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The Deschutes County Planning Commission voted unanimously last week not to change the permitting process to pipe these canals.

 

The Central Oregon Irrigation District was trying to change the process so they could pipe canals without public input.

 

Tom Hignell lives along the Pilot Butte canal and was active in fighting plans to limit public say.

 

"We're pleased the commissioners listened to us and we're open to our feelings and comments that what COID was trying to do was push this through and take out a public forum and be allowed to pipe the canals without public input."

 

The Planning Commission is recommending the county commissioners don't change the permitting process.

 

The county commissioners will have the final say when they vote on this issue in the next couple months.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • 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.