The City of North Bend has an application request for disposing of bio-solids on a property that is located in the Coos Bay Estuary Management Plan. The property is further described as Township 25 Range 12 Sections 30/31/32B Tax Lots 700/100/300. As a condition of approval if the property owner and Tribes cannot agree on the appropriate measures, then the governing body shall hold a quasi-judicial hearing to resolve the dispute. Therefore, the Board of Commissioners has appointed a hearings officer to conduct the quasi-judicial hearing and make a final recommendation. The recommendation will be reviewed by the Board of Commissioner and a final decision made.
We the People Rally
We have just made history! Citizens for Fair Representation has filed suit to the State of California for lack of representation and dilution of vote. Join us for a couple hours to hear how we plan to restore our representation, including details about…
I received the following invite to a couple of local Democratic Party events. One event is a Trounce Trump Tea Party on Mother’s Day, because Mom is going to want to sit around a bunch of sanctimonious politicos complaining about the President.
The second event is dinner with former Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins.
It sounds like two great events for Trump Supporters who want to see what their opponents are up too. If you attend these events, would you please film it and then send us a link to CoosCountyWatchdog.com?….Rob T.
From: Mark and Carla McKelvey [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 7:19 AM
Subject: Special Invitation
We want to extend to you an invitation to attend two significant events in Coos County this month.
First, this Sunday the Coos County Democrats welcome Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum for a Mothers Day Afternoon Tea at the Bandon Public Library from 2:30 to 4:00pm.
AG Rosenblum will offer comments about operating within the legal challenges of a Trump Administration. Admission is free, but we are requesting a donation of baby or toddler items to benefit the Soroptimist Community Baby Shower.
We hope you will plan to make this event a part of your Mothers Day plans.
Second, we invite you to help the Coos County Democrats celebrate their volunteers at their annual dinner on Saturday evening May 20 at The Barn in Bandon. Our keynote speaker will be former Oregon Secretary of State and newly elected Democratic Party of Oregon Chairperson Jeanne Atkins. The no-host bar social hour begins at 5:30pm and dinner is served at 7pm. A silent auction features many coveted items. Tickets are $40 at the door. However, you can reserve a $35 advanced sale ticket by responding to this email.
This is a wonderful event and we would love to have you there!
All the Best,
Mark & Carla
Budget Committee Notice for City of Bandon and Bandon Urban Renewal
Press Release Date:
Monday, March 6, 2017
NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING FOR THE CITY OF BANDON AND BANDON URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY.
A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Bandon and Bandon Urban Renewal Agency, Coos County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 will be held at City Hall, 555 Highway 101.
A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained after March 20, 2017 at City Hall, 555 Highway 101, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
The City’s website where this notice can also be read is: http://www.cityofbandon.org
This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Listed below is the time and place of additional Budget Committee meetings which will be held to take public comment. Any person may appear at this meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.
Date: April 17, 2017 & April 24, 2017 (if needed), at 7:00 PM
Location: City Hall, 555 Highway 101, Bandon, OR
Coos Bay Review Meeting for City & Urban Renewal Budget on April 13, 2017
Coos Bay Legally Steals from Average Citizens to Decorate a Private Business
Oregon Department of Revenue Timber Tax Links Exposing Taxing Inequities
Coos Bay Taking from the Poor to Give to the Privileged Using Urban Renewal
LOC ~ Rules Finalized for Regional Infrastructure & Corporate Welfare Fund
Expectations of the Natural Resources Committee & Donald Trump's Promises
Coos Bay Gives $97,000 of Public Money to the Local Drama Club
Coos Bay Redistributing Money to Owners of Historical Places
Planning CD-16-127 CIty of Coos Bay ~ Messerle's Determination to Apply Bio-Solids
LTE ~ An Open Letter to the Mayor of Coos Bay Crystal Shoji from Fred Kirby
Coos County District Attorney Letter on the Daily ~ Hudson Opinion
Coos Bay Procedural Rules for Replacing an Empty Seat on the City Council
Coos Bay Giving Away Public Money to a Private Business Using Urban Renewal
Invoice of Services for Coos Bay Council's Wastewater Treatment Plant August 2016
Mayoral and Council Candidates for Coos Bay
LTE ~ Wastewater Treatment Plant "Suchadeal"
Time to Teach a Lesson to the Local Politicians
LTE ~ One Very Confused Dick in Coos Bay
Coos Bay Two Ballot Measures on Marijuana Tax & Dispensary License in November
LTE ~ Coos Bay Privatization of Wastewater Treatment Plant for Overpriced Lawyers
It was obvious from a recent post on Urban Renewal funding that many people think URA money does not come from property taxes, but that could not be further from the truth. URA money is derived by the process of Tax Increment Financing, which is a funneling scheme to skim tax dollars from other taxing districts, like the school, the college, and the city as well. That way the tax payers do not notice the small increment that is missing, because it takes a long time before the deleterious effects of the scheme is realized. The city will tell the people that it does not cost anything to the city, but the city has to pay about 30% of the UR debt. The rest comes from nine other taxing districts that are suppose to provide necessary basic services to the people, so attend the Coos Bay budget meeting to learn the process....Rob T.
