A public hearing on the budget for the City of Hermiston for Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2019 will be held at City Hall, 180 NE 2nd Street, Hermiston, Oregon on June 10, 2019 at or after 7:00 pm. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the budget with interested persons.
Maintenance is being performed on the City’s Water Control System and is expected to take place June 3rd - 14th.
During this time, two areas in town will experience lower water pressures than accustom to. The maps below represent the impacted areas.
Each impacted area is expected to last less than 3 days, once work begins in that area; unfortunately, we are unable to give more specific days/time frames.
We appreciate your patience as we work to add, repair and replace water infrastructure that is needed. Thank you.
The City of Hermiston is seeking proposals from qualified firms to develop a plan for wayfinding signs throughout the City. The project is part of the city’s urban renewal plan adopted in 2013. The city intends to partner with the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce to develop this plan.
Wayfinding Signage Plan
The plan will identify specific points of public interest such as public parking, civic facilities, public schools, parks and shopping areas. Specific points for installation of signage will also be a component of the plan. Finally, the plan will develop a standard design for signs.
A successful proposal will include the following elements:
- Analysis of local conditions, assets, destinations, and circulation patterns
- Identification of stakeholders and potential partners
- A study of existing branding within the city
- Public meetings, stakeholder meetings, and presentation of plan to urban renewal board
- Design of signage including incorporation of city branding onto all signage
- Development of cost estimates for sign construction and installation
- List of proposed sign installation locations and specific elements to be included on signage
Hermiston is a city which has seen interest in the downtown wane as new commercial development occurred at the city fringes, drawing trips away from the historic core. The urban renewal district was formed to assist in investments in the historic core to help bring business back to the downtown. To achieve these goals, the district has funded the development of a new festival street which has been successful in spurring more trips to the downtown. The district also provides grants to businesses to improve facades. This wayfinding signage plan is the third element of the urban renewal plan to be implemented.
This project is funded in the 2019-20 fiscal year budget for the urban renewal district. All planning work should be performed and completed between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
Firms submitting statements shall be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Capability and experience to perform all or most aspects of the project.
- Knowledge of local conditions.
- Key personnel’s professional background and qualifications, including the project manager and/or team for this project. Define their roles and extent of participation anticipated for this project. Provide a list of all projects worked on by the proposed project manager in the last three years, including an identification of this person’s role/responsibility for each project.
- Qualifications and experience of subconsultants who will participate in the project. Please identify the portions of the project anticipated to be performed (in part) by subconsultants.
- Quality of projects previously undertaken.
- Ability to manage and complete projects that may be considerable distance from your offices. Please include a description of where your key personnel for this project will be based, as well as the amount of travel anticipated, and other items you consider important to demonstrate this ability.
Please submit summaries, or examples, of similar work which your firm has completed for other municipalities. Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019.
Clint Spencer, City Planner
City is not required to select from proposals if no proposals are satisfactory.
The City is accepting applications for the
FUNLAND PARK RECONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE.
This is a short-term committee consisting of 8-9 members who will help in the rebuild process of the new park, to include: Designing the new park, Creating a budget, and more.
The first meeting of this Committee is expected to be held in July. Information regarding committee appointments, meetings, etc will be posted on the City’s Face Book page, website and City Council agenda and meetings.
Deadline to apply for the Funland Park positions: Tuesday June 11th, 2019
The City of Hermiston wishes to thank everyone who has reached out to donate or volunteer their time in the rebuild process. This community, our community, time and again always rises to the occasion to support our youth!
Again, we truly thank you!
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Beginning May 13, HES will replace sections of underground and overhead primary cable that have been in service for several decades. These proactive steps will be taken in lieu of waiting for this cable to fail unexpectedly. The project will increase reliability and reduce long term costs of service to our customers.
Where are the HES Projects Located?
Drivers who use East Theater Lane, and Northeast Fourth Street should prepare for several weeks of rolling full street closures as contractors begin to install new water main beginning May 6, with work anticipated to continue through May 24.
Tuesday, April 9th
Riverfront Park parking lot is closed due to flooding.
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 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
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston City Council will hold a public hearing on June 24, 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 .53 acres of land on the city’s comprehensive plan map from Commercial (C) to Medium Density/Mobile Home Residential (MH) with a corresponding change in zoning designation from Outlying Commercial (C-2) to Multi-Structure Residential (R-4).
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on June 12, 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 .53 acres of land on the city’s comprehensive plan map from Commercial (C) to Medium Density/Mobile Home Residential (MH) with a corresponding change in zoning designation from Outlying Commercial (C-2) to Multi-Structure Residential (R-4).
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the 8th day of May, 2019 at or after 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 180 NE 2nd Street, Hermiston, Oregon. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a request for approval of an application to allow a conditional use permit from Seventh Day Adventist Church.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston City Council will hold a public hearing on April 22, 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.
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