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Joseph to consider low-income housing proposal

By Steve Tool

Wallowa County Chieftain

Published on February 13, 2018 3:52PM


Joseph is holding a quasi-judicial land use planning hearing at the Joseph Community Center 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. The meeting pertains to a request from Keith Wellens and Tyler Chrisman to change zoning from Residential 1 to Residential 2 on tax lot 400, near the intersection of Daggett Lane and Lake Street, presumably for the reason of building low-income housing.

The second request is from the Wallowa County Health Care District. The request pertains to lot 419, which is a lot that borders Daggett Lane and Hwy 82. The health care district is planning to build a clinic on the lot and wishes to change the location of the parking lot location from the back of the building to the front, which faces the highway.

The proposed ordinance that regulates the applications is available to view at Joseph City Hall, 210 N. Main St. A staff report will be available for seven days prior to the hearing and copies of the proposed ordinance and file info are available for purchase at city hall.

Statements or evidence concerning the ordinance must be raised in person or by letter to the council with ample time for the council to respond. Failure to do so negates appeals to Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals on the issue.

Submit written comments or testimony at the hearing or send it to the attention of the city administrator prior to the hearing. Call city hall at 541-432-3832 and cityofjosephoregon@gmail.com.



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