Planning Commission – July 2022


Malheur County Planning Commission will hold a telephonic public hearing on July 28, 2022 at 07:30 pm.
In person attendance is available at the Malheur County VA Building: 316 NE Goodfellow St, Ste. #2 in Ontario.
For the health and safety of the Planning Commission members and members of public, Malheur County encourages people to join electronically.

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

Applicant A: Oregon Trail Mennonite Church: the consideration of a Conditional Use Permit for a private school in a Rural Residential zone pursuant to MCC Title 6, Conditional Uses 6-6-7, 6-3C-3(E), for tax lot 400, Section 29, T.17S, R.47E, W.M. Planning Department File #2022-06-009; Malheur Co. Ref. #15899. The property is located SW of the intersection of Foothill Dr and Chester Rd, in Ontario, OR.


Exhibit 2: Letter from Ontario Rural Fire Department
Exhibit 3: Letter from Ontario Rural Road Assessment District #3
Exhibit 4: Letter from Oregon Health Authority – Drinking Water Services

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