County considers quarry expansion

By on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

PENDLETON – The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners holds a public hearing at its meeting at 9 this morning (Wednesday) to expand the Scheuning aggregate quarry near Westgate by 25.8 acres. The board will also consider making repairs to the emergency management trailer and begin the discussion of setting up a charter review committee.

Jim Hatley has applied for the Rosemary Scheuning Estate to add the acreage to the quarry from a 151.4-acre site. The land in question is north of Westgate about 500 feet east of Old Airport Road. The property is zoned for exclusive farm use. The county planning commission has recommended the comprehensive plan be amended to allow the expansion.

The board will also consider making needed repairs to the trailer operated by the Emergency Management Office. The office held up on making the repair until this new fiscal year. The low bidder is Drakes RV, and the cost is estimated to be $5,484.07.

The Umatilla County Charter requires a charter review committee be established every four years. The last review began in 2018 and ended in 2019. The item is on the agenda for the board to discuss how it wants to proceed with the required review on the horizon.

The meeting is in Room 130 of the Umatilla County Courthouse in Pendleton.