Commissioners OK agreements with SH, other cities, for emergency dispatch

The Linn County Board of Commissioners in a brief session Tuesday morning, May 2, approved intergovernmental agreements to provide emergency dispatching Linn County Sheriff’s Office services to area communities and districts.

The following were approved: Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance District, $81,116; Lebanon Fire District, $165,411; Brownsville Rural Fire, $18,134; Halsey-Shedd Rural Fire, $18,220; Albany Fire Department, $274,912; Scio Rural Fire Protection District, $20,289; Harrisburg Fire & Rescue District, $21,885; and Tangent Rural Fire District, $19,197.

In other business, the commissioners:

♦ Approved an easement for $19,505 with Everett Wright and Shirley Ann Wright (deceased), for the Goldfish Farm Road improvement project.

♦ Approved appointments to the Noxious Weed Control Advisory Committee and discussed how to attract more people to serve on the 26 different committees the county oversees.

The commissioners agreed that the county needed to regularly publicize vacancies to fill open positions and ensure a flow of new ideas and concepts among committee members.

– Alex Paul, Linn County Communications Officer