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The City is accepting applications for the following Committees:

 

  1. 3-year term beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2023
  • Hispanic Advisory Committee- positions #1 and #2
  • Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center- position #4 (At-Large)

 

  1. 4- year term beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2024
  • Library Board- positions #1 and #2

 

Deadline to apply for Committee(s) in Section 1 & 2: May 27, 2020

 

  1. Remaining 3-year term ending March 31, 2023:
  • Planning Commission- position #5

 

  1. Remaining 3-year term ending December 31, 2022:
  • Faith-Based Advisory Committee- position #5

 

  1.  Remaining 3-year term ending December 31st, 2021:
  • Budget Committee- #9 
  • Faith-Based Advisory Committee- position #3

 

Deadline to apply for Committee(s) in Section 3-5: Open until filled

 

Interested persons are asked to submit an application to City Hall, 180 NE 2nd Street, Hermiston, or by email at lalarcon-strongathermiston.or.us .  Application forms are available at City Hall or on the City’s website at https://hermiston.or.us/volunteer . If you have questions, please call Lilly Alarcon-Strong at 541-567-5521.

 

Proposed appointment and confirmation of these positions are made by the City Council.

 

All appointments to city boards and commissions shall be made in accordance with the ordinances and city charter.  Appointees shall not be full-time employees of the city, shall not be elected officials of the city, shall not be appointed to more than two boards or commissions at a time, and shall not sell to the city or its boards and commissions over which the council has appointive powers and budget control either directly as a prime contractor or supplier, or indirectly as a first tier subcontractor or supplier.  Sales shall be construed to mean sales, services or fees aggregating $7,500 or more in any one calendar year.  Preference for appointees shall be given to city residents.

Welcome to Hermiston

Hermiston is embarking on the development of a new wayfinding system to help people find their way around town and encourage visitors to discover our attractions and community assets. The city has hired MERJE, a nationally recognized design firm with expertise in community wayfinding.

Hermiston will host a presentation to introduce the project to the community, provide information, and receive input as the design process begins.

When: Wednesday, January 22, from 4-6 p.m.

Where: Hermiston Community Center

 

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The City of Hermiston is accepting applications for the following Committees:

 

1) 4-year remaining term ending June 30, 2020:

·        Library Board- position #1

 

Deadline to apply for Committees in sections 1-3: October 14th, 2019

 

2) Remaining 3-year term beginning November 1st, 2019 and ending June 30th, 2022:

·        Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center Advisory Board- position: #6 & #7

 

3) Remaining 3-year term ending March 31, 2020:

·        Planning Commission- position #4

 

4) Remaining 3-year term ending December 31, 2019:

·        Recreation Projects Fund Advisory Committee- position #2

 

5)  3-year terms ending December 31st, 2021:

·        Budget Committee- positions: #8, and #9 

 

Deadline to apply for Committees in sections 2-5: Open until filled

 

Interested persons are asked to submit an application to City Hall, 180 NE 2nd Street, Hermiston, or at lalarcon-strongathermiston.or.us .  Application forms are available at City Hall or on the City’s website at https://hermiston.or.us/volunteer . If you have questions, please call Lilly Alarcon-Strong at 541-567-5521.

 

Proposed appointment and confirmation of these positions are made by the City Council.

 

All appointments to city boards and commissions shall be made in accordance with the ordinances and city charter.  Appointees shall not be full-time employees of the city, shall not be elected officials of the city, shall not be appointed to more than two boards or commissions at a time, and shall not sell to the city or its boards and commissions over which the council has appointive powers and budget control either directly as a prime contractor or supplier, or indirectly as a first tier subcontractor or supplier.  Sales shall be construed to mean sales, services or fees aggregating $7,500 or more in any one calendar year.  Preference for appointees shall be given to city residents.

Hermiston City Council Meeting August 10, 2020

City Facilities Move to Online, Contact-Free Customer Service
In This Together

Effective Friday, July 31 at noon, Hermiston is returning to the baseline phase of Oregon’s reopening plan along with the rest of Umatilla County. This is due to a high prevalence of positive COVID-19 cases in the community.

Umatilla County has 234 cases of COVID-19 per 10,000 people, more than any other Oregon county, and a weekly positive test rate of 23%, also above the state average. Reopening will require a decrease in positive test results across the county.

HES and UEC Work with Amazon Web Services to Support the Umatilla-Morrow Community
AWS UEC HES

Companies coordinate to provide energy assistance, support local aid organizations, and bolster student connectivity and virtual learning

HERMISTON, June 22, 2020 – Today, Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) and Hermiston Energy Services (HES) announced they are working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to donate funds to support local electric utility customers, food banks, and students impacted by COVID-19.

Reduced Utility Rate Program FAQ
Hermiston

Question:  I lost my job.  What programs does the City have to help with my utility bills?

Answer: The City of Hermiston has a Reduced Utility Rate program to assist low-income customers by reducing the base amount by 50%.  However, if you didn’t qualify as low-income before the job loss, then it is unlikely that you qualify for this program.  The City of Hermiston does not have any utility programs to assist customers experiencing short-term loss of income.

Question:  How do I qualify for the Reduced Utility Rate Program?

City & Chamber Calling Local Businesses About CARES Act Assistance
Small Business Administration

The City of Hermiston, Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, and Hermiston Downtown District are working together to directly contact all local businesses and encourage them to work with their banking partners to understand their potential benefit from the recently passed Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Businesses who are members of the Chamber, Downtown District, or have a utility account with the City of Hermiston will receive a phone call about the CARES Act on either April 2, or April 3.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Hermiston City Council

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston City Council will hold a public hearing on August 24, 2020, at or after 7:00 PM at the Community Center, Hermiston, Oregon, on the proposed annexation to the City of Hermiston, withdrawal from the Umatilla County Library District, and establishing zoning designation of the following described property: approximately 13.8 acre tract located at 1307 SW 3rd St. The property, owned by Jeffrey Newman, is described as a 13.8 acre north portion of 4N 28 15 Tax Lot 200 and has a comprehensive plan map designation of Low Density Residential (L).

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Hermiston Planning Commission

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on August 12, 2020, at or after 7:00 PM at the Community Center, Hermiston, Oregon, on the proposed annexation to the City of Hermiston, withdrawal from the Umatilla County Library District, and establishing zoning designation of the following described property: approximately 13.8 acre tract located at 1307 SW 3rd St. The property, owned by Jeffrey Newman, is described as a 13.8 acre north portion of 4N 28 15 Tax Lot 200 and has a comprehensive plan map designation of Low Density Residential (L).

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston City Council will hold a public hearing on the 27th day of July, 2020, at or after 7:00 pm at the Hermiston Community Center, located at 415 S Hwy 395. The purpose of the hearing is to consider an amendment to Title XV Chapter 157 of Hermiston Code of Ordinances. An amendment is proposed to add temporary emergency shelter to Section 157.055(B) Light Industrial Zone (M-1) Conditional uses permitted. The applicant is the City of Hermiston. All interested persons are encouraged to attend.

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