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Saturday, August 10, 2019
East Oregonian
Hermiston council to
consider subsidizing
rides to work
A new billboard in town
Proposal would
use state funds
to subsidize
taxi rides to and
from work
East Oregonian
Staff photo by Ben Lonergan
Ed Miltenberger peers out of the cab of a crane as he lifts a billboard into position along Highway 30 near Airport Road
on Friday. The billboard has been in the works since last September with the interim time spent dealing with land deals,
manufacturing and permitting for the pair of 300-square-foot signs. The billboard is owned and operated by Sign Men, a
third-generation family-owned business run by Miltenberger and his son Chad.
Boardman contemplates food truck rules
Business owners
say food truck
vendors, customers
causing issues
East Oregonian
Boardman City Council is
discussing new rules for
mobile vendors, but Mayor
Sandy Toms said problems
discussed may get worked
out without a new city
“We’re just looking at it,”
she said.
During the council’s July
29 meeting, they discussed
a letter from business own-
ers Steve Doherty and Don
Russell asking them to con-
sider rules for food trucks.
According to a news release,
the letter stated vendors
were sometimes dumping
their used water down drains
at the car wash, and that
customers would use bath-
rooms of nearby businesses
or block business entrances
with their semitrucks.
They suggested the city
consider regulations for
parking, restroom facilities
and other issues caused by
mobile vendors.
City councilor David
Jones, who owns most of
the property where the food
trucks are parked, said he
would be willing to add por-
table restroom facilities and
he believed that issuing cita-
tions to improperly parked
semis would help clear up
the problem.
“He said if the city were
to implement rules regard-
ing mobile vendors, he feels
it would make it harder for
additional mobile vendors
to locate in Boardman,”
according to a news release
from the city.
Toms told the East Ore-
gonian Wednesday that
since that discussion, Jones
and the mobile vendors have
been working to address
problems on their own.
The city still plans to take
a look at ordinances other
cities have put in place, but
she said the Boardman way
is usually to avoid adding
any more regulations than
“We just try to solve
issues before it comes to
that,” she said.
Toms said the city is also
looking at possible solutions
to the problem of solicitors
going door to door in town.
On Tuesday, the Board-
man City Council swore in a
new member, as Katie Nor-
ton replaced Toni Connell,
who resigned to take a paid
position with the city.
Jubilee Lake in
need of volunteer
campground hosts
Umatilla National Forest is
seeking volunteers to work
as campground hosts at Jubi-
lee Lake from now until
include greeting campers,
providing information on the
surrounding area and mak-
ing campers feel comfort-
able. Hosts are also expected
to visit with campers and
daily visitors, clean and
maintain restrooms, restock
supplies, clean up debris
and garbage left by campers
and carry out minor mainte-
nance that’s needed.
Jubilee Lake is located 12
miles northeast of Tollgate .
Individuals or couples
can apply to be hosts and,
according to the release,
the host program often has
retiree volunteers who find
it “the ideal way to spend
the summer in a beautiful
The program’s end date
depends on visitor use
throughout the early fall,
though it will not run any
later than Oct. 15. Appli-
cants must supply their own
trailer, camper or motor-
home, though they will be
provided a campsite that
is typically near the camp-
ground’s main entryway.
Hosts are volunteers but do
receive a food allowance
and propane is offered. Per-
sonal vehicle mileage as a
result of hosting duties will
be reimbursed.
Applicants may be sub-
ject to a criminal back-
ground check.
For more information on
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Once Upon a Time
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11:50a* 3:10p* 6:30p 9:50p
between the cities.
A Hermiston-to-Herm-
iston card would cost the
rider $2.50 per trip. Herm-
iston Transportation, the
taxi company that already
partners with the city on
subsidized rides for senior
and disabled residents,
would be reimbursed an
additional $4.50 per trip
from state transportation
The city council meet-
ing begins at 7 p.m. at city
hall, 180 N.E. Second St.
Photo contributed by Umatilla National Forest
Cineplex Show Times
$5 Classic Movie
Fast & Furious Presents:
Hobbs & Shaw (PG13)
12:40p* 3:40p* 6:40p 9:40p
Other business on
Monday’s Hermiston
City Council agenda:
The city will hold a
public hearing on
the proposed Local
Improvement District
that would create new
roads and utility infra-
structure in the South
Hermiston Industrial
Park. The council will
also consider passing
a resolution directing
city staff to apply for
federal grant funding
for the project.
