Identifying natural resources will take longer than expected.Byline: City Beat / Springfield By Matt Cooper Matt Cooper may refer to:
Identifying the city's natural resources is proving to be a tricky undertaking, and one that will take longer than hoped.
The city must develop an inventory of land with environmental value that should be protected, and then get it approved by the state. Property owners and developers, including the Lane County Home Builders, are watching closely, because they don't want restrictions that hamstring the ability to build.
City staff wanted to wrap things up by the end of June, but the planning commission Noun 1. planning commission - a commission delegated to propose plans for future activities and developments
commission, committee - a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle has raised a number of questions about the method the city will use to identify natural-resource land, planner Mark Metzger said.
The commission won't review the matter again until July 15, and the council will take it up in September, he said. A public hearing will be held May 19, but only to inform people of the new time line, not to take testimony, Metzger added.
Meanwhile, city staff must reconcile the commission's recommendations for how to build the inventory with those of the council.
At issue is what criteria to use, Metzger said.
There are two options: the "standard" process, which gives jurisdictions the flexibility to identify their own natural resources but requires them to conduct an exhaustive analysis of the consequences of development; and the "safe harbor Safe Harbor
1. A legal provision to reduce or eliminate liability as long as good faith is demonstrated.
2. A form of shark repellent implemented by a target company acquiring a business that is so poorly regulated that the target itself is less attractive. " process, which skips the analysis but requires the jurisdiction to adopt the state's protection measures.
Residents along a hazardous stretch of South 42nd Street may one day get some help.
City staff on Monday will ask the City Council to consider assuming jurisdiction of the roadway from Main Street to Jasper Road, freeing the Oregon Department of Transportation from maintaining the road.
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ODOT Oklahoma Department of Transportation would contribute $4.1 million for sidewalks, bike lanes bike lane n → carril m de bicicleta; carril m bici
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bike lane , lighting and a traffic signal, which would greatly improve safety, residents say.
Last year, a boy was killed on that stretch of the road when his bicycle was struck by a truck.
The city's own street fund is running on empty, but city staff say the road could be upgraded and maintained for quite a while with ODOT's money, Transportation Manager Nick Arnis said.
The City Council hasn't decided whether the city should take over the roadway, but they'll give city staff feedback Monday, Arnis added. He hopes to have a decision from the council by mid-June.
Rockin' on the river
Stop me if you've heard this one: A Bishop, a Coup DeVille and an Average White Band are playing in a park ...
OK, so it's no joke - the lineup is set for Springfield's Fourth of July Fourth of July, Independence Day, or July Fourth, U.S. holiday, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Celebration of it began during the American Revolution. "Rockin' on the River" party, and it includes not just the funky soul of the Average White Band, but oldies Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the '50s, '60s and '70s.
Oldies are typically from R&B, pop and rock music genres. group Coup DeVille and blues great Elvin Bishop Elvin Bishop (born October 21 1942, in Glendale, California) is an American blues and rock and roll musician and guitar player.
Bishop grew up on an Iowa farm. His family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he was ten. There, he attended Will Rogers High School. .
The party starts at 5 p.m. at downtown's Island Park with a band called Papa Oom, then Coup DeVille at 6 p.m., Bishop at 7 p.m. and Average White Band at 8 p.m.
The music will break temporarily at 9:15 p.m. for a fireworks fireworks: see pyrotechnics.
Explosives or combustibles used for display. Of ancient Chinese origin, fireworks evidently developed out of military rockets and explosive missiles and accompanied the spread of military explosives westward to display exploding in waves of red, white and blue.
Tickets will be available at Willamalane Park & Recreation District facilities beginning May 23. Advance tickets are $15 for adults ($20 at the gate); kids 5 to 12 pay $5, and kids under 3 enter for free.
The event is hosted by the recreation district, the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and the Springfield Filbert filbert: see hazel.
Any of about 15 species of deciduous trees and shrubs that make up the genus Corylus, in the birch family, native to the northern temperate zone; also, the edible nuts they produce. Festival. Call 736-4044 for more information.
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