Commission Session Agenda
Baker County Board of Commissioners
1995 Third Street
Baker City, OR 97814
(541) 523-8200
Date Posted:
Subject Title:
02/21/2024 8:15 A.M. Commission Session Agenda

Baker County Board of Commissioners

Commission Session Agenda

February 21, 2024 ~ 8:15 a.m.

Courthouse, 1995 Third St., Baker City, Oregon 97814

Because of the uncertain length of time needed, the Board of Commissioners may deal with an item at any time in the meeting, except those set for a specific time. Anyone wishing to be heard on any item not having a set time should arrive when the meeting begins to avoid missing an item of interest.  Interested parties can join the meeting in person or by using the Zoom link located at:

  1. Call to Order/Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Agenda Changes/Adoption

  1. Citizen Participation

  1. Review/Approval of Minutes
    1. January 16, 2024, Special Commission Session Minutes

  1. Scheduled Business                      
    1. 8:15 a.m.           Executive Session per ORS 192.660(2)(h): To consult with counsel concerning the

legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.  Note: The Commissioners will return to Regular Session immediately following Executive Session to make a decision as needed.

  1. 9:00 a.m.          BLM Update ~ District Manager Shane DeForest & Acting Baker Field Manager

Sandy Tennyson

  1. 9:10 a.m.          BMCC Update ~ Director Jeff Nelson, Coordinator O’Keeya Brown, & President

Mark Browning

  1. 9:30 a.m.          Contract Review Board
    1. Facilities: Plumbing Contractor Bid Approval
    2. Facilities: Electrician Bid Approval
    3. Facilities: Jail Facilities Stainless Steel Countertop Purchase Approval
    4. DA: 2023-2025 VOCA Non-Competitive Grant Agreement No. VOCA-NC-2023-BakerCo.DAVAP-00037
    5. Travel Baker County: Visitor Guide
    6. Baker Sage-Grouse LIT: OWEB Grant Agreement for Engagement Grant No. 224-8206-23389
    7. 2024-2025 Intergovernmental Agreement for the Financing of Community Mental Health, Addiction Treatment, Recovery, & Prevention, and Problem Gambling Services Agreement # PO-44300-00026002
    8. Modification Agreement #2: Unity Water Tower Consultant
    9. Noxious Weed Control Contract Services RFP
    10. Admin: Professional Services Agreement with Baker County Unlimited (BCU)





  1. 10:00 a.m.        TLTC: Review of Lodging Tax Rate
  2. 10:05 a.m.        Good Neighbor Authority Program with BLM

  1. 10:10 a.m.        Baker County Tax Levy
    1. Order No. 2024-115: Vector Control Local Option Levy
    2. Order No. 2024-116: Weed Control Local Option Levy

  1. Documents to be Signed

  1. Ratification of Documents
    1. Juvenile: Specialty Court Grant Program Grant Agreement SCP-23-49
    2. Chapter 11 Opioid Bankruptcy Ballot Case No. 22-22549
    3. Financial Reports

  1. Other Business
    1. Commissioner Update
    2. Comparison of Calendar

  1. Adjourn


Baker County operates under an EEO policy and complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Assistance is available for individuals with disabilities and should be requested at least48 hours in advance by calling 523-8200 (TTY: 523-9538).


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