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Budget Committee Openings

posted Dec 31, 2018, 1:28 PM by Stacie Cook

The City of Mill City has three (3) vacancies on the City's Budget Committee.  Two (2) full term, Budget Committee appointees will serve a three (3) year term and; one (1) partial term, serving a one (1) year.

The Budget Committee will meet three or four times during the months of March or April, 2019 to prepare the city's budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

Citizens interested in serving on the City of Mill City Budget Committee are encouraged to contact City Recorder Stacie Cook at City Hall (503)897-2302.  An application for the vacancy, available at City Hall or on the City’s website: under Forms, must be submitted no later than Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:00p.m. to City Recorder, PO Box 256, Mill City, OR 97360 or hand delivered to City Hall; 444 S 1st Avenue, Mill City.

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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