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LCDC Meeting Reports, July 24-25, 2014

LCDC Meeting Reports, July 24-25, 2014

 
Agenda Item 2 – Officer Elections (Action)
The commission will elect new officers.
 
Agenda Item 3 – Request to Appeal Pursuant to ORS 197.090(2) and OAR 660-001-0201 to 660-001-0230
State law requires commission approval of a DLCD director’s decision to seek review of a local government land use decision. Only the director or department staff on the director’s behalf, the applicant, and the affected local government may submit written or oral testimony concerning commission approval of a land use decision.
 
Agenda Item 4 – Public Comment
This part of the agenda is for comments on topics not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda. The chair may set time limits (usually three minutes) for individual speakers. The maximum time for all public comments under this agenda item will be limited to 30 minutes. If you bring written summaries or other materials to the meeting please provide the commission assistant with 20 copies prior to your testimony. The commission is unable to take action, at this meeting, on items brought to their attention in this forum.
 
Agenda Item 5 – Rulemaking-Transportation Planning Rule (Action)
The commission will conduct a public hearing for possible adoption of proposed permanent rules amending OAR chapter 660, division 12. The purpose of this rule is to make minor corrective amendments and recognize changes in cross-referenced laws. Following public testimony, the commission may adopt proposed amendments.
 
The commission will conduct a public hearing for possible adoption of proposed permanent rules amending OAR chapter 660, division 33. The purpose of this rule is to clarify provisions applying to standards regarding wildlife habitat during the establishment of commercial-scale photovoltaic solar facilities in exclusive farm use zones and to consider raising the acreage threshold for nonarable lands from 250 acres to 320 acres. Following public testimony, the commission may adopt the proposed amendments.
 
Agenda Item 7 - Rulemaking-Youth Camps on Farmland (Action)
Agenda Item 7 - Youth Camp Rulemaking Supplemental Packet
The commission will conduct a public hearing for possible adoption of proposed permanent rules amending OAR chapter 660, division 33. The purpose of this rule is to comply with the directives in House Bill 3098 (2013) to identify youth camps as a use that may be considered on certain farmlands comprised of rangeland soils in eastern Oregon. Following public testimony, the commission may adopt the proposed amendments.
 
The commission will receive an update from the department regarding Oregon’s Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon) and the state’s All Lands All Threats project. A description of local Sage Grouse conservation efforts may also be provided.
 
The commission will receive a briefing from the Eastern Oregon Regional Solutions Team regarding regional priorities and projects. Team members will highlight completed projects, community successes and challenges, and work that is ongoing on regionally significant projects.
 
The commission will receive a briefing from Business Oregon regarding the goals for the organization and the statewide, regional economic development forum tour.
 
The tour will depart from the Four Rivers Cultural Center at 1:00p.m. The route will include Ontario’s major commercial district and will circle the edge of the city to view recently added industrial areas. The tour will then head south to Nyssa where we will view that city’s new industrial site and other points of interest. From Nyssa the tour will head west and north along back roads following the old Oregon Trail to the Keeney Pass Interpretive Site where we will be joined by Philip Milburn of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. From there, the tour will continue northwest to Vale to pass by that city’s new industrial sites, and returning to Ontario. The tour will also highlight intensive agricultural practices and the high-value crops made possible by irrigation projects, the nature of rangelands (94 percent of the county) and the industry and wildlife it supports. Representatives from the cities and a local-area farmer will provide information along the tour route.
 
Community Roundtable –Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 SW Fifth Avenue, Ontario, OR 97914
The commission will meet with invited guests and local government officials to discuss items of local concern.
 
The commission will receive a briefing from DLCD staff regarding the status of periodic review work programs and discuss the consequences of periodic review actions on the general fund grant program.
 
The commission will receive a status update on the development of the department’s strategic plan.
 
The commission will appoint a subcommittee to develop recommended criteria and process to be used for the evaluation of the director, as well as the schedule for the evaluation process. 
 
The commission will receive an update on the work of the CIAC, including recommendation for appointment of three new members to CIAC.
The commission will receive an update by the director on recent matters concerning the department.
 
The commission will receive a briefing and department recommendation for the grants advisory committee, meeting dates and locations for 2015 and the BAM subcommittee report.
 
Agenda Item 18 – Other Business

The commission reserves this time, if needed, for other business.

Agenda Item 19 - Woodburn Remand Report
The commission will receive a status report and department recommendation to respond to the Court of Appeals’ final appellate judgment reversing and remanding the commission’s approval of the Woodburn’s urban growth boundary submittal.
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