March 4th, 2016

 

NEWS NOTICE – Publish Date March 9th, 2016

 

The Baker County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24th, 2016, in the Commissioner’s Chambers located in the Baker County Courthouse, 1995 Third Street, Baker City, Oregon, to consider two permit requests.

 

CUP-16-002: Applicants, Kim Mahaffey and Janie Radinovich, have requested approval for a Major Home Occupation in the Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) Zone. The applicants propose to relocate and operate an established veterinary clinic from an existing dwelling on the subject property, also identified as Tax Lot 5501 in Township 8 South, Range 39 East, W.M., Baker County, OR (Ref. 15395). The veterinary clinic is currently located at 3425 10th Street in Baker City. The site address is 43957 Old Wingville Road, Baker City, Oregon 97814.

 

Conditional Use request CU-16-002 will be reviewed under the criteria listed in Baker County Zoning Ordinance #2014-01 Sections 210.05(B), 410.04(D)(2), 410.06 and 760.03, as well as the Baker County Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Generally, unless otherwise noted, if a request is found to be consistent with the Zoning Ordinance it is considered to be consistent with the Baker County Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

 

CUP-16-003: Applicant Chris Bokides, Assistant Project Manager for Site Constructors Inc., has requested a Conditional Use Permit for a concrete batch plant. The proposed project is located in the Exclusive Farm Use Zone, east of Lime, Oregon, at Tax Lot 1200 of Township 13 South, Range 45 East, W.M., Baker County, OR (Ref. 10060). The proposed batch plant will be in full operation from approximately April to July of 2016. The batch plant will be limited to supplying concrete to the Huntington Windfarms and is not intended for other commercial business.

 

Conditional Use request CUP-16-003 will be reviewed using criteria in the Oregon Revised Statute 215.283(2)(b), and 517.750, Oregon Administrative Rules 660-033-0120 (15) and 660-033-0130 (Table R5,15), and the Baker County Zoning Ordinance #2014-01 Sections 210.05, 410.04(E)(3) and 410.06. Generally, unless otherwise noted, if a request is found to be consistent with the Zoning Ordinance it is considered to be consistent with the Baker County Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

 

A copy of the application, all documents and evidence submitted by or on behalf of the applicant, and the applicable criteria are available for inspection. The staff report the Planning Commission will use in its decision making process for this request will be available at the Baker City-County Planning Department by March 17th, 2016. 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. 

 

All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing. As required by ORS 197.763(3)(j), persons wishing to comment on the proposed application may do so by presenting oral testimony at the hearing, or by submitting written testimony. Testimony should avoid repetition of issues, be based on the application, and address the relevant criteria listed above. Only comments on the relevant approval criteria are considered applicable evidence.  Telephone conversations cannot be accepted as testimony.  All written testimony must be submitted to the Planning Department by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the hearing date, March 24th, 2016, or submitted in person during the hearing. 

 

Per ORS 197.763(3)(e), you are required by law to be notified of this land use request, and you are eligible to offer relevant testimony in support of or against the proposal during the hearing. Failure of an issue to be raised in a hearing, in person or by letter, or 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) on that issue.

 

If you have questions regarding the application for CUP-16-002, please contact Planner Kara Harris, at kharris@bakercounty.org. If you have questions regarding the application for CUP-16-003, please contact Planner Carson Quam cquam@bakercounty.org. The Baker County Planning Department can be reached at 541-523-8219.