City Hall and Library Closed Due to COVID-19 Vernonia Park Facilities Closed

Announcement Archive

Mayor's Coronavirus Update

Rick Hobart, Mayor on Mar 30, 2020

I want to take this opportunity to give you an update on the COVID-19 situation. The President and his task force have extended the social distancing guidelines to April 30,...

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

City Hall on Mar 26, 2020

Due to COVID-19 the public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Vernonia, Columbia County, State of Oregon, to present the budget for the fiscal year July 1,...

A Message From The Mayor About Coronavirus

Rick Hobart, Mayor on Mar 24, 2020

Vernonia City Council and City Staff held a Special Council Meeting on Monday at 3:00 pm via a teleconference to discuss our path forward in dealing with the effects of...

City Council Special Meeting Replay

City Hall on Mar 24, 2020

The following recording is of the City Council Meeting held on March 23rd, 2020 at 3:00 PM. Due to technical difficulties the first 3 minutes were not recorded. The only...

Vernonia Park Facilities Closed

City Hall on Mar 24, 2020

The City of Vernonia has closed all playgrounds, sports courts, campgrounds, park restrooms and picnic shelters as of Monday, March 23rd.The decision follows direction from the Oregon Health Authority and...

Vernonia State of Emergency and Governor's Executive Orders

City Hall on Mar 18, 2020

Vernonia City Council has declared a State of Emergency via Council Resolution No. 2020-03 in order to protect the Vernonia community, City employees, and the City’s most vulnerable citizens from...

Public Notice - City Hall Offices Closed to Address COVID-19 Concerns

City Hall on Mar 13, 2020

Based on recent recommendations from the State of Oregon and Oregon public health experts, the City of Vernonia is implementing the following measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in...

New Sewer Winter Averages Take Effect This Month

City Hall on Mar 12, 2020

Sewer customers may see a slight change in their utility bills this month. The sewer consumption rate is based on each customer’s winter average water consumption (Nov-Feb). The sewer consumption...

A Message From The Mayor About Coronavirus

Rick Hobart, Mayor on Feb 28, 2020

Since the December 2019 discovery of the Coronavirus, its spread has dominated news reports. The virus that started in Wuhan, China has been identified in several countries including the United...

Vernonia Library Needs Your Input!

Shannon Romtvedt, Library Director on Feb 18, 2020

Vernonia Library needs your input! A six question Technology Survey is available at the library and online through March 15. The Library Board is considering community needs for new technology...

To the Citizens of Vernonia

Dale Webb, Councilor on Feb 12, 2020

The City Council of Vernonia is deliberating a revision to our Off Street Parking ordinance. The revision was brought forward to the City Council from the Vernonia Planning Commission in...

City Hall Closed for Presidents' Day

City Hall on Feb 4, 2020

The Vernonia City Hall will be closed for Presidents’ Day on February 17, 2020.

Notice of Continued Public Hearing

City Hall on Jan 30, 2020

Proposed Zoning Code Amendment in the City of Vernonia, File No. PA 19-01

A Message From The Mayor About Downtown Parking

Rick Hobart, Mayor on Jan 27, 2020

Greetings to all Vernonia citizens, visitors, business, and property owners. I would like to take this opportunity to share some of my own thoughts on the issue of downtown parking...

Public Works Utility Worker Position Open

City Hall on Jan 6, 2020

Public Works Utility Worker

City Hall Closed for New Years Holiday

City Hall on Dec 31, 2019

The Vernonia City Hall will be closed for the New Years Holiday at noon on December 31, 2019 and all day on January 1, 2020.

High Water Event Anticipated

City Hall on Dec 18, 2019

The City of Vernonia is expecting a high-water event from December 18, 2019 to December 22, 2019. Standing water can be expected in low lying areas. Please make sure that...

City Hall Closed December 23-27, 2019

City Hall on Dec 16, 2019

City Hall will be closed for the Holiday’s from December 23-27, 2019.

Free - Food Grade 55 Gallon Plastic Barrels

City Hall on Dec 3, 2019

Vernonia Public Works has an abundance of extra 55 gallon plastic barrels. If you would like some, please contact City Hall at 503-429-5291 to arrange pick up.

City Hall Closed November 28 - 29, 2019

City Hall on Nov 22, 2019

City Hall will be closed November 28-29, 2019 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Vernonia PD Disposing of Bicycles - Public Notice

City Hall on Nov 19, 2019

The Vernonia Police Department has in its possession several bicycles. They will be disposing of them on December 19, 2019.


