Notice of Public Hearing Before the Board of County Commissioners of Deschutes County, Oregon

A public hearing regarding the proposed formation of the Alfalfa Fire District will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 1300 NW Wall Street, First Floor, Bend, Oregon.

To view the boundaries of the proposed district, contact the Deschutes County Counsel’s Office at 388-6623.

The proposed formation shall be referred to as the “Alfalfa Fire District”. The purpose of the proposed district, when fully functional, authorized by ORS Chapter 478, is to organize for rural fire protection for property within the district, enter into mutual aid agreements, apply for grants, train members, educate the public, purchase and maintain necessary equipment, land, and structures as required for operating a fire district and department, and provide emergency medical assistance.

The proposed Alfalfa Fire District, if formed, will have a permanent rate limit for operating taxes of $1.75 per $1,000 assessed value that will raise an estimated $101,092.00 in operating funds for the District in the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

All interested persons may appear and be heard. Upon conclusion of this initial hearing, the Board will enter its order setting a final hearing. The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. For the deaf or hard of hearing, an interpreter or assistive listening system will be provided with 48 hours notice. Materials in alternate formats may be made available with 48 hours notice. To arrange for these services, please contact Bonnie Baker at 541-388-6572. For hearing impaired, call TDD 541-385-3203.