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HURA Value Up 20% Through Year Four

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The fourth year of the Hermiston Urban Renewal Agency (HURA) proved to be another banner year, as the increased value of the district has topped 20%, and 110 public parking spaces are now available for new commercial development. 

City Looks to Franchise Fees for Street Improvements

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The Hermiston City Council will consider raising Franchise Fees charged to utility companies in order to help pay for improvements to the community’s street network at their next regular meeting August 28.  

Water Meter Replacement

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Your Water Meter is being Replaced

The City of Hermiston Water Department is beginning a project to replace all water meters within City limits from July through September 2017.

Residential customer can expect a short 10-15 minute interuption in water services and commercial customer can expect a 45-60 minute interuption in water services while meters are being replaced. The Contractor will NOT need access into your residence during the changeout program.

Commercial Blue Print Surplus

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The Building Department of the City of Hermiston will be disposing of Commercial Blue Prints, in our possession, from years 2006 and older. If you, or your organization, would like to obtain blue prints from Hermiston hotels, apartment buildings, restaurants, retail businesses, churches, etc., please do the following:


Winter Storms Create Costly Challenge

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City Crews have been kept busy in Hermiston this winter as a result of the unusually snowy weather this year.  So far for this winter, the costs of keeping the streets open in Eastern Oregon’s largest city have topped $50,000, just for operational costs.  From December 16 through January 26, costs associated with clearing snow and ice have totaled:

Water & Sewer Rate Increase Will Contain Long-Term Costs

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Water & Sewer Rates will increase over the next year to pay for two projects which will help the City better contain long-term operational costs.  The phased increases will take effect March 1, 2017 (5%), October 1, 2017 (5%), and March 1, 2018 (4.9%). 

Hermiston HART Free Bus Service to Begin Operations January 3, 2017

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Hermiston residents will find it easier to get around town in 2017, thanks to a new free fixed-route bus service which will start operations January 3.  The service, called the Hermiston Area Regional Transit (HART), is a partnership between the City of Hermiston and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s KAYAK Public Transit.  The free service will run nearly hourly Monday through Friday from 9am through 4pm.  A map and timetable for the service is availab

Committee Reviews Festival Street Designs

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The Hermiston Urban Renewal Agency’s Downtown Festival Street Committee will review and discuss two potential options for the new gathering space at their meeting at 3:30 p.m., December 15th at Hermiston City Hall.  Both designs (VIEW HERE) include interactive water fountains, additional shade trees, large areas for off-street gatherings, and the ability to close down portions of Northeast 2nd Street.

City of Hermiston to Consider Adopting Public Art Master Plan

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The Hermiston City Council will consider adopting a Public Art Master Plan at its August 8 meeting with the goal of helping to facilitate increased placement of public art throughout the community.

Hermiston Community Brand Public Launch at Funfest

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The City of Hermiston and Chamber of Commerce will host the public launch of the “Where Life is Sweet” Hermiston community brand July 9 at Funfest in downtown Hermiston.

The launch will begin at 10:45 a.m. on Hermiston’s Main Street Stage. Yo-Country will provide free watermelon frozen yogurt from 11 a.m. to noon. There will be balloons for the kids, and some branded T-shirts will also be given away.

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