The council will consid-
er renewing a contract
for dispatch services
with Umatilla Coun-
ty. The new contract
would keep the same
funding formula as
the previous contract,
resulting in a 3.4%
increase in cost for the
The council will consid-
er awarding Granite
Construction Company
a $175,145 contract to
repave West Highland
Avenue between
Southwest 11th Street
and Southwest 15th
Place, and a $215,170
contract to repave
Harper Road from
Highway 395 to Geer
The Umatilla National Forest is looking for volunteer campground hosts to work at Jubilee
Lake from August to October.
8/9 - 8/11
The Kitchen (R)
12:10p* 2:30p*
4:50p 7:10p 9:30p
Workers in the greater
Hermiston area may have
a cheaper way to get to
work soon.
The Hermiston City
Council will consider
Monday the adoption of
the Workforce On-De-
mand Ride Cooperative,
or WORC, which would
use state transportation
funds to subsidize taxi
rides to and from work.
As proposed, workers
would pay about 35% of
the cost of a ride, while
the rest would be cov-
ered by funds from the
0.01% payroll tax Oregon
implemented last year to
increase funding for pub-
lic transportation.
“No direct City of
Hermiston subsidy is
included in this program,”
assistant city manager
Mark Morgan wrote in a
memo to councilors.
Under the program,
someone within the Herm-
area would go to city hall
to obtain a punch card by
showing proof of employ-
ment. City employees
would then inscribe the
card with the address of
the employer, and the card
would only work to sub-
sidize rides that begin or
end at that address.
The other side of the
trip would be restricted by
the type of card purchased
— a cheaper “Hermiston
to Hermiston” card would
only allow pick-ups and
drop-offs within Herm-
iston, while more expen-
sive cards would subsi-
dize rides into Umatilla,
Stanfield or rural areas
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$5 Classic Movie
Scary Stories to
Tell in the Dark (PG13)
11:40a* 2:10p*
4:40p 7:20p 10:00p
Scary Stories to
Tell in the Dark (PG13)
4:40p 7:20p 10:00p
The Kitchen (R)
4:50p 7:10p 9:30p
becoming a volunteer host
at Jubilee Lake, contact
Kiyoshi Fujishin at Walla
Walla Ranger District,
509-522-6277, or Kiyoshi.
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August 14-17, 2019
Fair Admission: FREE
Rodeo Admission: 13 & up $10
7-12 yrs. $6
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Wednesday, Aug. 14 th
Thursday, Aug. 15 th
Bounce Houses~Arcades
4-H/FFA Conformation
Judging Ventriloquist Vikki
4-H Food Contest
FREE Tillamook Ice Cream
Perry Gerber Band
Ventriloquist Vikki Green
FFA Floral Design
4-H Food Contest
Champion Market
Small Animal Showmanship
Talent Show
Murray’s Wine Tasting
4-H/FFA Livestock Judging
Featuring: Brady Goss
4-H Fashion Revue
RDO Tractor Pull
Trevor Tagle
Dinner by Paradise Rose
Bounce Houses~Arcades
Fast & Furious Presents:
Hobbs & Shaw (PG13)
3:40p* 6:40p 9:40p
The Lion King (PG)
4:20p 7:00p 9:50p
Once Upon a Time
in Hollywood (R)
4:10p 7:30p
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Friday, Aug. 16th
OMSI~Bounce Houses~Arcades
4-H/FFA Showmanship
Ventriloquist Vikki Green
Frappes & Flowers w/ Murray's Country Rose
Perry Gerber Band
Chili Cook-Off Contest
Dunk Tank - County
Master Showmanship
OTPR/Ranch Rodeo
Music after rodeo by:
Dan Burns 3D productions
Saturday, Aug. 17 t h
OMSI~ Bounce Houses~Arcades
Ventriloquist Vikki Green
FFA Awards
Buyers Luncheon
Livestock Auction
OTPR/Ranch Rodeo
Music after rodeo by:
Dan Burns 3D productions