Announcement Archive

City Hall Closed - Jamboree

City Hall on Aug 2, 2021

Vernonia City Hall will close at noon on Friday, August 6th for the Jamboree Festivities.

Volunteer with the City, We Have Open Committee and Planning Commission Positions!

City Hall on Jul 23, 2021

Volunteers are needed to serve on various City Committees. Participating on a City Committee is a rewarding experience, providing an opportunity to learn and share your skills. It also enables...

City of Vernonia Announces Passing of Former City Councilor and Long Time City Volunteer, Bruce McNair.

City Hall on Jul 19, 2021

It is with sadness and regret that The City of Vernonia announces the passing of Mr. Bruce McNair, on July 18, 2021. Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends....

City Hall Closed - Independence Day Observed

City Hall on Jun 30, 2021

Vernonia City Hall is closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in Observance of Presidents’ Day

Employment Opportunity - Lifeguard

City Hall on Jun 29, 2021

The City of Vernonia is currently looking for qualified individuals to fill a Lifeguard Position. This is a seasonal position with a flexible schedule. The lifeguard is responsible for protecting...

Notice of Highway 47 Chip Seal Project

City Hall on Jun 28, 2021

When: July 6th - July 19th, 2021

Notice of Local Cooling Shelters

City Hall on Jun 25, 2021

Below is a listing of Columbia County area cooling shelters operating this weekend. The City of Vernonia is operating a cooling shelter at the Vernonia Library on Friday and Saturday....

Positions Open on the Vernonia Planning Commission

City Hall on Jun 23, 2021

The City of Vernonia is seeking volunteer applicants for the City of Vernonia Planning Commission. The Commission makes recommendations and decisions regarding land use and any other matter relating to...

Vernonia Library Summer Reading 2021

Vernonia Library on Jun 2, 2021

Summer Reading 2021 is coming up at the Library! Reading incentive program, performers in the park, storytimes, and STEM activities for kids. All free! First day to sign-up for Summer...

City Council Applicant Interview Panel Openings

City Hall on May 21, 2021

At the City Council Meeting on May 17th, Council finalized the process to incorporate the citizens of Vernonia in the interview process to fill the vacant position on the City...

Public Notice: City Council Vacancy

City Hall on May 20, 2021

With the resignation of Councilor Lorna Poetter a vacant seat exists on the Vernonia City Council. This seat will be filled by Council appointment. The appointment will serve out the...

City Hall Closed April 30, 2021 and May 3, 2021

City Hall on Apr 28, 2021

Vernonia City Hall is closed on Friday, April 30, 2021 and Monday, May 3, 2021 for needed maintenance.

Help Keep Our Parks Clean & Beautiful

City Hall on Apr 19, 2021

Our local parks and open spaces are an important part of our community and while the City of Vernonia Parks Maintenance Crew works hard to keep them clean and maintained, we...

Public Notice - Water Service Disruption

City Hall on Apr 19, 2021

Due to a water main replacement, there will be disruption of water service from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Impacted areas are expected to be...

Public Notice - Water Service Disruption

City Hall on Apr 5, 2021

Due to a water main replacement, there will be disruption of water service from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Impacted areas are expected to be...

Notice of Pending Council Action

City Hall on Mar 25, 2021

Consideration of an Ordinance of the City of Vernonia amending Title 9 Chapters 9-01, 9-02, 9-04, 9-05, 9-06, 9-10, and 9-11 When: City Council – April 5, 2021 at 7:00...

Employment Opportunity - Facilities Maintenance/Cemetery Caretaker

City Hall on Mar 23, 2021

EDIT: This position has been filled.

Public Notice - Water Service Disruption

City Hall on Mar 8, 2021

Due to a water main replacement, there will be disruption of water service from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Impacted areas are expected to be...

A Letter from Councilor Webb

Dale Webb, City Councilor on Feb 26, 2021

How can I be heard by my city council?  The easiest way is to email us directly at our council email addresses on the city of Vernonia’s website at https://www.vernonia-or.gov/government/city-council/ ...

7th Annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration!

Vernonia Library on Feb 25, 2021

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and National Read Across America Day with Vernonia Public Library.

