Baker County, OR:  On January 26th, 2015 at 6:00PM Baker County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider two Plan Amendments, County Cases CUP-16-005 and PA-16-002.


Case CUP-16-005 is 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).


Case PA-16-002 is a proposal by Helge Bros., LLC, on behalf of Nodon Properties, LLC, to re-zone property known as Tax Lot 1600 of Township 9 South, Range 37 East, Section 20 from Rural Residential (RR-5) to Mineral Extraction (ME).  The property is part of the Sumpter Deep Gravel Mining Claim patent.


The applications and other materials are available from the Planning Department and will be evaluated using criteria listed in the Baker County Zoning Ordinance Sections 260, 360, 410, 420 and 440. All written testimony must be submitted to the Planning Department by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the hearing date or submitted in person during the hearing.


If you have questions regarding CUP-16-005, please contact Carson Quam at (541) 523-8219 or at If you have questions regarding PA-16-002, please contact Eva Henes at (541) 523-8219 or at The Planning Department is located in the basement of the Baker County Courthouse, 1995 Third Street, Suite 131, Baker City, Oregon.