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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.

City Council Meeting for Monday, Oct. 26

View the agenda here.

City of Hermiston Receives LOC's Good Governance Award
Theater Lane Project

During its 95th Annual Conference Wednesday afternoon, the League of Oregon Cities (LOC) presented its 2020 Good Governance Award to the city of Hermiston for its Capital Improvement Plan website. The award recognizes progressive and innovative city operations and services.

Hermiston Projects is an interactive website that keeps residents up to date and informed about the city of Hermiston’s long-term street, water, and sewer upgrades and upkeep.

Hermiston Public Library reopens, adds new fall programs
Hermiston Library

The Hermiston Public Library reopened on-site services on weekdays beginning Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, and has added several new programs for children and adults.

Due to construction in the library basement, the building is only accessible through the Gladys Avenue entrance. Face coverings are required for anyone school-age and older to enter the building.

Mortgage, rent, and utility assistance available in Hermiston
Financial Assistance

The City of Hermiston and the Community Action Program of East Central Oregon (CAPECO) are offering financial assistance to people who have lost income due to COVID-19. The funds are available through the federal CARES Act.

Relief funds are available to residents within Hermiston city limits to help cover financial needs, including mortgage payments, rental payments, and water, sewer, or garbage fees.

Applications are open to households under 110% of the county’s median income. Immigration status is not a requirement. 

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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - City Council

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston City Council will hold a public hearing on November 9, 2020 at or after 7:00 PM at the Hermiston Community Center, 415 S Hwy 395, Hermiston, Oregon. The purpose of this hearing is to consider amending 1.87 acres of land on the city’s comprehensive plan map from Medium Density/Mobile Home Residential (MH) to Commercial (C) with a corresponding change in zoning designation from Multi-Structure Residential (R-4) to Outlying Commercial (C-2).

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Hermiston City Council

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston City Council will hold a public hearing on October 26, 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 0.5 acre tract located at 315 E Theater Lane. The property, owned by Humberto & Melva Medelez, is described as 4N 28 02BC, Tax Lot 1900 and has a comprehensive plan map designation of Medium Density Residential (M).

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Planning Commission

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on October 14, 2020 at or after 7:00 PM at the Hermiston Community Center, 415 S Hwy 395, Hermiston, Oregon. The purpose of this hearing is to consider amending 1.87 acres of land on the city’s comprehensive plan map from Medium Density/Mobile Home Residential (MH) to Commercial (C) with a corresponding change in zoning designation from Multi-Structure Residential (R-4) to Outlying Commercial (C-2).

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Planning Commission

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on October 14, 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 0.5 acre tract located at 315 E Theater Lane. The property, owned by Humberto & Melva Medelez, is described as 4N 28 02BC Tax Lot 1900 and has a comprehensive plan map designation of Medium Density Residential (M).

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