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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, August 2, 2010
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from:   City of Columbia City, PO Box 189, Columbia City, Oregon 97018, for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to expand the City of Columbia City Urban Growth Boundary next to McBride Creek by approximately 6.04 acres on property owned by Weigandt for residential use and open space/park. File #PA 10-01

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from: Columbia County, 230 Strand St., St. Helens, Oregon 97051, for a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Amend Section 1100 Flood Hazard Overlay zone.  The proposed amendment would adopt revised FIRM Maps effective November 26, 2010 and the new Flood Insurance Study, clarify and add definitions, adopt specific standards for Recreational Vehicles, and allow stream habitat restoration in Floodways.
File #TA 10-04.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Aaron & Tracie Widme, 69482 Nicolai Cutoff Rd., Rainier, Oregon 97048, 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. 6213-020-01500 and is located on Nicolai Cutoff Road.  File #CU 10-52.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Michael Langford & Nan Mitsunaga, 32991 Rodney St., Warren, Oregon 97053, Conditional Use Permit  for a Home Occupation Dog Kennel in a residential area.  The subject property is zoned Rural Residential (RR-5) and is identified by Tax Map Identification No. 4223-000-00101;   15.2 acres in size, and is addressed at the above address 32991 Rodney Street.  File #CU 10-55

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding a request from Marin Heikkila, 60799 Gensman Rd., St. Helens, Oregon 97051, Major Variance to Section 604.6 of the Zoning Ordinance, which requires a minimum setback of 30 feet for residential structures to any property line.  The applicant seeks approval to place a property line 21.6 feet from an existing dwelling.  The subject property is 2.0 acres, zoned Rural Residential (RR-5), and is identified by Tax Map No. 5235-000-00300, located at 60797 Gensman Road.  File #V 10-07

SAID PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Columbia County Planning Commission on Monday, August 2, 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.

July 15, 2010

THE PLANNING COMMISSION
Guy Letourneau, Chairman
Publish 07/21/2010.                                SCS682