We want to hear from you! Now through August 12
Click to view the document for which we’re seeking feedback: the DRAFT of the City of Springfield MS4 General Permit Stormwater Management Plan.
Springfield, like many other cities and counties throughout the United States, is required by the federal Clean Water Act to obtain a stormwater permit, referred to as a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. This permit is aimed at protecting and improving water quality in our local creeks and rivers. The permit authorizes the City of Springfield to discharge stormwater runoff from the municipal stormwater system to the Willamette and McKenzie rivers and includes required best management practices described in a Stormwater Management Plan. In Oregon, the NPDES permitting program is administered by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
In June 2021, the DEQ renewed the City’s municipal stormwater permit known as the Modified Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit. Springfield’s permit went into effect on June 1, 2021. The City will continue to implement all of the Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) best management practices developed under the previous permit and has begun working on program revisions, as needed, in order to implement the new permit. The current SWMP will remain in effect until DEQ approves the proposed Stormwater Management Program Document (Springfield’s MS4 Plan), required by the new Modified MS4 General Permit.
Springfield is making its proposed MS4 Plan available for community input and feedback.
You can review documents by clicking on the following links:
You can provide input and feedback by:
- Writing to: Development & Public Works Department, City of Springfield, Attn: Sunny Washburn, 225 Fifth Street, Suite 101, Springfield, Oregon 97477
- Emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org, note in the subject “MS4 Plan Feedback”
Springfield’s updated draft MS4 Plan will be open for community input until August 12, 2022.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – CITY OF SPRINGFIELD
A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE SPRINGFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, August 16th, 2022, AT 7:00 P.M. TO CONSIDER THE BELOW PROPOSAL. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF CITY HALL, 225 FIFTH STREET, AS WELL AS VIRTUALLY THROUGH THE ZOOM PLATFORM. THE LINK IS ACCESSIBLE UNDER THE MEETING DATE AT www.springfieldoregonspeaks.org
Type III Willamette Greenway Overlay District Development application to add fill within a portion of the Willamette Greenway overlay district on 5 properties identified as: (1) 5001 Franklin Blvd (Tax Map 18-03-02-20, Tax Lot 3200); (2) 4857 Franklin Blvd (Tax Lot 3100); (3) 4851 Franklin Blvd (Tax Lot 3000); (4) 4747 Franklin Blvd (Tax Lot 2800); and (5) Tax Lot 3300, which is not yet municipally addressed. The five properties cover approximately 44 acres. The Planning case number for the application is 811-22-000106-TYP3.
APPLICABLE CRITERIA: The Springfield Development Code (SDC), which regulates development, is available for review in City Hall or online at: http://qcode.us/codes/springfield-development/. In reaching a decision on this action, the Planning Commission shall adopt findings that demonstrate conformance with the criteria of approval found in the following SDC Sections: (1) SDC 3.3-330, Willamette Greenway District Development Standards; (2) SDC 3.4-280.L, Willamette Greenway Development Standards for Mixed-Use Districts in the Glenwood neighborhood; and (3) SDC 5.9-120, Discretionary Use Criteria.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The application, all documents and evidence submitted by or on behalf of the applicant and the application criteria are available for inspection on the Planning Commission’s July 19 meeting page at www.springfieldoregonspeaks.org or request hard copies at a reasonable cost for pick-up at Springfield City Hall, Development Counter, 225 Fifth Street on Tuesdays-Fridays from 8am-12pm and 1pm- 4pm. Seven days prior to the hearing, a copy of the staff report will be similarly available. The Planning Commission will make the final decision.
Written statements received by staff by 5:00pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, will be included in the Planning Commission’s staff report. We encourage people to comment on www.springfieldoregonspeaks.org. Comments received a different way will also be posted at that site. Any testimony/information received after that time and before the public hearing will be provided to the Planning Commission at the public hearing. Testimony and evidence submitted should be directed toward the applicable approval criteria listed in the Springfield Development Code (SDC) Sections listed above, or other criteria in the City’s adopted plans or land use regulations that the person testifying believes to apply to the decision.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – CITY OF SPRINGFIELD
A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE SPRINGFIELD CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2022, AT 7:00 P.M. FOR THE FIRST READING TO CONSIDER THE BELOW PROPOSAL. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD IN CITY HALL AND VIRTUALLY THROUGH THE ZOOM PLATFORM, WHICH IS ACCESSIBLE ON THE AGENDA PACKET AT
Annexation of Territory to the City of Springfield and Willamalane Park & Recreation District, and Withdrawal of Territory from the Willakenzie Rural Fire Protection District, of said territory being property located at Assessor’s Map 18-02-05-13, Tax Lot 3002. This parcel is municipally addressed as 999 South 47th Street. The annexation territory is located within the City’s Urban Growth Boundary, and it abuts the City Limits line along its western boundary along the South 47th Street right-of-way. The Planning case number for the application is 811-22-000125-TYP4.
The requested annexation territory is approximately 0.5-acres and is relatively flat with an existing dwelling. The applicant has requested annexation to the City to facilitate connection to the public sanitary sewer system. Annexation is required for extension of public sanitary sewer lines and other urban utilities necessary to serve the development site. The criteria for annexation can be found in Section 5.7.140 of the Springfield Development Code, which is available for review online at http://qcode.us/codes/springfield-development/ or in the Development & Public Works office in Springfield City Hall. The Director’s recommendation will be available 7 days prior to the public hearing at the City of Springfield Development & Public Works Department, 225 Fifth Street, Springfield, OR 97477. Phone: 541-726-3753.