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Urban Renewal Public Open House June 13

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The public is invited to join the Hermiston Urban Renewal District Planning Advisory Committee (URD-PAC) at an open house showcasing the group’s proposals for revitalizing Hermiston’s downtown.  The event will run from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 13th in the breezeway of the 200 block of Main Street between Bendixsens’ law office and Andee’s Boutique.

43 Tour City Facilities; Recycled Water Plant

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43 people went on a tour of City of Hermiston facilities on May 11.  The tour showcased major projects taking place in Hermiston, including the Recycled Water Plant upgrades.  Below, Engineer Brad Bogus talks about the Recycled Water Plant.


Space Still Available for City Facility Bus Tour

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There are still 13 spaces available for a guided bus tour of City of Hermiston facilities set for May 11.  The free tour will leave City Hall promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and return at noon.

The tour will include the most significant current and planned public facilities projects and include parks, water, wastewater, police, and library facilities.

Hermiston Enterprise Zone Helps Attract 240 Jobs

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Companies taking advantage of the Hermiston Enterprise Zone property tax abatement program have created nearly 240 full time jobs between 2009 and 2012. The new jobs carry a total new payroll of nearly $6.6 million. New projects approved in 2013 are also set to generate at least another $1.3 million in new payroll. That’s new money that likely wouldn’t be flowing through the Hermiston economy without the tax incentive offered by the City of Hermiston, Umatilla County, and Business Oregon.

Mayor Drotzmann Honors MLK Jr.

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While Dr. King’s legacy extends to many issues facing our country, I think his work on race equality stands most prominently on everyone’s minds.  Specifically, we all remember his quote that, ‘I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.’

Hermiston to Create Urban Renewal District Plan

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Link to Urban Renewal Information Page:  HERE

The City of Hermiston will soon begin forming an Urban Renewal District Plan in hopes of stimulating new development in the city’s downtown core.  The creation of a plan met with the unanimous support of City Council members at their December 10 meeting.

“You look at other cities around Oregon who have done this, and it really transforms how the whole town looks,” said City Councilor Rod Hardin.

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