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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Scio Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 as part of the regularly scheduled meeting that begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Scio City Hall, 38957 NW 1st Avenue in Scio to consider the following proposal:File 2019-03 - Comprehensive Plan Map & Zone Change 38848 S Highway 226 in ScioThe applicant, Hix-Snedeker Development, LLC., proposed to amend the Scio Comprehensive Plan Map and Zoning Map to re-designate and rezone a 1.34-acre parcel at 38848 S Highway 226 in Scio from an Industrial to Commercial plan designation and from a light industrial (LI) zone to a Commercial (C-1) zone. The applicants proposed to construct a 9,100 s.f. commercial retail building on the site for a Dollar General, general merchandise retail store. The property has a manufactured home on the site. The proposal must comply with the standards and criteria for a comprehensive plan map amendment and zone change. Linn County Assessor’s Map: 10S 01W Section 18D, Tax Lot 00101.The decision criteria which apply to the application is found in the statewide planning goals and guidelines, Chapters 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12 of the Scio Comprehensive Plan,Section 7, Ordinance 496 and Article 10, Ordinance 561. The Scio Comprehensive Plan and ordinances can be viewed at the City of Scio website: http://ci.scio.or.usThe application, the decision criteria and staff report will be available at City Hall on June 21, 2019. Any persion wishing to provide testimony must address the decision criteria. Failure to raise an issue precludes appeal and failure to specify to which criterion the comment is directed precludes appeal based on that criterion. Written testimony may be submitted at City Hall prior to the Planning Commission meeting or may be submitted at the public hearing.After the close of the public hearings the Scio Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council on the proposal. The City Council will hold an additional public hearing to consider the proposal and make a final decision on the application.If you have questions related to the application, call City Hall at (503)394-3342.Maps
Planning Commission Position Open
The City of Scio is currently seeking volunteers who live within the city limits to serve on the Scio Planning Commission. The planning commission actively serves the city by making land use recommendations/decisions for the city depending on the complexity of the application before them. The time commitment involved can range from 1 to 4 hours per month. If you are interested in planning for the future of Scio, please consider volunteering your time. - Application
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City of Scio
Incorporated in 1866.
Population:920County:LinnLocation:44°42′13″N 122°51′0″WElevation:317 feet Area Code:(503)Zip Code:97374Time Zone:Pacific