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Public Meeting Set Regarding Potential Water Rate Increase

posted Jul 25, 2018, 4:55 PM by Stacie Cook

First Water Rate Increase Since 2009 to be Discussed August 14, 2018

Mill City, OR, July 25, 2018:  

The Mill City City Council has scheduled a public meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6:30p.m. to discuss a potential water rate increase; the first in the city since 2009.  The meeting will be held at City Hall; 444 S 1st Avenue, Mill City.  Members of the public are invited to attend to hear the information presented by Stevan Palmer, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, and to provide comments regarding the proposal.

The absence of regular rate increases has meant that water revenues have held steady over the past nine years while expenditures have continued to rise. However, the Water Fund is an enterprise fund and must be self-supporting.   Per Mill City Municipal Code Section 13.04.390 Change of rate structure and fees, water rates and fees must be considered at two City Council meetings.  Therefore, after the initial discussion on August 14, the water rates will be brought back at the August 28, 2018 City Council meeting for additional consideration and possible adoption.

If you are unable to attend the upcoming meetings, written comments, questions or concerns may be submitted to:

Stacie Cook, MMC

City Recorder

City of Mill City

PO Box 256

Mill City, OR 97360


Dog Daze Sign Ups OPEN!

posted Jul 11, 2018, 12:37 PM by Stacie Cook

It’s that time again!  The annual city-wide yard sale event, “Dog Daze”, is scheduled for Saturday, August 18, 2018.

This all-day yard sale brings out hundreds, if not thousands, of treasure seekers.  Looking for a little extra cash this summer?  Gather your friends and relatives and hold a multi-family sale. Sign up to have your sale placed on the Dog Daze map before Monday, August 13, 2018.  Forms are available at City Hall; $2.00 for individuals or $5 for businesses and civic groups.

Not interested in holding a sale, no problem, the early bird gets the worm!  Maps are available at local businesses and each sale the morning of the 18th.

Make sure to support the fundraising efforts of local civic groups that will be selling everything from household items to clothing to food and drink.

Need more information on Dog Daze?  Call City Hall at (503) 897-2302.

Mill City Water Safe to Consume

posted Jun 29, 2018, 7:51 AM by Stacie Cook

Mill City, OR, May 30, 2018:  The water produced by the City of Mill City is safe for citizens to consume. 

As part of the 2006 water project, the City of Mill City switched from surface water intake at the North Santiam River to an underground aquifer accessed via wells.  As such, our drinking water is not a part of the contamination concerns issued earlier this week.

Should there be concerns in the future, the City of Mill City will issue an immediate statement to our citizens.  If you have comments, questions or concerns please contact:

Stacie Cook, MMC

City Recorder

City of Mill City

PO Box 256

Mill City, OR 97360


Marion County Seeks Input for Economic Broadband Study

posted Mar 22, 2018, 10:09 AM by Stacie Cook

Input Needed for Economic Broadband Study

Marion County is working with a broadband consultant firm to identify areas within the county that need improved internet access, speed, reliability, and affordability. The consultants are currently collecting data from businesses and residents through an online survey. Data from the survey will be used to identify strategies to enhance broadband services in unserved and underserved areas within the county. Please take a moment to complete the survey online at:


The consultants will be hosting feedback sessions in the N. Santiam River Canyon on April 3rd and 4th.  For more information about the Economic Broadband Initiative, contact Sarah Spinks at 503-589-3234 or or visit


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.

Water Quality Report

posted Jul 1, 2015, 4:48 PM by Stacie Cook   [ updated Jun 29, 2018, 7:57 AM ]

The City of Mill City is pleased to present the annual Water Quality Report for the Mill City Water System.  If you have any question regarding the report, please contact City Hall at 503-897-2302.

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