Lincoln County Commissioners had a pretty quick meeting today, going over their progress on helping the county to recover from the Echo Mountain Fire and others. Commissioners lauded the fairly high Covid-19 vaccination rates among Lincoln County residents both young and old. Those in outlying areas of the county are gradually getting their vaccine shots. But there are many residents who still haven’t surrendered themselves to “the needle.”
Those who haven’t been vaccinated might be pleased to know that vaccination clinics are emerging in the far flung rural areas of Lincoln County including the Tidewater area July 29 and Salmon River Grande July 17. Then it gets busy at the Lincoln City Community Center July 17 and 31 and August 14 and 28. More shots are being offered at the Toledo Library July 20th. Shots will be administered at the Toledo Summer Festival on July 24, Siletz City Hall July 30 from 1 to 5pm and again 1-5 pm on August 12. They’re also having a vaccination clinic in Nashville and La Juquilita, July 23rd 4-7pm.
Assistant County Counsel Roy Kinion said that ODOT maintenance crews are surveying the road damage in the Echo Mountain area. They’re still on what was called a long term recovery effort. Lincoln County residents who would like to volunteer to pass out recovery booklets and “goodie bags” are welcome to participate.
It was mentioned that although there were fireworks set off back in the wild, they were low key – far less celebrating than last year and years before.
And it was announced that beginning in mid-August the county will be switched back to “the regular configuration” at the Courthouse….sitting face to face with our elected officials with citizens and county staff sitting within eye-shot of the county commissioners.