On November 20, 2019 the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department awarded the City of Ontario with a grant for the Treasure Valley Connector Trail for $132,109. The Treasure Valley Connector will be a 10-foot wide ¾ mile long trail spanning from SW 4th Street and SW 14th Avenue to Park Boulevard and SW 9th Street. This will be Ontario’s first multi-purpose trail.
This is a City project in partnership with Treasure Valley Community College who provided the right-of-way for part of the trail on the outside of the campus. Mayor Riley Hill said “We appreciate TVCC’s partnership with the City of Ontario and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to make our community more vibrant and livable.”
See the full press release here.
The 2019 Fall Cleanup Program is scheduled to take place November 18-22, 2019! See the flyer below for full details.
October 28, 2019 is National First Responders Day. We want to give a big thank you to Ontario Police Department, Ontario Fire & Rescue, Treasure Valley Paramedics, Malheur County Sheriff's Office, and Oregon State Police. We are so grateful for the service you provide to our community.
On Monday, October 14, 2019, at 8:00 A.M. the City of Ontario Public Works Department, in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Transportation, will begin clean-up operations on City and State-owned property located immediately to the north of the water treatment plant parallel to the Snake River (1900 SE 5th Avenue). This cleanup effort will last through Friday, October 18, 2019.
For more information regarding this event, please review the attached press release.
Press Release: River Cleanup/Water Treatment Facility
The City is accepting applications for the full-time position of Code Enforcement Officer. The recruitment closes on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. MDT. Details and applications for the position are available on the Job Openings page. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, contact Peter Hall, HR Manager at (541) 881-3248.
We are very excited to receive notification that we were awarded the $20,000 wayfinding grant from Travel Oregon. Travel Oregon released the complete list of projects awarded by the program, which totaled $470,000 in matching grant funding for organizations around the state for local tourism projects.
The grant funds will be used for a city wayfinding project. Wayfinding creates a system of branded signage that connects community members and visitors with prominent places within Ontario. This project is part of the Beautification Goal in the Ontario City Council Strategic Plan.
You can view the full press release here.
The burn ban for Malheur County was lifted as of Saturday, September 14, 2019. Fire Chief Terry Leighton released a notice which can be read below.
If you are looking for a burn permit, follow this link to the Burn Permit Page on our website.
Eighteen years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the community joined together to honor the heroes, victims, and survivors of that day. Ontario Fire & Rescue, Ontario Police Department, and Treasure Valley Paramedics hosted the event at City Hall. Chief Leighton, Chief Romero, and Mayor Hill were among those who spoke.
Check back for updates on what's happening in Ontario.