The City of Ontario was recently awarded the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the FY 2020-21 Budget. As described by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), "The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:
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The Fall Cleanup Program is back! Last year, Jacobs picked up over 100 truckloads of leaves, branches, and yard debris around Ontario. This year's pickup will occur between November 16-20. Please see the details below.
Community in Action and the City of Ontario will hold a workshop for five potential sites for the temporary homeless shelter. The workshop will take place Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 2-6PM at the Four Rivers Cultural Center. You can also participate online by taking a survey here. The survey closes next Tuesday, October 27. We invite the community to add their feedback to either event!
The City of Ontario is proud to present its new logo and brand! This effort was initiated by a $20,000 grant, submitted by the City and Four Rivers Cultural Center, which paid for the services of Trademark to design the brand and wayfinding specs. We're so grateful for all the feedback we received from community members and organizations during the design process!
The installation of the wayfinding system will begin in 2021. To learn more about this project, visit here.
Last night, Council President Dan Capron was presented with a plaque commemorating his service for the City of Ontario. Mr. Capron resigned in anticipation of a move outside of the City. We are grateful for his service on the Council and in many other committees that he was involved in and wish him and his family luck for all future endeavors!
The City of Ontario is pleased to announce that Business Oregon awarded an additional $135,000 to the city to support small businesses. These funds will be used to leverage the city’s existing micro-loan program with matching grants for eligible businesses.
Businesses that received PPP and EIDL funds are now eligible to access these funds. Other criteria still apply. Additional information and program applications are available immediately at https://www.ontariooregon.org/businessloanfund.html under the Phase 3 Funding banner. Application must be returned to Kari Ott at 444 SW 4th Street Ontario, OR 97914 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions, please contact Finance Director, Kari Ott at (541) 573-6151 or by email at email@example.com.
The Ontario Municipal Airport hereby announces its proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of 1.7% for FAA-funded contracts/agreements. The proposed goal pertains to federal fiscal years 2021 through 2023. A teleconference will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 am MDT on August 25, 2020 for the purpose of consulting with stakeholders to obtain information relevant to the goal-setting process. The telephone number for this teleconference is 1-877-366-0711 and the participant code is 82074064#.
In June 2020 City Council approved a resolution waiving utility bills for the months of April, May, and June for businesses that closed or had their revenue reduced by more than 50%. Please return application to Kari Ott, 444 SW 4th Street, Ontario, OR 97914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are available on the utility billing page or directly here.
Chip sealing will take place next week on June 17. Public Works provided information regarding the process to residents this week. The process will begin at 6 am on the 16th on SW 9th Street and SW 4th Avenue and head north to Idaho Avenue. They will continue on NW 9th Street to NW 8th Avenue, then they will chip seal from NW 9th Street to North Oregon on NW 8th Avenue. Signs will be placed along the section. A complete map is provided below.
Map of Chip Seal 6/17
As Malheur County moves to Phase 2 of reopening, City Hall plans to reopen to the public on Monday June 8, 2020. To keep community members and staff safe and healthy, a number of changes are in place.
Before visiting City Hall in person, please exhaust the following resources:
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