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The county sees a need to integrate public facilities and services in an effort to eliminate costs and conserve energy.GOAL STATEMENT
Coordination with all jurisdictions and affected agencies is essential in the development and maintenance of adequate public facility systems.
The expansion of public facilities is a major factor in directing urbanization. The consolidation of water and sanitary sewer facilities can reduce the construction, operation and maintenance costs of such facilities.
The joint acquisition and use of school and park sites can represent a substantial economic benefit to the cities and the county.
There are a number of sites of historic and archaeological significance worthy of preservation within the county.
It is necessary to identify, reserve and protect future domestic water supply sources in order to meet the increasing urban and rural needs.
It is a concern of the county to regulate public and quasi-public institutional uses within rural areas of the county.
Recycling of solid waste materials conserves natural resources and energy.
- Yamhill County will coordinate with the cities within its jurisdiction to provide an orderly phasing of water, sanitary sewerage, storm drainage and other public services and facilities within the urban growth boundaries.
- Public facilities and services for rural areas will be provided and maintained at levels appropriate for rural use only.
- In recognition of the necessity to promote the conservation of energy, Yamhill County will assume a demonstrative role through the application of energy conserving practices that will support the development and operation of an efficient arrangement of public facilities and services within the county.
- Yamhill County will coordinate with the cities and appropriate local, state, and federal agencies in providing for the health and service needs of the public, particularly the needs of the disadvantaged, including the young, the elderly and the handicapped.
- Yamhill County will encourage the consolidation of city, county, and state administrative offices, public health, safety and welfare buildings, and community cultural facilities as opportunities that will promote energy conservation, provide convenient, centralized services and attractive building and open space groupings. (168) R
- Yamhill County will, where practicable, encourage the consolidation of city, county, school district, utility and state works yards, shops, bus barns, and equipment and storage yards, in order to realize economies of scale in land acquisition, development, and operation and maintenance costs, and eliminate present facilities which are incompatible with sensitive residential and commercial areas throughout the county. (171)
- Close cooperation will be encouraged among the cities, the school districts, and the county is respect to matters of school site selection, acquisition, planning, servicing, and joint use in keeping with the anticipated direction and pattern of urbanization within the urban growth boundary. (172) R
- Yamhill County will work with cities within the county, the Yamhill County Historical Society, the Oregon Historical Society, the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology, the State Historical Preservation Officer, the Heritage and Conservation Administration, and all other interested groups to identify and preserve sites of historic or archaeological interest. (179)
- Yamhill County will accommodate the location of non-profit, institutional organizations as defined by the Internal Revenue Code in the designated agriculture and forestry small holding areas on the Plan Map, provided such uses are compatible with such areas, the stated goals and policies of the plan are fully complied with, and such uses are established and regulated as planned unit developments under the zoning ordinance. (181) R
- Yamhill County will cooperate with other interested agencies to identify, acquire and/or reserve in advance through appropriate open space zoning designations suitable watershed areas and reservoir sites to serve the domestic water needs of the emerging urban and rural development areas of the county. (182)
- Yamhill County will encourage the dedication of major drainage-ways such as wetlands, swales, intermittent creek basins and roadside depressions for the purpose of storm water collection.
- Yamhill County will encourage and cooperate with regional solid waste management programs in scale with the county's needs and subject to equitable cost-sharing arrangements for each of the services and facilities developed on a regional basis. (188) R
- Yamhill County will assist in the organization of special purpose districts, such as water and irrigation districts, water associations and county service districts, which would be able to utilize federal and state funds to build reservoirs and provide the desired services to their respective communities or clientele. (183)
- The establishment of domestic water supply systems will be supported where such systems conform to all applicable water quality and engineering design criteria developed by the Oregon State Health Division; where the supply, storage and distribution of facilities are able to satisfy insurance fire-flow requirements and provide a given reserve for maximum daily use and emergency needs; where such systems are developed at a level consistent with the ability of the providing agency to support the services and provide qualified personnel for operation and maintenance; where the extension of water distribution lines is justified by the users' ability to support the services within a reasonable period of time; and where the extension of water distribution lines will not create development levels incompatible with the basis county goal of preserving agricultural and forestry lands.
