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It’s the first major upgrade of the Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan since it was implemented in 1979.   Commissioners will spend part of their afternoon today learning about farmland and natural resource policies as they look at fine-tuning the plan. Planner Terry Payne says a few options are being examined to give farm land owners more choices to make money in this tight economy. “So Agri-tourism is one possibility and commercial energy facilities, alternative energy facilities like solar farms. Maybe putting some regulations in to permit those that would keep the large lot farm land but at the same time allow people to make a living on it.”

The public will have a chance to give their input on the plan's over haul at the end of next month.   The public hearing dates should be announced next week.
 
 
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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.