Notice of Pending Council Action

City Hall on Feb 18, 2021

Consideration of an Ordinance of the City of Vernonia amending the zoning map for 717 Rose Avenue

Notice of Pending Council Action

City Hall on Feb 18, 2021

Consideration of an Ordinance of the City of Vernonia amending the zoning map for 1105 Riverside Drive

City Hall Closed - Presidents' Day

City Hall on Feb 11, 2021

Vernonia City Hall is closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 in Observance of Presidents’ Day

Notice of Pending Council Action

City Hall on Feb 5, 2021

Consideration of an Ordinance of the City of Vernonia amending Ordinance 926: An Ordinance of the City of Vernonia amending the city limits by removing three properties

Notice of Council Quorum

City Hall on Jan 25, 2021

The Vernonia City Council is scheduled to participate in an information-gathering site tour on Friday, January 29th, 2021 at 11:00 AM. This site visit will occur on North Louisiana Avenue...

Notice of Pending Council Action

City Hall on Jan 21, 2021

Consideration of an Ordinance of the City of Vernonia repealing all Ordinances related to the rules and regulations of the Vernonia Memorial Cemetery and providing a revised method for enactment...

Open Committee Positions

City Hall on Jan 20, 2021

Volunteers are needed to serve on various City Committees. Participating on a City Committee is a rewarding experience, providing an opportunity to learn and share your skills. It also enables...

City Hall Closed - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City Hall on Jan 13, 2021

Vernonia City Hall is closed on Monday, January 18th, 2020 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing

City Hall on Jan 11, 2021

The City of Vernoniais eligible to apply for a 2021 Community Development Block Grant from Business Oregon. Community Development Block Grant funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and...

Letter from the Mayor

Rick Hobart, Mayor on Jan 11, 2021

Greeting to all Vernonians. Thank you for supporting me for another two-year term 2021 and 2022. It has been an honor to serve Vernonia, the town I love and admire....

NOTICE OF LOUISIANA AVE CLOSURE - STARTING JANUARY 11, 2021

City Hall on Jan 8, 2021

On Monday, January 11, 2021 logging operations will start in the lower section of Ora Bolmeier Park near the intersection of Highway 47 and Louisiana Avenue. The lower section of...

CITY HALL HOLIDAY CLOSURES

City Hall on Dec 14, 2020

City Hall will be closed December 21st - 25th, 2020 for the Christmas Holiday.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

City Hall on Dec 11, 2020

Proposed Zoning Map/Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment in the City of Vernonia, File No. PA 20-03

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

City Hall on Dec 10, 2020

Proposed Zone Code Amendment in the City of Vernonia, File No. PA19-01

Public Notice - City Hall Offices Closed to Public

City Hall on Dec 2, 2020

Based on new measures from the State of Oregon designating Columbia County as an “Extreme Risk” county, The City of Vernonia is implementing the following measures starting Thursday, December 3,...

NOTICE OF PENDING COUNCIL ACTION

City Hall on Nov 25, 2020

Consideration of an Ordinance of the City of Vernonia removing three properties from City Limits

Invitation to Bid/Request for Bids - City of Vernonia Timber Harvest Project

City Hall on Nov 19, 2020

NOTICE UPDATE: Addendum number two can be found here

Notice of Public Hearing - Completion of the Rose Avenue Project

City Hall on Nov 18, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Vernonia City Council, will conduct a public hearing to complete the Rose Avenue Project.

Request for Bid - City of Vernonia Tree Trimming and Removal

City Hall on Nov 18, 2020

The City of Vernonia is soliciting bid estimates from a qualified company to provide the equipment, materials, tools, labor, insurance, and licensure necessary to trim and remove trees.

City Hall Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

City Hall on Nov 17, 2020

City Hall will be closed November 26th and 27th, 2020 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

PUBLIC NOTICE - Water Service Disruption

City Hall on Nov 12, 2020

UPDATE: This disruption has been moved to Friday, November 13th, 2020 at the same time.

City Hall Closed November 11th, 2020

City Hall on Nov 6, 2020

City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th for Veterans Day.

Free - Food Grade 55 Gallon Plastic Barrels

City Hall on Nov 6, 2020

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.

NOTICE OF PENDING COUNCIL DECISION

City Hall on Oct 28, 2020

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

PUBLIC NOTICE - Hydrant Flow Testing

City Hall on Oct 23, 2020

Fire hydrant testing will be performed today on North Louisiana Avenue. This testing will potentially cause turbitity in the water mains in the area, causing particulates in the water. If...

NOTICE OF PENDING COUNCIL DECISION

City Hall on Oct 9, 2020

Consideration of an Ordinance of the City of Vernonia Entering into a Franchise Agreement with Eastern Oregon Telecom, LLC

NOTICE OF POTENTIAL COUNCIL QUORUM

City Hall on Sep 22, 2020

The City of Vernonia City Council has been invited to a “Partner Tour” of the Crown Z Trail on Friday, September 25, 2020. A quorum of Council may attend the...

