Sherman County eNews #203

CONTENT

  1. Public Notice. North Central Public Health District Executive Committee, July 18

  2. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library This Week

  3. Public Notice Oregon w/Examples

  4. ODOT #Eclipse2017 update: Don’t let events eclipse your good judgment on the road

  5. Oregon Ethics Commission: Public Officials & Conflict of Interest

  6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do


1. Notice. North Central Public Health District Executive Committee, July 18

arrow-rightThe North Central Public Health District Executive Committee will be holding a special meeting Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 3:00pm. Meeting will be held at North Central Public Health District located at 419 E. 7th Street, in the Main Meeting Room, in The Dalles, Oregon.  This meeting is open to the general public.

 


2. What’s Happening at Sherman County Public/School Library This Week

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017Thursday July 13 at 11:00am – Baby Lap-Sit Story Time
Come build early literacy skills with your little one as we read a story, sing songs, and play games like “peek-a-boo.”

Thursday July 13 at 6:00pm to 8:15pm – The Shack
A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack.” Rated PG-13. Run Time: 2hr 12min ALL AGES


3. Public Notice Oregon w/Examples

classifieds.boyPublic Notice Oregon is a public service made possible by the newspapers of Oregon. This easy-to-use website is designed to assist citizens who want to know more about the actions of local, county and state government as well as events occurring in the local and state court systems. — http://www.publicnoticeoregon.com/

This Web site receives uploaded public notices daily from newspapers in Oregon. “Advanced Search” allows filters for county, city and publication, as well as date range and keyword options. With “Smart Search,” users can save search filters and set up automatic email notifications.

For example – a 365 day search for Gilliam County – The Times-Journal and Wasco County – The Dalles Chronicle.

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
A public meeting to discuss the North Sherman County Rural Fire Protection District budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 will be conducted by the Budget Committee of the North Sherman County Rural Fire Protection District on May 9, 2017 beginning at 6:00p.m. at the District Fire Hall located at 411 Yates Street in Wasco, Oregon. The purpose of this meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comments from the public in reference to the budget. Any person may appear at this meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document may be obtained on or after May 9, 2017 at Wasco City Hall between the hours of 9:00a.m. and noon, Monday through Thursday.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Frontier TeleNet is a partnership between Gilliam, Sherman and Wheeler counties and the North Central Education Service District. We are seeking responses to two Requests For Proposal (RFP). The first is a two-phased fiber optic cable installation project starting near Arlington, Oregon and terminating in Fossil, Oregon. The second project consists of installing fiber optic cable from Wasco, Oregon to Rufus, Oregon. The tentative completion date for both projects is January 31, 2017; though Frontier would consider negotiating completion depending on circumstances. The deadline for response submittal is November 10, 2016. Electronic or hard copies of the RFP are available by contacting Rob Myers via email rob@remyers.org.
Published October 13& 20, 2016 TJ/193

PUBLIC NOTICE

Frontier TeleNet is a partnership between Gilliam, Sherman and Wheeler counties and the North Central Education Service District. We are seeking responses to two Requests For Proposal (RFP). The first is a two-phased fiber optic cable installation project starting near Arlington, Oregon and terminating in Fossil, Oregon. The second project consists of installing fiber optic cable from Wasco, Oregon to Rufus, Oregon. The tentative completion date for both projects is January 31, 2017; though Frontier would consider negotiating completion depending on circumstances. The deadline for response submittal is November 10, 2016. Electronic or hard copies of the RFP are available by contacting Rob Myers via email rob@remyers.org.
Published October 13& 20, 2016 TJ/193


4. ODOT #Eclipse2017 update: Don’t let events eclipse your good judgment on the road

car.vacationWith as many as one million people expected to be in the #Eclipse2017 path of totality in Oregon August 21, ODOT expects highways across the state to be crowded. Many people will be from out of state and unfamiliar with our roads. ODOT is encouraging all travelers to be patient, expect delays, and reach out for help instead of “driving in the dark” when the sun disappears behind the moon.

