September 19, 2016 – Legal Notice

Public Hearing Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Westfir Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing in the Westfir City Hall, 47441 Westoak Road, Westfir, Oregon on Monday October 3, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in order to hear the following case:

Case No. 16-V-01, A request for Planning Commission approval of a Variance to allow the increase of the maximum structure height from 30 feet to 55 feet for an internet antennae in accordance with the approval criteria contained in Sections 3.3.0 and 20.3.0 of the Westfir Land Development Code. The antennae will be located in the right of way adjacent to Tax Lot Number 4000.

Interested persons can offer their respective comments by attending the public hearings in person, at which time testimony will be taken from those that support or oppose the appeal, or are neutral; OR, written comments can be submitted prior to or during the public hearing until the hearing is closed, to the City Council, in the following manner: 1) personally delivered to Westfir City Hall at 47441 Westoak Road; 2) mailed to Westfir City Hall, P.O. Box 296, Westfir, Oregon 97492; 3) emailed to Written comments submitted after 2:00 p.m. the day of the hearing must be personally submitted at the hearing. A copy of the staff reports, draft findings and related documents can be reviewed free-of-charge at City Hall between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or they may be duplicated at the expense ($0.10 per 8 ½” x 11” black & white page) of the person wishing to obtain copies one week prior to the date of the public hearings. For more information you may contact City staff at (541) 782-3983.

The Planning Commission has the authority to approve or deny the proposed application. Said decision of the Commission can be appealed to the City Council within ten days of the Planning Commission’s decision. The city council’s hearing will be restricted to evidence that was before the Planning Commission. If a decision is appealed, only those issues raised by testimony or by letter at the Planning Commission hearing may be raised in appeal of the initial decision. Failure to raise an issue, in person or by written comment, at the Planning Commission hearing, or failure to provide statements or evidence sufficient to afford the Planning Commission an opportunity to respond to the issue, precludes appeal of those issues to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.

March 31, 2016 – Legal Notice

Oakridge School District 76

March 31, 2016

RE: Legal Notice


A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Oakridge School District, Lane County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 will be held at Oakridge School District Board Room. The meeting will take place on the 11th day of April, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 11th at the District Office, 47997 W 1st Street, Oakridge, OR 97463 after 5:00 P.M. The 2016-17 Budget Committee Calendar and postings can also be found on the District website at
This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.
Don Kordosky
Budget Officer

December 21, 2015 – Winning Raffle Tickets

We just drew the new second chance prize numbers. If the two remaining bears are not claimed by January 4th at 2:00pm, we will draw another set.

Dark Brown Bear – Has been Claimed
Light Brown Bear – 677871
Grey Bear – 677958

September 28, 2015 – Backyard burning postponed

The ban on backyard burning in Lane County will continue through October. Historically, backyard burn season opens October 1, but this year the Lane County Fire Defense Board decided to keep the season closed until November 1. The board decided to postpone the burn season until November due to the fire danger and lack of rainfall. The fire chiefs say they are confident that there will be more rainfall in October, allowing burn season to open in November. Officials say it is still the responsibility of the individual to call the LRAPA open burn line after November 1 to make sure it is a burn day and not cancelled for air quality standards.

August 31, 2015 – NOTIFICATION



July 7, 2015 – Notice of Sale.


City of Westfir has declared surplus a, 1985 Ford F150 4wd Truck. City will sell this vehicle to the highest bidder with a minimum price set at the vehicle’s scrap value, estimated at $150.00. Written, sealed bids accompanied by a deposit check in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid price will be received by City Hall until 2:00 o’clock on the 24th day of July, 2015.

Bids will be opened at that time and the successful high bidder will be contacted. The high bidder has five (5) days from the date of notification to pay the balance of the purchase price to the City. If such payment is not made within five days City may keep the ten percent (10%) check as liquidated damages, then proceed to sell to the second high bidder under its terms.

The vehicle is sold “as is,” “where is,” with no warranties of any kind including express or implied warranties regarding fitness for any particular purpose. Upon receipt of payment in full, the City will provide free and clear title to the vehicle to the successful bidder. The vehicle may be inspected between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00pm at Westfir City Hall.

May 6, 2015 – Water Emergency Update.

On May 4th, the City of Westfir was able to provide documentation to the state water master that verified a senior water right held by the city, which is dated 1924. The right had been transferred from the original Western Lumber company rights down through the years, and eventually to the city. The water master lifted the restriction on Westfir’s water rights after reviewing the documents.

The outdoor watering restriction has been lifted, however, due to low river levels we are still in a state of emergency. City Council stated that the water emergency is still in place, due to the low river level, and the fact that our intake screen is already above the water level. The city is still facing potential shortages and possible future restrictions due to the intake.

The city is respectfully asking for voluntary reductions and conservation. Please water during evening and early morning hours only, avoid washing cars, and continue to be water conscious. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Yours Sincerely,
Mayor Matt Meske

May 1, 2015 – Free Water saving products.

The City has secured a generous donation to help households reduce their water usage, and lower their bills. The City is able to provide residents with a pressure compensated faucet aerator and shower head free of charge.

The .5 gallon per minute pressure compensating faucet aerator saves the average family of four 18,000 gallons of water per year. The 1.5 gallon per minute pressure compensating shower head saves around 5,600 gallons of water per year.

Because the adjustable 9-jet massage shower head is pressure regulated, it still has adequate flow, and actually maintains the pressure you are accustomed to, while saving water and money.

The first shipment will be arriving soon, if you are interested in the free products, please call or stop by. I will be making a list of names and distributing the products as they arrive. One of each product per household.

April 14, 2015 – City declares water emergency.

The Westfir City Council declared a water emergency during an Emergency City Council meeting on April 13, 2015.
The emergency declaration is threefold; due to a low river level, a senior water right limiting the City’s ability to deliver water, and the potential for a “Domestic Water Use” shortage at the intake level, in the near future.
On April 10, 2015 the State Water Master for Region 2 informed the City of water use restrictions imposed by the senior water rights holder. Therefore, the senior water rights holder and the City Council are limiting all Municipal Water users to “Domestic Water Use” only, until further notice.
“Domestic Water Use “only, prohibits all outdoor irrigation, car washing, filling of pools or hot tubs, and other outdoor uses. “Domestic Water Use” means the use of water for human consumption, household purposes, domestic animal consumption that is ancillary to residential use of the property or related accessory uses.
It is anticipated that the duration of the emergency will be an extended period of time; up to and including the summer months of 2015. The emergency exists for all citizens connected to the Municipal Water system, until the emergency declaration is lifted.
City Council is working hard to insure that the city continues to have a supply of “Domestic Water” for residents, but it is imperative that residents take their own steps in the mandatory restrictions on irrigation, and outdoor uses, and voluntary reductions inside the home.
Future notifications, information and restrictions will be posted, and made available publicly.

Yours Sincerely,
Mayor Matt Meske

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