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        Oregon City Council on Monday will conduct a public hearing for a zoning change request at 647 N. Stadium Road for the purpose of raising livestock.

        The meeting will be held at 8 p.m. in council chambers at 5330 Seaman Road.

        The zoning change is for a Special Use in an R-1 Low Density Residential zoned district.

        James Gilmore, Oregon’s building & zoning commissioner, said at a recent Planning Commission meeting that the zoning change is being sought for the purpose or raising seven chickens. He said the property is in an R-1 District, which has low density and large lots. It appears that R-1 surrounds the whole property. There have been similar requests in the past.

        The applicant/owner of the property is Joseph Hemminger. He said he is seeking the zoning change due to a noise complaint about a rooster that was once on the property. He said when he bought the house four months ago, he had assumed that poultry of any kind would be permitted on the property because there was a courier pigeon coop already there. He didn’t look into whether he needed a permit, he added, and brought the chickens he had already owned to the property.

        The Oregon Planning Commission recently reviewed the request for a Special Use permit in an A-1 Agricultural zoned district at 6733 Seaman Road for the purpose of operating a kennel with seven dogs.

        The matter was deferred to a future planning commission meeting following a discussion on the issue.

        The applicants/owners are Walter and Yvonne DuPont. A kennel is generally not a permitted use in an agricultural district, according to James Gilmore, the city’s building & zoning commissioner.

        In 2001, the city passed an ordinance that permitted only three dogs per household. The reason for the ordinance was because there were constant complaints from neighbors about noise and odor of households with multiple dogs, according to Mayor Mike Seferian, who has a seat on the five-member planning commission.

        The board of trustees of the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District has set a special meeting for noon on Nov. 25 to review a resume and approve a contract for an outside investigator. The meeting is being held at the district headquarters, 3155 N. Genoa-Clay Center Rd.

        The board may hold part of the meeting in executive session.


        WBGU-TV is moving its broadcast frequency beginning at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27.

        Viewers who watch using an over-the-air antenna must rescan their TVs to continue accessing the station. Previously, the station had indicated that it would be moving its channel number, however, it still will appear as Channel 27.

       Representatives from six businesses and organizations will provide testimony Nov. 26 before the Toward a Cleaner Lake Erie Working Group Committee of the Ohio legislature.

        The committee is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. in the hearing room of the Senate Finance Committee.

        Representatives from the Lake Erie Foundation, Watershed Demonstration Farms Network and Scotts Miracle-Gro have been invited to provide testimony along with Michael Graham, a partner with Harmony Soil, LLC, Joe Greco, president of BEG Group and Watershed Demonstration Farms Network.



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