Rivergrove Report - November 2017

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PLANNING COMMISSION AND CITY COUNCIL TOPICS

SURVEY RESULTS AVAILABLE — PROPOSED TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES ON CHILDS/PILKINGTON ROAD

Results from the Traffic Calming Survey distributed to all residents last month are available here. The majority of Rivergrove residents support the installation of traffic calming devices on local roads.

TYPE IV PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE FLOOD ORDINANCE TO ALLOW DOCKS

On Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Planning Commission Meeting and on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the City Council Meeting, the City of Rivergrove will hold a Type IV public hearing at 7 p.m. in the River Grove Elementary School library, 5850 McEwan Road, Lake Oswego, to consider an amendment to Ordinance 70-2001 Section IV Water Quality Resource Area to allow a dock as a conditional use in the Water Quality Resource Area, local file number 2017-01. The amendment also proposes dock construction standards in subsection G Development Standards. The amendment approval criteria and procedures followed will be pursuant to the Rivergrove Comprehensive Plan and the Rivergrove Land Development Ordinance sections 4.120 and 6.225-6.230 and 8.030-8.050.

The proposed amendment to the Flood Ordinance (Local file number 2017-01) can be downloaded from the Rivergrove website here. Copies of the amendments and the city staff report can also be obtained for a nominal fee by contacting the office staff at 503.639.6919, emailing info@cityofrivergrove.com or writing to City of Rivergrove, P.O. Box 1104, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. A copy can be viewed by appointment only at Rivergrove City Hall, 4924 Childs Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. Contact city staff to make an appointment. For additional information concerning the proposed amendments you may contact the city staff at 503.639.6919 or info@cityofrivergrove.com.

TYPE III PUBLIC HEARING FOR DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION AT 4620 DOGWOOD DRIVE

On Monday, November 6, the Planning Commission will hold a Type III public hearing for the application to build a single family home at 4620 Dogwood Drive, submitted by applicant Larry Todd of Maywood Homes (owner, Steve Edelman). Information about this application can be obtained by contacting the city at info@cityofrivergrove.com, by calling 503.639.6919 or by writing to the City at P.O. Box 1104, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. Electronic copies will be provided at no charge; there is a nominal fee for paper copies. Application materials can be viewed at City Hall by appointment, contact information above.

COMPLETENESS REVIEW FOR DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION AT 4640 DOGWOOD DRIVE

At the Monday, November 6, 2017 meeting, the Planning Commission will review for completeness the development application for a deck renovation and new patio in the floodplain at 4640 Dogwood Drive, submitted by Dan Kelley for owner Connie Dalton.

REVIEW OF RETROACTIVE TREE REMOVAL APPLICATION AT 6540 CHILDS ROAD

On Monday, November 6, 2017 the Planning Commission will review a retroactive Tree Removal Application for an apple tree with beaver damange in the floodplain at 6540 Childs Road, submitted by Steve Mason.

THANK YOU FORMER PLANNING COMMISSION VICE CHAIR CASEY CAMERON

The City wishes to thank Casey Cameron for serving on the all-volunteer Planning Commission since August 2015. Casey has contributed considerably at Planning Commission meetings helping reach decisions on a wide variety of development applications.  Thank you, Casey, for serving your city.

DECISIONS

  • The development permit application for a single family home at 4620 Dogwood Drive was deemed complete and approved.
  • The Planning Commission approved the Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan (Local file no. 2016-05) and a hearing has been set for December 11, 2017.
  • A retroactive Tree Removal Permit for a Douglas Fir in the floodplain at 4546 Dogwood Drive was approved.
  • Mayor Heather Kibbey proclaimed the City of Rivergrove will celebrate Arbor Day 2018 on April 27, 2018.

MAYOR'S MESSAGE

When you receive your property tax bill from the County shortly, you will notice that there is no City tax—one of the benefits of owning a home in Rivergrove. That is the reason why volunteers are such an important asset. Our newsletter is so full this month, so there is a tiny space allotted to the Mayor's Message. But I want to use it to thank all of our City volunteers—Councilors, Planning Commissioners, Tree Board and Transportation Committee members, and everyone who has devoted time or contributed money to help make Rivergrove a better place to live.

 
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