The five taxing districts and Umatilla County just can't seem to agree on what to do with $750,000 from the community service fee in the Echo wind farm Strategic Investment Program.

The deadline to decide, April 16, is looming but sides seem to be digging deeper into their oppositions and don't have an exact plan on when to meet to figure it all out.

The dividing line pits the West Umatilla Vector Control District and the Umatilla County Special Library District against the county, the Echo Fire District, the Echo Cemetery District and the Port of Umatilla.

To have an agreement, 75 percent of the taxing districts need to vote for a proposal. The county does not have voting rights in this matter, even though it stands to receive 55 percent of the community service fee funds.

A complete story will appear the Friday edition of the East Oregonian.

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