Land Use Public Hearings

Public Hearings are conducted in a manner that allows the presentation of the staff report, testimony from the applicant, testimony from proponents, opponents and neutral parties, and comments from governmental bodies and agencies.  Any person giving testimony may request that the hearing be continued in order to address new evidence submitted.  Written testimony may be entered into the record prior to or during the public hearing and, if received at least seven days prior to the hearing date, will be included in the hearing packets. Please reference the file number in all correspondence. 

Staff Reports will be available for review seven days prior to the hearing date.  Copies of the Report, applicable sections of the Municipal Code, the application and other related documents can be reviewed at no charge at City Hall (980 Applegate Street, Philomath) or on the City’s website.  Personal copies may be obtained at City Hall for the nominal cost of making copies. 

Failure to raise an issue either in person or in writing by the close of the record or failure to provide sufficient specificity to afford the City the opportunity to respond to the issue may preclude appeal to the State Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) based on that issue.