Crews will be flagging traffic during daylight hours on Friday, November 17 two east of Newport on Highway 20, and then the road will be open in both directions with no delays until Monday, November 27. Beginning on the 27th, travelers should expect 24 hour flagging for the next several weeks.
Construction to repair the slide on U.S. 20 at milepost 2.25 began in October and will continue through mid-December. They’re going to fix a chronic slide problem caused by heavy groundwater moving downhill and under the highway, causing the highway to slump out.
Governor Brown signed Executive Order 17-09 Promoting Fiscal Responsibility by Recovering Monies Owed to the State. Due to that order, Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) has made changes to its accounts receivable and collections process in order to be compliant with the Executive Order, DAS guidelines and statutory requirements.
The following process is effective immediately:
Entities will receive an invoice from OHCS with a specific date of when payment must be made.
When full payment is not received by the invoice due date, the account becomes delinquent.
All delinquent accounts will be contacted by telephone as a first attempt to collect. A collection letter will be mailed within 3 business days after the initial phone contact and will include the following information: a final request for payment; notification of potential assignment to collection agency (Department of Revenue (DOR) or Private Collection Firm (PCF)); notification that collection fees will be passed on to the debtor; the process if the debtor disputes the amount due; and a deadline to respond.
Once the deadline to respond or dispute has passed, the account is considered liquidated. An account becomes liquidated once a debtor has been notified of the debt and given an opportunity to dispute the debt. The account may then be assigned to the state or private collection company.
At the time of assignment the debtor will be responsible for the collection fees as indicated in the collection letter.
Oregon Representative David Gomberg has long decried what he termed the state’s tepid approach to collecting money from Oregon residents and companies (among others) that owe the state back taxes and fees.
Vehicle vs. Pedestrian at NE Eads and NE 4th. Victim is complaining of head pain. Emergency responders are enroute. Should be there in two or three minutes.
A male pedestrian has been hit by a vehicle at 1033 SW 17th in Lincoln City. Emergency responders are enroute.
HOLIDAY TIPS FOR SHOPPERS AND SALES CLERKS
Your Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office offers the following shopping safety tips as the holiday season is fast approaching. We have also included some tips for sales personnel who are likely to see more counterfeit money during this time of year.
* Be alert and aware. Be attentive to your surroundings at all times.
* Don’t carry more cash or valuables than is necessary. Be discreet so that you don’t attract attention.
* Take extra precautions with your wallet or purse. Carry your purse with the opening flap next to your body and with the strap hung over your shoulder.
* Allow for darkness. It gets dark early this time of year, so be sure to factor this into shopping plans.
* Instruct children on holiday safety measures. Know where your children are at all times. Before going shopping, decide where to meet if you and your children should become separated.
* Always lock your car doors and remember where you park.
* Be sure to place valuables out of sight (i.e. packages, purses, mobile phones, CDs, etc.). Place them in the trunk or take them with you. This includes portable GPS units.
* Never hide spare keys in or on your car. These hiding places are easily discovered. If you need spare keys, keep them in your wallet or purse.
* Be alert to suspicious persons or circumstances. Avoid parking where you see someone sitting in their vehicle for no apparent reason.
* Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe in a situation, report it to security immediately.
* When walking in any parking lot, grocery store, airport, shopping center, etc., walk confidently with your head up, make eye contact, and have your keys ready.
* Do not drive across parking stalls. Use appropriate marked driving lanes and obey all traffic signs.
* Drive defensively and courteously.
* Report all suspicious activity.
* And remember, parking lots will be more crowded and checkout lanes will be busier, so please be patient and have a safe shopping experience.
And now, here are some tips for sales personnel concerning counterfeit money.
* Do not return suspected money to the passer.
* Stall the suspect as long as possible.
* Get a good description of the suspect, anyone with the suspect, and of the suspect vehicle as well as the license number.
* Call 911 as soon as possible.
* Try not to handle the bill; put it in a protective covering such as an envelope.
* Release the suspected bill only to police or to the United States Secret Service.
* Inform the police if there is video footage available of the suspect.
Have a happy and safe holiday season!
Here’s a way to look for a gift for a loved one that also benefits your local community. The annual holiday sale, sponsored by the Auxiliary of Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, may have just what you want to give that special someone.
On Tuesday, Nov. 28 and Wednesday, Nov. 29, 8 AM to 4 PM, the hospital’s first-floor conference room will become a shop filled with an assortment of books, educational games and unique gifts for all ages. In partnership with the organization, Books Are Fun/Collective Goods, each purchase helps the Auxiliary support special projects, scholarships and equipment needs for the hospital.
The sale is open to the public. Previous sales this year have helped the Auxiliary provide scholarships for nursing students, purchase benches for the Waldport Clinic, support enhancements in oncology services at the hospital and provide continuing education scholarships for hospital employees.