While some communities were gathering Tuesday to celebrate “National Night Out,” more than 30 local residents were filling the council chambers at Camas City Hall.
They were there to hear whether the Camas Planning Commission would forward a recommendation for approval, involving an application for an unclassified use permit from Heidi Curley, owner of the Farrell House.
She submitted an application for the permit in April with the hope of holding catered special events such as weddings and receptions, anniversary celebrations and tea parties on her property located at 416 N.E. Ione St.
The Planning Commission voted 3 to 1, in favor of forwarding a recommendation for approval, with conditions. The conditions include not allowing noise levels to exceed 55 decibels during special events.
Outdoor events must be concluded by 9 p.m., and indoor events must end by 10 p.m. Installation of temporary tents and other equipment must be installed no sooner than 24 hours before the event and removed no later than 24 hours after the festivities.