Malheur Sheriff’s Office adding deputy to crack down on ordinance violations

The Malheur County Sheriff's Office will add an additional deputy in July to begin enforcing ordinance violations. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – The county is awash in ordinance violations but starting July 1, there will be a new deputy in town to confront what has becoming a growing problem.

The Malheur County Court approved the new addition to the sheriff’s office in its tentative budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year and the decision is not a moment too soon, according to officials.

Ordinance violations range from the construction of buildings on property without a permit, to living in RVs illegally and burning violations. Other violations, including littering, animals at large – like cows – are also a growing and, so far, impenetrable problems.

“I probably have ten (complaints) sitting in my office right now,” said Eric Evans . . .