The Philomath Planning Commission will hold two public hearings on Monday during its regular meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Philomath City Hall.

One of the hearings involves an application by the owner of the historic house located on the corner of North Eighth Street and College Street. The structure, known as George W. Bethers house, was built circa 1873 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

The owner wants to place the garage five feet from the public right of way instead of the required 15 feet so its location would correspond to the historical accuracy of the property. 

The other public hearing involves an appeal of a January decision related to the approval of a lot partition located on the northeast corner of North 12th Street and Lincoln Street. The appeal has to do with a condition of approval that requires the property owner to pave all portions of Lincoln Street that lead to a driveway on the to-be-developed lot.

Also on the agenda, the commission will continue its discussion on proposed chapter code changes related to notification requirements for various local developments.

For those not attending in person at City Hall, the joint meeting and open session portion of the City Council meeting will be livestreamed on the city’s YouTube channel.

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