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8/19/22, 3:19 PM

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Last week (8/11/22), the Jefferson County Planning Commission held two back-to-back hearings regarding the McPherson’s family proposal to build 54 residential lots on Crooked River Ranch.

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The Commissioners heard testimony from the applicant’s attorney, as well as residents for and against the subdivision project.

During the public input portion, Ranch resident David Lane, identified himself as a fireman and discussed his fire related concerns.

SEE DAVID LANE’S VIDEO COMMENT ATTACHED

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Since the meeting, social media has been lit up with controversy and many questions.

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Ranch Matters was contacted by CRR Fire Chief, Harry Ward regarding a firefighter testifying at the Planning Commission Meeting about the potential fire hazards related to the project. He was looking for information and the name of the firefighter. Ward was told RM video recorded the segment he needed and would make it available.

Today, we met briefly with Chief Ward and he viewed the subject video and learned that David Lane was the firefighter he was looking for.

 

Ward provided the following statement: “The proposed property development will be more fire resistant and can withstand a wild fire better than the natural fuel currently in place.”

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RM stopped by David Lane’s residence and spoke with Jessica and she told us David is a Portland Firefighter with 10 years experience.

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Ranch Matters Staff