- Groundwater supplies will be protected from critical draw-downs or disrupted flows occasioned by surrounding land use development or activities, such as mining and logging where municipal watersheds exist; surface water supplies will be protected from unusual increases in turbidity and sedimentation caused by farming, logging, mining, excavation or grading; and both ground water and surface water supplies will be protected from contamination by subsurface sewage disposal systems, sewage lagoons, sanitary landfill sites and other sources of pollution. (184) R
- Yamhill County will assist in the organization of special purpose districts such as sanitary districts, sanitary authorities, and county service districts which would be able to utilize federal and state funds to build collection and treatment facilities and provide the necessary services to their respective communities or clientele. (184)
- The development of sanitary sewerage systems will be supported where such systems conform to all applicable federal and state standards pertinent to the collection, treatment, and final disposal of effluent; support will be given for the continued separation of sanitary and stormwater collection systems and the development of correction programs to reduce ground and surface water infiltration; support will be given for the separation and disposal of industrial wastes which differ significantly from normal domestic sewage in strength or composition, or which contain significant quantities of grease, chemicals or suspended metals; and the planning management criteria enunciated for domestic water systems should be applied with equal consideration to sanitary sewerage systems. (184)
- The development of small biological and physical-chemical plants in areas of existing or planned urban densities in rural environments will be supported, provided they are operated by a public agency or licensed private corporation or homes association and meet established federal and state operational and water-quality standards. (185)
- Yamhill County will encourage, where feasible, the land disposal of treated waste effluents and will consider in land use actions around the cities of the county, the future need for such applications of treated wastes. (185) R
- Yamhill County will support any consolidation of water and sewer facilities to secure the potential economies of scale and organization, providing their potential environmental impacts are consistent with existing land-use plans, related urban growth goals and policies, established water quality standards, and where separate local facilities are shown to be more expensive.
The Oregon State Park Department, Yamhill County, Chehalem Park and Recreation District, the school districts and the Yamhill County cities provide a variety and different levels of park and recreation opportunities for county residents and the transient population. Most of the park land outside Yamhill County cities are accessible only by automobile. There is a lack of water-based recreational opportunities in Yamhill County.GOAL STATEMENT
- Yamhill County will cooperate with all governments and recreation agencies within the region to identify recreation, open space, and scenic resources; determine resident and nonresident needs and formulate and implement measures for providing recreation services.
- Yamhill County will seek the cooperation of the cities, school districts and Chehalem Park and Recreation District in the joint acquisition, development, operation and maintenance of combined school and neighborhood park and playground sites in harmony with projected neighborhood needs and surrounding uses. (175)
- Yamhill County will seek to offer greater opportunities for water-based recreation on the Willamette and South Yamhill Rivers and their tributaries. (175) R
- Yamhill County will encourage the location of urban parks in scenic areas which are easily accessible to much of the urban population and which can be developed to provide recreation opportunities for a variety of age and interest groups. (176)
- Yamhill County will encourage the development of rural parks with appropriate spacing to serve the needs of county residents on sites which have unique aesthetic value, appropriate access by road or path, and are otherwise suitable for picnicking and water-related activities. (176)
- Yamhill County will encourage an appropriate amount of park and recreation development designed to meet the needs of the transient and regional population. (177)R
- Yamhill County will promote the development of an integrated bicycle and pedestrian trail system to provide recreational opportunities and to link open space, Yamhill County communities and park areas. (178) R
- Yamhill County will explore the possibilities of placing a greater share of the burden of park acquisition on new residents of the county who generate an increased demand for parks and open space. (178)
- Yamhill County will encourage cooperation among government agencies to increase recreation opportunities, programs and facilities for county residents, and will explore the possibilities of providing recreation programs for the small towns and rural areas of the county. (179)
- For the purpose of implementing recreation programs and development, Yamhill County will investigate funding alternatives such as tax levies, bonding grants in aid, user fees and subdivision ordinance stipulation.
The Willamette River is a valuable resource, offering unique scenic and recreational opportunities.GOAL STATEMENT
A sound management program will ensure that the Willamette River remains valuable for all to enjoy.
- Yamhill County will cooperate with appropriate governmental agencies and special districts to protect all Willamette Greenway lands and resources.
- Yamhill County will identify a Willamette Greenway Boundary on the county comprehensive plan and zoning maps, and will develop and adopt a greenway ordinance, providing for the review of intensifications, changes of use, or developments within the Willamette Greenway Boundary to ensure compatibility with the goal.
- Yamhill County will continue to cooperate with the Oregon Department of Transportation in examining the feasibility of future acquisition plans within the Willamette Greenway Boundary.