AGENDA: Marion County commissioners consider Hayesville Drive construction

The Marion County Board of Commissioners meets Wednesday to consider a construction project costing over $8 million that would would widen a section of Northeast Hayesville Drive.


The board will consider a roughly $8.35 million contract with Carter and Company, Inc. for a construction project that add wide bike lanes and a landscaped buffer along the road from Northeast Portland Road to Northeast Fuhrer Street. Of that, about $7.5 million would come through federal funds, and the county would cover the rest.

Commissioners will consider a $300,000 contract with the Lyons Rural Fire District to provide advance life support emergency medical response in the Santiam Canyon during recreational seasons through October 1, 2024. The funds come through $900,000 that the state Department of Administrative Services awarded to Marion County for enhanced emergency medical service in the city of Detroit for 2021-23.

The board will also consider a $218,000 contract with PIVOT Architecture to provide programming and schematic design services for remodeling the Marion County Public Works Administration Building, effective through December 2023.

They will consider a $210,000 contract with Professional Credit Services to provide collection services for Marion County retroactive to July 1, 2022, through June 2023. County departments including the board and the offices of the assessor, clerk and district attorney would use the service for debt collections.

Commissioners will consider a roughly $128,700 agreement with Polk County for services related to communicable disease control, retroactive to October 1, 2021, and effective through June 2023. Under the contract, Polk County would employ a public health worker who would provide communicable disease investigation and case finding in one or both counties.

The board will also consider buying about $118,300 of school zone flashers, poles, and bases from Traffic Safety Supply to replace “outdated and unreliable electronic components that are no longer supported” through June 2023, according to the agenda item.

They will consider buying a roughly $296,800 dump truck with a plow and sander from Premier Truck Group. The county would use the 2024 Class 8 Dump Truck for work on gravel roads, road shoulders, ditch maintenance, debris removal, pavement repairs and chip seals.

Commissioners will consider spending about $211,500 on a 2023 John Deere 6110R tractor with a boom mower from Deere and Company, Pape Machinery. The county would use the tractor to control vegetation along roads. They will also consider buying from the same company a 2018 John Deere 770G Motor Grader for about $280,600, to be used for work on the county’s gravel roads and road shoulders as well as snow removal.

They will also consider adding about $691,500 to a contract with the state Department of Transportation for improvements on Northeast Center Street from Lancaster Drive to Northeast 45th Place through June 13, 2029. Those would include widening the pavement to the north, adding a center left turn lane and bicycle lane, and building sidewalks along the north side of Center Street.

Contact reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian: [email protected] or 503-929-3053.

JUST THE FACTS, FOR SALEM – We report on your community with care and depth, fairness and accuracy. Get local news that matters to you. Subscribe to Salem Reporter starting at $5 a month. Click I want to subscribe!

Ardeshir Tabrizian has covered criminal justice and housing for Salem Reporter since September 2021. As an Oregon native, his award-winning watchdog journalism has traversed the state. He has done reporting for The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly and Malheur Enterprise.