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Invitation to Bid - Public Works Building

posted Oct 8, 2018, 4:51 PM by Stacie Cook   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 12:28 PM ]

The City of Mill City is now accepting proposals for a Design/Build Team to guide the council and staff in design and construction of a new public works building. 

Proposals must be submitted to City Hall, 444 S 1st Ave., Mill City, OR, no later than 5:00 p.m on Friday, November 30, 2018. 

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 444 S 1st Ave., Mill City, OR. 

Questions can be directed to City Recorder Stacie Cook, MMC at (503) 897-2302 or via email at 

No bid will be received or considered by the Owner unless the bidder’s proposal includes a certification that the provisions of ORS 279C.840 (relating to Oregon prevailing wages) and 40 USC 276a (relating to Davis-Bacon Act) will be complied with. 

In accordance with ORS 279.365(1)(i), the Owner reserves the right to reject any bid not in compliance with all prescribed public contracting procedures and requirements, and may reject for good cause any and all bids upon finding by the Owner that it is in the public interest to do so.

The owner reserves the right to postpone the award for up to 30 days, to delete certain items from the proposal, and to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder.  

In accordance with OAR 137-049-0200(1)(a)(K), no bid will be received or considered by the Owner unless the bidder's proposal includes a certification that the bidder is registered with the Construction Contractors Board or licensed by the State Landscape Board, as specified in OAR 137-049-0230. 

The full RFP can be viewed at City Hall, 444 S 1st Ave., Mill City, OR or by viewing the files below. 

The list of attendees of the November 1, 2018 pre-bid meeting and notes is below.  This document will be updated with questions/answers that may come in as needed.

Mill City Certifies Ballot for Council Candidates.

posted Sep 12, 2018, 4:58 PM by Stacie Cook

Three Councilors and Mayor on November Ballot.

City of Mill City City Recorder Stacie Cook has certified Mill City’s ballot information for the November 6, 2018 General Election to Linn and Marion Counties.  The November election will include a vote for three City Council members and the Mayor.                                               

The following list of candidates has been certified:


Mayor:             Tim Kirsch

Councilor:         Janet L. Zeyen-Hall

                                            Tony L. Trout

                                            Steven A. Winn

All Council positions within the City of Mill City are at large.  City Councilors serve a four (4) year term beginning January 2019 and ending January 2023.  The Mayor serves a two (2) year term beginning January 2019 and ending January 2021.  Those elected are sworn in at the first Council meeting in January following the election and serve until their successors have been elected and qualified.

More information about the positions or the candidates is available at City Hall; 444 S 1st Avenue or by contacting City Recorder Stacie Cook at 503-897-2302 or

Mill City Implements Water Rate Increase

posted Aug 31, 2018, 4:02 PM by Stacie Cook

First Water Rate Increase Since 2009 Approved, Effective October 1, 2018

Mill City, OR, August 31, 2018:  The Mill City City Council, at their August 28, 2018 meeting, approved Resolution No. 831, which authorizes rate increases for water service within the City of Mill City.  The increase is effective October 1, 2018 and each October 1 annually thereafter for a period of five consecutive years.  October 2018 rates shall be as shown in the below spreadsheet.

The absence of regular rate increases has meant that water revenues have held steady over the past nine years while expenditures continued to rise. However, the Water Fund is an enterprise fund and must be self-supporting.   It is the intent of the City to implement this rate increase to begin improving the overall health of our Water Fund and Water Reserve Fund.  Revenues from the increase will be used for much needed system maintenance and repairs as well as placed in a reserve “savings” account for future needs.  A full water rate study was completed prior to this increase and was the basis for determining what increase to implement.

The October 1st rate increase has the following impact on the average residential billing:

Units Used    Current Rate    Proposed Rate

       2                   $16.65        $21.65

       7                   $30.90        $39.15

      10                  $39.45        $49.65

      20                  $67.95        $84.65

      30                  $96.45      $119.65

The Mayor, City Council and Staff thank you for your understanding and request that comments, questions or concerns be submitted to: 

Stacie Cook, MMC

City Recorder

City of Mill City

PO Box 256

Mill City, OR 97360                    


A full outline of future increases is included the Resolution No. 831, attached below.


posted Dec 23, 2015, 10:36 AM by Stacie Cook   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 10:44 AM ]

In the event of high water resulting in residents needing sand bags, the City of Mill City has sand and sand bags available. Both are available by contacting Mill City Public Works at 503-930-8256.

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