NOTICE OF MEASURE ELECTION AND NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 an election will be held in Crook County, Oregon. This election will be vote by mail. The County’s designated polling site is located in the Crook County Courthouse, Prineville, Oregon, and will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on November 2, 2021. Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a measure referred by the Crook County Court has been filed with the County Clerk of Crook County on August 4, 2021. The ballot title meets the single subject requirement. The following Ballot Title shall be submitted to the qualified electors thereof: REFERRED TO THE PEOPLE BY THE CROOK COUNTY COURT GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS TO RESTORE COURTHOUSE; SUPPORT JUSTICE CENTER QUESTION Shall Crook County support Justice Center and restore courthouse with up to $35 million in general obligation bonds; requires audit? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution. SUMMARY Approval of this measure authorizes the County to issue general obligation bonds in a principal amount up to $35 million. Use of proceeds would be audited and publicly disclosed. The County does not intend or expect to impose an additional property tax to pay the bonds, but seeks general obligation bond authority to obtain the lowest interest rate financing option. Proceeds of the bonds would pay capital costs to help provide a new Justice Center and related facilities and to restore the existing courthouse. Specifically, the Justice Center is expected to: — improve capacity for speedy trials; — consolidate and expand access to public services; — provide increased safety and privacy for jurors, the public, and employees; and — open space for the restoration of the courthouse. County is seeking other sources of revenues to help fund the courthouse renovation and the Justice Center, and will also receive State matching funds. The bonds may be issued in series, with each series maturing within 25 years. An elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in Crook County Circuit Court no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 13, 2021. Cheryl Seely Crook County Clerk August 4, 2021 Published: August 10, 2021 PCO211703

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Publication: Prineville Legals 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2021/08/10

End Date: 2021/08/10

Owner: Crook County Clerk


County: Crook