Welcome to the City of Veneta, Oregon
Veneta Spring Clean-Up
Saturday, May 2, 2015 8 am - 4 pm, at 5th Street and Bolton Hill. This city-wide clean-up is free of charge and limited to residents within the City of Veneta. For information, download the flyer or call Kyle at Veneta City Hall, 541-935-2191.
City of Veneta Lifeguard / Swim Instructor Positions
The City of Veneta is accepting applications for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors for the Veneta Community Pool’s 2015 season which begins June 13th. Download the flyer and read more information on the employment page.
"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.
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 a vacancy (position 4). This is a four year term and will expire March 31, 2019. 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. Applications are available at the Veneta Administrative Center, 88184 8th Street, Veneta, OR and on line at http://www.ci.veneta.or.us/Commission%20and%20Committee%20Application.pdf. This position is open until filled.
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.
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