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  • Archive Minutes and Agendas | city-of-seneca

    Archive Agendas & Minutes 2017 Jan July Feb Aug March Sept April Oct May Nov June Dec 2015 Jan July Feb Aug March Sept April Oct May Nov June Dec 2016 Jan July Feb Aug March Sept April Oct May Nov June Dec 2014 Jan July Feb Aug March Sept April Oct May Nov June Dec Special Meetings & Public Hearings Dec Dec

  • Newsletters | city-of-seneca

    Newsletters Newsletters are currently only printed on the back of each monthly utility bill and attached to emailed utility bills. Copies of any previous newsletters can be requested at any time if they're not found here. Current Newsletter Seneca's newsletter 2023 January Febuary march april may june July August September October November Dec 2018 Jan July Feb Aug March Sept April Oct May Nov June Dec 2017 Jan July Feb Aug March Sept April Nov May Dec June 2016 Jan July Feb Sept March Oct May Dec June 2015 Oct Aug July June April Jan 2014 Dec Oct July June May

  • Contact | city-of-seneca

    Questions? Concerns? Just Want to Talk? City of Seneca ​ ​ 106 A Avenue PO Box 208 Seneca, OR 97873 Phone: 541.542.2161 Fax: 877.688.0015 Email: admin@senecaoregon.com Your message was sent successfully! Send Links to Grant County and Local Cities Grant County Chamber of Commerce Prairie City City of John Day City of Long Creek Grant County Historical Museum Harney County Chamber of Commerce City of Burns Harney County Harney County Historical Museum Crystal Crane Hot Springs John Day Fossil Beds The Painted Hills Silvies Valley Ranch Malheur National Forest

  • Things to Do | city-of-seneca

    Events Grant County Shooting Sports Club Seneca Range Saturday February 17th Fun and Game Trap Shoot 9:30 $3 per game $5 payout. ​ Saturday March 2nd Skeet or Trap 9:30 25 targets ​ Easter Fun and Games Meat Shoot Saturday March 16th Target practice at 9:00 cost is $3 Games start at 9:30 cost is $6. Various prizes including Hams, Bacon, Chickens and Pork Loin Roast depending on costs. Lunch will be available. Targets will include white colored birds for candy and or scratch off Lottery Tickets. ​ Questions? Contact ED Uebler euebler@ortelco.net Events Seneca Oyster- LESS Classic Postponed until later date The Seneca Oyster Classic has been postponed. We will post the re-scheduled date soon. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. ​ ​ ​ ​ Grandma's Truck N' Kitchen 101 Barnes Ave 541-620-8863 Check out their Facebook page or Website! Bear Valley Meadows Golf Course Public Golf Course/Pasture Golf Hwy 395 S 541-542-2161 The Timbers Inn & RV Lodging and RV Park 306 Barnes Ave (Hwy 395 S) 541-620-2551 ​ Bear Valley Stores Mini-Mart and Gas Station 209 Barnes Ave (Hwy 395 S) 541-542-9309 Seneca Post Office 112 Barnes Ave. 541-542-2232 Seneca Elementary School 101 Park Ave 541-542-2542 Seneca School Website ​ Seneca Range (Grant County Shooting & Sports Club) Seasonal Shooting Range ​ The "No-Way" Seneca Community Gardens Community Garden Seneca Community Garden View of the Garden from the 1st Street (16 road). Seneca Community Garden The first tomato, a Roma tomato, of the year! Seneca Community Garden The Smiths tending the Garden. Lots of weeding to do. Show More In 2009 Master Gardener and resident Suzanne Findlay became instrumental in bringing the idea of a community garden to Seneca. By enlisting the help of a group of residents along with City officials, local ranchers, 4H and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indians, this incredible asset was born. Today, work continues at the “No-Way” Seneca Community Garden. The harsh climate makes the conditions for gardening here in Seneca quite challenging, hence its name. This year there are no fees and the garden is open to all who are brave of heart and interested in digging, planting, weeding and, when the time comes, harvesting. Eight of the nine beds have been tilled and have started to sprout lettuce, peas, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, and radishes with starts of broccoli, cabbage, and squash planted. Bed #5 is dedicated to children interested in learning to grow their own food. On most days there will be an adult at the garden in the morning hours for children to come by and play in the dirt. Everyone is welcome to visit the garden during daylight hours. You can sit a spell or stroll around the beds and watch nature produce its bounty. Special recognition goes to Dale and Vicki McCormick and Jerry Smith for weed eating around the beds and to Barb Northington and Dale McCormick for tilling the garden beds. The No-Way Seneca Community Garden Philosophy: Provide adequate garden space for city residents. Pool gardening knowledge and encourage new gardeners to grow food. Share harvest with others. We are interested in acquiring a small garden shed if anyone has one to donate. Please call Suzie Hood for information. 541-575-9101 Garden Manager