City’s Budget Committee meets next week…
The City’s Budget Committee meeting has been rescheduled from April 11th to April 13th. The meeting to review the proposed budget for the 2017/18 budget year which covers the period of July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm, and it will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The proposed budget can be found on the City’s website or by clinking on the following: City Budget or URA Budget
From State Rep David Brock Smith ~ There are some good and bad bills moving through the legislature, and I am working to enhance and protect our fish, farm and forest industries, their communities and residents.
Senator Kruse and I will be holding our Town Halls next weekend, April 8th, 2017.
The schedule is:
Brookings – Chetco Library 9:00 AM
Gold Beach , County Annex 10:45 AM
Port Orford City Hall 12:30 PM
Bandon Library 2:30 PM
Coquille City Hall 4:15 PM
Myrtle Point Kozy Kitchen 6:00 PM
Here is a great video of one of our hardworking Cranberry Farmers in Southwest Oregon. Over 97% of the cranberries grown in Oregon are grown in House District 1, and I am proud to work for and with these great people. To watch the video of Peters Cranberries, Inc, click here.
Right now in the Senate Committee On Judiciary there is a bill concerning the Right to an Impartial Jury. It would add wording to the jury instructions given by the judge to the jury explaining their power to acquit and right to nullify.
SB 924 is the Oregon Jury Nullification Bill
“The primary function of the independent juror is not, as many think, to dispense punishment to fellow citizens accused of breaking various laws, but rather to protect fellow citizens from tyrannical abuses of power by government.”
Please contact the following Senators on the Judiciary Committee and politely ask them to vote yes on Senate Bill 924, the Oregon Jury Nullification Bill. Ask them to schedule a Hearing for SB 924, and to pass the bill on for a full vote of the Senate. Then ask them to support the Right to Jury Nullification and please vote in favor of the measure.
Right now SB 924 is in the Senate Committee On Judiciary
More information and resource material concerning Jury Nullification is immediately following the list.
2017 Regular Session
Senate Committee On Judiciary
Committee Chair Senator Floyd Prozanski
Democrat - District 4 - South Lane and North Douglas Counties
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1704 District Phone: 541-342-2447
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-413, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Address: PO Box 11511, Eugene, OR 97440
Senator James I. Manning Jr.
Democrat - District 7 - North Eugene, West Eugene, Santa Clara, and Junction City
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1707
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-205, Salem, Oregon 97301
Senator Michael Dembrow
Democrat - District 23 - Portland
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1723 District Phone: 503-281-0608
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-407, Salem, Oregon 97301
Senator Dennis Linthicum
Republican - District 28 - Klamath Falls
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1728
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-305, Salem, Oregon 97301
Senator Kim Thatcher
Republican - District 13 - Keizer
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1713
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-307, Salem, Oregon 97301
The Fully Informed Jury
The person filing the petition is Gordon R Lyford.
