NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Jefferson County, Oregon, will receive “safety-net” revenues under the “Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000”, PL 110-343. PL 110-343 requires each county to expend 15 to 20 percent of its “safety-net” payment on various kinds of projects pursuant to Title II and III of the legislation or, alternatively, to return that portion of its safety-net payment to the U.S. Treasury. Jefferson County Board of Commissioners elected to designate 15 percent of its safety-net payment for Project Funds under Titles II and III. Of the percent allocated above, 7% has been allocated to ‘county projects’ under Title III and 8% has been allocated to Title II for the Federal Fiscal Year 2015, which runs from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. Title III ‘county projects’ may include:
Category (1): Activities under the Firewise Community Program
Category (2): Reimbursement for Search, Rescue, Firefighting or Other Emergency Services on Federal Land
Category (3): Develop Community Wildfire Protection Plan
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is opening a forty-five (45) day public comment period to invite all persons wishing to review and make written comments on Jefferson County’s proposed “county projects.” The Jefferson County Title III proposed “county projects” may be reviewed at the following location: 66 SE “D” Street, Suite A, Madras, OR 97741. All comments must be submitted in writing and received on or before 5:00 p.m. August 5, 2016. Written comments may be mailed to the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, 66 SE “D” Street, Suite A, Madras, OR 97741 or dropped off at the same address, to the attention of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners. For additional information regarding PL 110-343 Title III qualified county projects, please contact Jeff Rasmussen, County Administrative Officer at the above address, by phone (541) 475-2449, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publish: June 22, 2016