First order of business was installing two new Commissioners, Dan Gonsalves and Tina Ross, along with incumbent Commissioner Shirley Janssen. City Administrator Charlie Hill, read the Oath of Office and swore them in. Commissioner Herman Fanger was absent due to a medical emergency.
After calling the meeting to order and flag salute, a statement was read by Chairman James Edwards:
“Since it’s the start of a new year and we have new challenges and new members for the Planning Commission, I thought it appropriate as chairman to make a reminder statement as to our purpose as a Planning Commission. Our main focus is on land use within the City of Lakeside, to make quality decisions on land use issues that best reflect community priorities and needs, in the present and in the future.
For us to be successful, we must consider these values:
- Use a rational process, which the planning process is.
- Use facts as the basis for all decisions, never allow personal opinions, experiences, or feelings to influence our decisions. Ultimately, our ordinances will be the determining factor in our decision making.
- Create a common understanding of what the community needs versus what individuals may need.
- Believe in the importance of involving people in a complex process that balances all interests.
- Consider all alternatives.
- Prepare a program to take action.
- Be sure all decisions we make are defendable to the community and to a court of law.
During my short time on this commission, I believe we have met these goals very well as a group of volunteer citizens working together, and I’m confident we can continue to do so. It’s been a pleasure working with this group during the last year, and I’m looking forward to the new year.”
A letter of resignation from Joan Anderson was read, and a motion was made by the Commission to accept her resignation.
Hearing date for conditional use permit
Item two was to set a hearing date for a conditional use permit application submitted by Dennis King and Dorla Guin. The Public Hearing for that permit is set for February 2, at 7 p m.
An additional workshop was set for the Planning Commission to review the Lakeside Comprehensive Plan update, which will be held on January 19, at 12 p m.
Admisitrator Charlie Hill, stated she will post the position for the vacant seat created by Joan Anderson’s resignation. It was decided to leave it posted until filled. Find the public notice below
Meeting was adjourned
Submitted by Planning Commission Chairman James Edwards, w photo
Left to right: Rudy Sherych, Shirley Jannsen, James Edwards, Tina Ross, Dan Gonsalves, with Administrator Charlie Hill, doing the swearing in.
Notice of Open Position on Lakeside Planning Commission
The Lakeside Planning Commission has a position to fill for the remainder of a term that will expire 12-31-12.
The Planning Commission holds two regularly scheduled meetings per month at Lakeside City Hall. The regular Planning Commission Meeting, on the first Thursday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. and a Planning Workshop, at 3:00 p.m., on the last Thursday of the month.
Persons interested in being considered for the vacancy must reside in the City of Lakeside. An application may be downloaded from the city website at cityoflakeside.org or you may pick one up at city hall located at 915 N. Lake Road, or call 541 759-3011 to have one mailed to you. You may then mail the completed application to City Hall P.O. Box L, Lakeside, OR 97449, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or return it to Lakeside City Hall, 915 North Lake Road, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Interested persons who will be applying are encouraged to attend the Planning Workshop at Lakeside City Hall at 3:00 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. Any questions, please contact Charlie Hill, City Administrator, 541 759-3011. Closing Date Open until filled
Posted January 6, 2012