Cleaning, Renovations

Redmond, Oregon Homeless Camp Cleanup Comes at a Cost

Earlier this week, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office handed out official eviction notices to roughly three-dozen people still living on the land between East Antler Avenue and Highway 126. Now it’s up to the Redmond School District, Deschutes County and the Central Oregon Irrigation District, who own the property, to clean up the hundreds of acres of land. A fence has been set up just off Antler Avenue, and anything found by cleanup crews that looks to be of value will be kept inside for 30 days, or until someone comes to claim it.¬†According to the irrigation district, the same goes for vehicles worth over $500. So far, no arrests or citations have been handed out, and the Sheriff’s Office hopes the transition remains smooth. COID expects to spend between $100,000 and $200,000 cleaning up the land.