NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forest Grove City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, September 12, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter, in the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove, to consider the following request:

File No: 311-16-000133-PLNG
* Amend the Forest Grove City Code to delete Section 5.800 through 5.860 (and repeal Ordinance Number 2005-17) Areas of Special Flood Hazard in its entirety.
* Amend the Forest Grove Development Code Article 2 Variances, Article 5 Natural Resource Areas, Article 8 Hazards and Resources, and Article 12 Definitions to adopt new Flood Damage Prevention Regulations and Definitions.

Criteria: The proposal will be reviewed based on the following review criteria:

Development Code Text Amendments (DC 10.2.630)
A. The text amendment is consistent with the relevant goals and policies of the Forest Grove Comprehensive Plan.
B. The text amendment is consistent with the relevant statewide and regional planning goals, program and rules.

All persons will be given reasonable opportunity to give testimony about this proposal responding to the review criteria. If an issue is not raised in the hearing (by person or by letter) or if the issue is not explained in sufficient detail to allow the City Council to respond to the issue, then that issue cannot be used as the basis for an appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). If additional documents or evidence are provided in support of an application, any party shall be entitled to a continuance of the hearing. Unless there is a continuance, if a participant so requests before the conclusion of the initial evidentiary hearing, the record shall remain open for at least seven days after the hearing. A copy of the report is 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 e-mailed to City Recorder’s Office,, or sent to P.O. Box 326, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116, prior to the hearing. For further information, pertaining to this proposal, please contact the Engineering Department, 1928 Council Street, (503) 992-3228, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Robert Foster, Director,

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
City of Forest Grove
Published 09/07/2016. FGNT7641