File Number: 264264-94
Filing State: Oregon (OR)
Filing Status: Active
Filing Date: January 21, 2005
Company Age: 11 Years, 9 Months
Registered Agent: Gordon R Lyford
Po Box 118
O'brien, OR 97534
822 Lone Mountain Rd
O'brien, OR 97534
Wild Rivers Water Rights is an Oregon Assumed Business Name filed on January 21, 2005 . The company's filing status is listed as Active and its File Number is 264264-94.
The Registered Agent on file for this company is Gordon R Lyford and is located at Po Box 118, O'Brien, OR 97534. The company's principal address is 822 Lone Mountain Rd, O'Brien, OR 97534.
The company has 1 principal on record. The principal is Gordon R Lyford from O'Brien OR.
On January 4, 2016, Gordon Lyford submitted a petition to the Environmental Quality Commission and DEQ on behalf of a group of conservation and fishing organizations to designate the North Fork Smith River as an Outstanding Resource Water. Mr. Lyford withdrew the petition a few weeks later and resubmitted it with changes on February 23, 2016. State regulations require that the Environmental Quality Commission consider the petition within 90 days and either deny the petition, direct DEQ to initiate rulemaking proceedings, or deny the petition and direct DEQ to take other action.
The petition proposed amendments to DEQ’s antidegradation rule at OAR 340-041-0004 designating the North Fork Smith River and its tributaries Outstanding Resource Waters. In addition, the petition proposes amending the basin-specific criteria for the South Coast Basin at OAR 340-041-0305 as follows:
1) The North Fork Smith River and all of its tributaries and wetlands are ORWs.
2) The high water quality, ecological values, and existing and designated uses of these waters shall be maintained;
3) DEQ shall not allow new or expanded NPDES permitted discharges to these waters, upstream waters, or tributaries to these waters;
4) No activities shall be allowed that would degrade the water quality, ecological characteristics or values of these waters;
5) Exceptions may be made to respond to public emergencies or for restoration or enhancement of water quality or ecological values.
DEQ provided an opportunity for the public to submit comments on the petition2 and received comments from more than 1000 people supporting the petition. These comments noted the qualities and values of the North Fork Smith River including its exceptional water quality and clarity; pristine nature; lack of dams; valuable fisheries including the Coho salmon, a threatened species in the Southern Oregon and Northern California coastal region; unique geology; rare wetland plants; recreational opportunities; and natural beauty. Some commenters also noted the importance of the North Fork Smith River to downstream users including tribes and as a source of drinking water to several communities. Commenters also stated that the ORW designation was needed to protect the river from potential mining and logging impacts and to protect it for future generations.
DEQ also received comments from more than ten parties opposing the petition. In summary, the comments stated that:
• ORW designation is unnecessary to protect water quality of the North Fork Smith River;
• The petition bypasses the ORW screening process outlined in DEQ’s antidegradation regulations;
• The ORW designation is inconsistent with the management plan for the Rogue River National Forest;
• The designation may restrict timber harvest and grazing and thus prevent economic opportunity;
• The designation creates impediments to mining, eliminates the ability to obtain new water rights, eliminates activities with minor impacts that would not violate water quality standards; and
• The activities of dredge miners, which might be restricted, do more environmental good than harm.
DEQ staff presented information to the EQC on April 20, 2016, about the petition and the public comment received. At the meeting, the EQC directed DEQ to conduct rulemaking on the proposed rule language in the petition. In addition, the EQC directed DEQ to use the technical analyses from DEQ’s June 1995 ORW Implementation Plan (DEQ 1995) in evaluating the proposed ORW designation for the North Fork Smith River. Section 3 of this issue paper contains DEQ’s evaluation of this proposal relative to the 1995 ORW Implementation Plan.
1 Unless otherwise noted, references in this paper to the "NF Smith River" refers to the portion of the North Fork Smith River within Oregon and its tributaries.
2 OAR 137-001-0070(3)
Aron Borok, 503-229-5050
Outstanding Resource Waters are high quality waters that constitute an outstanding state resource due to their extraordinary water quality or ecological values, or where special protection is needed to maintain critical habitat areas. The Environmental Quality Commission adopted Oregon’s ORW policy, part of the state’s antidegradation policy, in 1991 and may be found at OAR 340-041-0004(8). To date, no waters have been designated ORWs in Oregon.
