City Council

New City Councilor Appointed

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At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Charles "Chuck" LeValle was appointed to the vacant Ward 1 position.  Mr. LeValle is a Hospital Lab Technician that moved here from Georgia in 2016 and declared that he instantly fell in love with Pendleton.  Mr.

Notes from the Council Chambers

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The City Council had a Workshop on February 13

Staff Introductions - Maura O'Daniel, Pendleton Library

Notes from the Council Chambers

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City Council met Tuesday, February 6 and discussed the following:

Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for Councilor John Brenne

John's supervisor Teresa O'Hallaran traveled from Portland to deliver this award to John, posthumously.  John worked for the Federal government over 40 years in Pendleton.  And he served as a Councilor for 39 years.   

Recognition of Service to Donnie Cook

Vacant City Council Seat

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At their February 6th City Council meeting, the Council officially declared the Ward 1 position that was occupied by the late John Brenne to be vacant.

To be considered for appointment to this vacant position, the Council determined that it would accept letters of interest from potential candidates until 5:00 pm on Tuesday March 6, 2018.  This appointment would be only for the remainder of the present term, which ends on December 31, 2018.

The City of Pendleton mourns the passing of City Council Member John Brenne.

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Mr. Brenne was the longest-serving member of the council having first been elected in 1978.  This was his 40th year as a council member.

Mr. Brenne served on many committees while serving on the City Council, most recently he was involved in the Affordable Housing Program, the Design and Development Committee which made recommendations on the architectural design of the new fire station, the Library Board, the Budget Committee, Housing and Neighborhood Improvement, Pendleton Development Commission, PDC Goal 2 Committee, and the Transportation Committee.

Pendleton City Councilors Host Constituent Outreach

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McKennon McDonald and Scott Fairley, Pendleton Ward 2 City Councilors, and Dale
Primmer, Councilor at large, are hosting a constituent outreach on Saturday, February 10, 2018,
from 9:00am to 11:00am upstairs at Hamley’s Coffee Shop located at 8 SE Court in Pendleton.
The purpose of the outreach is to provide updates on progress toward meeting council goals
including sustainably funding city assets and infrastructure, economic development, increasing

An update from the City Council Workshop

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The Council heard a presentation by the Pendleton Downtown Association (PDA) requesting continued funding assistance for their organization.  The PDA was the recipient of a grant from the Pendleton Development Commission (Urban Renewal) in 2017 to partially fund them for one year.  It was hoped that the organization would be able to develop stable funding.  Last night they announced they had over 90 members, which is approximately 1/3rd of the total number of businesses within their boundaries.  The financial grant awarded them last year was

Notice of Election of City Officials

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The City of Pendleton will hold a Primary Election on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 for an office of the following:
• Four Positions of Ward Specific Councilors. Each with a four-year term and Candidates must file for office no later than 5:00 pm on March 6, 2018. For more information click on this link

Constituent Outreach

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City Council Members McKennon McDonald and Scott Fairley be holding a constituent outreach on Saturday, November 4, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Hamley's Coffee Shop.  Although both Council members represent Ward 2 all community members are welcome to attend.

The purpose of the outreach is to discuss constituent issues and concerns and share information on actions that are advancing community and City Council priorities.

Promotions in the Fire Dept.

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Mayor Turner administered the oath of office to the two newest Captains in the Pendleton Fire & Ambulance Department.

Captain Dan Hergert has been with the Pendleton Fire Dept. for 25 years.  He started as a Firefighter in 1992 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1994.  He earned a degree in Fire Science and a Paramedic license early in his career, and received a Bachelors degree in Fire Service Administration in 2015.