Welcome to the City of Veneta, Oregon
E. Bolton Rd Sewer Improvement
The City of Veneta has began the process to address the E. Bolton Rd sewer conditions. The project includes the construction of an 8 inch sewer pipe within E. Bolton Rd. right-of-way, starting at Pine Street & E. Bolton traveling west, terminating just east of Applegate Court.
The E. Bolton Rd Sewer Project would serve properties between Applegate Court and Pine Street along E. Bolton Rd. Currently these properties use private septic systems. Drinking water contamination was identified as an issue with older septic systems. This is less of an issue now that the City has a safe and stable source of drinking water available from the EWEB pipeline project. However, groundwater contamination is a health issue that can be addressed with sewer hook ups. Council will be reviewing the Engineer's Report at the March 9th meeting. For more information on this project, click here to view a project overview.
Veneta Park Board Vacancy
The Veneta Park Board is seeking to fill one resident vacancy (position 4) and one non-resident vacancy (position 5). The Board meets the first Wednesday of each month and is instrumental in implementing park related events such as the City's spring egg hunt and Earth/Arbor Day celebrations. The Park Board is also the City's Tree City USA Board. Both positions have four year terms and will expire March 31, 2019. Applications are available at the Veneta Administrative Center, 88184 8th Street, Veneta, OR or on the City's website under the link Commission & Committee Application.
The application deadline is March 16, 2015.
"If I Were Mayor..." Contest
The Oregon Mayors Association and your city invite you to enter the "If I Were Mayor..." contest. Students are invited to share your creative ideas about what they would do if they were mayor. Local winners are entered into the state contest for a chance to win an iPad Air! The contest deadline is May 1, 2015.
Students enrolled in 4th and 5th grades or being home schooled in those grade levels for the 2014-2015 school year are eligible to compete in the poster contest. Students enrolled in 6th through 8th grades or being home schooled in those grade levels for the 2014-2015 school year are eligible to compete in the essay contest. Students enrolled in 9th through 12th grades or being home schooled in those grade levels for the 2014-2015 school year are eligible to compete in the digital media presentations contest. Click on the following links for complete contest rules and for the contest entry form.
Neighborhood Watch Kickoff Event!
Tuesday, February 24th, 7-8pm Konnie Room, library.
"A partnership between communities and law enforcement for safer Neighborhoods"
On Monday the Veneta City Council endorsed participating in a local NW program. Please join in with other Citizens of Veneta and the greater Fern Ridge area for an informational presentation on what a Neighborhood Watch Program looks like and how local Citizens can utilize this system to look out for each other. In this presentation, informational packets will be given out, there will be a Q and A session about NW programs, as well as how to make our homes more secure. We will be soliciting for volunteers to lead Watch groups in their neighborhoods.
Please come meet your neighbors, enjoy some refreshments and learn how to assist our local Sheriff's Office make our community safer!
More information about Neighborhood Watch is available online by visiting the Lane County Sheriff department's web page.
Veneta Economic Development Strategic Plan
The City of Veneta is currently developing an Economic Opportunity Analysis including an economic development vision and strategy, supported by information from local and regional economic trends and data — including employment figures — and an inventory of buildable employment lands. The projects will help the City create a vision for its future by identifying the City's economic development goals for the next 20 years. The City hired the University of Oregon's Community Planning Workshop (CPW), headed by Bob Parker, to prepare the EOA and an implementation strategy. Work is being reviewed by a committee composed of the City Council, Veneta Planning Commission and community stakeholders. The Committee will develop policy recommendations, strategies, and implementing measures to address land deficits or other issues identified in the EOA. For meeting information and materials, please contact Community Development Director Kay Bork at (541) 935-2191.
The City of Veneta's Cornerstone Drive Bulk Water Station is located on Cornerstone Drive between Highway 126 and Jeans Road. For more information on bulk water, CLICK HERE.
Budget Committee Vacancy (Partial Term) (1)
For more information, click here.
3/8 Daylight Savings Time Begins - Spring Forward
3/9 Joint Meeting of the Veneta City Council & Veneta Planning Commission (Economic Strategic Plan) - City Hall 5:30 p.m.
3/9 Veneta City Council Meeting - City Hall 7:00 p.m.
3/9 Veneta Urban Renewal Agency Meeting - Immediately following City Council Meeting
3/17 St. Patrick's Day
3/19 Municipal Court - City Hall 8:30 a.m.
3/23 Veneta City Council Work Session - City Hall 6:00 p.m.
3/23 Veneta City Council Meeting - City Hall 7:00 p.m.
3/28 Meet Sgt. Halvorson (Lane County Sheriff's Office contract Sergeant for the City of Veneta) - Fern Ridge Library 1:00 p.m.
Let it Shine!
Welcome to the City of Veneta and EPUD's Solar Electric System