Here is an interesting letter with a link that tells about Cadmus.

From: WALTZ David
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 6:10 PM
To: STEBBINS Adam
Cc: PREAMEL@aol.com ; VERRET Greg J ; apk1944@gmail.com
Subject: RE: Recommendation for Mid-Coast TMDL Technical Advisory Committee

Hi Adam-
Thanks for the information and referral.

Here’s a brief update on the MidCoast TMDL Stakeholder process: DEQ received confirmation from EPA-Region 10 are supporting our proposal for Facilitation and Mediation activities, through their National Watershed Contract. They identified a primary contractor (the Cadmus Group) who will manage the project in collaboration with DEQ.

DEQ is in the early stages of working with Oregon Consensus (OC) on gathering background information and lists of stakeholders for Phase 1 of the project (OC’s initial assessment). Once we get a contract for Phase 1 in place (optimistically, end of April), they will interview a representative sampling of stakeholders (and potential advisory committee members) and develop a facilitation process. Those interviews could be with either individuals or organizations (public, non-profit or private). We will include information in our next update on the TMDL (April).

I will put Mr. Kingsbury on that contact list, along with Benton County and the Alsea Watershed Council. However, we can’t ask OC to do anything specific, including contacting prospective advisory committee members, until they are under contract for Phase 1.

After Phase 1 is complete, we plan to work with Cadmus to develop a scope of work and budget for Phase 2 and a FINAL contract that will fund OC as the subcontractor for the stakeholder process, hopefully through summer 2012. Of course, after Phase 1, OC will have the option whether or not to take this project on.

Here’s a link to OC’s website: http://www.orconsensus.pdx.edu/

Please let me know if you have questions.

Cheers,

R. David Waltz

TMDL Basin Coordinator
Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
165 East 7th Ave.-Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401

Phone:541-687-7345
Fax: 541-686-7551

From: STEBBINS Adam [mailto:Adam.Stebbins@CO.Benton.OR.US]
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:16 PM
To: WALTZ David
Cc: PREAMEL@aol.com; VERRET Greg J; apk1944@gmail.com
Subject: Recommendation for Mid-Coast TMDL Technical Advisory Committee

WHICH CUP IS THE BALL UNDER?

http://www.co.benton.or.us/boc/read_article.php?p=333&d=boc

Benton County Commissioners Annabelle Jaramillo and Jay Dixon joined other county leaders from around the state advocating for the continuation of Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act payments at a meeting with high-ranking federal officials on Friday in Portland.

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http://www.blm.gov/or/plans/wopr/oclands.php

The fact is there was an act in place to do some of what the Commissioners would like to do and it is the O&C Lands Act.

The O&C Lands Act placed management jurisdiction of the lands under the United States Department of the Interior, and directed that timberlands be managed:

. . . for permanent forest production, and the timber thereon shall be sold, cut, and removed in conformity with the principal of sustained yield for the purpose of providing a permanent source of timber supply, protecting watersheds, regulating stream flow, and contributing to the economic stability of local communities and industries, and providing recreational facilities . . .(43 U.S.C. §1181a

Our current Commissioners have been working against this act by one not being a member of the O&C Counties Association. By the way they are the only county in Oregon not a member. This organization worked diligently to bring a plan forward to allow for management of the timberlands and bringing back the money needed for schools and roads. The Commissioners just want to continue federal welfare payments that took the place of the O&C Lands Act because they can not maintain your schools and roads without the payments, but do not want to allow logging. We can not stand back and let the Commissioners talk out of both sides of their mouths.

http://www.blm.gov/or/plans/wopr/pub_comments/paper_documents/Paper_1764-1924/WOPR_PAPER_01875.10001.pdf

The rest of this article is back slapping bologna to make it seem like lowering levy fees assessed is something good. Stop the Band-Aid, welfare, ecosystem revenue, waste of tax payer funds and let’s go back to the great work many including the O&C Counties Association are doing. We need to implement the WOPR plan as soon as possible by putting pressure on the President to stop the Department of Interior’s destruction of our local economy.

