Baker County, OR:  On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 5:00 pm, the Baker County Planning Commission will hold a work session to discuss revisions to the Baker County Zoning Ordinance, and at 6:00PM they will hold a public hearing to consider a Conditional Use Permit request by applicant John Helgeson, on behalf of Helge Bros, LLC for mining and processing within the Timber Grazing (TG) Zone.  The operation is proposed to be located north of Sumpter, Oregon, on Tax Lot 1700 of Township 09 South, Range 37 East, Section 20 W.M., Baker County, OR (Ref. 6016). The request will be reviewed using Baker County Zoning Ordinance Sections 205.06, 210.05 (B), 210.06, 360.02, 420.04(D)(2) and 420.07(A)(1-7). The criteria, application and other materials are available from the Planning Department.


The hearing will be held at the County Courthouse, 1995 Third Street, Baker City. If you have questions regarding the work session, please contact Eva Henes at (541) 523-8219 or, or visit the Planning Department office in the basement of the County Courthouse.

If you have questions regarding the application for CUP-16-005, please contact Carson Quam at the Baker City-County Planning Department at (541) 523-8219 or

The public is invited to attend and submit comments.