NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forest Grove City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 27, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter, in Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, to consider an ordinance that would amend City Code Chapter 2, relating to Municipal Court jurisdiction, and City Code Chapter 5, relating to nuisance abatement procedures; enacting Washington County Code 6.04, Animal Services Code; and enacting new City Code provisions, titled “Exclusion from City Facility or Property”, which would authorize the City to “exclude any individual from city parks, recreational areas, city-owned property or leased properties or city-sponsored events for a period of up to ninety (90) days, if the individual has engaged in conduct made criminal as a misdemeanor or felony, conduct in violation of City Code and/or conduct in violation of City Council adopted Rule of Conduct”. An exclusion issued under these code provisions would take effect upon issuance of the Notice of Exclusion and remains for the period set therein subject only to an appeal through Municipal Court. The proposed ordinance, if enacted by the City Council, would take effect 30 days immediately after enactment unless City Council declares an emergency.

This hearing is open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend.  A copy of the staff report and proposed ordinance are available for inspection before the hearing at the City Recorder’s Office or by visiting the City’s website at Written comments or testimony may be submitted at the hearing or sent to the attention of the City Recorder’s Office, PO Box 326, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116, prior to the hearing, or e-mail, 503.992.3235, for more information.

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
Published: June 22, 2016. FGNT7619