Sherman County eNews #123

CONTENTS

  1. City of Rufus Clean-Up Day, May 12

  2. Public Meeting Announcement: Sherman County School Board, May 14

  3. Sherman County Museum Artist Series – Sherman Elementary Students

  4. Sherman County Court Notes, April 18

  5. Sherman County Court Notes, May 2

  6. Impulse: Act or Not to Act?


“But if we are to be told by a foreign power … what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little.” —George Washington (1796)


1. City of Rufus Clean-Up Day, May 12

Saturday, May 12, 2018 (9am to 3pm)

Rufus Public Works

400 Main Street

Rufus, OR 97050

The City of Rufus invites all citizens to our cleanup day Saturday May 12, 2018 from 9am to 3pm. Cleanup site located at the City of Rufus Public Works Department 400 Main Street. Come on down and dump your trash to kick off the spring cleaning season.

Volunteers are welcome to assist as needed

  • E-Waste recycling (computers, monitors, tv’s) is available courtesy of The Dalles Disposal
  • Restrictions: NO hazardous materials, chemicals, paint, or tires

 2. Public Meeting Announcement: Sherman County School Board, May 14

 The Sherman County School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, May 14, 2018 that will include an executive session. The executive session will begin at 6:00 p.m. pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(k) to consider matters relating to school safety and ORS 192.660(2)(f) to consider records exempt by law from public inspection. ​The Regular Board Meeting that will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. These meetings will be held in the Sherman County Public/School Library. 

 

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3. Sherman County Museum Artist Series – Sherman Elementary Students 

Moro, OR –Billy goats, fat cats, flowers, dancing cows and cactus are some of the things you will see from the talented student artists of Sherman Elementary and their spring artwork on display at the Sherman County Historical Museum during the month of May. Visitors can enjoy all the bursts of color and creativity from the Kindergarten to 5th grade artists featured everyday this month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the museum.

There is no charge for this exhibit located in the museum and each month the Sherman County Historical Museum will feature a different local artist. Don’t miss a chance to see some fantastic art from our local community members.

The Sherman County Historical Museum is located at 200 Dewey Street in Moro, Oregon. For more information call 541-565-3232 or visit our Facebook page and website: http://www.shermanmuseum.org 


4. Sherman County Court Notes, April 18

~By Administrative Assistant Kayla von Borstel

ShermanCoLogo*NOTE:

– This is a very brief outline ONLY of topics considered “public interest”.

– These are NOT OFFICIAL MINUTES. For official minutes and full details, please see the approved minutes posted on the Sherman County website at http://www.co.sherman.or.us after the next Court session. Thank you.

The Sherman County Court met in regular session on April 18, 2018, and in conducting the business of the county,

  • Sherman County Courthouse Facility Dedication has been set for September 7th, 2018 at 1pm.
  • Aaron Lafky spoke with the Court in regards to Starvation Lane usage for Cottonwood Canyon State Park. As of April 18, 2018 Aaron filed a tort claim with the State of Oregon stating State Parks was in violation of their master plan and land use approvals, and the road needs to be improved as recreational visitor usage interferes with his ability to farm.
  • Mike Smith, on behalf of Community Counsel Solutions, suggested a long term lease with the County on lots next to the Wasco Events Center for a Respite House. County Court agreed to support CCS so they may move forward working on an agreement with the City of Wasco.
  • Motion by Commissioner McCoy, second by Commissioner Dabulskis, to approve the Intergovernmental Grant Agreement No. RS1607, between Sherman County and the State of Oregon, for the Sherman County Broadband Fiber Project connection for Wasco to Rufus fiber, and authorize Judge Thompson to sign.
  • Motion by Commissioner Dabulskis, second by Commissioner McCoy, to approve a $200 Celebration of Life donation to the Performing Arts Program at Lakeridge High School in honor of Nina Heidgerken.
  • Motion by Commissioner McCoy, second by Commissioner Dabulskis, to approve the nomination of Ashley Danielson and Nadja McConville to serve as members on the Sherman County Local Community Advisory Council (LCAC). The nominations will now be forwarded to the Board of Directors of the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO) which makes the official appointments.
  • Motion by Commissioner Dabulskis, second by Commissioner McCoy, to approve submission of a response to the Regional Infrastructure Fund open application, due April 30, 2018 with a request for $200,000 to support construction of the network in partnership with the chosen private provider. In addition match the funds invested by the Cities to provide additional matching funds for the grant in the amount of $30,000.
  • Motion by Commissioner McCoy, second by Commissioner Dabulskis, to approve the hiring of Hawkins, Delafield & Wood, as Bond Counsel for the Biggs Service District to move forward with the Biggs Service District Water System Project.
  • Sherman County will go out for a Request For Proposal (RFP) to have a legal contract for Legal County Counsel after the passing of the previous County Counsel.

