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Air Quality Grant Awarded to the Town of Lakeview

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Contact: Town of Lakeview
Michele Parry, Town Manager
Phone: (541) 947-2020
Website: townoflakeview.org

Air Quality Grant Awarded to the Town of Lakeview

Lakeview, Oregon, October 17, 2021 – The Town of Lakeview (‘Town’) has been awarded a $75,000 Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Smoke Management Grant (Air Quality) to be spent over a 2-year period (November 2021-March 2023).

Background-DEQ received funding from SB-762 to fund CRP staffing and implementation work. DEQ will be accomplishing these efforts by establishing intergovernmental agreements with identified communities that already have been completed CRPs.

Project Budget

 

Grant Amount

Match Amount

Total

Personnel-Town of Lakeview

$40,000

 $0

$40,000

Professional Services -Website Development

$15,000

 $0

$15,000

Other Services and Supplies-Education

$4,500

 $0

$4,500

Capital Outlay (equipment, property, rolling stock, etc.)

$8,000

 $0

$8,000

Travel (if applicable)

 $0

 $0

 $0

Other (Admin Fee) Lake County

$7,500

 $0

$7,500

                                  TOTAL

$75,000

 $0

$75,000

The Town is collaborating with Lake County to bring to life a separate Air Quality (AQ) website where the community can access Air Quality, Fire, Smoke, Maps etc. in real-time. The AQ website information will be linked to an outdoor high-resolution, double-sided LED screen kiosk with real-time updates for the community, informing them on what is going on in Lakeview and Lake County.

The Town and Lake County will also be collaborating with Daniel Tague to develop educational flyers to improve the community’s understanding of smoke readiness and the PM2.5 program along with understanding the woodstove curtailment program.

Goal 1: AQ Website Creation.

Goal 2: AQ Reporting, Compliance, Enforcement. Develop & Print Educational Materials.

Goal 3: Outdoor Digital LED Interactive Display and Stand.

Goal 4: Public Education and Outreach.

Town of Lakeview (“Town”) Town is home to approximately 2,300 persons and is in Lake County, Oregon. Town is managed by a town manager. The town manager oversees the public works department, fire department, police department and town hall administration. The public works department over sees the town’s municipal utilities (water and wastewater) and transportation system (streets). The public works crew operates and maintains the public facilities and utilities that are provided by Town.

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