NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Monday May 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Monday May 3, 2021 On May 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM, the Columbia County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to make a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners regarding adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-2, In the Matter of Amending the Columbia County Zoning Ordinance, Section 1100, Flood Hazard Overlay Zone, to Adopt the State of Oregon 2019 Model Flood Hazard Management Ordinance and Comply with the National Flood Insurance Program Regulations. During the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Columbia County Planning Commission will be holding their public hearing via virtual format. Please use the links below if you wish to participate in the public hearing through either the online platform or by telephone. During the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Columbia County Planning Commission will be hosting their public hearing via online webinar. Please use the links below if you wish to participate in the public meeting. From your computer, tablet or smartphone: Dial in using your phone: United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 or United States: +1 (571) 317-3116 Access Code: 512-758-765 SAID PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Planning Commission on Monday, May 3, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns regarding access to the meeting or need accommodation, please call the Land Development Services office at (503) 397-1501. The criteria to be used in deciding the request will be found in some or all of the following documents and laws, as revised from time to time: Oregon Revised Statutes ORS 197.763; Oregon Administrative Rules; Columbia County Comprehensive Plan; Columbia County Zoning Ordinance. The specific criteria applicable to this request is listed and evaluated in the staff report. A copy of the application, all documents and evidence relied upon by the applicant, and the staff report are available for inspection at no cost and will be provided at reasonable cost, at the Land Development Services office, at least 7 days prior to the Planning Commission hearing. Written comments on the issue can be submitted via email to or you can send comments via U.S. Mail to Columbia County, Department of Land Development Services, 230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051. If additional documents or evidence are provided in support of the application, prior to or during the hearing, any party shall be entitled to a continuance of the hearing to allow review of the new evidence. If a participant requests a continuance before the conclusion of the evidentiary hearing, the record shall remain open for at least seven days after the hearing. At each hearing, the applicant has the burden of presenting substantial evidence showing that the application meets all of the applicable criteria. Following presentation of the staff report, the applicant and other persons in favor of the application will be allowed to address the commission, explaining how the evidence submitted meets the applicable criteria. Following the applicant’s presentation, any person in opposition to the application may present evidence and argument against the application. The applicant will then have the opportunity to rebut any evidence or arguments presented in opposition. After the presentation of evidence and arguments, the public hearing record will be either left open or closed by the Planning Commission. The Commission will then make a tentative decision to be followed by approval of a written order and a statement of findings and conclusions supporting the decision, which will be mailed to all parties at a later date. The Commission may, at its discretion, continue the hearing from time to time at the request of the parties or on its own motion as necessary to afford substantial justice and comply with the law. Additional information about this application may be obtained from the Planning Division of the Land Development Services Department, at (503) 397-1501 or you can go to the County website April 14, 2021 THE PLANNING COMMISSION Linda Hooper, Chairman Publish April 16, 2021 CCS198762

ad: 198762

Publication: OPC Legals 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2021/04/14

End Date: 2021/04/16



County: Columbia