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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.

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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.

Water main expansion puts northwest Hermiston in the loop
Geer Road water line installation

The water lines on Geer Road are being thrown for a loop this month, and the result will be more capacity and better service.

Contractors began work this week to install a new water main on Geer between Theater Lane and Harper Road. This will loop the city’s water system in northwest Hermiston, improving the network of lines that deliver water to homes and businesses.

Motorists can expect minor delays as work on this and an unrelated Umatilla Electric project continue this month.

Hermiston wins economic development award for downtown project
Downtown Hermiston Before and After

HERMISTON – The City of Hermiston has been awarded the Urban Renewal Project of the Year for its recruitment and development of the Holiday Inn Express and support of additional downtown business expansion.

The award, announced Oct. 28 by the Oregon Economic Development Association, highlights the first major project undertaken by the Hermiston Urban Renewal Agency (HURA). The 96-room Holiday Inn Express opened in January 2017 and has been a catalyst for downtown development since, helping local businesses open and expand in the immediate area.

East Theater Lane project ahead of schedule
Theater Lane

East Theater Lane between 8th and 10th streets will get paved sooner than expected and at a lower cost to taxpayers.

The City Council on Monday, Sept. 9, authorized City Manager Byron Smith to issue a change order for Anderson Perry, the contractor managing the nearby water tower and water main project, to add Theater Lane paving to its current project scope.

Hermiston to launch WORC taxi program
WORC Hermiston

The City of Hermiston, in collaboration with the cities of Umatilla and Stanfield, will soon begin offering low-cost taxi service to workers in the three communities.

The West-End Workforce On-Demand Ride Cooperative(WORC) subsidizes taxi transit to and from the workplace with funds available through a state payroll tax. The pilot program, which begins Oct. 1, will cover 65% of the cost of a taxi ride, leaving the other 35% to the rider.

The City Council approved the program at its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 12.

Harper Road closure from Tuesday, August 6 to Friday, August 9.

Road Closure Alert!!

Harper Road between the truck entrance to Home Depot and Geer Road will be closed to through traffic from Tuesday, August 6 to Friday, August 9. City crews will be widening the road in anticipation of the future overlay project. Businesses will remain open. Thank you for your patience.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Conditional Use Permit

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the 11th day of December, 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 Santiago Communities, Inc. The properties are owned by Deseral Industries, Inc and Mabel J. Fowler Revocable Trust.

Notice of Public Hearing- Supplemental Budget

A public hearing on a proposed supplemental budget for the City of Hermiston for the fiscal year July 1 to June 30, 2020 will be held at City Hall, 180 NE 2nd Street, Hermiston Oregon on November 25, 2019 at or after 7:00pm. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the supplemental budget with interested person. A copy of the supplemental budget may be obtained or instpected on or after November 20, 2019 at City Hall, 180 Ne 2nd Street, Hermiston, Oregon, between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.

 

NOTICE OF STREET VACATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the regular meeting of October 28, 2019 at or after 7:00 p.m., The Hermiston City Council will consider the proposed vacation of all that portion of SE 10th St lying between the South right of way of E Penney Ave and the North right of way of E Feedville Rd. The applicant is the City of Hermiston.

The vacation proceeding is ordered by the Council’s own motion on October 14, 2019 pursuant to ORS 271.130.

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