Postponed City Council Hearing:
Riparian Ordinance scheduled for December 10, 2018
Rescheduled for January 14th, 2019
At its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, on November 6th, 2018, the City of Brookings Planning Commission held a public hearing for a proposed ordinance to amend the City of Brookings Land Development Code to add a chapter establishing and addressing riparian areas in the City, consistent with Oregon Administrative Rules and Statewide Planning Goal 5.
The Planning Commission recommended, to the Brookings City Council, approval of the ordinance. The Commission also recommended that, in the interim, staff work with the Department of Oregon Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) to investigate questions raised about specific riparian reaches, including updated assessment of fish-bearing status (the key determinant of the City’s “Riparian Corridors”).
At the November 6th, 2018 meeting, the City Council hearing for the ordinance was announced as December 10th, 2018 (the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting).
ODFW and ODF have been unable to complete the site visits requested by the Planning Commission. For this reason the City Council hearing has been postponed to the regularly scheduled Brookings City Council meeting in January, 2019 (January 14th) at its regular location (City Council Chambers).
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