Notice of Second 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 Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Alfalfa Community Building at 26155 Willard Road.

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 final hearing, if the Board approves the district formation, the Board will enter its order approving the district and directing the issue of the district formation and tax rate to be placed on the November 5, 2013 ballot for a vote by the electors of the proposed district.

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.