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City & County Agree to Transfer EOTEC, Approve joint-funding of water infrastructure to stimulate housing

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Hermiston, Ore. –   Regional cooperation was in the air at Monday’s City Council meeting as the City of Hermiston and Umatilla County finalized several deals to benefit the region, and Mayor David Drotzmann applauded State Representative Greg Smith’s efforts to help fund a new home for the Greater Hermiston Chamber of Commerce.

Seeking Community Champions to Join the Rose Festival Parade Float Committee!

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Are you: Artistic, Creative, Resourceful, and Like Parades? Then we welcome and encourage you to attend the Rose Festival Parade Float Meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, March 20th at 5:30pm.


The City is looking for community champions that have an interest in creating and building a Mini-Float made of all organic materials that represents and promotes the City of Hermiston at this year’s Portland Rose Festival Parade held on June 9th, 2018. This year’s Rose Festival theme is: Play Happy.


3 weeks left to apply for the City Council Ward Positions and Municipal Court Judge!

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At the May 15, 2018 Primary Election, Hermiston voters will consider candidates for 4 City Council Ward positions and the Municipal Court Judge position.

The 4 City Council positions are 4 year terms expiring December 31st, 2022 and the Judge’s position is a 2 year term expiring December 31st, 2020.

Online Access to Your Water Usage

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EyeOnWater app screenshotsThe City of Hermiston has upgraded your water meter. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve services to our customers, we are now offering you direct access to your water usage data. The EyeOnWater website and FREE App (Available for Android and IOS users) have a variety of available tools to review and analyze your water use. With these tools you are able to view your hourly usage, easy to understand graphs and the ability to establish alerts – including identifying potential water leaks. To get started go to or scan the QR Code on the right hand side of this page. You will need your account number (excluding the decimal points), zip code and a valid email address.

  • QR code to download EyeOnWater app

    View detailed water usage history by the hour, day, week, month or year

  • Set up Leak Alerts


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%). 

Accessibility Statement - The City of Hermiston is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities. We are currently in the process of upgrading our web site to ensure we meet or exceed the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content.

For more information on how to report an issue related to the accessibility or how to file a formal Section 504 or ADA (Title II) complaint about the accessibility of any content on our website, please see our full Accessibility Statement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy - It is a policy of the City of Hermiston that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. For more information, visit the Anti-Discrimination Policy page.