Public Notice

Public Notices – August 9. 2023



The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has in its physical possession the unclaimed personal property described below. If you have ownership interest in any of the unclaimed property, you must file a claim with the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice, or you will lose your interest in the property. You must have made a report with law enforcement prior to this publicized notice, regarding your property.
Unclaimed property claim forms are available at the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office: Located at 1901 NE “F” ST. Grants Pass, OR 97526
Questions regarding this notice should be directed to the Property Control Specialist at (541) 474-5128.
Items Include:
Antiques, tools, sporting goods, electronics, firearms, jewelry, bikes, vehicles, clothing, household items, backpacks, knives, swords, miscellaneous amounts of U.S. and foreign currency.


Dispatch Seismic Retrofit
Josephine County
Facilities Services
Josephine County Facilities Services is accepting sealed bids for the Josephine County Dispatch Seismic Retrofit. Sealed bids will be accepted at Josephine County Facilities Services, 705 NW Dimmick Street, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526 until 2:00 p.m. on August 23, 2023, at which time they will be publicly opened and read, and after which time they will not be received or accepted. Faxed or emailed bids will not be accepted. Bids must be submitted to: Ryan Johnson, Director, Josephine County Facilities Services, 705 NW Dimmick Street, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526.
The Josephine County Dispatch Building will undergo a seismic retrofit to Immediate Occupancy standards per the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE 41-17 ‘Evaluation and Retrofit of existing Buildings’ code. The scope of work involves installation of seismic isolation joints between the Dispatch Building and adjacent Justice Building, installation of new steel connection hardware between masonry walls and concrete floors / roof structures, bracing of mechanical and non-structural items, and installation of a new steel tower to support communication equipment. Project specifications are per the Construction Drawings available on the website. Construction is to be substantially complete no later than December 15, 2023. Deadline for questions is August 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM PT, the contact person for questions regarding this invitation to Bid is: Ryan Johnson, Director 705 NW Dimmick Street Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
Pre-Bid Conference: A non-mandatory pre-bid conference and walkthrough will begin August 10, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at 510 NW 6th St., Grants Pass, Oregon 97526. Bidders or their authorized representatives are encouraged, but not required, to attend this pre-bid conference.
Prequalification of Bidders is required. Bidders may obtain a Prequalification Application from Josephine County Facilities Services, 705 NW Dimmick Street, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526. The class of work for which Bidders must be prequalified is Construction. Prequalification Applications must be submitted no later than 2:00 p.m. on August 18, 2023.
This contract is for a public works project subject to prevailing wage rates under ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870.


