Government: County Talks Justice Price and Proposal, Meets Set for Landfill, Mental Health, City Police Review Board 

JSIP Bond Package Deliberations: Benton County Board of Commissioners will move forward with deliberations for the Justice System Improvement Project (JSIP) bond measure package through a series of meetings beginning Dec.6. 

The first meeting is scheduled to provide the Commissioners and community with an overview of the project to date, including facility costing information and financial considerations, along with potential issues ahead of the final bond package.  

The first part of the project includes the Benton Country Crisis Center located in downtown Corvallis and will include a voluntary walk-in treatment-centered facility. The second includes a new community safety and justice campus located 1 mile north of downtown Corvallis. This will feature a new courthouse and District Attorney’s Office, correctional facility, emergency operations center, and Sheriff’s Office. 

Funding for these new facilities will come from a variety of sources leveraged by the County including state and federal funds, County funding, and a local bond measure, planned for May 2023, according to an update provided by the county.  

The opening meeting will not include any decisions regarding the proposed funding options. It will be open for comments and questions from the Commissioners and community. Further discussions regarding funding will occur at the following meetings set for Dec. 20 and Jan. 3. 

Trash Talk: Benton County Talks Trash Solid Waste Process Workgroup will give an update at the Benton County Board of Commissioners meeting on Dec. 6.  

The “Benton County Talks Trash” workgroup was put into action back in September to make decisions regarding the future of solid waste in Benton County. Darren Nichols, Community Development, will give commissioners the most current update.  

The next solid waste process work group is slated for Dec. 15. For information about the meetings, how to attend or to provide feedback or comments, community members are encouraged to email bentoncountytalkstrash@co.benton.or.us. 

Mental Health Addictions and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee Meeting: Tuesday at 5:15 p.m., meets online 

Every first Tuesday from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m., the Mental Health Addictions and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee (MHADDAC) meets to discuss topics related to the populations represented in the advisory committee. It is open to the public and anyone interested in serving on the committee can contact Benton County for more information on the application process. To either join the meeting, or apply to become a committee member, visit:  https://www.co.benton.or.us/health/page/mental-health-addictions-and-developmental-disabilities-advisory-committee-mhaddac. 

Community Police Review Advisory Board Meeting: Wed.at 3:00 pm in the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis 

Oregon. Community members who would like to attend the meeting may do so using this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1096475204113420889. Community members who wish to offer public comments either via telephone or through their computer must preregister with Kristine Steeves at Kristine.Steeves@corvallisoregon.gov by 12:00pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-cprab/page/community-police-review-advisory-board-cprab-1 for more info. 

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