ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Douglas County Board of Commissioners met to discuss, among many things, the safety net payment that was received.
The money totaled $15-million.
Those funds were allocated at Wednesday morning's meeting.
This summer, Congress passed the transportation bill, which included safety net payments for eligible counties. To be eligible, the counties need to rely on federal forestry receipts, which our area does.
The vote by commissioners means the they are ensuring money is available in the general fund. "It allows us to back-fill our reserves, and is a very important part of the service delivery system from the county to the general public," said commissioner Doug Robertson.
85% of the money will fund the Sheriff's department, social services and libraries.