5. Sherman County Court Notes, May 2

~By Administrative Assistant Kayla von Borstel

ShermanCoLogo*NOTE:

– This is a very brief outline ONLY of topics considered “public interest”.

– These are NOT OFFICIAL MINUTES. For official minutes and full details, please see the approved minutes posted on the Sherman County website at http://www.co.sherman.or.us after the next Court session. Thank you.

The Sherman County Court met in regular session on May 2, 2018, and in conducting the business of the county,

  • Motion by Commissioner McCoy, second by Commissioner Dabulskis, to approve Lee Ann Posey to fulfill the position as RV Park Camp Host at the Sherman County RV Park.
  • Motion by Commissioner McCoy, second by Commissioner Dabulskis, to approve the Annual Price Adjustment for Sherman County/Waste Management Disposal Services of Oregon, Inc. to increase from $24.30 per ton to $24.91 per ton to be effective July 1, 2018.
  • Motion by Commissioner McCoy, second by Commissioner Dabulskis, to approve the Intergovernmental Grant Agreement for the Implementation of Phase Three Sherman County Broadband Fiber between Sherman County and Frontier TeleNet, authorizing Frontier TeleNet to oversee the construction of the Wasco to Rufus Fiber on Sherman County’s behalf, and authorize the County Court to sign.
  • Motion by Commissioner McCoy, second by Commissioner Dabulskis, to approve up to $50,000 of the purchase price of a non-owner occupied home, to be considered part of the eligible project budget for a rehabilitation project within 60 days from County Court approval.
  • Motion by Commissioner McCoy, second by Commissioner Dabulskis, to remove the Construction Loan Program from the Sherman County Housing Incentive Funds, due to the lack of current market need.
  • Motion by Commissioner McCoy, second by Commissioner Dabulskis, to allow approval for the Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program with a signed purchase and sale agreement in place contingent upon closing, with funds committed for no longer than 90 days.
  • Motion by Commissioner McCoy, second by Commissioner Dabulskis, to approve defining a rental unit as a housing unit that could be fully self-contained within the Rental Housing Development Grant.

6. Impulse: Act or Not to Act?

Have you ever gone shopping to buy just one or two things and come home with a couple of bags full? Let’s talk about the pros and cons of making impulsive decisions.

Do you ever act on your impulses, or make spontaneous decisions to do things? Most of us know that acting on impulse can have negative consequences, like when you are in the grocery store or investing large amounts of money. But did you know it could also be very positive?

Let’s take a closer look. An impulse is nothing more than an urge to do something. It is a suggestion from your subconscious that suddenly surfaces in your conscious mind, and as such, it deserves to be considered. In fact, carrying impulses into action can be a good way to become goal-oriented. Of course, it can also be a way to get into serious trouble when we don’t consider all of the consequences of acting on the impulse.

How do you decide whether to act on an impulse? Well, try asking yourself if the impulse feels like it could be in harmony with the person you most want to be. Have you considered all of the ramifications of acting on the impulse? If the answer is no, nip it in the bud, or at least defer it to “later.” If the answer is yes, and the decision to act causes no harm to others, do it and do it as soon as possible, because procrastination is the death of too many wonderful impulses.

If it can’t be done immediately, set a goal and create a clear mental image of the end-result you most want to bring about. Affirm and re-visit that picture every day. With the fuel of vivid sensory details and a determined spirit, you’ll begin to see some extraordinary positive changes in your life – and your good choices will assist you in your new goal of being a positive role model! ~The Pacific Institute


 

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