ARPA Grants, Volunteer Openings and Public Works Updates from the City of Union

By on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

UNION – (Information from the City of Union) The City of Union has given updates on several ongoing projects, both city side and community driven. According to City Administrator Doug Wiggins, public works have temporarily stopped work on the middle home of the Ranger Station. As part of the remodel, the city is looking for contractor bids to finish the project now that most of the interior gutting has been completed. In the meantime, public works have been focusing on insulating the city shops.

Union is also looking for contractor bids for the construction of a new screen at the city’s wastewater plant. The hope is to have bids in during the first half of February and to have construction finished by spring.

In non-construction news, Union is awarding grants to local non-profits as part of the ARPA funds. The city will be establishing a committee to help distribute remaining ARPA funds by 2024. Union also has openings for volunteer positions in three different departments. Both the planning commission and budget committee have an open seat and the Fire and EMS teams are looking for citizen volunteers. Those interested in any of the positions may pick up an application at city hall. Planning commission and budget committee candidates must be registered to vote.

Lastly, Union would like to remind residents of its current burn regulations. Citizens may burn dry leaves and yard debris but are prohibited from burning any form of garbage including tires, furniture, waxed cardboard, plastics, magazines and diapers. Burn permits are still required for allowed burning and can be picked up at city hall.