UNION – (Information from the City of Union Newsletter) A new month means new happenings from towns across Oregon. The City of Union has a few updates, some upcoming and some ongoing, with an appropriate emphasis on fire safety.
A few small progress updates first. Public works are currently underway preparing the screen at the treatment plant for full replacement. A contractor has also been brought in to do prep work on the plumbing and electrical systems of the middle building of the ranger station as part of ongoing renovations. Bids for full replacement of these systems have been taken and will be discussed further at the June 12 city council meeting.
Speaking of the council, a resolution was recently passed to place the proposed annexation of the Union City Fire Department into the Union Rural Fire Protection District on the August 22, 2023, ballot. Questions regarding the merger can be directed to city officials.
Regarding fire, Union would also like to remind residents about the ordnances for burn barrel use and open burning:
Lastly, Union would also like to remind residents that public works will be conducting hydrant flushing throughout the summer. Those who experience issues such as air in the lines or water discoloration can clear their lines by running water from an outside faucet for 5-10 minutes.