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Rep. Kurt Schrader organized a roundtable discussion with United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss the topic of county forest payments. Sen. Ron Wyden, Rep. Peter DeFazio, Rep. David Wu and Rep. Greg Walden also were present.
“Secretary Vilsack was asked to include a long-term reauthorization of Secure Rural Schools in the President’s 2012 budget,” Commissioner Jaramillo said. “This was a timely discussion because the current act expires in September of 2011.”
The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 was enacted to provide rural communities a predictable level of funding for schools, roads and other important public services. The funding was to offset decreasing revenues to counties due to declining timber harvests and other revenue-generating activities on federal lands. That law sunset in 2005, but was extended in 2007 and 2008 to continue funding services in many parts of the country, including many counties in rural Oregon. Aside from going to local schools the funding also is used for maintaining infrastructure, public safety, improving health of watersheds and ecosystems, protecting communities and strengthening local economies based on recommendations of local advisory committees.
Without continued funding many counties in rural Oregon will not be able to meet their current levels of service to their residents. Benton County was fortunate that its taxpayers voted to pass a local option levy to offset those revenue losses locally. When the federal funding was extended, the tax rate on that levy was reduced based on the amount received by the federal government.
“Oregon counties need stable and reliable funding to continue offering the services that are necessary to healthy communities and ecosystems,” Commissioner Jaramillo said. “We deeply appreciate Congressman Schrader’s efforts in bringing together all the parties.”

BENTON COUNTY JOBS WHEN WILL IT STOP?

CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYST
HEALTH
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK)
WAGE RANGE: $2,853 – $3,641/month (Typically starts at the beginning of the range)
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan

Health Promotion Specialist 1– Bilingual**
RECRUITMENT #: 10-055
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK) Limited Duration*
WAGE RANGE: $2,945-$3,759/month (Typically starts at the beginning of the range)
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2010, 5PM (Postmarks not accepted).

BEHAVIORIST
RECRUITMENT #: 10-025
DEPARTMENT: Health (Benton County Health Clinic)
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time (Working 40 hrs/wk)
WAGE RANGE: $3,714 – $4,741/month
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled For initial consideration, apply by April 20, 2010, 5 PM. After initial
consideration date, the recruitment may be closed without further notice.

ON – CALL CORRECTIONS DEPUTY
RECRUITMENT #: 00-082
DEPARTMENT: SHERIFF’S OFFICE
POSITION STATUS: ON-CALL (WORK IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS)
WAGE RANGE: $13.65 – $18.29/hr. (not eligible for benefits)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled. For initial consideration apply by March 19, 2010, 5pm. (Postmarks not accepted).

Primary Care Physician

On-Call Temporary* Flagger—Laborer
INTERNAL**
RECRUITMENT #: 10-054
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
POSITION STATUS: 20-40 hours/week, crews work 10 hour days
WAGE RANGE: $13.67 – $17.44/ hour (depending on experience), non–benefited.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 9, 2010, 5pm (postmarks not accepted).

