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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.

HES and UEC Work with Amazon Web Services to Support the Umatilla-Morrow Community
AWS UEC HES

Companies coordinate to provide energy assistance, support local aid organizations, and bolster student connectivity and virtual learning

HERMISTON, June 22, 2020 – Today, Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) and Hermiston Energy Services (HES) announced they are working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to donate funds to support local electric utility customers, food banks, and students impacted by COVID-19.

Reopening plan for Library, Aquatic Center, City Hall and other facilities
Hermiston Library

The City of Hermiston will reopen many of its facilities beginning Monday, June 15, with continued safety measures in place to protect the health of residents and staff.

Umatilla County has entered Phase II of the State of Oregon’s reopening plan, permitting public and private facilities to resume a wide range of services and activities. Hermiston reopened all city parks and playgrounds on June 9 and will reopen City Hall, the Hermiston Public Library, and the Parks and Recreation office on June 15.

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:

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston City Council will hold a public hearing on the 27th day of July, 2020, at or after 7:00 pm at the Hermiston Community Center, located at 415 S Hwy 395. The purpose of the hearing is to consider an amendment to Title XV Chapter 157 of Hermiston Code of Ordinances. An amendment is proposed to add temporary emergency shelter to Section 157.055(B) Light Industrial Zone (M-1) Conditional uses permitted. The applicant is the City of Hermiston. All interested persons are encouraged to attend.

Notice of General Election

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 an election will be held in the City of Hermiston, Umatilla County, Oregon for your choice of four (4) candidates to serve for the office of At-Large Councilors, for four (4) year terms.  The election will be conducted by mail.  Your choice of candidates will be presented upon the official ballot and shall be voted upon by all qualified voters of the City.

 

Filing for Position

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Planning Commission

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the 8th day of July, 2020, at or after 7:00 pm at the Hermiston Community Center, located at 415 S Hwy 395. The purpose of the hearing is to consider an amendment to Title XV Chapter 157 of Hermiston Code of Ordinances. An amendment is proposed to add temporary emergency shelter to Section 157.055(B) Light Industrial Zone (M-1) Conditional uses permitted. The applicant is the City of Hermiston. All interested persons are encouraged to attend.

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 

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