White City hearing

The board of commissioners will hold a public meeting on Nov. 30 to consider a text amendment to the county’s Land Development Ordinance Section 6.2.2 Use Table for Base Zoning Districts, Section 6.3.1 Agriculture. The proposed amendment would allow small farm animals within the White City Urban Unincorporated Community Boundary. The hearing is at 1:30…

Which came first, chickens or an ordinance for White City?

Jackson County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Nov. 30 to read proposed changes to ordinances within the boundaries of White City concerning livestock.  Residents have kept chickens there continuously though the practice was outlawed in 2004 during the urban renewal process. At that time, language preventing residents from keeping livestock was approved.  While…

SB 360 public hearing provides more details on urban interface

An hour-long session preceding a public hearing on Oregon Senate Bill 360 answered most questions the audience had regarding their properties in the Jackson County Forestland-Urban Interface. When the official hearing began only a handful stayed, with three people giving oral testimony opposing the legislative bill. SB360 was written to cover extraordinary costs of fighting…

Firebreak meeting in SC

There will be an important meeting for rural homeowners on Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Fire District 4 , 21200 Hwy. 62, Shady Cove. New rules for firebreaks will be presented. A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. in White City at the county auditorium. Rural homeowners can…

D9 budget approved for June public hearing

After reviewing and asking a number of questions, the District 9 Budget Committee voted to approve the budget. Voting no was board member Jim Mannenbach. Mark Bateman left the meeting early and therefore did not vote. The public hearing and vote of the board of directors will be at their June meeting. One of the…

Public hearing on EP trees

A public hearing regarding tree removal on Main St. in Eagle Point will be held at the Eagle Point City Council meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.

Eagle Point sets public hearing on tree removal

It appears the stimulus money ODOT has for an overlay on Main Street in Eagle Point may mean the job could be done this fall instead of next year. The timing of the job in Eagle Point depends on several other jobs under the ODOT stimulus money, but the city must be ready to handle…

FEMA permit cost, city hall hours, park public hearing after decision occupies SC

Development permits were the main topic of discussion in the May 21 Shady Cove City Council Study Session. There were two guest speakers at the session, Becca Croft the City’s Certified Floodplain Manager and Lela Davis a resident currently up to her ears in permit issues.     To summarize, Davis sought to replace her ailing…

Public hearing July 22 on EP parking plan

A long-awaited, much discussed, parking plan for the Town Center Plan for Eagle Point passed its first hurdle last week as the Eagle Point Planning Commission passed it following a public hearing,  with few questions asked. There will be another public hearing Tuesday, July 22 at the 7 p.m. city council meeting, after which a…