Malheur County Court and City of Ontario Joint Public Hearing – November 7 2019


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Malheur County Planning Commission will hold three public hearings on Thursday, November 7, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Ontario City Hall, Council Chambers, 444 SW 4th St, Ontario, Oregon. The purposes of the public hearings are as follows:

Applicant A: Sherri Reif-Hart: joint hearing between the Malheur County Court and Ontario City Council for a proposed amendment to Ontario Urban Growth Area and zone change from County C-A1 to Ontario O-UGA-R. Tax Lot 200, Section 6D, T.18S, R.47E, W.M. County Planning Department File #2019-09-001and City of Ontario Planning Action #2019-08-57CPAMD; Malheur County Ref. #7685. The property is located north of SW 4th Ave, 1/3 mile west of US Hwy 201, in Ontario, OR.

The criteria for the proposed amendment and zone change are listed in Malheur County Code 6-10-7, Joint Management Agreement between Ontario and Malheur County, Ontario City Code 10B-20-30, Statewide Planning Goals 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and respective administrative rules.

Interested persons may appear and will be provided an opportunity to be heard and/or written comments may be received prior to the hearing by sending them to: Eric Evans, Planning Director 251 B. Street West #12, Vale, Oregon 97918 (

Testimony, arguments and evidence must be directed toward the criteria set out above, or other substantive criteria in Malheur County’s Comprehensive Plan or land use regulations that the person believes apply to the application.

Failure to raise an issue at the hearing, in person, or by letter, or failure to provide sufficient specificity to afford the Planning Commission an opportunity to respond to the issue precludes an appeal to the Malheur County Court or the Land Use Board of Appeals based on that issue.

A copy of the application, all documents and evidence submitted by or on behalf of the applicant and applicable criteria are available for inspection at the Malheur County Planning Department Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 (noon) and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on the county website at no cost. Copies can be provided for $0.25 per page. In addition, copies of the Staff Report will be available at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing at a reasonable cost or can be viewed on the County website or in the planning department office at no cost. Please contact the Planning Director (541-473-5185) for additional information.

All previously submitted materials from the October 24th 2019 Public Hearing, can be located here: