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Cleveland St North to Sloan’s Way # s22-002, curb, gutter, sidewalk. See ad for details

Due June 18 at 2PM.

Pre-Construction Walkthrough Wednesday, June 5, 10 AM, Shady Cove City Hall

Details – Cleveland St project

S22-002 Cleveland SCA North Plans_PUBLIC COPY

 

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Join the Conversation about the Upper Rogue River! May 30, 6-9 PM, School Gym

Join the Conversation about the Upper Rogue River!

Join the Conversation about the Upper Rogue River!

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May Primary Elections - Mail-in, Drop-off procedure

May Primary Elections – Mail-in, Drop-off procedure

PRESS RELEASE

From the Jackson County Elections Office

Vote by Mail Ballots Delivered

Ballots for the May 21, 2024, Presidential Primary Election will be delivered to the USPS processing facility on Thursday, May 2, 2024.  Please allow time for your ballot to be delivered and as early as the weekend after being processed.  If you do not receive a ballot by Friday, May 10, 2024, and you are a registered voter, contact the elections office at 541-774-6148 to ask for a replacement ballot. Once a new ballot has been issued your originally ballot materials will be inactivated.

Ballots in Oregon will be sent to voters with a prepaid postage return envelope and the Post Office will charge the State of Oregon for each ballot sent back to an Elections Official. Only those ballots sent back through the mail will be charged to the State.

Postmarks Count!  Ballots received from the USPS after election day will be accepted if they are postmarked on or before election day May 21, 2024 and received by the 7th day after the election. If you plan to use an Official Ballot Drop Box, your ballot must be deposited in a box not later than 8pm, May 21, 2024.

The optional secrecy sleeve is no longer included with your ballot packet due to the ballot

return envelope being enhanced with a printed security weave on the inside that protects the

privacy of your ballot. Your privacy and the secrecy of your vote has always been and will

continue to be protected throughout the ballot counting process.

.Official Drop Site Locations

 Drop site locations will officially open Monday, May 6, 2024 for the May 21, 2024, Presidential Primary Election.  Voters may drop their ballots off at the following locations:

Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland OR 97520 (24-Hour) off Gresham Street

Central Point Library, 116 S. 3rd St. Central Point OR 97502 (24-Hour)

Eagle Point Library, 239 W. Main St. Eagle Point OR 97524 (24- Hour)

Phoenix Library, 510 W. 1st St. Phoenix OR 97535 (24-Hour)

Rogue River Library, 412 E. Main St. Rogue River OR 97537 (24-Hour)

Jackson County Elections, 1101 West Main Street, Medford OR 97501 (24-Hour, drive-up and walk-up boxes)

Jackson County Elections- Main Office, 1101 West Main Street, Suite 201 Medford OR 97501 Open Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM. Election day May 21, 2024 7:00 AM-8:00 PM.

All drop sites are open until 8:00 p.m. election day!

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Got Limbs? Wildfire Fuels Drop-Off starting Monday, April 1 at Public Works Shop

Got Limbs? Wildfire Fuels Drop-Off starting Monday, April 1, at Public Works Shop

Limb-Drop-Off-Flyer-2024

STARTING MONDAY, APRIL 1!

Bring your Tree Limbs and Brush (no leaves) to the    Shady Cove Public Works Building. We will accept  tree limbs and branches only. * NO STUMPS! No garbage, leaves or other yard debris will be accepted.

The City will have a designated trailer parked in front of the building. PLEASE DO NOT OVERFILL THE TRAILER. IF THE TRAILER IS NOT THERE WHILE WE EMPTY IT, PLEASE DO NOT DUMP LIMBS.

WILDFIRE FUELS DROP OFF!

LIMB DROP OFF SITE:

Shady Cove Public Works Building 1008 Celtic Circle

Shady Cove, OR 97539

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Shady Cove Picks New Logo

Shady Cove Picks New Logo

After 7 weeks of hard work, students from Southern Oregon University Emerging Media & Digital Arts program created 18 candidate logo designs for Shady Cove.  On Feb 26 and 28, Each student presented his/her design to a 7-member Shady Cove judging team that then selected 4 finalists (a very difficult task given that all samples were fantastic).  On March 7th, Council considered these 4 finalists and Julia Jackson’s design (shown below) that will spearhead the Shady Cove branding effort.

A big thanks to those 18 talented students who put their heart and soul into this work for Shady Cove.   May your work shine throughout the Rogue Valley and beyond.

Congratulations to Julia Jackson, a Shady Cove resident!

Shady Cove Picks New Logo

Shady Cove Picks New Logo

Shady Cove Picks New Logo

Shady Cove Picks New Logo

Shady Cove Picks New Logo

Shady Cove Picks New Logo

D Julia Jackson Logo Powerpoint

Shady Cove Picks New Logo

 

 

 

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Shady Cove to Receive $1,500,000 from State Legislature for Water System Development

Shady Cove to Receive $1,500,000 from State Legislature for Water System Development

Thank you to the State of Oregon, Representative Emily McIntire, House District 56, and the other Southern Oregon State Representatives and Senators that supported and recognized the need of the City of Shady Cove to begin the process of successfully securing and providing  vital water resource to all of our residents for generations to come.  This is one step forward for Shady Cove and the other cities that benefited by the hard work of these elected officials allowing for a better future for all of the Upper Rogue Region.

Jon Ball

Mayor of Shady Cove

 

 

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Shady Cove Logo Finalists

SHADY COVE LOGO FINALISTS

After 7 weeks of hard work, students from Southern Oregon University Emerging Media & Digital Arts program created 18 candidate logo designs for Shady Cove.  On Feb 26 and 28, Each student presented his/her design to a 7-member Shady Cove judging team that then selected the 4 finalists shown below (a very difficult task given that all samples were fantastic).  On March 7th, Council will consider these 4 finalists and select the design that will spearhead the Shady Cove branding effort.  If you have a favorite, please email your choice to no later than March 6.

A big thanks to those 18 talented students who put their heart and soul into this work for Shady Cove.   May your work shine throughout the Rogue Valley and beyond.

Shady Cove Logo Finalists

Shady Cove Logo Finalists

Shady Cove Logo Finalists

Shady Cove Logo Finalists

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'Tis the Season, for Potholes

‘Tis the Season, for Potholes

The City is trying to handle numerous streets with potholes due to the rainy season and freezing temps followed by warmer weather.

Please remember there is only 1 (one) Public Works person in the City.  Thank you to Spencer and also one of our Citizens of the Year Bob Wade for volunteering to do some very hard work.

Most other agencies are also as busy such as Jackson County and ODOT as we have tried to contract with them.

We will be doing more roadwork as it gets warmer.

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'Tis the Season, for Potholes

 

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City Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was a Huge Success!

The City showed its appreciation for all of its volunteers Friday night at Mac’s Diner.

Awards were given out to two people recognizing them as Citizens of the Year.  Mary Pulcini and Bob Wade received the awards.  Mayor Ball gave out two awards as some years none were given. Bullee Dog Signs received an award for Business of the Year.

In addition to Mayor and Council, notable dignitaries such as Sheriff Sickler, County Commissioner Roberts, and State Representative Emily Mcintire attended the dinner to congratulate everyone.

Heather, the owner of Mac’s Diner, and the staff of the restaurant, put together an great feast.

If you’ve been here for years, you may know, but to the surprise of many, there is an inground pool there.

City Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was a Huge Success!

City Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was a Huge Success!

City Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was a Huge Success!

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Got Sand?

Got Sand?

If needed in cases of possible flooding, the City has sand and sandbags available at our shop at 1008 Celtic Circle behind the school.

You will need to take an empty bag and fill it utilizing the cone as pictured here.

(Please bring your own shovel)

Got Sand?

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Ordinance #307 – Regulating Fences

City of Shady Cove

Ordinance No. 307

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SHADY COVE AMENDING THE SHADY COVE CODE OF ORDINANCES, INCLUDING ORDINANCES 225, 259, and 286, FENCING REGULATIONS IN RESIDENTIAL AND GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS.

Whereas, The City Council of the City of Shady Cove desires to update the conditions set forth for fencing; and

Whereas, The City Council of the City of Shady Cove desires to remove obsolete, redundant, and generally update the Planning Code;

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SHADY COVE ORDAINS THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS:

 Exhibit A details the changes to Ordinances 259, 286 and 225 to incorporate standardized fencing heights plus barbed wire and electric fencing regulations within the City of Shady Cove Flood Hazard Reduction and Zoning municipal code.

EXHIBIT A

The following modifications are to be made to Ordinances 259 and 286:

  1. PROVISIONS FOR FLOOD HAZARD REDUCTION; FENCES AND WALLS; . . . evaluation criteria list: [Ref. 151.054, Add as (A)-(4)]

ADD:

(4) Electronically-charged fences are prohibited.

 

The following modifications are to be made to Ordinance 225:

  1. Ord 225, Exhibit A, Section 7.4-D (LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, R-1; PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS; Fences, Walls, and Hedges):

[Ref. 154.038, (D)]

CHANGE:

 

  1. Fences, Walls, and Hedges: Any fence, wall, hedge, or other screen planting shall not exceed a height of neither three feet above grade within any front yard setback area, nor six feet above grade within any side or rear yard areas. Open mesh deer fencing may exceed the height restrictions noted

 

TO:

 

  1. Fences, Walls, and Hedges:

 

  1. Fences and walls are a type of development and require a permit.

 

  1. Any fence, wall, hedge, or other screen planting shall not exceed a height of neither three feet above grade within any front yard setback area, nor six feet above grade within any other yard area. Open mesh deer fencing may not exceed 8 feet above grade.

 

  1. Barbed wire. It is unlawful for any person to erect or maintain within the city any fence constructed in whole or in part of barbed wire, razor wire, concertina wire or other similar wire (hereafter referred to as barbed wire) except as indicated below.

 

  1. Barbed wire is not allowed, except for security fence around construction building materials, and then only by approval of a conditional use permit by the Planning Commission.

 

  1. Electric fences. Electronically-charged fences are prohibited.

 

 

  • Ord 225, Exhibit A, Section 8.4-C (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, R-2; PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS; Fences, Walls, Hedges):

 

NO CHANGES:  This section references Zone R-1.

 

  1. Ord 225, Exhibit A, the second Section 9.3 (HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, R-3; PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS):

[Ref. 154.068, Add as (E)]

 

ADD:

 

  1. Fences, Walls, and Hedges:

 

  1. Fences and walls are a type of development and require a permit.

 

  1. Any fence, wall, hedge, or other screen planting shall not exceed a height of neither three feet above grade within any front yard setback area, nor six feet above grade within any other yard area. The Planning Commission may approve a variance to the height requirement for reasons of security or visual screening, to a maximum height of ten feet.

 

  1. Barbed wire. It is unlawful for any person to erect or maintain within the city any fence constructed in whole or in part of barbed wire, razor wire, concertina wire or other similar wire (hereafter referred to as barbed wire) except as indicated below.

 

  1. Barbed wire is not allowed, except for security fence around construction building materials, and then only by approval of a conditional use permit by the Planning Commission.

 

  1. Electric fences. Electronically-charged fences are prohibited.

 

  1. Ord 225, Exhibit A, Section 12.6 (GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, G-C; Fences, Walls, Hedges): [Ref. 154.085, Change (A), Add (D), (E)) & (F)]

 

CHANGE:

 

  1. All fences, walls, or hedges placed within ten feet of any property line shall be limited in height to six feet, with the exception of trees. The Planning Commission may approve a variance to the height requirement for reasons of security or visual screening, to a maximum height of ten feet.

TO:

  1. All fences, walls, or hedges shall be limited in height to six feet, with the exception of trees. The Planning Commission may approve a variance to the height requirement for reasons of security or visual screening, to a maximum height of ten feet.

 

ADD:

 

  1. Fences and walls are a type of development and require a permit.

 

  1. Barbed wire. It is unlawful for any person to erect or maintain within the city any fence constructed in whole or in part of barbed wire, razor wire, concertina wire or other similar wire (hereafter referred to as barbed wire) except as indicated below.

 

  1. Barbed wire is not allowed, except for security purposes, and then only by approval of a conditional use permit by the Planning Commission. Conditional use permits will not be issued for barbed wire in areas accessible to the public during normal business hours.

 

  1. Electric fences. Electronically-charged fences are prohibited, except as allowed by Oregon law noting that any required accompanying non-electric wall or fence is still subject to the provisions of this chapter.
  2. Ord 225, Exhibit A, Section 13.6 (PUBLIC USES DISTRICT, P; Fences, Walls, Hedges, Buffering): [Ref. 154.105, Change (A), Add (E), (F) & (G)]

CHANGE:

  1. All fences, walls, or hedges placed within ten feet of any property line shall be limited in height to six feet, with the exception of trees. The Planning Commission may approve a variance to the height requirement for reasons of security or visual

TO:

  1. All fences, walls, or hedges shall be limited in height to six feet, with the exception of trees. The Planning Commission may approve a variance to the height requirement for reasons of security or visual screening, to a maximum height of ten feet.

 

ADD:

 

  1. Fences and walls are a type of development and require a permit.

 

  1. Barbed wire. It is unlawful for any person to erect or maintain within the city any fence constructed in whole or in part of barbed wire, razor wire, concertina wire or other similar wire (hereafter referred to as barbed wire) except as indicated below.

 

  • Barbed wire is allowed for the following facilities for perimeter fencing, materials, and facility security or protection. (Perimeter fencing is allowed with barbed wire only if the barbed wire is a minimum of six feet above the ground. If barb arms are used on the fence top, the fence must be completely on property, including the area below the barbed arms if they extend outside the fence line).

 

  1. Federal, state or local government facilities; and
  2. School facilities

 

  1. Electric fences. Electronically-charged fences are prohibited except as allowed by Oregon law noting that any required accompanying non-electric wall or fence is still subject to the provisions of this chapter.

 

  • Ord 225, Exhibit A, Section 16.8 (GENERAL LIMITED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, L-1; Fences, Walls, Hedges): [Ref. 154.142, Change (B), Add (F) & (G)]

 

CHANGE:

In the L-1 District, solid fences and walls shall not exceed 3 feet in height above the sidewalk grade, within the front yard setback area or street side yard setback area, vision clearance shall be required on all comer lots. On an ulterior lot a wall, fence, or hedge not more than eight feet in height may be located anywhere on the lot to the rear of the required front yard or street side yard setback line. When an L-1 District adjoins a residential district, the Planning Commission may require that a fence, wall, or hedge be erected along and immediately adjacent to the abutting property line that is the zone boundary. The Planning Commission may make this requirement in the approval of the Site Plan as required by Section 24. All fences, walls, and hedges shall be properly constructed, maintained, trimmed and kept in good condition and repair

TO:

  1. Fences and walls are a type of development and require a permit.

 

  1. In the L-I District, a fence, wall, or hedge shall not exceed three feet in height above the sidewalk grade, within the front yard setback area or street side yard setback area. Vision clearance shall be required on all corner lots.

 

  1. A fence, wall, or hedge not more than six feet may be located anywhere on the lot to the rear of the required front yard setback or street side yard setback line. The Planning Commission may approve a variance to the height requirement for reasons of security or visual screening, to a maximum height of ten feet.

 

  1. When an L-I District adjoins a residential district, the Planning Commission may require that a fence, wall or hedge be erected along and immediately adjacent to the abutting property line that is the zone boundary.

 

  1. The Planning Commission may make this requirement in the approval of the site plan, as required by Section 24.

 

  1. All fences, walls and hedges shall be properly constructed, maintained, trimmed and kept in good condition and repair.

 

  1. Barbed wire. It is unlawful for any person to erect or maintain within the city any fence constructed in whole or in part of barbed wire, razor wire, concertina wire or other similar wire (hereafter referred to as barbed wire) except as indicated below.

