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City of Talent Oregon / Commissions & Committees / Planning Commission

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is made up of 7 commissioners each serving a 4-year term.

The Commission is responsible for community planning and development review related to all land use issues as specified in City Codes and State law. They meets once a month or more as needed. Members participate in the development of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Land Division Codes.  Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., and, if needed, the 2nd Tuesday. (See current packet.)

Electronic Meeting Participation Information
Anyone wishing to provide public comment on non-agenda items or testimony related to agenda item can submit comments via e-mail to publictestimony@cityoftalent.org with the subject line “Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items”  or “Agenda Item (item number)” by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday prior to the meeting.  Written comment or testimony received by this deadline will be available for Commissioners to review before the hearing and will be included in the meeting record.   Oral testimony will only be taken during the meeting if you have pre-registered.  To pre-register, email your request to publictestimony@cityoftalent.org with the subject line “Request for Oral Comment/Testimony” by 4:00 p.m. the date of the hearing.  If you would like to provide visual information to supplement oral testimony, you must provide visual testimony with the request for oral comment/testimony.  Visual testimony provided via email must be in PDF, JPG or PowerPoint format and must be received prior to 4:00 p.m the date of the hearing.  When an opportunity for applicant rebuttal is allowed as part of the hearing procedures, the applicant may provide rebuttal via email prior to the close of the hearing.  Late submittals (not including applicant rebuttal) will not be accepted.  You must include your name and residential address for the record.

Alternatively, for those that do not have access to email, printed written or visual information on public comment on agenda or non-agenda items can be submitted to the Community Development Department using the utility payment drop box located at the front of Talent City Hall, 110 E. Main Street or via US mail.  Written correspondence or visual information provided as a supplement to oral comment/testimony placed in the drop box or sent via US Mail, must be received by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday prior to the meeting to be included in the meeting record.  

Meetings: 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. - Town Hall (206 E. Main Street)

Contact: Commission Chair Derek Volkart, planningcommission@cityoftalent.org
Planning Commission Enacting Ordinance
# 16-929-O

Planning Commission Bylaws (effective 8/24/2017)

Length of Term
Every 4th Tuesday
4 years

Email Address
Term Begin
Term End
Derek Volkart   Commission Chair   01/01/2021   12/31/2025  


Agenda & Minutes  
Regular Planning Commission Meeting - Dec 26
Regular Planning Commission Meeting - Nov 28
Regular Planning Commission Meeting - Nov 28
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