Dancing with the Stars

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Police Chief Stuart Roberts exhibited his athleticism to take home the 2nd place at Pendleton's "Dancing with the Stars" competition on May 30th.  Beat out by another local star, Leslie Carnes, by only a very slim margin, the Chief demonstrated a whole new skill set.  Who knew that dancing prowess was among his talents?

Dancing with the Stars

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Pendleton’s own version of “Dancing with the Stars” will be here soon to help raise money for local charities and non-profit organizations.    The event will be on Saturday, May 30, at 7 p.m., at the Vert Auditorium, 480 S.W. Dorion Ave.

Free Seedlings for Arbor Day

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We have beautiful seedlings to give away for Arbor Day this Saturday, 4/11, from 9am to 5pm at the Pendleton Home and Outdoor Show at the Convention Center. Look for the bright blue trailer out front. Thank you to Umatilla National Forest for partnering with us and to Plantworks in Cove for growing such healthy trees. This year we have ponderosa pine, serviceberry, chokecherry, mountain alder and engelmann spruce. Come get one!

City to Staff Booth at Home Show

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The City of Pendleton will staff a booth at the annual Home and Outdoor show April 10-12 at the Pendleton Convention Center. Hours of the show are noon-6pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.

City staff will answer citizens’ questions covering subjects from street repair to permits for building a shed to what kind of support is available for starting a new business and more.

City Hall Hours During Round-Up Week

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City Hall will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday of Round-Up week.

We will be closing at 1:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Library and City Hall will be CLOSED ALL DAY ON FRIDAY. 

Have a fun and safe Round-Up!

Bond Information - City Finances





















Backround Information - Bond

The City of Pendleton has two retiring bonds coming off the books:

  1. Helen McCune (City Hall/Library) Bond - retired in January 2014
  2. Parks Facilities (includes Aquatic Center) - retires in January 2016

If approved by voters, the new bond would cost taxpayers no more than what they were paying prior to these bonds retiring - potentially less. Estimated cost to taxpayers would be approximately $0.62 per $1,000 of assessed property value. This means a home valued at $100,000 would cost the homeowner approximately $62 per year.

Citizen Review Panel Members

The Council-appointed Citizen Review Panel reviewed city facilities and their conditions, identified maintenance and other needs, and then made a recommendation to the council for proposed bond projects. Members included:

Terry Carty

Dawn DiFuria

Scott Fairley

Glenn Graham (Facilities Superintendent)

Jane Hill (City Councilor)

Dave Krumbein

Bob Patterson (Public Works Director)

Al Plute (City Councilor)

Lou Porter

Kim Talarico

Jason Walker (Fire Chief)

Tom Young (City Councilor)

City to host public meeting on proposed bond projects June 12

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Community members interested in learning more about a continuation bond the city will consider proposing to voters this November are invited to attend a community meeting on Thursday, June 12, at 7 p.m. in the Vert Little Theater Room, 345 SW 4th St. The potential bond, if approved by voters, would continue the existing tax rate of a bond that expired earlier this year. Click here to take an online survey to provide feedback on the proposed projects.

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.

The City and council members now want to inform the public of these projects and gather community feedback before making any final decisions on what could appear on a November 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. This bond is only able to address capital improvement projects throughout the City.

Request For Proposals: Towing Services

The City of Pendleton is requesting proposals for 24-hour/7 day a week/356 day per year licensed, bonded and insured exclusive-use towing services. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013. Please click here to view the RFP.