SOS Public Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Our Meeting this week is today, Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at the Wild River Brew Pub located at 533 NE F Street, in Grants Pass from 5:15 PM-6:15 PM.

Our Agenda thus Far:

·      How Critical is the upcoming Levy for the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety relative to our Criminal Justice System? Guest Speaker

·      Frank Morin Wrote: “I’m trying to put together another stats-related article, but one of the big challenges we face is lack of data, particularly in the county. With so few people available, they just can’t deal with the issues, but therefore they don’t have the numbers for all the issues they don’t even log or respond to, or all the issues that aren’t even getting called in any more because people know there is no help available.

I’m wondering if we should take a slightly different focus.  Is there a way to generate a city-wide and/or county-wide poll somehow where we could ask people if they feel more safe or less safe?  Have they had a personal experience with crime since the loss of justice funding?  Do they know someone who has experienced crime since the loss of justice funding?  Do they feel the area is more safe or less safe?

Not only would that give us a good feel for the pulse of the county, but probably help drive home the point for everyone that the situation is bad.

Until then, I’m going to keep working to put together meaningful data.


·      How the Board of County Commissioners Realize how necessary the City is to the County Services and Vice-Versa? Josephine County Commissioner Keith Heck

·      The Immediate Change Committee’s First Project   Jubilee Park, Cave Junction Shane Simon and Lottery Tickets $1,000 Goal

Jody Nigh and the JAIL Mowing Project

·       Jail/Juvenile Justice Levy Committee Update 

Pat Fahey

·      Justice of Peace Committee Update – Dave Corsi, Webpage and the first meeting!

·        Community Networking 

Roger Brandt

When:   Monday, October 21, 2013. 3:00 – 8:00 pm (dinner provided)

Where:  Illinois Valley Senior Center (250 East River Street, Cave Junction, OR)

 What:    This is a dynamic and interactive opportunity for nonprofits, community-based organizations, volunteers, and business owners interested in community improvements to increase their connection with others who have similar goals and objectives and want to build capacity to work together.

Registration: No charge to attend, but registration is required by October 14th. Use this link to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IllinoisValleyNetwork

 Information:  Theresa Hart (541) 551-1769  humansystems4@gmail.com

 Purpose:  The purpose of the Community Collaborations program is to enhance the capacity of rural leaders and organizations to leverage the power of working together to ‘get things done.’

NOTE: This is the fourth of five community building sessions offered by The Ford Family Foundation in Illinois Valley. The fifth session will be the Ford Institute Leadership Program next year.


·      The Hardrock Mining Committee—What’s the Next Step? Michael Cope will discuss current mining efforts and why the Mining Lab in Merlin is so important

·      Opioid Clinic Update Notes from the Impact Summit 2013 which occurred on October 3, 2013 at the GPHS

·      Timber Committee Jim Frick UPDATE

·      Lottery Committee Cliff Thomason UPDATE

·      Run/Walk Bill West/Holly Lidey

·      Fund-Raising Art Show February 7, 2014

·      Holly Lidey and Cheri Adkins are still passing out SOS sweatshirts. If you ordered one, they are in! If you have not already paid for yours, they are $21 each (Size Small-XL) and $25 each (Size 2XL-3XL); there has been an overwhelming request for these hooded babies, as such, Holly and Cheri shall be placing another order—please e-mail Holly at haalidey@msn.com to get in on the next order!

·      POKER NIGHT Fund Raiser at the Pub Jay Meredith November date will be decided upon

·      Saturday Market Opportunity Neal Appleton E-Mails/Presence

·      WEBSITE Gordon Edstrom Photo of the day




MISSION: “A citizen-voiced plan to provide for a secure, stable and sustainable Josephine County.”

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