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Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commision will meet September 22-23 in Tillamook

Sept. 9, 2015

Tillamook OR - The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its fourth meeting of the year September 22-23 in Tillamook, Oregon.

On September 22, Commissioners will gather at 8 a.m. to tour state parks and sites in the Tillamook area before attending workshops starting at 2 p.m. at the Port of Tillamook Bay, Officer's Mess Hall 6825 Officer's Row, Tillamook, Oregon.

On September 23, Commissioners will convene an executive session at 8:45 a.m. at the same location to discuss real estate and legal issues. Executive sessions are closed to the public. A public business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the same location. The agenda includes several information and action items requested by staff, including:

  • Awarding $873,000 in lottery-funded recreation grants to Oregon communities.
  • Award a park improvement contract for the boat ramp at Lake Owyhee. 
  • Adopting updated rules affecting the state park reservation system, reducing the minimum advance reservation window from 2 days to 1, among other changes.

The full meeting agenda will be available online at http://bit.ly/september2015agenda by 3 p.m. today, September 9. The meeting packet with information on each agenda item will be posted online by 3 p.m. Friday, September 11. People who plan to present testimony are requested to provide 15 copies of their statement to Commission Assistant Jen Busey at jen.busey@oregon.gov for distribution to the Commissioners before the meeting. Those needing special accommodations to attend should also contact Busey by email, or by calling 503-986-0719, at least three days in advance.

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission (www.oregon.gov/oprd/Pages/commission.aspx) promotes outdoor recreation and heritage by establishing policies, adopting rules, and setting the budget for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The seven members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. They serve four-year terms and meet several times a year at locations across the state.