SC expects riparian public hearing early in 2012

The phrase “There’s an App for that” has become part of our daily vernacular. However, when used in Shady Cove these days it has a slightly different twist, though it’s becoming just as common. During the December 9 Planning Commission meeting it became evident that word is getting out that there are applications/permits required for…

Shady Cove park remains unresolved, city doesn’t want it at a loss

Ever have one of those moments where an hour after a conversation you think of the thing you wish you had said? Rarely do we get a do over on those moments, but once in while you do. So it was in the Oct. 6 Shady Cove City Council meeting as the anonymity phoenix rose…

Shady Cove planning discussed two very different issues during workshop

Sometimes in life you can act immediately and confidently based on given information. Sometimes you need more information to reflect on before you can move forward.  The Shady Cove Planning Commission discussed two divergent issues during their September 8 workshop, each falling into one of those above categories. The issue which got immediate  direction  was…

Eagle Point council selects five planning members

Newly elected Eagle Point City Council members are being put through their paces. First, they had to make a decision about a council person. Not easy when there were several very qualified people. And last week, they had seven candidates for five planning commission positions.  But that wasn’t all. After the regular meeting ended, they…

Eagle Point planning and council hearing on transportation

Following 18 months of work involving a citizens advisory committee and technical advisory committee as well as members of the planning commission, the revised Transportation System Plan (TSP) came before city leaders in a formal public hearing last week. The Eagle Point Planning Commission and the Eagle Point City Council were both seated for the…

C can’t see light, nor can they decide on a “giving” policy

If you want the Shady Cove City Council to support you in a “we like your idea” sort of way, ask now. If you want them to support you in a “we will give you money” sort of way, ask later. If you want to join the Council, sign up by Oct. 21st – more…

Lumens is the new word in Shady Cove

Operation Dark Sky marches on. No, this isn’t an AP story out of Washington, but an update on the progress of the Dark Sky Ordinance being penned and proposed by the Shady Cove Planning Commission.  The commission met on Sept. 9th to give the edited proposed ordinance one more review before presenting it to the…

SC partioning request is continued

“Back to the drawing board”, there’s an often used phrase, but one we don’t generally get to use literally. In the case of Jeff Smith’s application to the Planning Commission for consideration of a partition of property it was used in its literal form. Smith requested splitting one lot on Schoolhouse Lane into 3 parcels…

Event fund request failed Shady Cove criteria

With the mayor and one city councilor on vacation, the remaining three members of the Shady Cove City Council were on a roll at the regular council meeting on June 17. Councilors Gary Hughes as acting Chair, Margaret Bradburn and Leith Hayes gave their frank opinions on a recent planning commission decision and on a…

Shady Cove planning is all about-yep- more planning

The June 10th Planning Commission meeting ran somewhere between a filibuster and an Homeric epic. It ran nearly two and a half hours and two issues were dealt with. By 9:50 City Planner Dick Converse freely admitted that his ability to form and/or express linear thoughts would expire at 10:00 and he could easily have…

Shady cove planning expects ordinances to be followed

The May 27th Shady Cove Planning Commission meeting definitely had a feeling of the Old West about it.  In part because the property which was the main topic of discussion for the evening contains a log cabin – you know the one – “that” cabin on Hwy. 62. However the western feel went deeper than…