Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm (closed 12 - 1 pm)
Grant County government was created and organized in Canyon City on October 14, 1864. Grant County operates in accordance with the Oregon Revised Statues, and the Oregon Constitution which was ratified by the people of Oregon in November 1857.
Grant County is one of eight Oregon counties with a County Court system of government. Grant County Court is comprised of a full time County Judge and two 0.33 FTE County Commissioners who are responsible for all executive and legislative matters, with some limited judicial responsibilities falling to the County Judge.
County Court functions as the Contract Review Board for Grant County and is the sole contracting authority for county government. County Court is the governing body of the Grant County Extension & 4H Service District. Court members comprise one-half of the County Budget Committee and one-half of the Grant County Extension & 4H Service District Budget Committee.
County government delivers a variety of public services to its citizens throughout the county. It is the County Court's responsibility to oversee the delivery of services to the citizens through each of its departments ranging from administrative and human services to legal and public services.
Requests to be placed on the County Court Agenda must be made in writing, and received by the County Court Office the week before the requested meeting date. Please contact the County Court Office to obtain an Agenda Request Form.
Request Forms include the presenter's name, title, agency or organization, mailing address, phone number(s) and a complete description of the purpose for appearing at the meeting. Explanations should include points of discussion and / or details of any request with associated documents attached. Requests will be accepted by Email, U.S. mail, fax or delivery to:
Grant County Court
201 S. Humbolt St., No. 280, Canyon City OR 97820
Requests are due by noon Friday, or Thursday if Monday is a legal holiday. Agendas are finalized on Monday. Tuesday morning, the agenda is posted to the county's website www.gcoregonlive2.com and publicized by notice to the Blue Mountain Eagle newspaper, KJDY radio, and individuals on the agenda distribution list. Please call or email with any questions. Thank you.
NOVEMBER 19, 2014 GRANT COUNTY COURT AGENDA
Attendees are asked to set cell phones to "vibrate" before entering the meeting.
8:00 am General and special claims, Extension District Warrants
9:00 am Call to Order, Flag Salute, and Invocation
9:05 am Agenda Review, Announcements and Special Reports
9:10 am Approve the Minutes of November 12
9:15 am Dean Hoodenpyl, Juvenile and Adult Corrections Director
Request approval to purchase a Fellowes Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder
9:30 am Nate Hughes, Property Maintenance Specialist
Discuss options to replace flooring in the new Water Master's office
10:00 am Public Hearing on Ratifying the Creation of an Intergovernmental Entity Known as the Eastern Oregon Jobs Council, and declaring an emergency
Consider cancelling next week's meeting in observance of Thanksgiving
Consider scheduling the Christmas Potluck on Wednesday, December 17
Consider allowing county offices to close to the public at noon on Christmas Eve
Consider two applications on file to fill current vacancies on the Public Access Advisory Board
Consider Grant County Extensioon & 4H Service District's request to terminate the current janitorial services contract
10:30 am Opportunity for the public to comment
Meetings are handicapped accessible. The County Court Office can arrange special accommodations in advance. Pursuant to ORS 192.660(2) the court reserves the right to recess to Executive Session as may be required any time during this meeting.
Scott W. Myers, County Judge (R)
First Elected: 2013
Term Expires: 2019
First Elected: 2001 (Commissioner)
Chris B. Labhart, Commissioner (R)
First Elected: 2013
Term Expires: 2017
Boyd Britton, Commissioner (R)
First Elected: 2003
Term Expires: 2019
Individuals who wish to serve on a Grant County committee are encouraged to complete an Application To Volunteer. Current volunteers who are no longer able to serve in their appointed position are encouraged to send a letter of resignation to the County Court.
Obtain an Application To Volunteer:
County Court, Courthouse, 201 S. Humbolt St, No. 280, Canyon City OR 97820.
Grant County strives to maintain diversity among committee membership with regard to age, gender, location of residency, and profession.
Grant County Court oversees and maintains all of the volunteer groups listed in the next paragraph. Each is a formal public body required to comply with Oregon Public Meetings Law ORS 192.610. Some public bodies are required by Oregon Revised Statutes and others were established by the County Court.
Grant County Regional Airport Commission, County Budget Committee, College Advisory Board, Grant County Extension & 4H Service District Advisory Council, Grant County Extension & 4H Service District Budget Committee, Fair Board, Library Advisory Board, Mental Health Advisory Board, County Planning Commission, Public Access Advisory Board, Riparian & Water Management Board, Road Advisory Board, Senior Citizens Advisory Council, Transient Room Tax Review Committee, and Wildlife Advisory Board.
Vacancies are advertised in the local newspaper on a quarterly basis and appointments are considered by the County Court as part of that process. Exceptions may be made at the court's discretion when an immediate appointment is needed to obtain a quorum.
Each public body is responsible for complying with Oregon Public Meeting Laws, being aware of the terms of its members, and keeping the County Court informed of committee activities and vacancies by submitting meeting minutes to the County Court office. Committee chairs, their designees, or a department staff member may make recommendations to the County Court regarding committee appointments.
Commissioner Meeting Minutes are in Microsoft Word format. Minutes are available to the general public after review and approval by motion of the County Court. Review and approval of the preceding week's minutes is done during the weekly business meeting.
Each year of meeting minutes, organized by month going back to 2009, is now available at this location.