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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.

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.

Hermiston Enacts COVID-19 Safety Measures
COVID-19

(Updated April 14, 2020, updates in bold)

In response to the increasing infection rate of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Oregon, the City of Hermiston is encouraging participation in directives issued by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Umatilla County Health Department.

In order to prevent the spread of the respiratory illness and protect the most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly and people with chronic health issues, the city has taken the following actions:

Community invited to parks master plan open house
McKenzie Park

The City of Hermiston is updating its Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan. The update began in July 2019 and is on track to be completed in April.

The City gathered information and ideas from residents through an online survey, several pop-up events, and stakeholder interviews to learn more about what parks and recreation facilities the City can improve or provide in the future.

City Hall Closure Extended

Hermiston City Hall will remain closed longer than originally anticipated due to the severity of damage caused by a December 17 fire.  City staff now expects the closure to last through the end of January.  It was originally planned that all City Hall functions would be able to return to the building at 180 NE 2nd Street by January 6.

 

PUBLIC HEARING - Planning Commission

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the 10th day of June, 2020 at or after 7:00 p.m. at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, 1705 E Airport Rd, Hermiston, Oregon.  The purpose of the hearing is to consider a request for approval of an application to allow a conditional use permit from the Hermiston School District #8R for properties they own located at 425 and 435 W Orchard Ave.

City of Hermiston- RFP for Miscellaneous Engineering Services

The City of Hermiston is requesting proposals from qualified engineering firms to provide 
miscellaneous engineering services on a regular basis, with the potential for additional as-needed 
services.  This work can include, but is not necessarily limited to, planning, design, bidding, and 
construction management for water, sewer, and street projects, as well as providing project cost 
estimates, preparing, monitoring, and updating various plans, and performing Civil plan review for 

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Hermiston, Umatilla County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budgets for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, for the City of Hermiston and the Hermiston Urban Renewal Authority, will be held at the Easter Oregon Trade and Event Center, 1705 E. Airport Rd., Hermiston, Oregon. The meeting will take place on May 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget messages and receive comment from the public on the budgets. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.

NOTICE OF STREET VACATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the regular meeting of May 26, 2020 at or after 7:00 p.m., at the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center (EOTEC) located at 1705 E Airport Road, The Hermiston City Council will consider the proposed vacation of a portion of E Ridgeway Ave lying between the South right of way of NE 8th Street and the North right of way of E Diagonal Blvd. The applicant is the City of Hermiston.

The vacation proceeding is ordered by the Council’s own motion on April 27, 2020 pursuant to ORS 271.130.

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