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2017 Date of Annual Mill City City-Wide Yard Sales; Dog Daze, to be Changed

posted Apr 17, 2017, 4:20 PM by Stacie Cook

Dog Daze Event to be Held Fourth Saturday in August

Saturday, August 26, 2017 will be the official date for the City of Mill City’s annual City-wide yard sale event, Dog Daze.  The decision to move the 2017 date from the third Saturday of August was made to accommodate the historic solar eclipse which will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017.  Multiple events, including one hosted by the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce and Hearts to Arts, are planned on and around the original date. 

Beginning Monday, July 31, 2017 Dog Daze sign-ups will be available to be placed on the City-wide map.  Cost remains at $2.00 for an individual sale or $5.00 for businesses and civic groups.  Maps will be available for paid sales to pick up at City Hall on Friday, August 25, 2017 before 4:00p.m. 

Questions or comments can be directed to City Recorder Stacie Cook at 503-897-2302 or

Mill City Implements Sewer Rate Increase

posted Apr 13, 2017, 5:13 PM by Stacie Cook   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 11:38 AM ]

First Sewer Rate Increase Since 2008 Approved, Effective May 1, 2017

The Mill City City Council, at their April 11, 2017 meeting, approved Resolution No. 804, which authorizes a rate increase for sewer service within the City of Mill City.  This increase raises all rates with the residential user flat rate sewer charge from $38.52 to $42.00 per month and is effective May 1, 2017.  The new rate will be included on the June bills. 

The absence of regular rate increases has meant that sewer revenues have held steady over the past nine years while expenditures continued to rise. However, the Sewer 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 Sewer Fund and Sewer 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 sewer rate study will be completed in the next few months and it is expected that the outcome will show the need for additional increases in the future.

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



Notice of Vacancy

posted Apr 13, 2017, 9:44 AM by Stacie Cook   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 3:36 PM ]

The City of Mill City has three (3) vacancies on the Mill City Planning Commission, as of June 30, 2017. Interested residents should submit a letter stating their interest in the position by May 12, 2017. 

The basic eligibility requirement is residence within the city limits or within two (2) miles of City limits.   The Planning Commission meets once per month on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30p.m. with meetings held at City Hall. Addition­al work sessions are scheduled as needed. The Planning Commission reviews all land use applications and development proposals.  They also consider amendments and updates to the city’s zoning ordinance and comprehensive plan.­ Applicants are encouraged to explain why they are interested in serving on the Planning Commission and describe their involvement in the community. 

Letters of application should be addressed to:      Stacie Cook, MMC

                                                                                  City Recorder

City of Mill City

P. O. Box 256

Mill City, OR   97360 

Questions may be directed to City Recorder Stacie Cook, MMC at (503) 897-2302.

May 2017 Proclaimed "Mental Health Month" in Mill City

posted Apr 13, 2017, 9:41 AM by Stacie Cook

At it's April 11, 2017 meeting, the City Council of the City of Mill City, ratified the Mayor's Proclamation that May 2017 shall be "Mental Health Month" within the city of Mill City.  The proclamation reads:


“Mental Health Month”

WHEREAS, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being; and 

WHEREAS, all Americans experience times of difficulty and stress in their lives; and 

WHEREAS, promotion and prevention are effective ways to reduce the burden of mental health conditions; and 

WHEREAS, there is a strong body of research that support user-friendly tools that all Americans can access to better handle challenges, and protect their health and well-being; and 

WHEREAS, mental health conditions are real and prevalent in our nation; and 

WHEREAS, with effective treatment, those individuals with mental health conditions can recover and lead full, produc­tive lives; and 

WHEREAS, each business, school, government agency, faith-based organization, health care provider, veteran’s groups and citizen has a responsibility to promote mental wellness and support prevention efforts; and 

WHEREAS, the Linn County Mental Health Advisory Board, in cooperation with other community organizations, is promoting the message there is no health without mental health through Public Service Announcements, Health Fairs, public speakers and various trainings regarding mental health issues; 

NOW THEREFORE, I Timothy Kirsch, do hereby proclaim May 2017 as Mental Health Month in the City of Mill City. As the Mayor, I also call upon the citizens, governmental agencies, public and private institutions, businesses and schools in Mill City to recommit our community to increasing awareness and understanding of mental health, the steps our citizens can take to protect their mental health, and the need for appropriate and accessible services for all people with mental health conditions.

Dated this 11th day of April, 2017.

Tim Kirsch, Mayor

Mill City Adopts Dangerous & Derelict Building Code.

posted Oct 12, 2016, 12:26 PM by Stacie Cook   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 12:33 PM ]

New code focuses on building safety and maintenance; takes effect October 27, 2016.

The City of Mill City City Council at its September 27, 2016 meeting finalized the adoption of Ordinance No. 390 which modifies Title 15 – Buildings and Construction of the Mill City Municipal Code.  Ordinance No. 390 Section 15.08 addresses dangerous buildings and structures and Section 15.10 addresses derelict buildings and structures including maintenance standards. 

Ordinance No. 390 sets forth an outline of conditions and defects constituting violation of the dangerous building code as well as administrative enforcement actions allowing the City to require that the structure be brought into compliance within a set time frame.  The Ordinance also establishes an enforcement program to address derelict, abandoned and vacant buildings or structures within Mill City.  The intent is to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the community through required maintenance of improperly maintained structures.

The dangerous and derelict building code applies to all structures within the City, business and residential alike.  Enforcement of the code will begin effective October 27, 2016.  We are hopeful that we can work with property owners to have voluntary compliance in our endeavor to make Mill City a healthy and safe place to live and work.  City of Mill City staff and Council encourage property owners to contact City Hall with questions or concerns regarding this new code.  The full Ordinance 390 – Dangerous and Derelict Buildings can be found on our Documents page.

Questions or comments about this code can be directed to City Recorder Stacie Cook at 503-897-2302 or


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

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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