Author: Siege Schatza

Commissioner games deal blow to Pipe Fork sale

The purchase agreement between Josephine County and The Conservation Fund was immediately tabled at the July 3 weekly business session of the Josephine County Board of Commissioners, two weeks after it was initially delayed following a 2-1 vote.Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass was the setting for the July[Read More…]

Commissioners again defund 4-H

In a 2-1 vote, the Board of Josephine County Commissioners voted to withhold funding from the 4/H Extension Service District for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. This occurred during the board’s weekly business session Friday, June 28 at the Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass.Oregon State University Extension Services has[Read More…]

ADU ordinance under consideration again

Months after it was initially tabled by the Board of Josephine County Commissioners while they looked into changing certain details, Ordinance 2024-006 was brought back before the board for a first reading and public hearing, with a second reading and potential approval slated for June 26.This ordinance would allow property[Read More…]

Budget meeting gets hot over sheriff budget

This story originally ran in the May 29 edition but the jump was not placed.Its now ran in its entirety Budget season means service cuts and tough calls in Josephine County, and Fiscal Year 2024-25 looks to be no different.At the first meeting of the Josephine County Budget Committee Wednesday,[Read More…]

County to create Fairgrounds Permanent Fund

The Board of Josephine County Commissioners held a first reading for an ordinance that would establish the Fairgrounds Permanent Fund during their May 22 weekly business session at Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass.It was recently announced that the expensive county-owned building near the Fairgrounds known as the Flying[Read More…]

Code changes and library discussed by commissioners

Seven more properties were annexed into the Josephine Community Library District by the Josephine County Board of Commissioners during their May 1 weekly business session at Anne G. Basker Auditorium, as citizens remain divided over the county’s policy for handling annexations and secessions from the district.Board Chair John West read[Read More…]

County adopts code changes

The Board of Josephine County Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt five changes to the county code after second readings were held Wednesday, April 17 at the Anne G. Basker Auditorium in Grants Pass.First readings for each of these ordinances were held April 3 in the same venue (See April 10[Read More…]

I.V. HOPE Village plans go out to bid

Living Solutions announced that I.V. HOPE Village building plans have been finalized as of April 12 I.V. HOPE Village is a transitional housing facility project that was awarded state funding through House Bill 5019 in 2023 to complete its construction costs. The project includes a community building with bathrooms, showers,[Read More…]