Welcome to the City of Veneta, Oregon
Now Hiring Pool Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
The City of Veneta is accepting applications for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors for the Veneta Community Pool’s 2015 season which begins June 13th. Mandatory training will be April 10-12 & 17-19 for those needing to be certified or recertified. Regular duties may include lifeguarding, swim instruction, pool and building maintenance, and working the front counter.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Lifeguarding Certification & CPR/AED/ First Aid for the professional rescuer must be obtained prior to hire (Classes start April 10). Preference may be given to those with Water Safety Instruction Certified (WSI). Must be 15 years or older to apply.
HOURS AND SALARY INFORMATION: Part-time (10-35 hours/week). Work hours include weekend, evening, split, and day shifts. Salary: $9.25 an hour. The City will pay for lifeguard certification & CPR/AED/First Aid training.
TO APPLY: The complete job description and application are available online at http://www.ci.veneta.or.us/jobs.cfm or at the Veneta Administrative Center, 88184 8th St, Veneta, OR 97487. Applicants must mail or deliver a completed City Application by the closing date in order to be considered. Previous Employees must submit a formal letter stating their desire to work at the pool during the 2014 pool season. Letters must be received by the closing date in order to be considered for re-hire. Closing Date: March 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Now Hiring Office Support Specialist
The City of Veneta is accepting applications to fill a full-time Office Support Specialist I position. The preferred candidate will have some experience in direct customer service in a professional office or other setting or other combination of relevant experience and education. The candidate should have familiarity with word processing software (Word) and Outlook (E-mail, calendar, etc.), a working knowledge of spreadsheet software (Excel), 10-key calculator or number pad, and of a multi-line, electronic telephone system. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid ODL. Starting salary is $2,352 per month, plus benefits.
TO APPLY: Submit completed city application and supplemental questionnaire to Human Resources, City of Veneta, P.O. Box 458, Veneta, OR 97487. Application materials are available at City Hall, 88184 8th St., Veneta, and online at www.ci.veneta.or.us/jobs.cfm. The City of Veneta is an equal opportunity employer. Application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on April 2, 2015. Applications must be on site prior to the deadline to be considered. Applications/resumes will not be accepted via fax or e-mail. Please no phone calls.
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.
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.
3/28 Meet Sgt. Halvorson (Lane County Sheriff's Office contract Sergeant for the City of Veneta) - Fern Ridge Library 1:00 p.m.
4/1 Park Board meeting - City Hall 4:30 p.m.
4/4 Easter Egg Hunt - Veneta Elementary - 88131 Territorial Rd. Story Time at 10:15 p.m. Hunt 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
4/6 Planning Commission meeting - City Hall 7:00 p.m.
4/13 Urban Renewal Agency Work Session - City Hall 6:00 p.m.
4/13 City Council meeting - City Hall 7:00 p.m.
4/13 Urban Renewal Agency meeting immediately following
4/16 Municipal Court - City Hall 8:30 a.m.
4/24 Earth Day Celebration - Veneta Elementary - 88131 Territorial Rd. 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
4/24 National Arbor Day
4/25 Meet Sgt. Halvorson (Lane County Sheriff's Office contract Sergeant for the City of Veneta) - Fern Ridge Library 1:00 p.m.
4/27 Veneta City Council meeting - City Hall 7:00 p.m.
Let it Shine!
Welcome to the City of Veneta and EPUD's Solar Electric System