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Back in November, voters approved a one percent increase in the county room tax and seventy percent of that increase will go to the Deschutes County Fairgrounds.

 

Because of the way the funds would be divided up, COVA would get about one hundred thousand less next year.

 

Deschutes County Commissioners Alan Ugner says they're tyring to make COVA whole.

 

"In the budget this year, we took money scheduled for COVA and reallocated it to the fairgrounds.  And because of how they did help us with the fairgrounds problem, they help pass the one percent room tax increase and in response to that, they were hoping to change and reset back that money to COVA and that's what we did."

 

Under the propsoed agreement, COVA would get  about 986-thousand or about a quarter of the room tax funds.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

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

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

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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