Progress heard on Santiam Canyon program


April 20, 2022

A program to help Santiam Canyon residents make their homes more resistant to wildfires is being well-received, Linn County Planning and Building Official Steve Wills told the Board of Commissioners Thursday, April 14.

Wills said the county has partnered with the Oregon Building Codes Division to assist families affected by the September 2020 wildfires.

“We have already had 28 applications,” Wills said of the program that started April 1. “We have made five payouts, nine applications were denied and 14 are awaiting payment.”

Wills said the county was allocated $32,000 and has expen...

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