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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.

Hispanic Advisory Committee Members

Unexpired portion of a 3-year term beginning September 1st, 2018 and ending October 31st, 2019:

  • Parks and Recreation Committee- position #5

Unexpired portion of a 3-year term beginning September 1st, 2018 and ending June 30th, 2020:

  • Hispanic Advisory Committee (HAC)- position #2

Deadline to apply for the Parks and Recreation and Hispanic Advisory Committees is June 26th, 2018 or open until filled.

Remaining 3-year term ending December 31st, 2018.

  • Budget Committee- position: #8

Remaining 3-year term ending December 31st, 2018.

  • Faith-Based Advisory Committee- position: #4

Deadline to apply for Budget & Faith-Based Committees are: open until filled.

Interested persons are asked to submit an application to City Hall, 180NE 2nd Street, Hermiston, or at lalarcon-strongathermiston.or.us. Application forms are available at City Hall or on the City’s website. 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.

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.

Utilities departments join forces on Hermiston Avenue project New water valves installed before road resurfacing work begins
Water Department working to replace 108 year old valve.

HERMISTON, Oregon — It’s all hands on deck as the City of Hermiston’s Water, Recycled Water and Street departments are teaming up on the Capital Improvements Plan project to upgrade Hermiston Avenue.

A contractor will begin resurfacing Hermiston Avenue from Southwest First Street to Southwest 10th Street on Monday, Aug. 5, so the Water Department used the opportunity to install eight new valves under the road, including a replacement for an inoperative 108-year-old mainline valve near the Southwest Fourth Street intersection.

Water Repairs Scheduled from Monday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 24

Water repairs scheduled for MONDAY, JULY 22.

Customers in highlighted area will have interrupted water service on Monday. Water is expected to be off as early as 8am, until the repairs can be completed. Water is expected to be restored at night after repairs are made. Water may be restored within as little as a few hours, but customers should plan for outages to last most of the day.

Tips for customers that will be home & may have a need for water use when the mainline is off:

Water Maintenance Notice
Area maps of impacted water pressure

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.

Notice of Public Hearing- South Hermiston Industrial Park (SHIP) Local Improvement District (LID) #322

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hermiston City Council will hold a public hearing on August 12, 2019 at or after 7:00 PM in the council chambers of the City Hall, 180 NE 2ndStreet, Hermiston, Oregon. The purpose of this hearing is to discuss the South Hermiston Industrial Park (SHIP) Local Improvement District (LID) #322.

All interested persons are encouraged to attend.  Questions, comments, or correspondence should be addressed to the Hermiston City Council, 180 NE 2nd Street, Hermiston, OR 97838.  The phone number is (541) 567-5521.

Public Hearing for the 2019-20 Fiscal Budget

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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Hermiston City Council

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 OF PUBLIC HEARING - Hermiston Planning Commission

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).

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