If travelers plan ahead and come prepared,

we’ll all dance together

for two unforgettable minutes

as the sun throws the moon’s shadow over us.

If travelers don’t plan ahead,

we’ll all go nowhere together

for many forgettable hours

probably throwing shade at each other.

ODOT’s 5 secrets of celestial success

Here are five suggested sources for up-to-date travel information:

  1. TripCheck: www.TripCheck.com
  2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OregonDOT
  3. Twitter: https://twitter.com/OregonDot
  4. 5-1-1
  5. Local media

ODOT will make regular and frequent updates to these sites using the latest highway travel time information. We will post updates to social media and will keep your local radio, TV and newspapers up to date so they can report travel time and road condition information to you.

ODOT will have crews posted at strategic locations along critical travel routes to keep motorists mobile and safe.

But it still comes down to you—and your plan to arrive early, stay put and leave late. All travelers have a shared responsibility to stay safe. That means planning your trip thoroughly, preparing your vehicle and passengers ahead of time, staying up to date on the latest highway conditions, arriving before the crowd and leaving after the crowd.

If you wait to arrive

You’ll be late on the drive

And miss the celestial lights.

If you hurry to leave

You’ll surely feel peeved.

Stick around and see Oregon’s sights.


5. Oregon Ethics Commission: Public Officials & Conflict of Interest 

~ http://www.oregon.gov/OGEC/docs/Public_Official_Guide/2010-10_PO_Guide_October_Final_Adopted.pdf 

How does a public official know when they are met with a conflict of interest and, if met with one, what must they do?

Oregon Government Ethics law identifies and defines two types of conflicts of interest. An actual conflict of interest is defined in ORS 244.020(1) and a potential conflict of interest is defined in ORS 244.020(12). In brief, a public official is met with a conflict of interest when participating in official action which could or would result in a financial benefit or detriment to the public official, a relative of the public official or a business with which either is associated.

The difference between an actual conflict of interest and a potential conflict of interest is determined by the words “would” and “could.” A public official is met with an actual conflict of interest when the public official participates in action that would affect the financial interest of the official, the official’s relative or a business with which the official or a relative of the official is associated. A public official is met with a potential conflict of interest when the public official participates in action that could affect the financial interest of the official, a relative of that official or a business with which the official or the relative of that official is associated. The following hypothetical circumstances are offered to illustrate the difference between actual and potential conflicts of interest:

A city councilor is employed by a building supply business from which the city public works director purchases building materials. City payments on invoices must be submitted to the city council and approved by a vote. The city councilor, who is employed by the building supply business, while participating in a meeting, would be met with an actual conflict of interest when the request to pay the invoice from the business that employs the councilor is presented to the city council for official action.

A member of a fire district board of directors owns a sheetrock contracting business. The fire district is planning to remodel a fire station in the district. To reduce cost, the district will manage the project and solicit bids from contractors for specified work, such as the sheetrock that needs to be installed. The member on the board of directors, who is the contractor, while participating in a meeting of the board of directors, would be met with a potential conflict of interest when the members discuss or act on the invitation for bids on the sheetrock installation.

What if I am met with a conflict of interest?

A public official must announce or disclose the nature of a conflict of interest. The way the disclosure is made depends on the position held.

[continued at http://www.oregon.gov/OGEC/docs/Public_Official_Guide/2010-10_PO_Guide_October_Final_Adopted.pdf


6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

bird.crow.flyAnswerland: Oregon’s online reference service

Watching the world fall apart I

Seeds of Hope, Delivered Thousands of Miles

Oregon Rainbow Gathering: Bliss For Campers, Headache For Forest Service

Oregon just passed the only bike-specific tax in the country

Oregon Government Ethics Law, A Guide for Public Officials

1944 then 2014 Photos

 Directions:  Just click on the photo anywhere and it will become 2014. Click again and it will go back to 1944; or you can left click and hold on each photo, and then drag your mouse gently from left to right on the original photograph and it will be become a photo of the exact same location and view in 2014.  Drag it back to the left and you are back in 1944!

Wheeler County, Oregon Solar Eclipse Information

Public Notice Oregon


 

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