Planning Commission – February 27, 2020


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Malheur County Planning Commission will hold three public hearings on Thursday, February 27, 2020 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: Rural Road District #3: the consideration of the following:

  • Action #1: Post acknowledgement plan amendment to include approximately 13.4 acres of tax lot 1500, a 77.9 acre parcel, assessor’s map 17S47E19, in the Comprehensive Plan goal 5 Resource Inventory as a significant aggregate site. Planning Department file #2019-12-10.
  • Action #2: Conditional use application for aggregate mining and processing in an exclusive farm use zone. MCC Title 6, Chapter 3, section 6-3A-3(E); Chapter 6, section 6-6-8-4 and OAR 660 division 23.

Site is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Ontario Heights Road and Community Road.

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.


Exhibit 1: Mining site legal description
Exhibit 2: HECO site plan drawings and draft reclamation plan
Exhibit 3: MTI reports on aggregate quality/quantity
Exhibit 4: Supporting declaration from Karl Shrum
Exhibit 5: Supporting letters:

Exhibit 5A: Letter from Rural Road Assessment District#3
Exhibit 5B: Letter from Ontario Rural Fire Protection District
Exhibit 5C: Letter from Malheur County Road Supervisor
Exhibit 5D: Letter from Owyhee Irrigation District


Public Hearing Transcribed Minutes