Commissioners on Wednesday approved a $1.2 million contract with B2 Community Care to purchase and open a residential treatment home for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities as well as severe mental illness.
Commissioners on June 7 appointed Nick Hunter Marion County Sheriff, completing the term of retiring Sheriff Joe Kast. Hunter has supervised three of four divisions and led a SWAT team at the sheriff’s office.
Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved a $300,000 contract with the city of Woodburn to provide mobile crisis services.
Commissioners on Wednesday approved a $2 million state grant to help recruit behavioral health providers to move to Marion County.
Commissioners on Wednesday approved Marion County’s $688.9 million budget for the upcoming year, as well as an additional $15.2 million to the county’s existing budget.
County officials will present updates Tuesday, June 20, on the development of Parkdale Park, intended to add more green space and an improved stormwater system to the undeveloped area.
Commissioners on Wednesday approved federal funds to upgrade Santiam Hospitals emergency power system. They also approved a homeowner rehabilitation program for low-to-moderate-income Marion County residents.
Marion County Commissioners on Wednesday appointed Lt. Nicholas Hunter to complete the term of Sheriff Joe Kast, who plans to retire at the end of June. Hunter most recently oversaw the sheriff’s office’s enforcement division.
On June 7, the Marion County Board of Commissioners will interview candidates who applied to replace Sheriff Joe Kast and appoint his successor that same afternoon.
Commissioners on Wednesday will also consider contracts to add two nurses and a body-scanning security system at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center.