Planning Commission – January 26 2023


Malheur County Planning Commission will hold a telephonic public hearing on January 26, 2023 at 07:30 pm.

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

Applicant A: Michael Kurtz: the consideration of a Conditional Use Permit for two non-farm dwellings and two non-farm partitions in an 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, for tax lot 900, Section 34, T.19S, R.46E, W.M. and tax lot 300, Section 2, T.20S, R.46E. Planning Department File #2022-12-009; Malheur Co. Ref. #9575 and #9969. The property is located NE of the intersection of Heritage Dr. and Cloverdale Ave, about 5 miles west of Nyssa, OR.


Exhibit 2: Letter from Nyssa Fire District
Exhibit 3: Map of water rights from Owyhee Irrigation District
Exhibit 4: Letter from Nyssa Road Assessment District #2

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