Public Notice

Public Notice – August 30, 2023



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 second 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.


Publish: Illinois Valley News: August 30, 2023, and September 6, 2023


Notice of Availability Draft Environmental Assessment
Grants Pass Airport
Runway 13-31 Runway Extension
Draft Environmental Assessment Available

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Josephine County announce the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for a proposed runway extension at the Grants Pass Airport in Grants Pass, Oregon, for public review and comment. The Draft EA examines the potential environmental impacts of extending Runway 13-31 700 feet.
The Draft EA will be available for public review and comment beginning on August 25, 2023. Copies of the Draft EA may be viewed during regular business hours at the following location:
Grants Pass Airport Administration Office
1441 Brookside Blvd
Grants Pass, OR 97526
To view the Draft EA digitally, it is available for download at the following link:
To request a hard copy or CD of the Draft EA, please contact Adam Merrill, FAA, at (206) 231-4107 or
Public Comment Period
Public comment on the Draft EA is invited for a 30-day period extending from August 25, 2023, through September 23, 2023. The purpose of the Public Comment period is to allow comments on the adequacy of the Draft EA for the proposed project.
A Public Open House is planned for September 5, 2023, from 4-6 p.m. at the Airport Administration Office’s conference room, at the address listed above. The Open House will provide the public an opportunity to discuss the proposed project with representatives of the County. To request a public hearing or provide written public comments, you can email Adam Merrill at or mail him here:
Adam Merrill
Environmental Protection Specialist
Federal Aviation Administration
Seattle Airports District Office
2200 S. 216th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198
All comments on the Draft EA must be received by the FAA no later than 5:00 pm on September 23, 2023, to be considered. Please be advised that your entire comment, including such personal identifying information as address, phone number, and e-mail address, may be publicly available at any time. While you can ask in your comment to withhold from public review any personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Publish: Illinois Valley News: August 30, 2023, and September 6, 2023


Public Notice
Notice to interested persons – a hearing will be held at the Josephine County courthouse on September 7, 2023, at 9:00 am in courtroom #2 (courtroom is subject to change, check court calendar prior to hearing) regarding the forfeiture of the following animal, pursuant to ORS 167.347, seized from
709 SE 12th Street, Grants Pass, Oregon:
German Shepard Dog, Male
Reputed owner to be Darren Scott Griffith



In the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon
for the County of Josephine
Case No. 23PB06966

In the Matter of the Estate of Victoria L. Boertje, Deceased.

Notice is hereby given that Victoria L. Boertje died September 16, 2013, and that by order of the above-entitled Court, the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative.

All persons having claims against the Estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative at 693 Chemeketa Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301-3732 / Post Office Box 2247, Salem, Oregon 97308-2247, within four months after the date of first publication of this notice or said claims may be barred.

All persons whose rights may be affected by this proceeding are advised that additional information may be obtained from the records of the Court, the Personal Representative, or the attorneys for the Personal Representative.

Joseph A. Cox
Personal Representative

Sherman, Sherman, Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP
Attorneys for the Personal Representative
693 Chemeketa Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301-3732 /
Post Office Box 2247, Salem, Oregon 97308-2247

Date of first publication: Aug. 23, 2023
Second and third publication: Aug. 30, 2023; Sept. 6, 2023


Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, September 07, 2023 at 7 p.m. the Cave Junction Parks & Recreation Commission will conduct a meeting at the City Hall Chambers located at 222 Lister Street, Cave Junction, Oregon. The public is invited to attend the meeting in person or by ZOOM: ID: 848 3811 7427 Password: 152598
The agenda for this meeting may but is not limited to discussion on: Spray Pad/ADA Wheelchair Project Updates; Jubilee Park upgrades timeline; public comment; motion for City Council; Newsletter discussion.


I.V. Mini Storage
located at 102 S. Caves Ave, Cave Junction, OR. Units 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 17, 33, 39, 42. In 30 days of this notice all contents in the above units will be removed from said units and will be set for auction or sale. Please contact
541-592-4417 to make arrangements. 9.13p