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SLCFR 2020 FIRE SEASON RESTRICTIONS REGULATED CLOSURE PROCLAMATION

EFFECTIVE 12:01a.m. PDT, June 16, 2020

In accordance with ORS 478.960, I hereby proclaim the following fire restrictions are in effect until such time as it is deemed safe to remove them, or if not specifically removed in writing by the Fire Chief of SLCFR, when, and on such date and time, as LRAPA declares the legal start of open burning in Lane County:

The following restrictions apply within the City of Cottage Grove, City of Creswell, and any lands within the SLCFR District boundaries, not protected by the Western or Eastern Lane Districts of ODF.

  • Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water, and other designated locations.
  • Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at locations where fire pits are present. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed. Briquette use is allowed in barbeques, but is restricted to use on hard, non-flammable surfaces such as patios, driveways, gravel, or green irrigated lawns.
  • Power saw use is permitted all day during low fire danger (GREEN) before 1:00 p.m. and after 8 p.m. during moderate fire danger (BLUE) and before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. during high fire danger (YELLOW) The use of power saws is prohibited during extreme fire danger (RED) Each power saw is required to have one shovel and one fire extinguisher of at least 8 ounce capacity. A Firewatch of at least one hour is required following the use of each saw.
  • Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is permitted all day during low fire danger (GREEN) before 1:00 p.m. and after 8 p.m. during moderate fire danger (BLUE)before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. during high fire danger (YELLOW) as long as it is conducted in a cleared area and has a charged garden hose or one 2 1/2 pound or larger fire extinguisher immediately available. This activity is prohibited during extreme fire danger (RED)
  • The mowing of dried, cured grass is permitted all day during low fire danger (GREEN) before 1:00 p.m. and after 8 p.m. during moderate fire danger (BLUE) before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. during high fire danger (YELLOW)and is prohibited during extreme fire danger (RED) The culture and harvest of agricultural crops is exempt from this requirement.
  • Motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, are only allowed on improved roads free of flammable vegetation, except for the culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
  • Use of illegal fireworks is prohibited at all times, and in any location within the District. Legal firework use is permitted in areas free of dried, cured grasses, brush, or trees unless prohibited in areas jointly protected by SLCFR and the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). Generally, and where permitted, firework use is only permitted on asphalt, concrete, or gravel and a charged garden hose or one 2 1/2 pound or larger fire extinguisher is immediately available.


Fire Danger Adjective Class is as follows:

Low= Green: Activity permitted all day

Moderate= Blue: Activity permitted until 1:00 p.m. and after 8:00 p.m.

High= Yellow: Activity permitted until 10:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m.

Red= Extreme: Activity prohibited

The Fire Chief or an authorized representative of SLCFR may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.

These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced, suspended, or terminated by an additional proclamation of the SLCFR Fire Chief or an authorized representative.

South Lane Fire and Rescue June 16, 2020

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There will be no Board Meeting in July 2020 the next Board Meeting is TBD for August 2020

Meeting Notice

South Lane County Fire & Rescue will be holding a Budget Hearing on June 18th, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at the Head Quarters Station, located at 233 E. Harrison Avenue in Cottage grove. This meeting is to review and adopt the budget for fiscal year 2020/2021.

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SOUTH LANE COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE

233 E. HARRISON AVENUE

COTTAGE GROVE, OR 97424

“We protect life, property, and the environment through quality service”

JUNE 18, 2020

REGULAR BOARD MEETING AGENDA

This public meeting advertised in

Cottage Grove Sentinel

Creswell Chronicle

           

  

 
 


Call to Order                                                                           President Joel Higdon

Roll Call                                                                                   Leesa Martindale

Roll Call                                                                                   Leesa Martindale

Minutes from Previous Meeting(s)                                       President Joel Higdon

 April 16, 2020 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

June 3, 2020 Special Board Meeting Minutes

 NEW BUSINESS:

 Resolution 20-13 adopting budget 2020-21

 TREASURER’S REPORT:

              

    1. Financial statements presented for acceptance               Linda Adler
    1. Bills presented for payment/approval                              Linda Adler
    1. Bank Statement review Umpqua and Banner Bank          Linda Adler

 ADJOURNMENT:

Executive Session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(b) to discuss the possible discipline of a public officer.

Return to Open Session: Possible adjournment or possible Board Discussion or vote regarding the discipline of a public officer.

 

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The South Lane County Fire and Rescue Board of Directors is currently reviewing an incident of alleged offensive Facebook posts by our Fire Chief.  We take this matter very seriously.

We take great pride in the public’s trust in our organization and work hard every day to continuously earn that trust.  We are here to compassionately and professionally serve all South Lane County Fire District residents.  

It is not District practice to provide detailed comments on ongoing personnel matters.  Presently, the Fire Chief has been placed on non-disciplinary administrative leave.  The Acting Fire Chief is Joe Raade. 

  Emails to the District regarding this matter have been shared with the Board.  If you wish to provide written comments, our email address is  and our mailing address is SLCF&R Administration and Headquarters, 233 Harrison Ave Cottage Grove, OR 97424  Written comments are the most effective way to communicate with the District at this time because we need to keep our phone lines available for emergencies and regular District business. 

The Board is scheduling another Board meeting to address this issue on June 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM.  At that time, the Board will enter into an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(b) to discuss the potential discipline of a public officer.  We will post the meeting notice and agenda at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.  

Thank you,

South Lane County Fire and Rescue

Board of Directors

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