Category Archives: COIC News

Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation Board Meeting – Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 3pm – 5pm

There will be a meeting of the Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation on Thursday, September 13, 2018. The meeting is scheduled from 3PM-5PM in the City of Redmond Public Works Training Room, 243 E. Antler Redmond, OR 97756. For more information, please visit the COACT web page.

Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation Board Meeting – Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 3pm – 5pm

There will be a meeting of the Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The meeting is scheduled from 3PM-5PM in the City of Redmond Public Works Training Room, 243 E. Antler Redmond, OR 97756. For more information, please visit the COACT web page.

COIC Budget Meeting

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

Council of Governments

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC), Deschutes County, State of Oregon to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019  and July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018 General Fund, and Special Fund Supplemental Budgets will be held in the Public Works Training Room, 243 E. Antler Ave., Redmond, Oregon.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 3:30 pm.   The purpose of this meeting is to receive and evaluate the budget document.  You may view this document here:

Proposed 2018-2019 Budget

Supplemental Budget.General and Special Funds

Draft – Budget Committee Minutes 6.1.17

This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.  A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained on or after June 8, 2018 at our Administrative Office located at 334 NE Hawthorne Ave., Bend, Oregon between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation Board Meeting – Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 3pm – 5pm

There will be a meeting of the Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The meeting is scheduled from 3PM-5PM in the City of Redmond Public Works Training Room, 243 E. Antler Redmond, OR 97756. For more information, please visit the COACT web page.

Note: There will be a brief visiting opportunity for retiring Region 4 Manager Bob Bryant, given his service to ODOT Region 4 and Central Oregon, from 2:45-3:00pm immediately prior to the COACT meeting. Please join us in wishing Bob all the best!

INTERNET SERVICES IN CENTRAL OREGON RFP

RFP Number: COIC 2018-01

Release Date: April 10, 2018
Closing Date: May 25, 2018 – Time: 3:00 p.m. US/Pacific
Requests for changes/clarification Deadline: April 27, 2018 – Time: 3:00 p.m. US/Pacific

PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE:
April 20, 2018 – Time: 1:00 p.m. US/Pacific
Expected Start Date of Contract: July 1, 2018
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
334 NE Hawthorne Ave
Bend, Oregon 97701

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, hereinafter referred to as “COIC”, intends to enter into a contract with the successful proposer(s) for Internet Services. Through market research and review, COIC has determined that a Request for Proposal, hereinafter referred to as “RFP”, is both necessary and required.

COIC requires Internet service at each of 11 existing office locations and 1 location currently under construction. Internet services are utilized by staff and clients for various program-specific purposes. Each site has as few as three (3) staff or as many as thirty (30) staff which share internet service at each location. In addition, COIC has many electronic resources which are accessed via the Internet (such as web services). Lastly, certain COIC programs provide education and job-seeker services which require approximately 225 public and/or client workstations to have Internet access in order to serve these programs sufficiently.

For additional information about the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, its programs, and its services, please refer to the COIC website at: http://www.coic.org . For additional information about Cascades East Transit, the Regional Transit program in which COIC administers, and its services, please refer to the CET website at: http://www.cascadeseasttransit.com.

PROPOSAL VALIDITY PERIOD: Ninety (90) days after the closing date.

Download RFP here.

Rural Community Development

Take our Sisters Country Community Survey now! Open to all residents and visitors to Sisters Country: www.sistershorizons.org 

Central Oregon Rural Community Equitable Economic Development Initiative

Project Summary

This project will enhance local and regional capacity to provide sustainable, equitable economic development efforts for the benefit of under-served rural communities and target populations within those communities.

Goals

  1. To work with under-served rural communities to help them achieve key community and economic development objectives.
  2. To engage under-served populations that are usually not engaged in policy decisions within these communities in the service of the community and economic development objectives. While everyone is welcome, special efforts will be made to reach target populations (emphasis varies from community to community):
  • Low income
  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • People with disabilities
  • Youths and seniors
  • Women
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans
  1. To test and ID citizen outreach and engagement tools that work well in rural communities, and which then may be used by these communities for future goals/processes.
  2. To create a Central OR network to provide equitable citizen engagement and outreach

 Project Partners:

  • Regional Steering Team: COIC, Let’s Talk Diversity Coalition, Oregon’s Kitchen Table, The Ford Family Foundation
  • Dozens of additional partners in each community
  • Project funding by the Meyer Memorial Trust

Local Projects – 4 Communities/4 Projects

Madras 

The Downtown Madras Group project is a business-led effort to attract more customers and business activity to downtown Madras and make the downtown core a destination where people can eat and shop on weekends and evenings.

  • Staff a local Steering Team – City of Madras, Chamber, EDCO, Let’s Talk Diversity, etc.
  • Create an inclusive business leadership team to lead the charge.
  • Build and implement an outreach and engagement plan and build an action plan.
  • Support the business team to achieve their action plan.

Sisters

Through stakeholder and grassroots community engagement, support the Sisters Community Vision project, with particular emphasis on the community and economic development elements of the Vision and Vision Action Plan.

  • Participate in the Vision Project Management Team – City of Sisters, Deschutes County, C4C, NXT Consulting.
  • Build and implement an outreach and engagement plan and deliver components of it.
  • Refine/revise the Sisters Economic Development Strategic Action Plan, including a timeline for projects and commitments from partners to implement it.

Take our Community Survey now! Open to all residents and visitors to Sisters Country: www.sistershorizons.org 

La Pine

Build a collaborative, grassroots community vision for what residents want from downtown La Pine, with particularly emphasis on the role that one property can play in achieving that vision (the new transit center/community facility proposed for development between Highway 97 and Huntington Road on 4th St.)

  • Staff a local Steering Team – City of La Pine, Cascades East Transit, Chamber, etc.
  • Build and implement an outreach and engagement plan
  • Build a downtown vision and the transit center/community facility plan
  • Grant writing assistance

Prineville

Create a collaborative and shared community vision of a “vibrant downtown” in Prineville and a plan of action to achieve it.

  • Staff a local Steering Team – City of Prineville, Chamber, Downtown Strategic Plan Committee, COIC, Let’s Talk Diversity Coalition
  • Engage a consultant to perform an analysis of Downtown Prineville and create a 3-tier design overlay. The overlay will: define “downtown Prineville”, identify adjacent streets or districts with high potential for redevelopment, and pinpoint key properties or sites for redesign.
  • Build and implement a community outreach and engagement plan
  • Support the work of the Downtown Strategic Plan Committee through added staff support
  • Create a “Next Steps” Vision and Action Plan for downtown development
  • ID appropriate resources (grants, etc.), to implement downtown redevelopment actions identified in the Action Plan.


 

Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation Board Meeting – Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 3pm – 5pm

There will be a meeting of the Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation on Thursday ,March 8, 2018. The meeting is scheduled from 3PM-5PM in the City of Redmond Public Works Training Room, 243 E. Antler Redmond, OR 97756. For more information, please visit the COACT web page.

Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation Board Meeting – Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 3pm – 5pm

There will be a meeting of the Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The meeting is scheduled from 3PM-5PM in the City of Redmond Public Works Training Room, 243 E. Antler Redmond, OR 97756. For more information, please visit the COACT web page.

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) Board Meeting- Thursday, November 1, 2018

Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation Executive Committee Meeting – Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 3pm – 4pm

There will be a meeting of the Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation on Thursday, December 7, 2017.  The meeting is scheduled from  3PM-4PM in the City of Redmond Public Works Training Room, 243 E. Antler Redmond, OR 97756.

For more information, please visit the COACT web page.