Colm Willis, Marion County commissioner, speaks during a north county special meeting concerning COVID-19 response on May 5, 2020. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
The Marion County Board of Commissioners meets Wednesday to consider appointing a new member to the Marion County Public Safety Coordinating Council, seeking federal funding to help staff the county’s 2020 wildfire building and planning department, ratifying a collective bargaining agreement with a union that represents parole and probation officers and approving road work projects in the county.
The commissioners will consider appointing Salem City Councilor Chris Hoy to the Marion County Public Safety Coordinating Council for a term beginning Thursday and ending June 30, 2024. Hoy is currently vice chair of the Mid-Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance and has served as Marion County’s jail commander and Clackamas County’s community corrections director.
Commissioners will consider an agreement with the Oregon Business Development Department for $975,000 in federal funding to help staff Marion County Public Works’ 2020 Wildfire Building and Planning Department. The deadline to complete the project would be June 30, 2023.
The commissioners will consider ratifying a collective bargaining agreement with the Federation of Oregon Parole and Probation Officers, a union that represents county parole and probation officers. The new contract will give cost of living raises and increase pay for on-call officers. It's expected to cost the county an additional $750,000 over three years, expiring June 30, 2024.
Commissioners will consider approving a $190,500 contract with Oregon-based company Radio Technology Services for a new radio system for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
The commissioners will consider an agreement with the State Department of Transportation to perform roadwork on the Exit 278 area of Interstate 5 that has been susceptible to traffic jams. ODOT would pay for most of the $48.273 million in funding with state and federal dollars, and the agreement would include a $111,400 cash contribution from Marion County.
Commissioners will consider a $874,982 contract with Portland-based engineering consultant David Evans and Associates to replace the Pudding River Bridge on Hazelgreen Road Northeast. The project is estimated to cost $5,248,600, with the federal government covering $4,709,568 of the funding.
The commissioners will consider seeking funds from the 2021 Oregon Federal Lands Access Program for road work on three areas of the North Fork Road corridor, which has been known for fatal, single-vehicle crashes. Marion County Public Works would request $1,173,917 in federal funding and would match with a minimum of $134,360.
Meeting details: The commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Senator Hearing Room at 555 Court Street N.E. The meeting is streamed live on YouTube.