On June 11th, 2019, at 5:00PM, the Baker County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider two applications, County Cases VAR-19-076 and CU-18-003, and a work session for updates to the Baker County Zoning Ordinance.

VAR-19-076: Terrie & Alvin Simons request a ±37-foot-variance to a ±60-foot setback requirement from the centerline of a road and a ±3-foot-variance to the ±10-foot setback requirement from a property line, for a pole barn. The property is Tax Lot 2300 in Township 7 South, Range 45 East, Section 25, W.M., Baker County, OR (Ref. 13021), 48333 Cornucopia Highway, in the Rural Residential (RR-5) Zone. The applicable criteria are listed in Baker County Zoning Ordinance Chapter 240, and Sections 360.02 and 510.04 (A)(2).

CU-18-003: Phillips Cattle Company and Phillips Ranch Inc., request approval to partition a ±154.06-acre parcel in the Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) Zone into two parcels sized ±9 acres and ±145.06 acres. The property is Tax Lot 200 of Township 8 South, Range 42 East, Section 26, W.M., Baker County, Oregon (Ref #7605), 25965 Middle Bridge Loop. The applicable criteria are listed in Baker County Zoning Ordinance Chapters 210, 320, 340, 360, 410 and 640, along with ORS 215.203 & 215.263, and OAR 660-023-0115. 

Work Session: Review updates to the draft Solar Power Generation Facilities chapter, as well as the potential addition of standards relating to special event permits. 

The public is invited to attend this hearing and work session, and to submit oral or written testimony. Failure to provide statements or evidence sufficient to afford the decision maker an opportunity to respond to the issue, precludes appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) based on that issue. A copy of the applications, all documents and evidence submitted by or on behalf of the applicants, and the applicable criteria are available for inspection. The staff reports the Planning Commission will use in its decision-making process for these requests will be available at the Baker City-County Planning Department by June 4th, 2019. A digital copy of the documents can be emailed to you at no cost, or a hard copy can be provided for a reasonable cost. If you have questions, please contact the Planning Department at planning@bakercounty.org or 541-523-8219.