Per an update provided by Lisa Phipps at the June ONA meeting, Tillamook County Community Development officials met with recently Green Crow representatives and were advised by the applicant that they intended to move forward on their application (please see Mine Zone for details). An Oceanside Neighborhood Association (ONA) subcommittee has idled its engines whilst waiting for the materials anticipated to complete the application which, if approved by county and state agencies, would expand and add commercial aggregate mining activities including blasting, excavating and grinding. Also of concern; a potential increase in truck traffic over roads already in dire condition such as Cape Meares Loop Road between Oceanside and Cape Meares and other issues impacting those communities, Netarts, and the surrounding environment.
The county said it anticipates a completed application in the July/August timeframe, putting the application in front of the Planning Commission in September/October of 2007.
The ONA Subcommittee created to study the Green Crow Application will move forward on reviewing the final and complete application and consider an updated recommendation to the ONA Chair and membership. If you are interested in more information about that subcommittee you may contact Steve Macartney at 503.842.1800.