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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Water line extension to annexed property on council’s meeting agenda

The Philomath City Council during a meeting on Monday plans to discuss specifics of a 300-foot water line extension to the Northernwood LLC property, which was earlier this year annexed into the city. The council will need to decide if the city should apply for a Special Public Works Fund job creation grant through Business Oregon.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday and councilors will meet virtually through Zoom. The public can watch a live stream of the meeting on the city’s Facebook page and follow along by reading the meeting agenda and packet.

Northernwood had approached the city with a request to help fund the public water line that will run through its property. The project has been estimated to cost $296,326 with $110,288 of that amount already paid for by Northernwood for wetland mitigation. The remaining $186,038 would be eligible for the grant because of the estimated 151 jobs that would be retained or created by 2025, according to staff notes from the city manager’s office. When finished, the city would own and maintain the line.

Northernwood wants to build a multi-phase, 10-building industrial site on the property, which is located west of North 19th Street.

Also at the meeting, the council is scheduled to hold public hearings on two municipal code amendments — one involving landscaping, fences and hedges and another related to industrial zone building standards.

For those who want to sign up to speak at the meeting, contact the city recorder’s office before 4 p.m. Monday (541-929-6148 or [email protected]). All options for commenting are listed at the bottom of the first page on the agenda.


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