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  1. 3-year term beginning April 1st, 2019 and ending March 31st, 2022:

Planning Commission- positions: #1, #2, and #3

 

Deadline to apply for Planning Commission: Thursday, February 28th, 2019

 

  1. 3-year term ending December 31st, 2021:

Budget Committee- positions: #7, #8, and #9

 

  1.  3-year term ending December 31st, 2021:

  Faith-Based Advisory Committee- positions: #3 and #4

 

Deadline to apply for Budget and Faith-Based Committees: Open until filled

 

For more information and to apply click on https://hermiston.or.us/volunteer 

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Click HERE to see where you can volunteer!

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

                                               

 

VACANCY ON THE FOLLOWING

CITY OF HERMISTON COMMITTEES

 

 

 

  1. 3-year term beginning November 1st, 2018 and ending October 31st, 2021:

Airport Advisory Committee- positions #3 and #4

 

  1. Remaining portion of a 3-year term ending June 30th, 2019:

Hispanic Advisory Committee (HAC)- position #5

 

  1. 3-year term beginning November 1st, 2018 and ending October 31st, 2021:

Parks and Recreation Committee (P&R)- positions #1, #2, and #3

 

  1. Community Accountability Board (CAB) Member

CAB is made up of a voluntary group of local community representatives who meet with juvenile offenders who have been referred for Diversion.  The Board meets, when necessary, and determines the reasonable requirements which the community can expect of the offender as consequences for irresponsible behavior. These requirements may include community service hours, restitution, and counseling, among other things. 

The Board serves as a role model for responsibility.  The Board members become active participants in holding offenders accountable for delinquent activities in their community.  This process makes the offender aware of the direct relationship between crime and the victims of that crime (the community).

 

For more information and to obtain an application for this specific Board, go to the City’s website at https://hermiston.or.us/volunteer or stop by City Hall.

 

Deadline to apply for 1-4 is: August 28th, 2018 or open until filled.

 

 

  1. Remaining portion of a 3-year term ending December 31st, 2018.

  Budget Committee- position: #8

 

  1. Remaining portion of a 3-year term ending December 31st, 2018.

  Faith-Based Advisory Committee- position: #4

 

  1.  Remaining portion of a 3-year term ending June 30th, 2020:

Hispanic Advisory Committee (HAC)- position #2

 

Deadline to apply for 5-7: 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 to Consider $3.3M Water System Contract

The Hermiston City Council will consider a $3.3 million construction contract Monday night which will carry out a partnership with Umatilla County aimed at accommodating more than 1,000 new housing units in Hermiston over the next decade. 

 

Water & Sewer Rate Changes Take Effect

Water and sewer customers will notice a change to their monthly bills beginning in March due to rate adjustments approved by the City Council to finance a long list of major repairs and upgrades to both systems over the coming years.  The list of projects, along with detailed explanations of each, can be viewed in the comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).  The CIP outlines a strategic path for tackling the most crucial projects over the next five years, but also includes many other project

City Snow & Ice Removal Program

When snow begins to fall and it is predicted to have an accumulation of over 2” the City crews go into phase one, then phase two, and then phase three. If the snow continues to fall we will stay in phase one until snow is not falling.

 

Phase One: Our goal during this time is to clear and maintain the main traffic routes to the different areas of our City.

 

Water Maintenance in the Southeast Section of the City
Map of Southeast Section of Town

The Hermiston Water Department wants to inform customers, in the southeast section of town, that maintenance is being done on a pump that services that area. The map below references the general area.

 

Some customers may experience variations of pressure in their water supply. This is normal and only temporary. Maintenance is expected to be complete by March 30th.

 

If you have questions, please contact the Water Department at City Hall or at 541-567-5521.

Bridge Closure on S. 1st Will Begin February 4 for Repairs

The bridge located on South First between SE Crestline Drive and SW Desert Sky Drive will fully close to all traffic beginning Monday February 4, 2019 for full replacement.  The contractor working on the project has 45 days to complete all work with the replacement, and drivers should plan for the closure to last for the duration of the contract.

 

Traffic control, and detour signage will be set out during the day on Friday, February 1, notifying drivers of the impending closure.  Staging of the signage will also allow for immediate closure first thing Monday morning.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Hermiston Planning Commission

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on April 10, 2019, at or after 7:00 PM in the council chambers of the City Hall, Hermiston, Oregon, on the proposed annexation to the City of Hermiston, withdrawal from the Umatilla County Library District, and establish zoning designation of the following described property: approximately 11.2 acre tract located at 1920 NW Geer Road. The property is described as 4N 28 03AC, Tax Lot 400 and has a comprehensive plan map designation of Medium Density/Mobile Home Residential.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Hermiston Planning Commission

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on April 10, 2019, at or after 7:00 PM in the council chambers of the City Hall, Hermiston, Oregon, on the proposed annexation to the City of Hermiston, withdrawal from the Umatilla County Library District, and establish zoning designation of the following described property: approximately 10.35 acre tract located on the north side of W Elm Ave, approximately 640 feet west of NW 11th St.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Hermiston City Council

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston City Council will hold a public hearing on March 25, 2019 at or after 7:00 PM in the council chambers of the City Hall, 180 NE 2nd Street, Hermiston, Oregon. The purpose of this hearing is to consider amending .14 acres of land on the city’s comprehensive plan map from Low Density Residential (L) to Commercial (C) with a corresponding change in zoning designation from Single-Family Residential (R-1) to Outlying Commercial (C-2).

 

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