NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Malheur County Planning Commission will hold three public hearings on Thursday, October 24, 2019 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Malheur County Extension Office, 710 SW 5th Ave, Ontario, Oregon. The purposes of the public hearings are as follows:
Applicant A: Sherri Reif-Hart: joint hearing with the City of Ontario Planning Commission 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. Planning Department File #2019-09-001; 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.
Applicant B: Malheur County: Approval of a recommendation to Malheur County Court to amend the text of Malheur County Code Title 5 Chapter 2 entitled Flood Control to conform with Federal floodplain regulations and Oregon Specialty Code.
Applicant C: Justin Johnson: the Consideration of a Conditional Use Permit for a Non-Farm Dwelling in Exclusive Farm Use zone pursuant to MCC Title 6, Conditional Uses 6-6-7, 6-6-8-1, and OAR 660, Division 33, Agricultural Lands. Tax Lot 2900, Section 13, T.20S, R.41E, W.M. Planning Department File #2019-09-015; Malheur County Ref. #8808. The property is located approximately 1 mile south-west of the intersection of Back Rd and Copeland Rd in Harper.
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 (email@example.com).
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 www.malheurco.org/planning-department 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.
Exhibit 1: Zoning Map
Exhibit 2: Public Notice
Exhibit 3: Letter from Jacobs on availability of city sewer and water services
Exhibit 4: Letter from Malheur County Environmental Health Director