Pop-up public health started at Jubilee Park

Pop-up public health Wednesdays starting in Cave Junction was a topic mentioned during the comments portion of the Cave Junction City Council meeting at City Hall March 13.
Illinois Valley Wellness Resources Programs Director Laura Mancuso informed council that Josephine County Public Health and HIV Alliance have sponsored pop-up health events in CJ.
“Public health services will be provided starting March 15 in Cave Junction,” said Mancuso. “The services will start at the Illinois Valley Family Coalition at noon to 1 in the parking lot and then travel to Jubilee Park for a 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. slot.”
Mancuso explained that the services and supplies provided will include COVID-19 vaccinations, food donated by Josephine County Food Bank, HIV testing, wound care kits, warm weather gear, socks, STD prevention kits, water and more.
The event will be held inside the pavilion and Public Works Director Alex Ponder will open the gates at 1 p.m. for the services.
Other Jubilee Park news was presented by Parks & Rec Commission Chair John Miles. The council voted 4-0 to allow Miles to apply for projects funding for the park. Some of the focus points by Parks & Rec will be to: Develop a plot plan for development of Jubilee Park; replace at least one restroom with an ADA compliant and vandal resistant facility; work on small, relatively inexpensive projects such as replacing signs or adding a basketball hoop on an existing hard surface; develop second ballpark; and other larger/medium projects such as dog park, resurface tennis courts, exercise circuit, add full court basketball, etc. “These will require getting more grants as most of these are in the $50,000 range,” wrote Miles.
Miles also reported to the council that the historic monument is located on a property in city limits at 435 S. Junction Avenue owned by Gary Price will be moved and displayed at Jubilee Park close to the pavilion in the near future.

Teresa Stover, library block grant administrator gave an I.V. Library Branch renovation project update. The library renovation, located at 209 W. Palmer in Cave Junction, will expand the 4,264-square-foot library to 5,779 square feet, including a new 1,51S-square-foot community meeting space with a teaching kitchen, an early learning center with a maker space, and an outdoor learning area set up for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) programs.
Stover reported: “The Design Development is now 100% complete; ZCS Engineering & Architecture has submitted the design development drawing set to Aprexis, LLC, for a constructability review and cost estimate, which are expected in two weeks; Advantage Environmental is conducting the hazardous building materials assessment, which will
take place before submitting the building permit application; ZCS is developing the construction documents which are scheduled to complete in May … In late February, preliminary choices were made on demonstration kitchen design, interior color palette, carpet, flooring, bathroom fixtures, and countertops.”
You can see more information at https://jclfoundation.org/illinois-valley.

The council also voted 4-0 to approve two OLCC requests: 1) Taylor’s Sausage Country Store for restaurant expansion and 2) Pine Portal Cafe & Market (formerly Diggin Livin) for owner Zoie Verrall.