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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 ½ 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 ½ 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. 

Extreme = Red : Activity prohibited

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South Lane County Fire and Rescue will be having a Regular Board Meeting on July 21, 2022 at 7:00pm at Station 201 located at 233 E. Harrison Ave. Cottage Grove, OR.

   Wednesday, June 15 is the last day for spring outdoor burning in Lane County.

LANE COUNTY — Wednesday, June 15, 2022, is the final day for outdoor burning in Lane County until October. The season will close as scheduled according to Title 47 of LRAPA’s rules which define the opening and closing of Lane County’s burning seasons. Spring burning is only permitted through June 15.

Yard debris may not be burned during the closed season. However, removing overgrown vegetation is important work to defend against wildfires. Lane Forest Products, Rexius, or Lane County’s transfer stations and dumpsites are resources available to the community to dispose of debris. Composting and chipping are also encouraged.

LRAPA has published a factsheet providing information on non-burning disposal alternatives for natural vegetation in Lane County.

Residents who burn during the closed season are subject to violations ranging from $50 to

$2,500 or more.

The fall open burning season is scheduled to open on October 1, however the Lane County Fire Defense Board has authority to delay the opening due to high fire risk.

Check on the season’s status by visiting www.lrapa.org, or calling the LRAPA daily open burning advisory line: 541-726-3976. Coastal residents may call: 541-997-1757.

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FORM LB-1

A public meeting of the Board of Di meeting is to discuss the budget for is presented below. A copy of the bu www.southlanefire.org. This budget the preceding year. If different, the

NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

rectors will be held on June 16, 2022 at _7:00             am _X_ pm at _233 E. Harrison Ave., Cottage Grove, Oregon. The purpose of this the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 as approved by the South Lane County Fire & Rescue Budget Committee. A summary of the budget dget may be inspected or obtained at 233 E. Harrison Ave. Cottage Grove, OR, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or online at is for an_X annual                               biennial budget period. This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is X the same as                               different than major changes and their effect on the budget are:

Contact: John R. Wooten, Fire C

hief                                                       Telephone: 541-942-4493         Email: jwooten@southlanefire.org

FINANCIAL SUMMARY - RESOURCES

TOTAL OF ALL FUNDS

Actual Amount

Adopted Budget

Approved Budget

2020-2021

This Year 2021-2022

Next Year 2022-2023

Beginning Fund Balance/Net Working Capital

3,393,364

3,020,191

2,617,403

Fees, Licenses, Permits, Fines, Assessments & Other Service Charges

1,911,220

2,132,779

1,920,000

Federal, State & all Other Grants, Gifts, Allocations & Donations

3,000

133,150

0

Revenue from Bonds and Other Debt

0

0

0

Interfund Transfers / Internal Service Reimbursements

128,404

500,000

265,000

All Other Resources Except Current Year Property Taxes

838,969

869,000

886,500

Current Year Property Taxes Estimated to be Received

3,802,157

3,468,943

3,711,000

Total Resources

10,077,114

10,124,063

9,399,903

FINANCIAL SUMMARY - REQUIREMENTS BY OBJECT CLASSIFICATION

Personnel Services

4,217,549

4,648,669

4,937,357

Materials and Services

1,369,424

1,454,979

1,486,500

Capital Outlay

1,248,769

1,045,000

549,000

Debt Service

714,630

129,716

132,207

Interfund Transfers

128,404

681,595

265,000

Contingencies

200,000

200,000

200,000

Special Payments

0

0

0

Unappropriated Ending Balance and Reserved for Future Expenditure

2,198,338

1,964,104

1,829,839

Total Requirements

10,077,114

10,124,063

9,399,903

FINANCIAL SUMMARY - REQUIREMENTS AND FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEES (FTE) BY ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT OR PROGRAM *

Name

of Organizational Unit or Program

FTE

for that unit or program

Name

Public Safety

2,200,850

2,322,914

2,460,893

FTE

25

25

27

Not Allocated to Organizational Unit or Program

FTE

Total Requirements

2,200,850

2,322,914

2,460,893

Total FTE

25

25

27

 
   


PROPERTY TAX LEVIES

Rate or Amount Imposed

Rate or Amount Imposed

Rate or Amount Approved

2020-2021      

This Year 2021-2022

Next Year 2022-2023       

Permanent Rate Levy       (rate limit 1.0335 per $1,000)

1.0335

1.0335

1.0335

Local Option Levy

.47

.47

.47

Levy For General Obligation Bonds

STATEMENT OF INDEBTEDNESS

LONG TERM DEBT

Estimated Debt Outstanding

Estimated Debt Authorized, But

on July 1.

Not Incurred on July 1

General Obligation Bonds

Other Bonds

Other Borrowings

197,014

Total

* If more space is needed to complete any section of this form, insert lines (rows) on this sheet. You may delete blank lines.

150-504-073-2 (Rev. 11-18)

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South Lane County Fire & Rescue will be holding a Budget Committee Hearing at Station 201 located at 233 E. Harrison Avenue Cottage Grove OR 97424 on Thursday June 16, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. This meeting is to review and adopt the approved budget for Fiscal Year 2022/2023. At this meeting the Budget Committee will listen to comments and take questions from the public. This notice complies with ORS 294.311(32) and 294.401(3) for the purpose of local budget law.

Regular Board Meeting will follow directly after the Budget Hearing

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