This webpage contains land use application materials proposing to amend the Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan to add an exception to Statewide Planning Goal 11 (Public Facilities and Services) to allow sewers in unincorporated southern Deschutes County; amend applicable Newberry Country Plan goals and policies regarding public facilities and groundwater; and add a Goal 11 map of affected tax lots.

LUBA Remand No. 2016-020

On November 1, 2016, the Land Use Board of Appeals remanded the Goal 11 Exception.  To view the remand document, please click the link above.

 

OVERVIEW

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), and Deschutes County have jointly prepared this land use application, File 247-15-000308-PA.  The land use application follows the unanimous recommendation of the DEQ Steering Committee in January 2013 to provide for a Goal 11 exception.

The materials include a burden of proof listing the approval criteria and findings of how they are met; a map of the proposed Goal 11 Exception Area; proposed amendments to the Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan and the Newberry Country: A Plan for Southern Deschutes County; various State and Federal fact sheets on nitrates and drinking water standards; report from the DEQ Steering Committee on South Deschutes/North Klamath County; a United States Geological Survey (USGS) report on nitrates in the La Pine area; and a traffic study related to the impacts of lots that could be developed if sewers are built.  (File 247-15-000308-PA only allows for the options of sewers; no sewers are required.) 

 

PREVIOUS MEETINGS/PUBLIC HEARINGS

March 1, 2016  Central Oregon LandWatch filed a Notice of Intent to Appeal the County's approval of the Goal 11 Exception for southern Deschutes County with the State of Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals. 

February 10, 2016  The Deschutes County Board of County Commissioners held the second reading of Ordinance 2016-007 to approve a Goal 11 exception to allow sewers in unincorporated lands in southern Deschutes County.  Ordinance 2016-007 will take effect on May 10, 2016, unless appealed.  The appeal period ends on March 2, 2016.

January 27, 2016  The Deschutes County Board of County Commissioners deliberated and held the first reading of Ordinance 2016-007 to approve a Goal 11 exception to allow sewers in unincorporated lands in southern Deschutes County.

November 23, 2015  The Deschutes County Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing on Ordinance 2015-007, which would amend the Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan to add an exception to Goal 11 to allow sewers in unincorporated lands in southern Deschutes County;  amend language to Newberry Country Plan to prevent upzoning;  and add a Goal 11 map indicating affected tax lots, at 10:30 a.m. in the Barnes and Sawyer rooms, Deschutes Services Building, 1300 NW Wall Street, Bend.

October 28, 2015  The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing, at 6 p.m. in the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center (SHARC) at 57250 Overlook Road, Sunriver, to take testimony on proposed plan amendment.  The notice of this public hearing is attached below.  

October 7, 2015  The Deschutes County Board of County Commissioners conducted a work session to discuss the proposal with staff and prepare for the upcoming public hearing on October 28, 2015.  The staff memo to the Board of County Commissioners is attached below. 

September 10, 2015  The Deschutes County Planning Commission deliberated on the proposed amendments and recommended approval.  This recommendation is forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration.

July 23 and August 13, 2015  The Deschutes County Planning Commission held public hearings on the proposed Goal 11 exception in La Pine and in Bend. 

 

STAFF CONTACT

Deschutes County Planning Division
Peter Russell
Email: Peter.Russell@deschtues.org
Telephone: 541-383-6718 

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Robert Baggett​
Email: Baggett.Robert@deq.state.or.us
Telephone: 541-633-2036