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Notice: Notice of a public hearing regarding formation of a New Rural Fire Protection District
The Yamhill County Board of Commissioners (“Commissioners”), upon petition of the City of McMinnville, and with the approval of the McMinnville Rural Fire District, has initiated formation of a new rural fire protection district to provide fire and EMS services under ORS 478. McMinnville Fire District is the name of the proposed district with boundaries being the existing McMinnville Rural Fire Protection District, plus all land within the City of McMinnville. A detailed description and map can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/hjbatwut. The Commissioners will hold an initial public hearing at 10:00 a.m., December 1, 2022, Room 32, Courthouse, 535 NE Fifth St., McMinnville, Oregon. All interested persons may appear and be heard. Creation of the new district will require voter approval. 
Notice: Notice Regarding Thielman Class Action Lawsuit
Yamhill County, together with the State of Oregon and eleven other Oregon counties, has been named as a defendant in a class action lawsuit filed in Federal District Court. The case alleges election irregularities and violations of federal law and constitutional rights. The county, in coordination with the other named defendants, will defend against these allegations. The plaintiffs are not seeking any changes to voting or counting of ballots in the current general election.  
ANNOUNCEMENT: Yamhill County Clerk to conduct a Supplemental Election December 20, 2022.
Ballot Error Regarding City of Newberg Councilor Races; Elections Officials Move Contest to Supplemental Election in December.
We regret to inform you that a ballot printing error in the Newberg City Councilor races will result in that contest being postponed to a supplemental election on December 20, 2022. Please vote as you normally would. No other contests on the ballot will be affected.
If voters have a city councilor race on their November ballot, they can mark their choice or not. It won’t matter. The contest will not be counted.
The mayoral race is not impacted by the ballot printing error and voters should mark their choice for Mayor on their November ballot.
Please read the full press release here
     Press Release - October 26, 2022      Press Release - October 26, 2022 (Spanish)
Notice: Important Notice Regarding City of Newberg Election 10/21/2022
The Yamhill County Clerk’s office was made aware of an error on ballots mailed to residents within the City of Newberg after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20th. Our office, the City of Newberg and the Oregon Secretary of State’s Elections Division immediately convened a response team upon hearing of the issue to develop an appropriate remedy. Voters who are seeing this news today can still vote their current ballot as they normally would. Please see the directive issued from the Secretary of State. No other races have been impacted, ONLY the City of Newberg Council races. The Secretary of State’s office will provide the County and City with support on elections administration and public education to carry out this directive.  
2022-08 RE November 8 2022 City of Newberg City Council Election
Press Release - October 21, 2022
American Rescue Plan: Investing in Yamhill County
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed through Congress and was signed by President Biden on Thursday, March 11, 2021. ARPA will provide the County with approximately $21.5 million in coronavirus relief funding through the U.S. Department of the Treasury from now until the end of 2024. The State of Oregon, some cities and other levels of government will receive American Rescue Plan funding as well. Many programs will be created with these funds to assist Yamhill County and the community in the response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit www.co.yamhill.or.us/grants/covid-relief for more information.


The Yamhill County 2022-23 fiscal year budget was adopted by the Board of Commissioners on June 30, 2022. A copy may be obtained at the Board of Commissioners’ office located at 434 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR 97128, you may also view it by accessing the link below. The budget was prepared on a basis of accounting consistent with the previous fiscal year.
2022-23 Adopted Budget
2022-23 Tabloid


The Cove Orchard Sewer Service District 2022-23 fiscal year budget was adopted by the COSSD Board of Directors on June 16, 2022. A copy may be viewed by accessing the link below. The budget was prepared on a basis of accounting consistent with the previous fiscal year.
2022-23 COSSD Adopted Budget


The Yamhill OSU Extension Service District 2022-23 fiscal year budget was adopted by the Yamhill county ESD Board of Directors on June 16, 2022. A copy may be viewed by accessing the link below. The budget was prepared on a basis of accounting consistent with the previous fiscal year.
2022-23 ESD Adopted Budget


Commissioners Meeting Information & Schedules

Announcement: Please note that the Board of Commissioners' have canceled their Tuesday Informal Work Sessions until further notice. The Board of Commissioners' Thursday Formal Sessions will resume in-person meetings beginning March 24, 2022 as noticed on the Meetings page. Anyone wishing to submit general public comment or comments related to a specific agenda item may do so in written format via email at bocinfo@co.yamhill.or.us or by mail at 535 NE Fifth St., McMinnville, OR  97128.  Any comments received prior to the meeting will be shared with the Board of Commissioners and submitted to the record. Please refer to our meetings schedule as all meetings are subject to change.



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