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BCC to Hold Public Hearing on 4 More Withdrawals from Local Library District

Prompted by last week's controversial decision by the Josephine County Board of Commissioners to approve a withdrawal from the local library district, at least four more property owners have made the same request.

The Board this morning will hold a public hearing in the matter of withdrawing four properties from the Josephine Community Library District that was approved by a majority of voters in 2017.

According to the Weekly Business Session agenda, the Bertsch, MacDonald, Millard and Marshall families have petitioned the Board to be removed from the district. Last week, Commissioners Herman Baertschiger and John West approved a withdrawal request made by the Mike and Winnie Pelfrey Trust.

The Josephine Community Library District has vowed to take legal action to stop the Board from approving any more withdrawals, citing a legal precedent that will be felt both locally and across the state.

The public hearing is the only action item on the agenda, which also has Requests and Comments from Citizens.

Today's public meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the Anne G. Basker Auditorium.
Posted on 12/13/23 6:43AM by Sam Marsh