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Deschutes County Commissioners will consider asking 3¢ less than earlier anticipated for the 911 Levy on the May ballot.

 

After a detailed analysis of how and when future funds would be used if the levy passes, officials testified to the Commission that their could operate with a lesser amount requested in the levy.

 

Interim County Administrator Tom Anderson says instead of 23¢ per one thousand dollars assessed value, the new rate would be 20¢.

 

"Frankly in response to some concern that have been raised by local citizens and the sheriffs office and City of Bend Police, and concluded that 20¢ per $1000, should be enough at least for the first few years of the 20¢ levy to be able to pay for operations."

 

The Commissioners will consider the change at the next meeting on Monday,  March 18th.

 

The 911 Local Option Levy will appear on the May 21st ballot.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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