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Public Notices for the week of Nov. 30, 2022


Request for Projects

Statewide Transportation Improvement (STIF)

2023-2025 Formula Fund Cycle 

 Public Transportation Service Providers (PTSPs) are hereby notified that Malheur County is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2025 Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Fund cycle.

 Interested PTSPs (see definition found OAR 732-040-005) who are eligible, shall complete the STIF Plan Template available online at the following link:

 Completed STIF Plan templates must be submitted to Malheur Council on Aging & Community Services by 5:00 pm on December 19, 2022. Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the Malheur County STIF Advisory Committee in accordance with Malheur County STIF Advisory Committee Bylaws and Oregon Administrative Rules. The Advisory Committee will make a recommendation to the Malheur County Court, who will determine the final selection of projects to be included in the 2023-2025 STIF Plan.

 For further information concerning the above request, please contact Brittany White, Transportation Manager, Malheur Council on Aging & Community Services, 842 SE 1st Ave., Ontario, OR 97914, telephone (541) 881-0000, [email protected]

Publish dates: Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, 2022



In the Matter of the Estate of ANNETTE HART, Deceased. Case No.: 6287 


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sharon “Sherry” L. Young has been appointed Personal Representative. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present them, with vouchers attached, to the Personal Representative at P.O. Box 220, Vale, Oregon 97918, within four months after the date of first publication of this Notice, or the claims may be barred.

All persons whose rights may be affected by the proceedings may obtain additional information from the records of the Court, the Personal Representative, or the lawyer for the Personal Representative, Christine D. Mosier-Crysler, P.O. Box 220, Vale, Oregon 97918.

DATED and first published on November 16, 2022.

 Christine D. Mosier-Crysler, OSB# 02437

280 A Street East, P.O. Box 220

Vale, Oregon 97918

(541) 473-3141 Business

(541) 473-2651 Facsimile

[email protected]

Attorney for Personal Representative

Publish Date : Nov.16, Nov.23, Nov. 30, 2022    


Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program

City of Vale Nov. 30, 2022

Responsible Entity City/County Date of Notice

150 Longfellow Street North 541-473-3133

Address Telephone Number

Vale Oregon 97918

City State Zip

On or about December 12, 2022, City of Vale will submit a Request for Release of Funds (RROF) to the Oregon Business Development Department (OBDD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended, for its housing rehabilitation program. The purpose of Vale’s housing rehabilitation program is to use it to perform repair and rehabilitation of existing single-family, owner-occupied units located in Vale, Nyssa, Ontario and Malheur County. Annually, the program rehabilitates over 20 low- to-moderate-income homes with approximately $295,000 of CDBG funds.

Specific locations of individual units to be rehabilitated cannot be determined prior to the completion of the Area-Wide Environmental Review and the RROF. For the housing rehabilitation activities proposed City of Vale is using a Tiered Environmental Review format and process proposed under HUD Regulations for the National Environmental Policy Act at 24 CFR Part 58.15.

In this first tier, a broad area-wide statutory review of the housing rehabilitation program has identified laws and authorities that we have determined will not be triggered by the location of the rehab program. These laws include: Floodplain Management (24 CFR Part 55 and Executive Order 11988), The Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, The Clean Air Act, The Farmland Protection Policy Act of 1981, The Environmental Justice Executive Order 12898, The Noise Abatement and Control Standard (24 CFR part 51B) and The Explosive and Flammable Operations Standard (24 CFR Part 51C), Wetland Protection (Executive Order 11990), Sole Source Aquifers (The Safe Drinking Water Act, 40 CFR Part 149), The Endangered Species Act (50 CFR Part 402), Airport Clear Zones and Accident Potential Zones (24 CFR Part 51D)

 In the second tier review, City of Vale identified laws and authorities that must be analyzed with site-specific environmental review checklists for each property location. These laws include: Historic Preservation (36 CFR Part 800), Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, and Toxic Chemicals and Radioactive Materials (24 CFR, Part 58.5(i)).

An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project, along with a copy of Harney Malheur Residential Housing Rehabilitation Program policies and processes to be followed for site specific reviews, is on file, and may be examined or copied weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at: 150 Longfellow Street North, Vale, Oregon.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Mayor of Vale. All comments received by December 7, 2022 will be considered by City of Vale prior to submission of a request for release of funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS: OBDD will accept an objections to its approval of the release of funds and the City of Vale certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or actual receipt of the request for release of funds (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases:

OBDD will accept objections to its Release of Funds only if they are based on one of the following:

A. The certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of City of Vale.

B. City of Vale has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58.

C. City of Vale has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by OBDD.

D. Another federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.

Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58), and shall be addressed to OBDD at 775 Summer Street NE, Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301-1280.

Objections to the release of funds on bases other than those stated above will not be considered by OBDD.

Potential objectors should contact OBDD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. It is estimated that any objection received after December 28, 2022 will not be considered by OBDD.

Name of Certifying Officer: Todd Fuller

Title: Certifying Officer/City Manager

Address: 150 Longfellow Street North

Vale, OR 97918

Publish Date: Nov. 30, 2022



Notice is hereby given that 1st Security Bank of Washington (“1st Security Bank”), 6920 220th

Street SW, Mountlake Terrace, Washington 98043 has made application under the Bank Merger Act to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for its prior written approval to acquire seven branch offices of Columbia State Bank, Tacoma, Washington located at 506 Southwest Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365, 425 Northwest Hemlock, Waldport, Oregon 97394, 98 South Oregon Street, Ontario, Oregon 97914, 715 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon 97130, 1806 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon 97141, 202 West Main Street, Goldendale, Washington 98620 and 390 Northeast Tohomish Street, White Salmon, Washington 98672. It is contemplated that all of the offices of 1st Security Bank will continue to be operated following consummation of the transaction.

Any person wishing to comment on this application may file it in writing with the regional

director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at its regional office at 25 Jessie Street at Ecker Square, Suite 2300, San Francisco, California 94105-2780 within 30 days after November 30, 2022. The non-confidential portions of the application are on file at the appropriate regional office and are available for public inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies of the non-confidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request.

1st Security Bank of Washington

6920 220th Street SW

Mountlake Terrace, Washington 98043   

Columbia State Bank

1301 A Street, Suite 800

Tacoma, Washington 98402

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