City Hall on Nov 14, 2019


Notice of Pending Administrative Decision

City Hall on Nov 7, 2019

Consideration of a Temporary Use Permit for Habitation of a Travel Trailer on 702 Lakeview Drive (see attached map).

Anderson Park Reservations Now Online

City Hall on Nov 5, 2019

The City of Vernonia has partnered with RoverPass to provide easy, online reservations at Anderson Park. This will also increase exposure for the park and Vernonia recreational opportunities in general....

City Hall Closed November 11th, 2019

City Hall on Nov 4, 2019

City Hall will be closed on Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

City Council Quorum - City/County Dinner

City Hall on Oct 28, 2019

A quorum of Council is expected to attend the City/County Networking Dinner on Tuesday, October 29th. The council will take no formal action during the event.

Open Committee Positions

City Hall on Sep 23, 2019

The City of Vernonia currently has 8 vacant City Committee and 1 vacant Planning Commission seats. These positions are a great way to get involved in your local government.

Water Curtailment has Ended

City Hall on Sep 10, 2019

As of Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 Vernonia water customers are no longer on water curtailment.

Notice to Bulk Water Customers

City Hall on Sep 5, 2019


Updated Water Curtailment Measures in Effect

City Hall on Sep 5, 2019

To all Vernonia Water Utility Customers

Mandatory Water Curtailment Measures in Effect

City Hall on Aug 8, 2019

To all Vernonia Water Utility Customers

FOR SALE - Surplus Vehicles

City Hall on Jul 25, 2019

2002 Chevy Malibu - 68,000 miles

Sealed Bid Auction for Real Property

City Hall on Jul 1, 2019

ATTENTION: Bid Packet can be picked up at City Hall, 1001 Bridge Street, Vernonia, Or 97064

City Hall Closed for Independence Day

City Hall on Jul 1, 2019

Vernonia City Hall will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in observance of Independence Day.

New Library Hours

Vernonia Public Library on Jun 30, 2019

The Vernonia Public Library is now open 40 hours per week with new hours as of July 1, 2019.

Vernonia Public Library Student Art Gallery

Vernonia Public Library on Jun 17, 2019

Check out our new “Student Art Gallery.” The gallery has been in the works for the past year, a joint project between our seven-member Library Board and the Vernonia Middle...

A Universe of Stories - Summer Reading 2019

Vernonia Library on Jun 10, 2019

Join Vernonia Library for our Summer Reading Program.

22nd Annual Memorial Day Service

City Hall on May 23, 2019

Join the Vernonia Community in paying tribute to our veterans. The City of Vernonia is hosting the annual Memorial Day Service at Vernonia Memorial Cemetery on Monday May 27th at...

Notice of Public Hearing

City Hall on May 14, 2019


Employment Opportunity - Cemetery Caretaker

City Hall on May 14, 2019

Position: Cemetery Caretaker

Scheduled Paving on Certain City Streets

City Hall on May 7, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE! Paving will be performed the week of May 13-17, 2019. Please do not park on the streets listed below at their listed times.

City Council Retreat

City Hall on Apr 23, 2019

City Council will meet on April 26th from 5:30pm-9:00pm and April 27th from 8:30am-4:00pm for a Council Retreat.

2019-2020 Budget Documents Available Online

City Hall on Apr 8, 2019

Documents related to the 2019-2020 City of Vernonia Budget are available online. All budget documents, meeting agendas and meeting minutes are located in Budget Committee Meetings folder.

April 4th Planning Commission Meeting Canceled

City Hall on Apr 2, 2019

The Planning Commission Meeting on Thursday, April 4th has been canceled.

Interactive Oregon American Mill Map

Ben Fousek on Apr 1, 2019

One of the more interesting historical maps of Vernonia I’ve come across is of the Oregon American Lumber Co. mill site. This map was originally produced in 1925 and had...

Visions of Vernonia Photo Contest

City Hall on Mar 1, 2019

We live in a beautiful and interesting area of the world. Help the City of Vernonia show- case our area by submitting your original photos. Each month City Staff will...

City Hall Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City Hall on Jan 8, 2019

Vernonia City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Time to Prepare for Flood Season

Ben Fousek on Sep 17, 2018

Flood season is upon us Vernonia. And as such, it’s time for a friendly reminder to be prepared from the City of Vernonia Floodplain Management. I know many of you...