Reference is made to that certain deed of trust made by Shane Michael Stinson, as grantor, to First American Title Insurance Company, as trustee, in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as designated nominee for Freedom Mortgage Corporation, beneficiary of the security instrument, its successors and assigns, as beneficiary, dated August 24, 2022, recorded August 30, 2022, in the records of Josephine County, Oregon, under instrument No. 2022-011251, and subsequently assigned or transferred by operation of law to Freedom Mortgage Corporation, covering the following described real property situated in the above-mentioned county and state: PARCEL 2 OF PARTITION PLAT NO. 2018-33, LOCATED WITHIN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST, WILLAMETTE MERIDIAN, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. APN: R320397 Commonly known as: 2530 Jerome Prairie Rd., Grants Pass, OR 97527 The undersigned hereby certifies that based upon business records there are no known written assignments of the trust deed by the trustee or by the beneficiary and no appointments of a successor trustee have been made, except as recorded in the records of the county or counties in which the above described real property is situated. Further, no action has been instituted to recover the debt, or any part thereof, now remaining secured by the trust deed, or, if such action has been instituted, such action has been dismissed except as permitted by ORS 86.752(7). Both the beneficiary and the trustee have elected to sell the said real property to satisfy the obligations secured by said trust deed and notice has been recorded pursuant to Section 86.752(3) of Oregon Revised Statutes. There is a default by grantor or other person owing an obligation, performance of which is secured by the trust deed, or by the successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of such provision. The default for which foreclosure is made is grantor’s failure to pay when due the following sum: TOTAL REQUIRED TO REINSTATE: $13,428.85 TOTAL REQUIRED TO PAYOFF: $285,623.96 Because of interest, late charges, and other charges that may vary from day-to-day, the amount due on the day you pay may be greater. It will be necessary for you to contact the Trustee before the time you tender reinstatement or the payoff amount so that you may be advised of the exact amount you will be required to pay. By reason of the default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by the trust deed immediately due and payable, those sums being the following, to- wit: 1. The installments of principal and interest which became due on December 1, 2022, and all subsequent installments of principal and interest through the date of this Notice, plus amounts that are due for late charges, delinquent property taxes, insurance premiums, advances made on senior liens, taxes and/or insurance, trustee’s fees, and any attorney fees and court costs arising from or associated with the beneficiaries efforts to protect and preserve its security, all of which must be paid as a condition of reinstatement, including all sums that shall accrue through reinstatement or pay-off. Nothing in this notice shall be construed as a waiver of any fees owing to the Beneficiary under the Deed of Trust pursuant to the terms of the loan documents. Whereof, notice hereby is given that Affinia Default Services, LLC, the undersigned trustee will on November 17, 2023 at the hour of 01:00 PM (PST), as established by section 187.110, Oregon Revised Statues, At the front entrance of the Courthouse, 500 Northwest 6th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526, County of Josephine, State of Oregon, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the interest in the said described real property which the grantor had or had power to convey at the time of the execution by him of the said trust deed, together with any interest which the grantor or his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said trust deed, to satisfy the foregoing obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including a reasonable charge by the trustee. Notice is further given that any person named in Section 86.778 of Oregon Revised Statutes has the right to have the foreclosure proceeding dismissed and the trust deed reinstated by payment to the beneficiary of the entire amount then due (other than such portion of said principal as would not then be due had no default occurred), together with the costs, trustee’s and attorney’s fees and curing any other default complained of in the Notice of Default by tendering the performance required under the obligation or trust deed, at any time prior to five days before the date last set for sale. For Sale Information, contact Xome at (800) 758-8052 or In construing this notice, the singular includes the plural, the word “grantor” includes any successor in interest to this grantor as well as any other person owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by the trust deed, and the words “trustee” and “beneficiary” include their respective successors in interest, if any. Pursuant to Oregon Law, this sale will not be deemed final until the Trustee’s deed has been issued by Affinia Default Services, LLC. If any irregularities are discovered within 10 days of the date of this sale, the trustee will rescind the sale, return the buyer’s money and take further action as necessary. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Without limiting the trustee’s disclaimer of representations or warranties, Oregon law requires the trustee to state in this notice that some residential property sold at a trustee’s sale may have been used in manufacturing methamphetamines, the chemical components of which are known to be toxic. Prospective purchasers of residential property should be aware of this potential danger before deciding to place a bid for this property at the trustee’s sale. NOTICE TO TENANTS: TENANTS OF THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY HAVE CERTAIN PROTECTIONS AFFORDED TO THEM UNDER ORS 86.782 AND POSSIBLY UNDER FEDERAL LAW. ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE OF SALE, AND INCORPORATED HEREIN, IS A NOTICE TO TENANTS THAT SETS FORTH SOME OF THE PROTECTIONS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO A TENANT OF THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY AND WHICH SETS FORTH CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS THAT MUST BE COMPLIED WITH BY ANY TENANT IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE AFFORDED PROTECTION, AS REQUIRED UNDER ORS 86.771. Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Affinia Default Services, LLC may be deemed to be a debt collector and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. File No.: 23-00304OR Dated: 06/30/2023 Affinia Default Services, LLC By: /s/ Samantha Snyder Name: Samantha Snyder Title: Foreclosure Processor Trustee’s Mailing Address: Affinia Default Services, LLC 320 120th Ave. NE, Suite B203 Bellevue, WA 98005 Phone Number: (503) 836-3799 Trustee’s Physical Address: Affinia Default Services, LLC 10151 SE Sunnyside Road, Suite 490 Clackamas, OR 97015 Email: NPP0437312 To: ILLINOIS VALLEY NEWS 08/02/2023, 08/09/2023, 08/16/2023, 08/23/2023


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Josephine County Clerk has received a ballot title for a county measure, filed August 2, 2023, for inclusion in the November 7, 2023, election. The following ballot title has been provided by the Josephine County Board of Commissioners:
Formation of a Law Enforcement Service District with Permanent Tax Rate Limit
Shall County Law Enforcement District be formed with permanent rate limit of $0.99 per $1,000 of assessed value beginning 2024-2025?
This measure would form the Josephine County Law Enforcement Service District. Passage of this measure would establish, beginning in fiscal year 2024-2025, a permanent tax rate limit of $0.99 per $1,000 of assessed value. The tax would cost approximately $153.86 per year for property with an assessed value of $155,410 (median assessed value in Josephine County). In the first year of imposition the proposed rate will raise approximately $5,643,350 for the district.

