| Apr 10 2008 -- Jun 10 2008 Nantucket Shores Update|
|The Nantucket Shores subdivision in Tillamook County, just north of Pacific City, is moving ahead in a piecemeal fashion. Phase 2, for 53 lots, was given the plat approval extension to September 2009 by the Board of Commissioners that the owners received from the Tillamook County Planning Commission in October 2007. |
The Board approved the extension at the hearing on an Oregon Shores appeal in January 2008. Oregon Shores decided not to appeal the approval to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) because the county ordinance on plat approvals and extensions is so vague it was unclear whether the case would win. However, Nantucket Shores is currently working with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on the community septic system for Phase 2.
DEQ is working on the draft permit, which will increase the existing community septic system for 25 houses to handle the 53 houses of Phase 2. This draft permit will be sent out for public review because it is so large — it will handle more than 20,000 gallons/day of effluent. Once it is drafted, the permit goes out to the applicant for a 14-day review.
After that, it will go out for a 30-day public review. After the public review, DEQ will review the comments, and make any necessary changes before issuing the final permit. We will scrutinize the draft DEQ permit carefully when it is made available to the public, as it proposes a greatly expanded system in a dangerous slide area.
The hearing before the Tillamook County Planning Commission for approval of Phase 3 took place on April 10, 2008. Currently we are waiting for the findings of law that will finalize that decision by the county.
12/1/2007 — Nantucket Shores set to begin in earnest
| Dec 1 2007 -- Feb 1 2008 Nantucket Shores set to begin in earnest|
Just south of the Beltz Farm property at Sand Lake estuary in Tillamook County is the small development known as Nantucket Shores. But it is small only because there have been years of appeals and controversy. Phase One of this development is completely permitted, though only four or five houses have been built out of twenty-five lots available. But Phase Two is a very different proposition. ...