The fate of the Fairgrounds decided Monday-UPDATED
The fate of the Josephine County Fairgrounds will be decided Monday.
The Josephine County Commissioners during their Thursday administrative meeting discussed the financial particulars of the fairgrounds with County Chief Financial Officer Rosemary Padgett.
Padgett said that the fairgrounds had a deficit of $41,000 at the end of the 2011-12 fiscal year. At the end of the 2012-13 fiscal year the fairgrounds was $315,000 in deficit funds. During the current fiscal year, which began June 30, the fairgrounds have gained revenue of $17,000.
Padgett approached the commissioners to see if the $315,000 deficit from the 2012-13 fiscal year should be considered a grant to the fairgrounds and the money would be taken out of the general fund or if it should be considered a loan. The commissioners said they needed more info to make this decision and they will be meeting at 1:00 p.m. Monday with Interim Fair Manager Mary Groves to decide the future of the fairgrounds.
The commissioners also changed several pieces of language in the solid waste ordinance ballot explanatory statements including clarification of farming operations, recyclable and resale materials collected by charities and what rules will effect the cities of Grants Pass and Cave Junction.
The commissioners voted on the final draft at 3:00 this afternoon and passed those statements unanimously and had the resolution hand carried to the County Clerk’s office before the 4:00 p.m. deadline.