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Additional STF funds coming to county

Lake County will receive additional funding for the state for its Special Transportation Fund (STF), which provides transportation services for senior and disabled residents.

During their Tuesday, April 22, work session, the Commissioners approved an amendment to its intergovernmental agreement with the state, which reflects recent legislative action that increases the previous supplemental funding award of $30,000 to $50,000.

The County has three partners that provide transportation services, and the funding is divided as follows: Lake County Senior Citizens Association ($27,000), Inner Court Family Center ($13,000) and Southern Oregon Goodwill ($10,000). In other business, the Commissioners also approved a request from Lake County Public Health to enter into an agreement with the Oregon Cooperative Procurement Program.  This program will afford Lake County Public Health an opportunity to receive more favorable state pricing for varied office supplies, pharmaceuticals, computers, vehicles and more. Also approved was an intergovernmental agreement with Lane County for information services related to tax map maintenance and geographic information systems. The term of the agreement is two years, expiring at the end of June 2016, and holds a maximum dollar figure of $99,999.

The Commissioners accepted a proposed purchase of a dump trailer that would be shared by the community service and facilities management departments, at a total cost of $5,645. The County’s safety committee brought forth the needed purchase of an additional automated external defibrillator (AED) for the courthouse.  A unit is currently in place at the Lake County Jail, said Admin. Asst. Denise Thorsted, but an additional unit is needed for the courthouse. This purchase was approved by Commissioners.

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