10-052 Public Health Program Assistant 07/02/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-053 Health Prom. Spec. 2 – Chronic Disease Spec. 07/02/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-029 Public Health Nurse 3 06/30/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-049 Human Resources Analyst 06/28/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-039 Health Navigation Program Manager 06/25/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-050 Qual.Mental Health Prof.- Adult Mental Health 06/24/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-051 District Attorney’s Office Administrator 06/24/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-034 Clinical Services Manager – Extended 06/22/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-048 Dental Site Coordinator 06/18/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-016 Corrections Deputy Female 06/17/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-047 Fairgrounds Crew 06/17/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-046 Administrative Aide 3 06/04/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-045 Records Clerk 05/28/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-044 Human Resources Analyst 05/25/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-041 North Albany Park Weekend Groundskeeper 05/21/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-042 Adair Park Weekend Groundskeepr 05/21/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-043 Bellfountain Park Weekend Groundskeeper 05/21/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-038 Associate Mental Health Professional 05/20/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-040 Office Assistant A 05/20/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-036 Corrections Facility Registered Nurse 05/14/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
10-035 Clinical Assistant Trainee 05/14/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-037 Program Assistant 05/13/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-022 Client Services Rep. – Bilingual 05/12/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-032 Assistant Finance Manager 05/11/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-026 Public Health Preparedness Planner 05/10/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
10-033 Patrol Deputy 05/07/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
10-020 Corrections Deputy 05/03/10 Interviews Are Being Scheduled
10-031 Programmer/Analyst 04/30/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-030 Compliance Monitor – Female 04/29/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-027 Groundskeeper/Maintenance Worker 04/23/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-028 Compliance Monitor 04/23/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-024 Senior Deputy Clerk 04/16/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-018 Health Systems Improvement Manager 04/16/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
10-023 Corrections Facility Paramedic 04/16/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
90-004 Latino Health Outreach Internship Application Period Closed. Currently Interviewing.

THEY ARE NOT OUT OF MONEY YET?

Benton County Job Openings Week of April 11th

Corrections Facility Paramedic

Groundskeeper/Maintenance Worker

Health Systems Improvement Manager

Senior Deputy Clerk

Behaviorist

Client Services Rep. – Bilingual
• Deadline Extended • Revised 04/09/2010

Corrections Deputy

Corrections Deputy Female

On Call Corrections Deputy

Primary Care Physician

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MONEY MONEY EVERYWHERE WHERE THEY WILL STOP NO ONE KNOWS

Benton County Job Listing – 3-20-2010

ACCOUNTABLE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ALLIANCE

Invites applications for
QUALITY MANAGER
Salary: $55,000 to $65,000 per year, depending on experience
Application Deadline: April 2, 2010; Interviews to be held on April 9, 2010,
Position will remain open until filled

BUDGET/ACCOUNTING ANALYST
RECRUITMENT #: 10-017
DEPARTMENT: ASD – FINANCE
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK)
SALARY RANGE: $3,153 – $4,026/mo. (Typically starts at the beginning of the range)
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2010, 5 PM (Postmarks not accepted)
POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides technical assistance and backup to the County Budget

Client Services Representative – Bilingual
RECRUITMENT #: 10-022
DEPARTMENT: Health
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time (Working 40 hr/wk)
WAGE RANGE: $2,559 – $3,266/mo.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 2, 2010, 5PM. (Postmarks not accepted)

Emergency Services Planner
RECRUITMENT #: 10-010
DEPARTMENT: SHERIFF’S OFFICE
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK)
WAGE RANGE: $3,153 – $4,026/month
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan

HEALTH SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER
RECRUITMENT #: 10-018
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH CENTER and HEALTH DEPARTMENT
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK)
WAGE RANGE: $4,536 – $5,797/month
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE 3
RECRUITMENT #: 10-019
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH
POSITION STATUS: PART-TIME (.5 FTE or higher)*
WAGE RANGE: $23.62 – 30.15/hr. (Typically starts at the beginning of the range)
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2010, 5 PM (Postmarks not accepted)

Health Promotion Specialist 1
WIC NUTRITION EDUCATOR
RECRUITMENT #: 10-012
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH
POSITION STATUS: PART-TIME (16 HOURS/WEEK)
WAGE RANGE: $16.46 – $21.00/hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2010, 5PM (postmarks not accepted).

CORRECTIONS DEPUTY
RECRUITMENT #: 10-020
DEPARTMENT: Sheriff’s Office
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK)
WAGE RANGE: $3,655- $4,666/mo.
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
For initial consideration, apply by March 24, 2010,

CORRECTIONS DEPUTY – FEMALE
RECRUITMENT #: 10-016
DEPARTMENT: Sheriff’s Office
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK)
WAGE RANGE: $3,655- $4,666/mo.
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
For initial consideration, apply by March 19, 2010, 5 PM. After initial consideration date, the
recruitment may be closed without further notice.
REQUIRED TESTING INFORMATION: All applicants must take the National Criminal Justice

ON – CALL CORRECTIONS DEPUTY
RECRUITMENT #: 00-082
DEPARTMENT: SHERIFF’S OFFICE
POSITION STATUS: ON-CALL (WORK IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS)
WAGE RANGE: $13.65 – $18.29/hr. (not eligible for benefits)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled. For initial consideration apply by March 19, 2010, 5pm. (Postmarks not accepted).

