May 15 County Commissioners meeting

Several citizens were on hand to address the Commissioners regarding the proposed budget cuts impacting the OSU Extension Office. The Commissioners will be deliberating the recommended budget on May 29.

The agenda items for this week were relatively minor with minimal financial impact to the County.

Scott Bradley Backflow Assembly Testing, Inc was reported as low bidder and was awarded a contract for $10,000 to provide the testing and inspecting backflow devices for the County at the Jackson County Airport. Scott Bradley Backflow Assembly Testing, Inc is registered “inactive” with the Secretary of State Business Registry with an Administrative Dissolution on 10-5-2012,

Jackson County and Providence Medford Medical Center recommitted to an agreement for psychiatric emergency care offering consultation, assessment and assistance to those seeking their services, however, it was announced that there would not be any financial impact to the county for this agreement.

Jackson County agreed to assist the ATF taskforce. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department will investigate Federal, State and local laws, and The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will reimburse expenses incurred, generating approximately $5,000 annually through 2017. The Commissioners agreed to accept the funds.

Finally, the county parks program will generate more revenue from activity at Emigrant Lake. An agreement with Liquid Blue has been contracted to provide paddleboards at Emigrant Lake and pay 10% of gross revenues to Jackson County Parks.


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