Sherman County eNews #193
Notice. Public Community Substation Fire Meeting, July 21 More Thank You Notes! Sherman County Fair Books, Website Substation Fire – Federal Crop Insurance Claims Within 72 Hours of a Loss Five Insurance Tips for Wildfire Recovery Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, June 29 Congressman Walden’s Statement on Russia 1. Notice. Public Community Substation Fire Meeting, July 21
There will be a public community meeting to discuss the 2018 Substation Fire that has ravaged Wasco and Sherman Counties. The meeting will be held Saturday, July 21st at 3:00PM at the Grass Valley Pavillion. 2. More Thank You Notes!
THANK YOU! The list of people to thank is longer than my arm. If I had to point to one person, Zack Blalock saved our house. Thank you!! To all, Thank You. ~The McLeods
THANK YOU! A huge THANK YOU to all the friends, neighbors, and many, many firefighters (both local and from all over Oregon) who monitored the situation on Gordon Ridge and were able to save structures and wheat fields. Someone plowed our field on the corner by the Quonset hut. Thank you! All your hard work also helped to save Mark and Dee’s home. That means a lot to us as well. It is a blessing to live here. ~Mary and Bo Macnab
APPRECIATION TO THE FIREFIGHTERS. Once again, we must thank so many, Friends and Neighbors who stopped their harvest to fight fire and, of course, all of the Fire Departments and personnel. It was only through your perseverance (throughout the night) that kept our homes and crops safe. We are so grateful and appreciative for your time and equipment for extremely dangerous, hard work. To the general public we call upon your support to help prevent fires that happen much too often, endangering many lives. Thank you! ~McKinney Ranch, Jean & Mac, Bryan & Kim 3. Sherman County Fair Books, Website
Sherman County Fair books are available in all local post offices, markets, MCP Farm Store and the Sherman County Historical Museum! See the new website here: https://shermancountyfairfun.com/ . 4. Substation Fire – Federal Crop Insurance Program Claims Within 72 Hours of a Loss
Current statistics estimate that nearly half of the crop of Wasco County may be lost as a result of the Substation Fire.
Under the Federal Crop Insurance program claims must be filed within 72hrs of a loss. Farmers are encouraged to contact their crop insurance agent as soon as possible to file a claim. If you have crop damage as a result of the fire, do not destroy the crop until the insurance company confirms it is ok to do so. 5. Five Insurance Tips for Wildfire Recovery
Oregon Division of Financial Regulation’s Advocacy Team ready to help with wildfire claims
Salem – Residents that have been forced to evacuate their homes because of the wildfires burning across the state can contact the Division of Financial Regulation’s Advocacy Team for help with insurance questions. Call the team at 888-877-4894 (toll-free) or online a t www.dfr.oregon.gov .
There are several insurance considerations if you are affected by one of the state’s wildfires. The division has five tips to help residents recover. Coverage is typically available for fire, smoke, and ash damage to your home and personal property. You may also be covered for your additional expenses due to a mandatory evacuation. A typical homeowner policy will cover expenses such as lodging, food, and pet boarding if you are part of a mandatory evacuation. The coverage may be subject to your deductible. It is important to save all your receipts and notify your agent as soon as possible. If possible, make a quick home inventory by taking photos of each room in your home. Pay close attention to what is on walls, in drawers and closets, and storage areas such as the attic or garage. If your home is damaged by a fire, take steps to prevent further damage by making temporary repairs. Make safety the top priority, and save receipts for work that is done. Vehicles damaged by fire, even if parked in the garage at the time, are covered by comprehensive coverage on a typical auto policy.
Oregonians can also contact the division’s advocacy team if they have problems with their insurance company, agent, or claims adjuster. Visit https://dfr.oregon.gov/gethelp/ins-help/Pages/index.aspx for more information. 6. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, June 29
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
JUNE 29, 2018 MINUTES
The regular meeting of the Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors was called to order by chairman Judge Steve Shaffer at 10:05 A.M. This meeting held in the OSU Extension Office Conference Room, 66365 Lonerock Road, Moro, Oregon.
Directors Present: Judge Steve Shaffer, Judge Gary Thompson and Judge N. Lynn Morley
Also Present: Todd Cox, Ryan LeBlanc and Steve Wynne, Day Wireless Systems; Mac Stinchfield, Times-Journal Newspaper; Mike Smith, Rob Myers and Jeanne Burch, Frontier TeleNet Staff.
Budget Hearing: The Budget Hearing for the Frontier TeleNet Fiscal Year 2018-2019 was opened at 10:25 AM. There was no public input. The Budget Hearing closed at 10:27 AM.
Regular Session resumed at 10:28 AM.
Resolution No. 6/29.2018-003, A Resolution Adopting the Frontier TeleNet Budget reviewed. Moved by Lynn Morley, seconded by Gary Thompson that the Frontier TeleNet Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 is approved in the amount of $4,630,603.00 and the funds are appropriated. Motion carried with all present voting aye.
Minutes: Moved by Gary Thompson, seconded by Lynn Morley that minutes of May 18, 2018 be approved as presented. Motion carried with all present voting aye.
Financial Review: Moved by Lynn Morley, seconded by Steve Shaffer that financial report for May 2018 be approved as presented. Motion carried with all present voting aye.
Resolution Transferring Funds: Jeanne Burch reviewed certain line items that had gone over in the current budget. Moved by Lynn Morley, seconded by Steve Shaffer that Resolution No. 6/29/2018-002 be approved making the following budget adjustments:
Account 506-Electricity Other-Add $200.00