Water Curtailment Has Ended

City Hall on Sep 21, 2020

With the return of rain and the increase in stream flows, there is no longer a need for water curtailment.

NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY WATER CURTAILMENT

City Hall on Sep 14, 2020

When: Effective September 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Mandatory Water Curtailment Level 3

City Hall on Sep 8, 2020

When: Effective September 08, 2020 at NOON

City Hall Closed in Observance of Labor Day

City Hall on Sep 1, 2020

Vernonia City Hall is closed on Monday, September 7th, 2020 in Observance of Labor Day.

Mandatory Water Curtailment

City Hall on Aug 14, 2020

When: Effective August 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Paving on Oregon Avenue

City Hall on Jul 29, 2020

Paving on Oregon Avenue (From Arkansas Avenue to East B Street) will be performed on July 30th & 31st, 2020. Access will be limited.

NOTICE OF PENDING COUNCIL DECISION

City Hall on Jul 24, 2020

Consideration of an Ordinance of the City of Vernonia Amending Title 9 Chapter 9-01

Public Notice - CZ Trail Signage Presentation

City Hall on Jul 21, 2020

When: July 22, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Paving Projects on City Streets

City Hall on Jul 20, 2020

Paving will be performed the week of July 27-31, 2020. Access will be limited.

City Hall Closed in Observance of Independence Day

City Hall on Jun 29, 2020

Vernonia City Hall is closed on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 in observance of Independence Day.

NOTICE OF PENDING COUNCIL DECISION

City Hall on Jun 18, 2020

Consideration of an Ordinance of the City of Vernonia Reducing the Speed Limit on Selected Non-Arterial Streets

City Council Meetings Available Online

City Hall on Jun 9, 2020

Due to COVID-19 Vernonia City Council held several meetings over the last few months by online conference call, which the public was unable to attend. To make these meetings available...

Vernonia Summer Reading 2020

Vernonia Library on Jun 7, 2020

The Vernonia Library is gearing up for summer reading! Sign up today.

NOTICE OF POSITIONS OPEN

City Hall on Jun 2, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the General Election will be held on the 3rd day of November 2020, at which time the legal voters of the City of Vernonia will...

City Hall Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

City Hall on May 20, 2020

Vernonia City Hall is closed on Monday, May 25th, 2020 in Observance of Memorial Day.

Vernonia Memorial Cemetery Silent Service

City Hall on May 19, 2020

While the traditional Memorial Day service at Vernonia Memorial Cemetery is not being held this year, a written service has been prepared by Elaine Davison of the Cemetery Committee. This...

Vernonia Lake Fishing Reopens Tomorrow

City Hall on May 19, 2020

Vernonia City Council held a teleconference meeting on Monday, May 18th, 2020 where they discussed the fishing closure at Vernonia Lake. At the meeting, the City Council decided to open...

Columbia County Approved by State to Begin Phase 1 of Reopening on Friday May 15

City Hall on May 14, 2020

The Columbia County COVID-19 Reopening Framework Plan (Resolution 42-2020) was officially approved by the State of Oregon onWednesday, May 13 and the county can begin Phase 1 of reopening beginning...

Vernonia Library Is Still Your Place to Vote

City Hall on May 6, 2020

The Vernonia Public Library is an official ballot drop site for the May 19th Primary Election. Ballots can be dropped in the Library “Book Drop,” on the outside wall of...

Memorial Day At Vernonia Memorial Cemetery

City Hall on May 6, 2020

There will be no Memorial Day service this year at Memorial Cemetery on Monday the 25th. The Memorial Day service is a volunteer effort by several individuals and organizations, including...

Please Pick Up After Your Pet At The Cemetery

City Hall on May 4, 2020

Vernonia Memorial Cemetery continues to have issues with pet owners not picking up after their dogs in the cemetery. It is not only irresponsible, but highly disrespectful to the souls...

Historic Vernonia Eagle Newspaper Now Available Online

Vernonia Library on Apr 23, 2020

Through the Vernonia Public Library’s Newspaper Project, some issues of the Vernonia Eagle are now accessible online! Access Vernonia’s newspaper collection through the Historic Oregon Newspaper website. At present, you...

Temporary Fishing Closure at Vernonia Lake

Rick Hobart, Mayor on Apr 10, 2020

Our City Council held a teleconference meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Two topics were on the agenda. The first agenda item addressed was the Stay at Home social distancing...

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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

City Hall on Nov 14, 2019

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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

MANDATORY WATER CURTAILMENT MEASURES

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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...