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Meeting-Parks Board-Canceled Due to Lack of Quorum

Wednesday, July 27, at 6:00 p.m. @ North Plains Senior Center.

The North Plains Parks Board would normally be held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. There will be a lack of quorum due to conflicts with some members, so the July meeting is canceled. The next date the Parks Board is scheduled to meet is Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

The Planning Commission will be conducting public hearings regarding

1.) zone changes to M-2 and C-2 to accommodate Marijuana facilities

2.) changes to the Neighborhood Community Zone which will be used in the proposed annexation areas

Additional public comments documents submitted for public testimony since the agenda packet was distributed are as follows:

Public Testimony: Comments on NC Code Amendments and Tables

Public Testimony: North Plains Lot Size Exhibits

Public Testimony: North Plains Master on Main Exhibits

at a Planning Commission special session on Thursday, July 28, 2016. 

The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the North Plains Senior Center located at 31450 NW Commercial Street in North Plains. Past Planning Commission agenda packets are available by clicking HERE

Congratulations to Larry Gonzales

At the June 20, 2016 City Council meeting, Larry Gonzales was appointed to City Councilor position that was vacated with the resignation of Sandi King in April. Larry has been serving on the Planning Commission for the past two years. He will be a great addition to our City Council.

Larry was sworn in at the July 5, 2016 City Council meeting. Welcome aboard the City Council, Councilor Gonzales.

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Vacancy on Planning Commission

The City of North Plains Planning Commission has an opening that needs to be filled. If you are interested in serving your community with the planning and future development of the city please stop by City Hall for an application. OR you can access a copy of the application to download and print by clicking HERE

Mayor & City Council Election Year

This is an election year for the City of North Plains. Three City Councilor terms and the Office of the Mayor are all expiring December 31, 2016. 

Now is the time to begin the paperwork to commence your campaign for the November 8, 2016 elections. If you are interested in running for a City Council or the Mayor position you will need to declare your candidacy. There are numerous steps in the process so if you are interested don’t delay. You have until Tuesday, August 23, 2016 to submit your completed materials to North Plains City Hall. Contact City Recorder Margaret Reh at margaret@northplains.org or you can download a General Election Candidate Packet by clicking here

Meet Your Water Meter

Curious about how your water meter works? Click here to find out, and read some emergency preparedness tips!

Land Use Applications-North Plains

Want to know what is going on regarding Land Use applications? Click here to get to a list of current Type II through Type IV Land Use applications.


The City of North Plains has received two applications for annexation. There will be a public hearing at the May 11, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting. The public is welcome to attend. Copies of the annexation applications can be found by clicking the following links:



Change of Traffic Pattern

Due to traffic safety precautions for pedestrians traveling to Jessie Mays, at the intersection of Wascoe Street and 311th Avenue, we will be changing the right turn permitted without stopping to a standard stop sign. Please drive careful.

Please contact City Hall at 503-647-5555 if you have any questions.

Clean Water Services Rate Increase

Effective July 1, 2016 Clean Water Services will have a rate increase. Please click here to view the informational flyer. 

Library Strategic Plan and Goals


Library Director Debra Brodie, Library Consultant Linda Lybecker and Library Board Director Stephanie Farris presented the North Plains Public Library Strategic Plan and Goals for 2016-2021 to the North Plains City Council at the March 7, 2016 meeting. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.  


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