Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Klamath board makes it official

The Klamath County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday formally voted to opt out of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

Here is the resolution they approved:
WHEREAS, the Klamath County Board of County Commissioners (as it was then constituted) signed the Klamath Basin Rastoration Agreement (KBRA) in February 2010; and

WHEREAS, the Klamath County Board of County Commissioners (as it was then constituted) signed the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) in February 2010; and

WHEREAS, none of the current members of the Klamath County Board of County Commissioners were sitting on the board at the time the previous board of commissioners entered into the KBRA and KHSA agreements; and

WHEREAS, an amendment to the KBRA was presented to the board of commissioners, which consisted of two previous board members and one existing board member in November 2012; and

WHEREAS, an existing board member, Dennis Linthicum, voted against signing the amendment as he opposes the KBRA with its amendments; and

WHEREAS, the amendment was signed by the two board members on November 20, 2012; and

WHEREAS, the Klamath County Board of County Commissioners has an ongoing responsibility to represent the citizens of Klamath County when determining county policy; and

WHEREAS, the Klamath County Board of County Commissioners held a public meeting to receive comment concerning whether the county should continue to participate in the KBRA and KHSA on February 12, 2013; and

WHEREAS, the Klamath County Board of County Commissioners received approximately 800 verbal, e-mail and written comments concerning whether the county should continue to participate in the KBRA and KHSA; and

WHEREAS, the Klamath County Board of County Commissioners held a public meeting February 26, 2013 to discuss and deliberate whether the county should continue to participate in the KBRA and KHSA;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Klamath County shall immediately withdraw from participation in the KBRA and KHSA.

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