An appeal of the Curry County Planning Commission’s denial of a conditional-use permit for a Pistol River gravel extraction proposal is on the agenda for a 9 a.m. county commissioners’ meeting Wednesday at the Courthouse Annex in Gold Beach.

The appeal, filed by Ron Adams, rose to the Board of County Commissioners level with a de novo hearing Nov. 20 during which evidence and testimony were heard. Additional written evidence was submitted during a 14-day period when the record was left open.

During a seven-day response period provided to the appellant, Adams offered new evidence consisting of details about the sizes and cubic yards of gravel proposed to be extracted, along with GPS coordinates.

The commissioners now must consider whether to open the record again and accept that new information, or proceed to a decision without considering the new evidence.

As for other business on Wednesday’s agenda, the board will consider appointing members to certain committees, approving a professional services contract for media services, will discuss board liaison roles and amending personnel rules, and other matters.

During the commissioners’ administrative workshop at 2:00 that afternoon, the agenda will include discussions about moving to a five-member board of commissioners, and further discussion of an absentee-owner property registration proposal.

Both items were referred to a workshop for further discussion during a Dec. 11 board meeting.

Board packets for both meetings are on the Curry County Commissioners meetings and agenda page at


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