Buxton Fire Station open house Nov. 13 in Banks

Buxton – A neighborhood meeting is planned for Tuesday, November 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Banks Fire District, located at 13430 NW Main Street, to discuss the building of a new fire station in Buxton.

The site is on about five acres of land donated by the Hornshuh family in unincorporated Washington County along Highway 26 between Hornshuh Creek and Fisher Roads.

The goal of the meeting is to inform and encourage citizens to get involved early in the development process — this is step two of an eight step process that must be completed before construction can begin — so the Banks Fire District, NW Engineers and RSS Architecture can hear any concerns citizens may have.

The purpose of a neighborhood meeting is to provide a forum for the applicant, surrounding neighbors and interested members of the community participation organization to consider the proposed application before it is formally submitted to Washington County. The fire department will be required to take notes during the meeting and provide a record of the answers to citizen questions as part of its application with the county.

Neighbors will have the opportunity after the application has been submitted to express their concerns and ideas either during a public comment period or during a public hearing.  Notification of the public review time will be sent to property owners within 1,000 feet of the proposed development and as a courtesy to those who registered on the sign-in sheet at the Nov. 13 meeting.

To receive a free monthly community participation organization newsletter for your area sign up online at http://www.co.washington.or.us.cao.cpo/ or by calling 503-846-8761. Citizens can also visit the projects under review webpage at http://www.co.washington.or.us/LUT/Divisions/CurrentPlanning/Projects/projectsunderreview.cfm.

Daniel Pearson

Daniel Pearson holds a bachelors in journalism and an MBA in marketing. He’s a10-time, Oregon SPJ award-winning journalist, a two-time winner of an ADDY (advertising) for copywriting, and a one-time award winner for fiction for the NW Coastal Writer’s Series. Email: daniel@bankspost.com Twitter: @rosecitywriting