Planning Commission – March 25 2021


In light of the ongoing developments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Malheur County Planning Commission will hold a telephonic hearing on March 25, 2021 at 07:30 pm.

Directions to join the public meeting:
Login by computer/tablet/smartphone:
Call in: (312) 757-3129
Access Code: 644-177-621

Applicant A: Malheur County Development Corporation (MCDC): a continuance from the February 25, 2021 hearing.


Exhibit E: Transportation Impact Study
Exhibit F: Ordinance 663-18
Exhibit G: Nyssa 2018 Public Facility Plan
Exhibit H: Post-Construction Stormwater Management Plan
Exhibit I: Letter from Nyssa Road Assessment District #2
Exhibit J: Intergovernmental Agreement between Malheur County and City of Nyssa; Recorded Instrument #85-716, pages 9 & 10

Supplemental STAFF REPORT

Exhibit 1: Email from Robin Froerer, dated 01/13/2021 including Gem Crossing times
Exhibit 2: Email from Robin Froerer, dated 01/13/2021 including a site video
Exhibit 3: Email from Robin Froerer, dated 01/14/2021 including a memo

Applicant B: Verle Unruh – the Consideration of a Conditional Use Permit for commercial activity in conjunction with farm use in Exclusive Farm Use zone pursuant to ORS 215.283, Malheur County Code MCC 6-6-7. Tax Lot 7600, Section 20, T.16S, R.47E, W.M. Planning Department File #2021-02-026; Malheur County Ref. #18558 . The property is located about 1/2 mile West on Juniper Rd of the intersection of Juniper Rd and Hyline Rd, in Ontario, OR.


Exhibit 1: Letter from Owyhee Irrigation District
Exhibit 2: Letter from Rural Road District#3
Exhibit 3: Letter from Malheur County Roadmaster
Exhibit 4: Letter from Weiser Area Rural Fire District
Exhibit 5: Letter of support from Brad McIntyre Farms Inc
Exhibit 6: Letter of support from Colby Jantz
Exhibit 7: Letter from Malheur County Building Official
Exhibit 8: Letter from Oregon State Fire Marshal

Please note, the call-in number is not toll free, this shouldn’t be a problem if you are calling from a cell phone. A toll-free number is available upon request, by calling the Planning & Zoning office at (541) 473-5185.

Interested persons may appear and will be provided an opportunity to be heard. For the health and safety of the Planning Commission members and members of the public, Malheur County encourages people to join electronically. 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 or

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.

Public Hearing Transcribed Minutes