Garfield County Commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With all present Monday commissioners:

  • PSE: Discussed conservation mitigation process for Puget Sound Energy's Lower Snake River Wind Project. Commissioners will meet with Anne Walsh of PSE next Monday at 1 p.m. to sign a document regarding the process to mitigate for lost wildlife habitat due to the wind towers. PSE will provide funding for grants for wildlife habitat projects. Commissioners plan to establish a committee which will review grant applications.

  • VEHICLES: Accepted a quote of $30,107 each for two 2013 Ford Explorers to be purchased for the Sheriff's Office. The vehicles will be purchased through a State of Oregon bidding pool. The vehicles will be equipped for law enforcement use, can delivery is expected in march. Unanimous.

  • TAX LEVIES: Reviewed tax levies in the county and learned the assessed value for current expense is $396,921.


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