- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

UNION, Ore. (AP) - Contract negotiations between an Oregon city and its sheriff’s office have been extended.

The Observer reports (https://bit.ly/29M5NWi ) that Union City Administrator Sandra Patterson says the contract between the city and the Union County Sheriff’s Office was set to expire on July 1, but the sheriff’s office agreed to a 90-day extension.

The city has used the county sheriff’s office for law enforcement services for about eight years. It shut down its own police department for financial reasons.

The sheriff’s office contract provides 138 hours of patrols and investigative work in Union each month.

Union City Councilor Matt Later says the city’s tight budget is making the negotiations challenging.

Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen says renewing the contract would be in the best interest of Union’s security.

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Information from: The (La Grande) Observer, https://www.lagrandeobserver.com/


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