 

  1. Barbed wire is allowed to the rear of the front yard and side street setback areas for perimeter fencing, materials, and facility security or protection. (Perimeter fencing is allowed with barbed wire only if the barbed wire is a minimum of six feet above the ground. If barb arms are used on the fence top, the fence must be completely on private property, including the area below the barbed arms if they extend outside the fence line).

 

  1. Electric fences. Electronically-charged fences are prohibited except as allowed by Oregon law noting that any required accompanying non-electric wall or fence is still subject to the provisions of this chapter.

 

 

Appeal

 

  1. The owner, or person in charge protesting any citation of any sections of this Ordinance, shall file with the City, a written statement which will specify the basis for the protest. The statement will be referred to the City Council or Municipal Court Judge, as appropriate, as part of the next scheduled meeting or court date. At the time set for consideration of the abatement, the owner or other person may appear and be heard and the Council or Municipal Court Judge, as appropriate will thereupon determine whether or not a nuisance or offense, in fact, exists. If it is determined that it does exist, the owner, or other person shall, within 10 days of that determination complete the abatement.
  2. If the owner, or person in charge of the property, objects to the assessment for abatement, a written objection may be heard by the City Council in the manner descried in “A” above.

 

Penalties and Damages

 

  1. In addition to the cost and assessments provided in this Ordinance, a violation may be prosecuted in the Municipal Court of the City of Shady Cove, and be punished by a fine or not more than $500.
  2. Each day’s violation constitutes a separate violation. The abatement shall not constitute a penalty for violating the Ordinance.
  3. The remedies specified herein will not be deemed exclusive and the City may, at its option, seek to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance by exercising its legal or equitable remedies in any court of competent jurisdiction.
  4. When an offense has been committed that results in ascertainable damages to any person, based upon conviction thereof, in addition to any other sentence, the Court may order that the defendant make restitution to the victim.

 

Infraction

 

  1. Neither party shall have the right to a jury trial at the trial of any infraction.

 

Severability

 

  1. Invalidity of a section or part of a section of this Ordinance will not affect the validity of remaining sections or parts of Sections.

 

 

Savings Clause

 

  1. The amendment of any Ordinance noted in these sections will not preclude any action against any person violating this Ordinance prior to the effective date of this Ordinance.

 

Adopted by the City Council of the City of Shady Cove this 18th day of January, 2024.

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Oregon Drainage Law

The City of Shady Cove adopted the Oregon Drainage Law years ago.  With these current heavy rains, we are starting to hear complaints about property owners diverting water from their property onto their neighbor’s property or the streets. If there is a question in regard to your drainage, or you plan to do work on your property related to drainage, please contact City Hall at 541-878-2225

Oregon Drainage Law

Oregon has adopted the civil law doctrine of drainage. Under this doctrine, adjoining landowners are entitled to have the normal course of natural drainage maintained.

The lower owner must accept water which naturally comes to his land from above, but he is entitled not to have the normal drainage changed or substantially increased. The lower landowner may not obstruct the run-off from the upper land, if the upper landowner is properly discharging the water.

For a landowner to drain water onto lands of another in the State of Oregon, two conditions must be satisfied initially: 1) the lands must contain a natural drainage course; and 2) the landowner must have acquired the right of drainage supported by consideration.

In addition, because Oregon has adopted the civil law doctrine of drainage, three basic elements must be followed: 1. A landowner may not divert water onto adjoining land that would not otherwise have flowed there. It includes but is not necessarily limited to: a. Water diverted from one drainage area to another; and b. Water collected and discharged which normally would infiltrate into the ground, pond, and/or evaporate. 2. The upper landowner may not change the place where the water flows onto the lower owner’s land (Most of the diversions not in compliance with this element result from grading and paving work and/or improvements to water collection systems). 3. The upper landowner may not accumulate large quantities of water and then release it, greatly accelerating the flow onto the lower owner’s land.

This does not mean that the upper landowner cannot accelerate the flow of water at all; experience has found drainage to be improper only when acceleration and concentration of the water were substantially increased.

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