Author: Brian Mortensen

District 1 Adopts Exemptions To Public Contracting Rules

The Board of Directors for the Rogue River-based Jackson County Fire District No. 1 adopted exemptions to Public Contracting Rules that it is allowed by the State Legislature at its Wed., March 8 meeting. “It simplifies and streamlines the processes allowed for public contracting on projects below a certain dollar[Read More…]

Crume To Resign As Chief Of Evans Valley FD

The Evans Valley Fire District Board of Directors knew its March regular meeting included an executive meeting, legally listed as a discussion of the evaluation of its chief, with a recommendation to “please plan for a potentially lengthy” meeting on Thurs., March 9. The reason was made clear following the[Read More…]

New Meters Will Cause Surprises In Some Water Bills

Public Works Director Mike Bollweg said the City of Rogue River’s water replacement project, part of its $3.7 million water capital works project, is “about 95 percent done” at the City of Rogue River’s workshop session on Thurs., March 3. The installations have been done, starting at several spots around[Read More…]

Council Considers Committees, Liaison Positions

The Rogue River City Council spent time hammering out language for its proposed resolution regarding rules for the makeup and conduct for committees and commissions, along with its liaisons to city organizations and official representatives to Southern Oregon groups for which the city has an interest at its Thurs., March[Read More…]

Burn To Learn Gives Rare Structure Fire Training

Personnel from Evans Valley Fire District and Jackson County Fire District 1, and two other local departments tackled a 2,000-square-foot single-floor structure in the Covered Bridge Road area near Wimer on Sat., March 4. The departments applied sheetrock to the walls of the structure to simulate the conditions of an[Read More…]

Roberts Stays On Prescribed Burns Policy

Jackson County Commissioner Colleen Roberts reported to the Rogue River City Council at its Thurs., Feb. 23 meeting that she was in Washington, D.C., at the National Association of Counties (NACO) meeting to talk about wildfire. She said that being involved with NACO has allowed her to hold meetings with[Read More…]