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ODOT Hazard Tree Removal Procurement Process Begins

posted Nov 9, 2020, 4:48 PM by Stacie Cook   [ updated Nov 12, 2020, 5:04 PM ]

The 2020 Oregon Wildfire Recovery efforts will be conducted in accordance with FEMA procedures and requirements, among other contract requirements.  ODOT is preparing contracts for hazard tree removal and structural debris removal.  Firms bidding on upcoming 2020 Oregon Wildfire Recovery must understand the FEMA requirements and documentation processes.  For example, FEMA requires essentially a “cradle to grave” tracking methodology of each tree, log and slash pile and their processing to chips and structural debris components, among other items.


ODOT will procure the services of a hazard tree removal and structural debris removal monitoring consultant to address much of the documentation processes.  However, contractor firms will need to follow documenting and invoicing processes that are more rigorous then ODOT ORPIN or Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Construction Processes.  The FEMA documents linked to below may help you understand FEMA requirements and the context in which the 2020 Oregon Wildfire Recovery bidding opportunities will be advertised and awarded.  Contractors should research FEMA requirements beyond the references provided below.  Katie Kroenlein Hubler, Wildfire Recovery Diversity Coordinator, will also be available to provide technical assistance as needed throughout the projects. Katie can be reached at 971-718-6681 or

The documents here are attached below: 

FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide, Version 4, June 1, 2020

Public Assistance Debris Monitoring Guide, FEMA-327, August 2020

Debris Estimating Field Guide FEMA 329, September 2010

Public Assistance Debris Management Guide FEMA-325, July 2007 (link unavailable)

Joe Squire, PE

State Construction & Materials Engineer

Statewide Project Delivery Branch / Delivery and Operations Division


Construction Section

800 Airport Road SE

Salem, OR, 97301-4798

W: 503-986-3123   C: 503-871-9259


Small Business Administration Low Interest Loans for Disaster Assistance

posted Sep 21, 2020, 3:41 PM by Stacie Cook

The Small Business Administration has low interest loans available to businesses and homeowners to help in the wake of a disaster.  For information and to apply Click Here.


posted Mar 19, 2020, 3:15 PM by Stacie Cook   [ updated Mar 25, 2020, 11:01 AM ]

For up-to-date information direct from the Federal Government visit CORONAVIRUS.GOV

Do you have complaints or tips related to fraudulent activities concerning COVID-19?  Visit the Department of Justice website to learn how to Report Coronavirus Fraud.

The City of Mill City is currently operating under normal conditions, while complying with the Social Distancing requirement of 6' between people.  When coming into City Hall, please respect others and remain on one of the blue markers on the lobby floor.  We are restricting meetings within the building to City business only.  We apologize for the inconvenience to those who use our meeting rooms.

We ask that all citizens practice social distancing and remain home unless absolutely necessary to go out.  As circumstances change, we will provide updates to the public.  Information on COVID-19 Prevention, Social Distancing and a COVID-19 fact sheet are all available below.

Please check on your elderly, disabled and immunocompromised friends, family and neighbors to ensure they are safe and not in need of anything.  Effective March 17 the following restrictions were implemented:

Governor Brown has issued the following restrictions in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic:

For four (4) weeks beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020;

- No gathering of 25 or more people. Try to limit to 10 or less.
- Restaurants, bars and other food service providers are limited to
  carry out and delivery only. No eat in will be allowed.

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Governor Brown issued a new Executive Order, No. 20-12, which outlines additional restrictions for social distancing and non-essential business operations.  The Order restricts:

- Non-essential social and recreational gatherings outside of the home are prohibited immediately, regardless of size if a distance of six feet cannot be       maintained.

- Individuals should at all times maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any person who is not a member of their immediate family.

- Outdoor recreational activities may continue but must be limited to non-contact activities and those where the six foot distancing can be maintained.

- Business which cannot maintain social distancing of six feet or more are prohibited including, but not limited to:

  • barber shops and hair salons
  • fraternal organization facilities
  • gyms and fitness studios
  • indoor and outdoor malls
  • museums
  • senior activity centers
A complete list of prohibited businesses can be found in the full Order

- Effective March 25, 2020, all businesses and non-profit entities with offices in Oregon shall facilitate telework and work-at-home by employees, to the     maximum extent possible.  When not possible, the business shall designate an employee or officer to establish, implement and enforce social distancing      policies.

- Effective March 25, 2020, all state executive branch offices and buildings...shall close to the public and provide public services by phone and online during   regular business hours.  

- State executive branch offices and buildings shall facilitate telework and work-at-home by employees, to the maximum extent possible.  When not             possible, the agency shall designate an employee or officer to establish, implement and enforce social distancing policies.

- Childcare facilities are allowed to remain open if they have 10 children or less in the same group each day and cannot be accessed by children outside the   group and facilities must prioritize childcare needs of first responders, emergency workers, health care professionals, followed by critical operations staff       and essential personnel.

- All private and public campgrounds, pools, skate parks, outdoor sports courts and playground equipment areas are to be closed immediately. 

- Individuals are to minimize travel, other than essential (work, food, medical services) travel.

The full EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-12 can be read by clicking on the link.

Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a Class C Misdemeanor charge.

School closures will continue through April 28, 2020.

"Abnormal Market Disruption" has been declared for items such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer. This is to avoid price gouging.

Updated information on new State requirements can be found on the Governor's press releases page.

Updates from the Oregon Health Authority can be found HERE.  A link to sign up for updates is available on this site as well.

If you or someone you know are unable to obtain necessary supplies and are in need of assistance, please contact the Knights of Columbus.

Knights of Columbus- Offering Help to our communities

The St. Anthony Council Knights of Columbus is offering to help those in our community that for whatever reason are unable to access necessary supplies during this challenging, unprecedented time.  They may be self-quarantined, quarantined by a doctor, or otherwise unable to shop for supplies.  Or, they may be unable to find critical supplies they need for their family, such as baby formula, paper products, etc.  We know that some of you are already getting help from friends, family, and neighbors – that is a blessing!  We also know that some of you don’t have that support or have struggled to find it – the Knights are here to support you. 

We are offering to help where we can:

·  Do grocery store pickup and delivery. Some local stores are accepting orders online and by phone – we will pick them up and deliver them.


·  Round up hard-to-find supplies and deliver them.  We know stores are temporarily out of many common items.  There are people in the community with excess supplies, and they are willing to share them with families that need them.

If you, or someone you know, needs such assistance, please contact us.

If you, or someone you know, has extra supplies that you can spare (I think we all know the critical items that are now hard to find), please contact us.

How to contact us:

1.    Through your local parish

2.    By phone – 503.765.5738

3.    By email –

4.    By Facebook - @kofc2439,



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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