The Commissioners had a variety of issues and formats to cover at their weekly public meeting. In addition to the three agenda items for deliberation was a public hearing to discuss and adopt a supplemental budget for the fiscal year 2012-2013. All issues before the commissioners were passed unanimously by the two attending commissioners, Skundrick and Breidenthal.
The supplemental budget was to provide appropriation authority for newly accounted grants, reimbursements, scholarships that have been received or will be received, and some monies appeared to be shuffled around from fund to fund. These new monies totaled nearly six million and affected seven county funds, including the Juvenile Debt Service Fund, Recreation Enterprise Fund, Capital Projects Fund, General Roads Fund, Central Services Fund, General Fund, and Special Revenue fund. County Administrator, Danny Jordan, stated that the money was not from the rainy day fund.
Agenda items included
• a three-year, $50,000 service contract for financial advisory services with D.A. Davidson, which is required by state law for revenue bonds;
• an agreement for safety testing of fire hoses and ladder equipment of emergency vehicles;
• Intergovernmental Agreement with the State of Oregon for employment skills for developmentally disabled clients within the Health and Human Services.
The next Commissioner meeting will be a public hearing discussing the proposed county dog ordinance: 9:30 am. at the Jackson County Courthouse Auditorium, 10 S. Oakdale on March 20.