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South Lane County Fire and Rescue will be having a Regular Board Meeting on November 17, 2022 at 7:00pm at Station 201 located at 233 E. Harrison Ave. Cottage Grove, OR.

Operations and Staffing Levy Clarification

October 27, 2022

The District has received several calls regarding the language in the Voter Pamphlet for the renewal of our five-year levy. The Levy Renewal is at $0.47/$1000 of assessed value and is not $47/$1000 of assessed value. This is not a new tax.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

John Wooten

Fire Chief

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Invitation to Bid

Station 201 Bathroom Remodel

In accordance with Policy A-2 Fiscal Policy, the District is seeking bids from qualified contractors for a bathroom remodel at 233 Harrison Ave, Cottage Grove (Station 201). The remodel project includes renovation of an existing bathroom to include a shower stall. The project area may be viewed by interested contractors Mon-Fri from 8am to 4pm PST or by appointment. To be considered qualified, the party submitting the bid must provide proof of their Oregon CCB license, bond, and insurance. All bids must be in writing and include a good faith estimate of costs including permits, construction materials, labor costs and any other projected expenses associated with the project.

Bids must be submitted by Thursday November 17, 2022, at 5pm PST. Incomplete bids will not be considered. The Board of Directors will review the bids and may make an award at their regular business meeting on Thursday November 17, 2022. Notice of the public meeting will be posted on the District’s website www.southlanefire.org.

By Mail or in person at,                                  By Fax at,                     By email at,

South Lane County Fire & Rescue                  541-942-3367              jwooten@southlanefire.org

Attn: Chief Wooten

233 Harrison Ave

Cottage Grove, OR 97424

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Measure 20-338 proposes renewing a 5 year local option levy at a rate of $0.47 per $1,000 of assessed value to be used for District Operations. If the measure is renewed, the District will be able to maintain it’s current staffing and operations capability.

A “YES” vote would maintain the District’s current level of service including staffed 24/7 paramedic level ambulance service in Cottage Grove and Creswell


SLCF&R Facts:

¨District staff responds to 5,000 calls for help every year.

¨The District serves an area of about 132 square miles.

¨The District provides Ambulance service to 800 square miles.

¨The District operates 4 fire stations, 2 are operated 24 hours a day.

¨The District has the second lowest permanent tax rate in Lane County for a Fire District.

¨The District employs staff of 27 full time employees, supplemented by reserve (volunteers) and resident (student) personnel.

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233 Harrison Ave
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
tel: (541) 942-4493
fax: (541) 942-3367

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