Hermiston Population Grows by 360 With Housing to Match
Welcome to Hermiston, Population 18,775

HERMISTON, Oregon — Hermiston’s population grew by an estimated 360 residents between July 2019 and July 2020 according to preliminary estimates from Portland State University’s Population Research Center released this month. The Hermiston Building Department also reported issuing permits for 83 new homes in the city in 2020 through the end of October.

City Council Meeting for Monday, Nov. 23

The Hermiston City Council meets on Monday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. Agenda can be found here.

City Hall and Community Center close to walk-in visitors
City Hall Walk Up Window

To comply with the State of Oregon’s orders to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, Hermiston City Hall and the Hermiston Community Center will be closed to walk-in traffic beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18 until Umatilla County's "freeze" order is lifted.

The walk-up window on the east side of the Temporary City Hall at 215 E. Gladys Ave. will remain open during office hours, and customers can set up an appointment to enter the building by calling 541-667-5025. The Parks and Recreation Department is also available by phone at 541-667-5018.

Artists Invited to Enter Funland Playground Contest
Funland Playground Art Contest

The City of Hermiston is looking for local artists of any age to help design a cutout portrait display for the Latino Heritage section of the new Funland Playground. The display will be between 4-6 feet tall and become a long-term feature of the new playground.

Entries will be reviewed by the Hispanic Advisory Committee and Parks and Recreation Department, and the artist's name will be displayed with the final installation.

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Council Approves HES Rate Adjustments

HESLogoHermiston Energy Services (HES) To Adjust Retail Rates an Average Of 6.98% and 6.9% Percent in 2021

HERMISTON, Ore. – The Hermiston City Council on Monday approved adjustments to electric rates for all service classes effective January 1 and October 1, 2021.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Hermiston Planning Commission

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the 9th day of December, 2020 at or after 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center, 415 S Hwy 395, Hermiston, Oregon. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a request for approval of an application to allow a conditional use permit from Richard Hunsaker. The applicant seeks approval to allow a preschool facility in a Commercial Zone. The request is defined as a conditional use and requires approval from the Planning Commission subject to the provisions for a conditional use permit.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Hermiston Planning Commission

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the 9th day of December, 2020 at or after 7:00 pm at the Community Center, 415 S Hwy 395, Hermiston, Oregon. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a request from Jesse Veliz for a variance from §157.025 (D)(1) of the Hermiston Code of Ordinances which establishes front yard setback requirements in a (R-1) Single Family Residential zone. The applicant requests that the front yard setback for the garage be reduced from twenty feet to fourteen feet.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Annexation, Withdrawal & Zoning

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on December 9, 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 1.38 acre tract located at 1030 SW 17th St.

Request for Proposals- Code Abatement Services

Request for Proposals

The City of Hermiston is seeking a private vendor to provide Code Abatement Services. The contractor would provide removal of remedy of physical conditions on private property under the director of the City’s Code Compliance Officer.  This assignment requires expertise in a variety of activities including debris and junk removal, graffiti removal, noxious week removal, pesticide applications, and other related assignments. 

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