Siletz to have full police coverage through June and Toledo signs new 30 water service with Seal Rock
The Siletz Tribe has agreed to continue normal funding to continue 80 hour per week police coverage for Siletz, both for tribal lands and non-tribal lands.
The tribe’s contract with Toledo Police was due to expire at the end of December. The tribe had originally offered a greatly reduced fee for service and Toledo told them, in effect, no…that costs would far exceed revenues.
Toledo Police Chief David Enyeart told the city council Wednesday evening that as soon as the Toledo city manager signs the contract extension with the tribe, police service will remain intact for Siletz area residents.
Chief Enyeart also indicated that the Siletz Tribe will explore the possibility of working with the Siletz City Council in looking into securing special grants to partially pay for continuing police services beyond the end of next June . He also said there has been talk of Siletz considering some kind of special property tax override to add to the police fund.
The city council also inched a little closer to cementing a contact to provide domestic water service for Seal Rock, just a few miles south Of Newport.
Toledo has been a water supplier for most Seal Rock residents for many years. The Seal Rock Water District Board is expected to sign on the dotted line this week to make it official.
Toledo City officials say the contract continues Toledo’s partnership with the Seal Rock Water District for the next thirty years.