Douglas County will receive $350,000 in withheld timber funds

Douglas County along with 17 other counties will be receiving withheld timber funds from the federal government.

Posted: Dec 1, 2017 5:23 PM
Updated: Dec 5, 2017 4:39 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Douglas County will be receiving $350,000 in withheld timber funds. This comes out of $1.39 million that's being distributed to 18 different counties.
This money will go into a general fund for Douglas County, meaning they're unrestricted dollars.
County Commissioner and AOCC President, Tim Freeman, said this way the money will be able to be distributed into plenty of underfunded programs in the area. 
"It is a substantial amount of money to us and we're grateful to the secretary of interior and his staff and Congressman Walden for helping us get these dollars," said Freeman.
These programs include senior services, veterans services, juvenile services, and the county court, including drug court and mental health.
Freeman said the money is classified as receipt dollars, but there was miscommunication with the federal government as to how they should be classified, so they took a while to be returned.
He said he's excited that they worked so hard to get this refund, as it will be something they can now look forward to every year. 

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