Commission Session Agenda
Baker County Board of Commissioners
1995 Third Street
Baker City, OR 97814
(541) 523-8200
Date Posted:
Subject Title:
12/06/2023 9:00 A.M. Commission Session Agenda


Baker County Board of Commissioners
Commission Session Agenda
December 6, 2023 ~ 9:00 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

2.    Agenda Changes/Adoption

3.    Citizen Participation

4.    Review/Approval of Minutes
a.    October 18, 2023 Commission Session Minutes
b.    November 8, 2023 Special Commission Session Minutes 

5.    Scheduled Business     
a.    9:00 a.m.    Public Hearing
1.    Order Adopting a Baker County 2024 Fee Schedule
2.    2nd Reading: Ordinance 2023-02 Adopting an Ordinance Authorizing the Operation of All-Terrain Vehicles on Designated County Roadways (Repealing and Replacing Ordinance No. 2017-03)
b.    9:10 a.m.    Department Update: 
1.    Watermaster    ~    Marcy Osborn 
2.    Weed        ~     Jeffrey Pettingill, Director

c.    9:40 a.m.    Contract Review Board
1.    Weed: Notice of Measure Election; SEL 801 for Four Year Local Option Tax for Noxious Weed Control 
2.    DA: St. Alphonsus Child Abuse Center Contract
3.    Health Department: School Based Health Center Mental Health Contract with New Directions Northwest
4.    Health Department: Sole Source Order No. 2023-153 Coalition of Local Health Officials 
5.    Unity Water Tower Project: REALM Additional Charges 
6.    Facilities: Fair Bleacher Purchase Exemption
7.    Road: Vehicle Purchase Approval
8.    Juvenile Crime Prevention Fund Amendment No. 2 to Grant No. 15660
9.    EM: State Homeland Security Grant Program Grant No. 23-202
10.    TLTC: Visitor Services RFP Approval 
11.    Natural Resources: Bull Run Project Grant Fund Pass-through Approval
12.    Baker Co. Economic Development Council: Steele Architecture Agreement

d.    10:35 a.m.    Baker Co. Economic Development Council Bylaws


e.    10:50 a.m.    Policy Adoption
1.    Grant Policy
2.    Boards and Committees Policy

f.    10:55 a.m.    Job Classification Aprroval
1.    Court Security
2.    Assistant Public Health Director 

g.    11:00 a.m.     Measure 110 Resolution Discussion

h.    11:10 a.m.    Foreclosure Property Update/Discussion
i.    11:20 a.m.    Executive Session per ORS 192.660 (2)(e) and ORS 192.660 (2)(a): To conduct 
                          deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real 
                          property transactions. To consider the employment of a public officer, employee, 
                          staff member or individual agent. Note: The Commissioners will return to Regular 
                          Session immediately following Executive Session to make a decision as needed.

6.    Documents to be Signed
a.    Baker Co. Museum Commission Bylaws 
b.    Order No. 2023-150 Appointing a member to the Baker County Fair Board
c.    Road: Order No. 2023-151 Correcting Order No. 202-141 The Intent to Vacate a Portion of County Right-of-Way on Country Road #994 Baker County, Oregon
d.    Order No. 2023-152 Appointing Chelsea Blatchford to the Transient Lodging Tax Committee 

7.    Ratification of Documents
a.    Juvenile/ Circuit Court: Grant Application Ratification 
b.    Financial Reports 



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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