Light Industrial (M-2) and is identified by Tax Map Identification No. 5133-034-01200, 01300, 01400, 01500 is 5.0 acres in size, and is addressed as 717 N. Columbia River Hwy.

SAID PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Monday, March 7, 2010,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.

February 23, 2011

THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Guy Letourneau, Chairman
Publish 02/23/2011.                                SCS753

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, December 6, 2010

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from James Brake who has submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit for a dwelling in the forest resource area.  The subject property is zoned Forest Agriculture (FA-19) and is identified by Tax Lot No. 5209-000-01800 and is located adjacent to 30870 Canaan Road.  CU 11-04

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from James & Willa Morrison who have submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit  for a dwelling in the forest resource area.  The subject property is zoned Forest Agriculture (FA-19) and is identified by Tax Lot No. 7318-000-01301 and is located on a long drive off Lindberg Road.   CU 11-03

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from West Oregon Electric Coop who has submitted an application for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Zone Change from a Residential to Community Service Designation to Accommodate Development of an Electrical Substation.   PA 11-02 & ZC 11-01

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from ORPET, Inc., Design Review, DR 11-06 who has submitted an application for a Type 2 Site Design Review to Construct a PET Plastics Recycling Plant on a site in the Multnomah Industrial Park owned by the Port of St. Helens, zoned Heavy Industrial (M-1).  The subject property is identified as Tax Lot No. 4117-000-00100 and is located at 58144 Old Portland Road.  PA 11-02 & ZC 11-01

SAID PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Monday, December 6, 2010,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.

November 24, 2010

THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Guy Letourneau, Chairman
Publish 11/24/2010.                                SCS731

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Conditional Use
CU 09-18

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Paul & Susan Kennedy, who have  submitted an application for a Conditional Use Permit  for a dwelling in the forest zone.  The subject property is zoned Primary Forest  (PF-76)  and is identified by portion of Map Identification No. 5224-000-00100 described as the”N ½ of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 24″ referenced in LRD 09-05  in Deed Book 60 Page 368 and is approximately 170′ North of the intersection of Smith Road and Dart Creek Road.

Plan Amendment/Zone Change
PA 09-01/ZC 09-02

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Serah Overbeek, representing  Midway Veterinary Clinic for a Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment from Rural Residential to Commercial and a Zone Change from Rural Residential – 2 (RR-2) to Existing Commercial (EC).  The Property is ± 2.04 acres in size and is located at 34453 McGary Lane, on the west side of Highway 30 between the Cities of St. Helens and Scappoose.  It is identified as Tax Map Number: 4119-030-02000.

SAID PUBLIC HEARINGS will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Monday, August 3, 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.

July 22, 2009

THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Guy Letourneau, Chairman

Publish 07/22/2009.                                SCS525