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Submit a comment
Comment period closes at 4 p.m. Feb. 28, 2017.
Public Notice Packet
Includes invitation to comment, notice, proposed rules, and any supporting documents
Advisory committee on North Fork Smith River Outstanding Resource Waters
DEQ has appointed an advisory committee to provide input on shaping the rules necessary to implement this designation.
Advisory Committee Roster
DEQ ~ Imposing the Latest Sewer System Standards for Oregon Cities
DEQ ~ Designating Land-Grab Committee for N-Fork Smith River Meets Oct. 17, 2016
DEQ Proposes Temporary Rule Amendments for Invalid Portions of the EPA
#DEQ ~Eats Crow & Proposes Temporary Revisions to Greenhouse Gas Permitting
DEQ---Extends Public Comment to August 28 for Proposed Air Quality Permitting
DEQ---Public Comments by July 31, 2014 Proposed Revisions Air Quality Permitting
EPA---Public Comments on Proposed Water Rule to Make Federal Land Grabs Easier
EPA---Public Comment on Disapproval of OR Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control
SCOTUS---Did EPA Overstep on Global Warming
December 19, 2016
SALEM, Ore. – ODFW is currently accepting applications for several positions on the statewide board and regional councils for the Access and Habitat Program. Apply by Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 to be considered.
The positions being recruited are:
- Landowner Representative, Statewide A&H Board
- Landowner Representative, North Willamette Regional Council
- Landowner Representative, Deschutes Klamath Regional Council
- Landowner Representative, South Willamette Regional Council
To apply, use either the Board Application or Regional Council Application on the Access and Habitat Get Involved webpage and follow the instructions.
All positions are volunteer. People with an interest and experience in forestry, agriculture or ranching, and hunting and wildlife conservation are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be willing and able to work collaboratively with landowners, sportsmen’s groups, ODFW staff and other government agencies to facilitate the A&H Program.
Regional council applicants should live or work in the region they want to represent (see map). Duties of the position including participation in up to four public meetings each year in various communities in their region to review A&H project proposals and conduct other council business.
Statewide board members are appointed to four-year terms by the Fish and Wildlife Commission. They meet four times each year in various communities throughout the state to review project funding applications, hear public testimony and act as liaisons between the program and the public. The Board is made up of seven volunteers — three landowner representatives, three hunter representatives, and the Chair — who review and recommend wildlife habitat improvement and hunting access projects to the Commission.
The Access and Habitat Program is funded by a $4 surcharge on hunting licenses. Funds are distributed through grants to individual and corporate landowners, conservation organizations, and others for wildlife habitat improvement and projects to provide hunter access throughout the state.
Please contact Isaac Sanders at (503) 947-6087 or visit http://www.dfw.state.or.us/lands/AH/get_involved.asp for application forms and more information.
Michelle Dennehy (503) 947-6022
Fax: (503) 947-6009
OR State Land Board Public Meeting December 13, 2016 ~ Sell the Elliot Forest
ODFW ~ Deer virus confirmed in Coos County
ODFW ~ Hosts Town Hall On Proposed 2017-19 budget North Bend May 4, 2016
ODFW ~ Commission Meeting in Bandon Friday April 22, 2016
ODFW ~ Harassing Cormorant to Protect Salman but Still a Crime for the People
ODFW ~ Public Meeting Coquille Valley Wildlife Area Discussion Wed. March 2, 2016
OFRI ~ Fish Passage & Habitat Workshop Wednesday, March 9, 2016
NOAA Proposed Recovery Plan for Coho Salmon September 2015
Fish and Wildlife Commission delists wolves statewide in split vote (4-2)
Coos Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting w/ODFW October 16, 2015
Coos County Approves Nature Conservancy's Tide Gate for China Camp Creek
ODFW ~ Conservation Opportunity Areas for Stealing Private Property
I Spy Radio
Letter To Editor
Port Of Coos Bay
State Of Jefferson
The Bandon Marsh
The Rob Taylor Report
The Supreme Court
The Tea Party
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