Welcome to the City of Veneta, Oregon
"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.
Leaf Pick-Up Every Tuesday and Thursday through January 2015
The City of Veneta will begin picking up bagged leaves left at curbside starting October 1, 2014. Leaves will be picked up on Tuesday and Thursday of each week through the end of January 2015. Bags are to contain leaves only, no garbage or other yard debris. Bags must be tied shut.
As an alternative you may place leaves in your Yard Debris Roll Cart provided by Sanipac or use them for mulch or compost for gardens and flowerbeds.
Citizens are asked to help reduce flooding by not raking leaves into gutters or storm drains. Depositing leaves or other debris in a drainage way or street is a violation of Veneta Municipal Code Chapter 13.15.010.
The City of Veneta ePermitting Now Available
The City of Veneta Building Department is pleased to announce that we now offer an online permit purchasing and tracking system called ePermitting. Contractors are able to apply for and purchase all building permits online, submit plans electronically, and schedule inspections 24/7 by phone or online.
Veneta joins a growing list of local jurisdictions offering ePermitting services statewide to provide:
· Online access to apply, pay for, and receive building permits 24/7
· Automated inspection scheduling by phone or computer
· Comprehensive permit tracking and data collection
· Electronic plan review
· Mobile app for inspectors
Call City of Veneta at 541-935-2191 with any questions about the ePermitting system.
Apply Online: http://www.oregon-epermitting.info/
For instructions on how to apply for a permit: http://www.oregon-epermitting.info/
New Bulk Water Station Available
The City of Veneta is happy to announce the opening of the new Cornerstone Drive Bulk Water Station. The station is located on Cornerstone Drive between Highway 126 and Jeans Road. The station will generally be open for use 24 hours a day-seven days a week.
This station will work on a pre-paid basis. All bulk water customers must go to the City of Veneta Administration Center located at 88184 8th Street to set up their account. Please note that any outstanding balance on your existing account must be paid prior to signing up for the new service. A one-time set up fee of $25 will be charged to set up the account and provide a bulk water card. Funds must be loaded onto the card prior to use.
Similar to a pre-paid debit card, the user will then "load" the card with funds at the Veneta Administrative Center. There is no restriction on the purchase amount; however, there will be a 2% surcharge based on the purchase amount, each time funds are placed or refilled on the card. Use of the prepaid funds will be charged at a flat rate, to be set by Resolution of the City Council, per 1,000 gallons of water purchased. The current rate is $11.00 per 1,000 gallons. Funds placed on the card will not expire.
Beginning September 1, 2014, bulk water will no longer be available from the Public Works Yard located on East Broadway Avenue. All bulk purchases will be made using the Cornerstone Drive Bulk Water Station.
The station features a user interface that allows the customer to use their card to purchase bulk water. The user must provide their own fill hose complete with a female cam-lock fitting sized to their needs. The station is equipped with both a two-inch and a three-inch connection. The City recommends the three-inch connection only for users that purchase 1,000 gallons or more at a time.
The water station was installed largely to make purchasing bulk water from the City more convenient. The station is easy to use and streamlines the accounting process. Please contact Veneta City Hall with any questions regarding the bulk water station at 541-935-2191.
Budget Committee Vacancies (4)
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Park Board Vacancy (1)
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City Council Establishes 2014 Goals and Objectives.
Click here for a copy of the full report or visit the City Council page.