Notice is hereby given that beginning on February 13, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., the Board of Property Tax Appeals of the County of Jefferson, Oregon, will meet to:
    -Hear petitions for reduction of the real market, maximum assessed, specially assessed, or assessed value of property as of January 1, 2010, or as determined under ORS 308.146(5)(a), ORS 308.146(6)(a), or ORS 308.428.
    -Hear petitions for reduction of value corrected under ORS 311.208.
    -Hear petitions for waiver of penalties for late filing of real or personal property returns.
    Petitions must be filed with the clerk of the board or postmarked not later than January 3, 2012.
    The board will meet at the Jefferson County Courthouse Annex, 66 SE D Street, in the city of Madras.
    A schedule of hearings for those who request to be present will be posted 48 hours prior to the meeting(s) on the main bulletin board in the Jefferson County Annex.
    If you have requested to be present at the hearing you will be notified of the date, time, and place to appear. All other hearings will be scheduled as time allows. Contact the board of property tax appeals for further information.
    Executive sessions may be held during the session as authorized by ORS 192.660, to consider documents and information made confidential under ORS 308.290(10), ORS 308.411, and ORS 308.413.
    It shall be the duty of the persons interested to appear at the time and place appointed.
   Kathleen B. Marston, County Clerk
   Jefferson County, Oregon
   Dated at Madras, Oregon this 13th day of December, 2011.
   Publish December 14, 21, 28, 2011
    The Madras City Council will be conducting a public hearing on Tuesday, January 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the City of Madras Council Chambers located at 71 SE "D" Street Madras, Oregon. At this public hearing the City Council will receive comments from the public on text amendments proposed to the City of Madras Zoning Ordinances (# 723) relating to:
    File Number TA -11-1: 8-12 Sections 3.5.1(O)(5)(k) "Building and Sign Colors" (Commercial Zones) and 8-12 Sections 3.6 (E)(5)(i)(f) "Building and Sign Colors" (Industrial Zones)
    Any one wishing to present testimony, may do so in person at the public hearing, or submit written comments to the Community Development Department, 71 SE "D" Street, Madras, Oregon. Copies of the complete file to include the staff report will be available for review at City of Madras Community Development Department. Upon request, copies of the file can be purchased at a cost of $.25 per page.
    If you are unable to attend the hearing but would like to offer comments, you are encouraged to do so in writing prior the hearing. If you have any questions concerning this public hearing, you may contact the Planning Department at (541) 475-3388.
   Publish: December 21, 2011
   Jefferson County Fire District #1 will be holding an Executive Session Board Meeting Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at 12 Noon. 765 SE Adams Ave., Madras, OR.
   Publish: December 21, 2011
    The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of an ordinance entitled "IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING JEFFERSON COUNTY CODE CHAPTERS 12.03 ROAD ADDRESSING AND NAMING, 12.04 DEFINITIONS, 12.05 ADDRESS NUMBERING, 12.06 ROAD NAMING AND 12.07 VIOLATION AND INFRACTION AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY". The first reading of the ordinance will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 9:30 AM, in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room. This will be the time and place for all interested persons to appear and present testimony on the proposed ordinance. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for inspection at the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Office located at 66 SE "D" Street, Madras, Oregon.
   DATED this 15th day of December, 2011.
   Publish: December 21, 2011
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