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Josephine Board of County Commissioners Weekly Business Session
Josephine County Commissioners held their weekly business meeting Wednesday afternoon in the Anne Basker Auditorium to discuss a number of items including the allocation of $400,082 for wildfire protection.

Applications for Title III money have been submitted by The Oregon Department of Forestry and Firewise Communities, the county has until September 2015 to fully allocate those funds. The County Commissioners are set to approve applications Wednesday June 18th.

The target of these programs is to conduct outreach services in fire safety and preparation to what are known as, “Interface Zones” or, rural residencies directly in the path of potential wildfires, along with low income or handicapped citizens who are unable to perform necessary preparations.

The board also approved the renewal of a contract with American Medical Response for ambulance services within Josephine County.

And approval was met with the agreement between Josephine and Jackson Counties on the issue of housing delinquent youths.

Locally this extension will guarantee at least three open beds for delinquent teens who are either a danger to their communities or who have no other safe place to turn due to unstable home life.

A contract between Copeland Sand And Gravel inc. and the county was approved to allocate some $115,000 for improvements to West Harbeck Rd. for safer pedestrian travel. The improvements are set to take place Tuesday, June 17th from 7am until 4pm.
Posted on 6/11/14 8:14PM by Kyle Dunlap