Colm Willis, Marion County commissioner talks with former commissioner Sam Brentano on May 5, 2020. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
The Marion County Board of Commissioners meets Wednesday to consider approving amendments to intergovernmental agreements, contracts for recycling used tires and adopting an ordinance on trespassing and littering along a popular river access.
In March, commissioners approved an order that restricted public access to North Fork, Gates Hill and Pioneer Roads and prohibited access to the county right of way on the Little North Fork Santiam River after extensive wildfire damage.
If people are caught parking in the county right of way along those roads or littering, they could face a fine from $440 to $2,000 under a proposal being considered by commissioners Wednesday.
Commissioners will consider an amendment to an intergovernmental agreement with Polk County for communicable disease control, increasing the contract by $152,745 for a total of $186,298.
They will also consider incoming funds from the Oregon Health Authority for Covid monitoring and home visits through June 30. An additional $7 million will increase the contract total to $18.8 million.
Commissions will consider approving a contract with United Disposal Services to recycle used tires from the North Marion Recycling and Transfer Station at a cost of $150,000 until June 30, 2026.
They will also consider approving a contract with Capitol Recycling and Disposal to recycle used tires from the Salem Keizer Recycling and Transfer Station at a cost of $300,000 until June 30, 2026.
How to participate: The meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the Senator Hearing Room at 555 Court Street N.E. People can view the meeting on YouTube.