City To Host Public Meeting on Proposed Bond Projects Aug. 11
PENDLETON – Community members interested in learning more about a General Obligation bond the city will consider proposing to voters this November are invited to attend a community meeting on Monday, Aug. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at City Hall.
The potential bond, if approved by voters, would reinstate the tax rate of a bond that expired in January 2014 and continue the rate of the bond to soon retire in January 2015.
During the public meeting, community members will hear from various City officials about the extensive process the City has conducted to determine potential bond projects for voters to consider. This has included a citizen’s advisory group of community members and three city councilors who met over seven months to review potential projects and make recommendations to the City Council. In addition, the City conducted a public opinion phone survey to collect input from citizens on some of the potential projects.
City Council members want to hear from the public before approving a resolution at its Aug. 19 council meeting to put the bond on this November’s ballot. Projects up for consideration include deferred maintenance on city buildings to improve efficiencies, upgrades to technology, and replacing a fire station with a new building in the downtown corridor (not Main Street). This bond is only able to address capital improvement projects throughout the City.
The City held two additional community forums on the bond issue in June.
An online survey is available here, for citizens to provide additional feedback on the potential bond projects.
Light refreshments will be served during the community meeting.