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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.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.