Tax revenues from this measure would provide dedicated funding for patrol, dispatch, and evidence services for residents within the district boundary; including residents within the City of Cave Junction; excluding residents within the City of Grants Pass; and excluding residents within the Urban Growth Boundary of the City of Grants Pass with existing city Public Safety Service and Annexation Agreements.
Formation of this district would:

  • Stabilize county patrol services
  • Provide funding for dispatch and evidence services
  • Provide funds that can only be used for law enforcement
    The estimated tax cost for this measure is an ESTIMATE ONLY based on the best information available from the county assessor at the time of the estimate and may reflect the impact of early payment discounts, compression, and the collection rate.

ANY PERSON dissatisfied with this ballot title may petition the Josephine County Circuit Court pursuant to ORS 250.195, no later than 5:00 p.m., August 11, 2023, (7 business days after filing of the ballot title with the County Clerk).
RHIANNON HENKELS Josephine County Clerk & Recorder


TIME: 9 a.m., WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23, 2023
PLACE:Anne Basker Auditorium, Courthouse Annex
604 NW Sixth Street, Grants Pass, Oregon

SUBJECT: The JOSEPHINE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS has entered an Order declaring its intention to initiate formation of a county road service district organized under ORS Chapter 451 and will conduct the first of two public hearings to solicit comments on the proposal for formation.

PURPOSE OF PROPOSED DISTRICT: To provide road maintenance and improvement services for county roads, as defined in ORS Chapter 368, in Josephine County, including all territory within the incorporated cities of Grants Pass and Cave Junction.


JURISDICTION AND LEGAL AUTHORITY: Board Order No. 2023-053, dated July 19, 2023; ORS 198.835; ORS Chapter 451.

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE COUNTY: Contact the Board of Commissioners’ Office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (541) 474-5221.

MAP OF PROPOSED DISTRICT: A map is available at the Board of Commissioners’ Office.

All interested persons may appear and be heard.

The hearing location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 24 hours before the hearing to the Board of County Commissioners at (541) 474-5221.

BOUNDARIES OF PROPOSED DISTRICT: All of the territory within Josephine County as described in ORS 201.170.

JOSEPHINE COUNTY board of commissioneers

Publish: Illinois Valley News: August 2, 2023, and August 16, 2023


Lien Sale Notice for Bargain Storage, 175 Finch Rd, Kerby, OR 97531. 541-592-3355. The following units must pay in full.


Published Aug. 9 and 16, 2023


Self-Storage Public Auction
A Plus Self Storage
25657 Redwood Hwy,
Cave Junction, OR 97523
This will take place on
Bidding will close at 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 29th, 2023
For the following units:
Unit 188 – Amber Peterson
Published Aug. 2 and 9, 2023


On MONDAY, August 14, 2023 at 7 p.m. the Cave Junction City Council is scheduled to conduct a City Council Meeting at City Hall Chambers located at 222 Lister Street, Cave Junction, Oregon. The current meeting and previous meetings may be viewed on the city’s website at Public participation is possible through a ZOOM video platform:
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The Public is invited to attend the council meeting and will be provided an opportunity to share their comments. Public comments must be completed within a 3-minute time limit. Speakers are allowed one opportunity for comments per meeting. The public may also submit their public comment for this meeting by providing their comment in writing prior to 4:00pm on August 10, 2023. ALL WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT MAY BE DELIVERED TO THE DROP BOX AT CITY HALL OR EMAILED TO CJRECORDER@CITYOFCJ.COM. Please call (541) 592-2156 to confirm the city’s receipt of your public comment. Comments received in writing will be provided to the council prior to the council meeting and will be made a part of the permanent record.
The agenda for this meeting may include, but is not limited to, the following: Public Works Update for Council; Consent Agenda: Minutes; Planning Updates; Park Use Requests-Request to close Junction Ave for Tuff Truck Event; Proclamation – Naming the Jubilee Ballfield after Roger Brandt; Mayor to reappoint Parks & Recreation Commission Members; Public Comments; Ordinance 600 Updating MC 13.04.120; Executive Session – ORS 192.660 (2)(b,f,h) {As/If Required}; Comments: General Information; Council Member Comments; Mayor’s Comments: Adjournment
Published in the Illinois Valley News Aug. 9, 2023