Land use items top council agenda | Local

The Corvallis City Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday at the downtown fire station, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., with two high-visibility land-use cases on the agenda.

First, councilors will deliberate on an appeal by developers who own property in the Timberhill area who want a planned development overlay removed from their 200-plus acres of land. Councilors held a public hearing on the issue Sept. 5 and held the record open an additional week. The public hearing portion of the hearing is now closed and no public testimony will be taken.

The second land-use case will be heard at a 7:30 p.m. public hearing. Neighbors and the homeowners association at the adjacent Suncrest subdividion are appealing an Aug. 16 Planning Commission decision to approve the Ponderosa Ridge subdivision, a development that would put approximately 275 single-family homes and duplexes on acreage off of Northwest Ponderosa Avenue and Walnut Boulevard.

Councilors also have scheduled two executive sessions, one at 5:15 p.m. to evaluate Municipal Judge Chris Dunfield and the second following the regular meeting to evaluate the city attorney’s office.

In other public meetings:

Tuesday

• The Benton County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session at 9 a.m. in the county boardrooms, 205 NW Fifth St., Corvallis. The agenda includes an economic development report from the city of Corvallis, updates on the Benton County Historical Society and veterans’ services, and a discussion of 2018 environmental health fees.

• The Benton County Board of Commissioners will meet at noon in the county boardrooms, 205 NW Fifth St., Corvallis, to vote on a new contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

• The Philomath parks advisory board meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 980 Applegate St.

• The Adair Village City Council meets…

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