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City Sponsors Drug Take-Back Event
Please note: The September newsletter of the City of Veneta listed an incorrect date for the drug take-back event. The actual date of the event with be Saturday, September 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Veneta BiMart.
The City of Veneta is sponsoring a drug take-back event in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and local law enforcement. The event takes place on Saturday, September 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Area residents can bring old, out of date and unused medicines to the Bi-Mart on Jeans Road for proper disposal.
Controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter substances will be accepted at this anonymous event. No questions will be asked and no identification is necessary for participation. For safety reasons, intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes and medical waste cannot be accepted. Participants disposing of medications in their original containers should take all identifying information off of the packages. Liquid products such as cough syrup should remain sealed in their original containers. Because the City's waste water treatment system is based on the biological cycle, anything toxic, including medicines, can kill off good bacteria and effect sewage treatment.
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.
Park Board Vacancy (1)
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City Council Establishes 2014 Goals and Objectives.
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