Primary Care Physician
POSITION SUMMARY
Benton Community Health Center (BCHC) is seeking a Primary Care Physician to join the provider team.
BCHC is a growing Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) based in Corvallis, Oregon. In addition to clinical
practice, physicians provide consultation for NP and PA staff. Board certification or eligibility for certification is
required. The applicant must have a strong interest in working with diverse populations. Successful applicant is
required to pass a background investigation with hiring contingent on passing the investigation. Bilingual
English/Spanish applicants are encouraged to apply. Regular clinic hours are 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday – Friday
and one day a week until 7 pm. Both full-time and part-time positions will be considered. This position is
open until filled. Recruiting for temporary and On-Call/intermittent positions.

Building Inspector 2
INTERNAL*
RECRUITMENT #: 10-021
DEPARTMENT: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
POSITION STATUS: FULL-TIME (40 HOURS/WEEK)
WAGE RANGE: $3,407 – $4,348/month
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 2, 2010, 5 PM (Postmarks not accepted)

PROGRAM ASSISTANT
INTERNAL*
RECRUITMENT #: 10 – 015
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH
POSITION STATUS: PART-TIME (30 hours/week)
WAGE RANGE: $15.54 – $19.85/hour
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 26, 2010, 5PM (Postmarks not accepted).
* THIS RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITY IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT BENTON COUNTY EMPLOYEES.

CLOSED JOB RECRUITMENTS*
Position Title Deadline Status
10-009 Parole & Probation Officer
03/15/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-014 Groundskeeper / Maintenance Worker
03/15/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-013 Training & Recruitment Sergeant
03/12/10 Currently Accepting Applications
10-011 Corrections Deputy – Limted Duration
03/05/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
80-002 Parole & Probation Officer Student Intern Aid
02/23/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-008 Temporary Records Clerk
02/22/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-007 CLINICAL ASSISTANT 2
02/22/10 Interviews Are Being Scheduled
10-006 Groundskeeper/Maintenance Worker
02/08/10 Recruitment Closed.
10-003 Patrol Deputy
02/04/10 Interviews Are Being Scheduled
10-004 Marine Patrol Deputy
02/04/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
10-005 Behaviorist
02/04/10 Interviews Are Being Scheduled
80-001 Health Impact Assessment Project Intern
01/22/10 Applications Are Being Reviewed
10-002 Health Promotion Spec. 2 -Healthy Kids Coord.
01/22/10 Position Has Been Filled
10-001 Compliance Monitor
01/18/10 Interviews Are Being Scheduled
09-063 Controller – Health Services
01/15/10 Position Has Been Filled
09-075 Assoc. Mental Health Profess.- Alcohol & Drug
01/14/10 Position Has Been Filled
09-044 Public Health Nurse 3
01/07/10 Recruitment Closed.
09-067 Human Resource Manager
12/31/09 Position Has Been Filled
09-073 OHP Enrollment Worker – Bilingual
12/31/09 Position Has Been Filled
09-059 Program Assistant – Adult Mental Health
12/29/09 Position Has Been Filled
09-070 Temp. Flu Communications Coord – Prog. Asst.
12/29/09 Position Has Been Filled
09-072 Office Specialist 3
12/29/09 Applications Are Being Reviewed
90-004 Latino Health Outreach Internship
Application Period Closed. Currently Interviewing.

H.R. 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (GovTrack.us)

Commissioner Modrell spends a lot of her time in Salem

H.R. 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (GovTrack.us).