  • Council Forum | city-of-seneca

    To see this working, head to your live site. Categories All Posts My Posts Forum Welcome! Have a look around and join the discussions. Create New Post General Discussions Share stories, ideas, pictures and more! subcategory-list-item.views subcategory-list-item.posts 1 Follow Council Topics What’s this category about? Tell visitors what they’ll find in this discussion. subcategory-list-item.views subcategory-list-item.posts 0 Follow New Posts cityseneca Mar 24, 2020 Get Started with Your Forum General Discussions Welcome to the Wix Forum. Use your forum as a discussion board to talk about topics linked to your website. Here are some tips for how to get started. Write a Welcome Post Greet visitors to your forum with a warm welcome message. Tell people what your forum is about and what to expect. You can also share this post on your social media sites to get things going and attract your first members. Add Categories Categories let users easily navigate your forum and find the topics they are looking for. Add your own categories to suit your site or business. Join the Wix Forum Community This is a community made just for you, Wix Forum fans. Get the latest updates, ask questions and share your wishes for new features. Check it out. Customize Anything Get your forum looking just the way you want. Open your forum settings to choose from different layouts, edit your text and more. Enjoy using your forum! Adding A Forum To Your Website - Wix Forum | Wix.com Like 0 comments 0 Forum - Frameless

  • Meeting Minutes | city-of-seneca

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  • Solar Eclipse | city-of-seneca

    Photograph courtesy of Rick Fienberg / TravelQuest International / Wilderness Travel Thank You All for Visiting!!! To all of you who either got to stay overnight with us or just visited on the day of the Eclipse, the City of Seneca Thanks You. We all had a great time and we hope you enjoyed your stay in our "neck of the woods". If you have any pictures of the event or of your stay that you'd like to share, feel free to email them and they will be posted here. Thank You, Again. ​

  • Permits | city-of-seneca

    Permits & Licenses Special Event Permit Special Event Permit Information ​ An event may be considered a "Special Event" if any of the following apply: gatherings/events that involve large groups of people, advertised to the public and do not occur regularly on a site, cause impact to or use City streets (including curb or parking lane), sidewalks and/or public rights-of-way, and/or use City facilities or property (i.e., city buildings, parks and parking lots) ​ Examples include, but are not limited to a road race, bike race, walk, parade, festival, market, carnival, concert, block party, car show, vigil/protest, wedding, etc. ​ Permit Application Requirements: Special Events require a permit issued by the City. Additional documents which the City may also require to make an application complete include: ​ Certificate of Insurance releasing the City of Seneca from liability. Street closure plan. Traffic control plan. ODOT and/or Clackamas County approval. Park/shelter reservation form if event is to be held at City park. Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) Permit: If alcohol use is planned for your Special Event, submit OLCC permits with your application. Temporary Restaurant License & Food Handler Certificate: For any food service establishment in the street, public right-of-way, and City facility. ​ Traffic Control Plan You will need to include a Traffic Control Plan if your event is to affect public right-of-way with any one of these conditions (Note: Public right-of-way extends beyond the paved or travel surface of a roadway): ​ Restrict or close a roadway (lanes, bike lanes, shoulders, etc.) Restrict or close a sidewalk/pathway Restrict or close a driveway Restrict or close parking spaces Restrict or close a Public Parking Lot Directing traffic with the use of a Certified Flagger, Police Officer or signs Posting of any signs in the right-of-way Examples of Traffic Control Plans: A Traffic Control Plan should site specific map of routes or locations where event will take place: ​ Streets and cross streets with lane configurations Location and placement of all required MUTCD advance warning signs (list type of signs to be used) Location and placement of all certified flaggers Placement of cones and cone tapers Show traffic, pedestrian and bike detours and/or delays Show affected businesses ​ Additional Information After receipt of the Special Event Permit Application, you may be contacted by affected City departments if additional information is needed or to discuss the specific plans to accommodate the Event and its impact upon the public generally. Submission of Application for Permit An application is available through clicking the link above or picking one up at the City office during regular business hours. Once the form is completed it can by submitted to the City by email, fax, or mail to the City of Seneca: ​ City of Seneca 106 A Ave./P. O. Box 208 Seneca, Oregon 97873 Fax: 877-688-0015 Email: cityseneca@centurytel.net Conditional Use Permit Conditional Use Permit Information Business License Application Appeals Appeals

  • City of Seneca, Oregon | Oregon | United States

    The Wigwam At the 2016 Oyster Feed Seneca_2 Seneca, looking north from the south of town. Some of the many small buildings you see in the foreground were originally bachelor bunk houses at Camp 1. When Camp 1 was no longer in use the buildings were brought to Seneca and made into houses. Sometimes two small buildings were put together to make a larger family house. Some, if not all, of these small buildings were built at the Herrick mill site outside of Burns. Seneca Logo 2017 Logo designed by Eloise Boren at E R Printing & Graphics, The Wigwam At the 2016 Oyster Feed 1/25 Notices Forms About Us - The City of Seneca sits nestled in high Bear Valley near the base of the Blue Mountain Range. Sitting at almost 5000 ft, Seneca is known for its record low temperatures (-54 degrees!) throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring months. This small community of less than 200 people has great pride in its town and relishes the remote and personal feel that Seneca offers it's residents. At any given time of the year, there are groups of children riding bikes and playing throughout the town - so we ask that you slow down, watch for children, and enjoy your visit to our beautiful valley. ​ The Seneca post office was established in 1895 and the city named by postmistress Minnie Southworth for her brother-in-law, prominent Portland judge Seneca Smith. While early homesteaders moved into the valley in the late 1800's, Seneca only began growing in 1929 when it became the northern terminus of the now-vacated Oregon and Northwestern Railroad , owned by the Edward Hines Lumber Company , which extended south to Burns. That time marked the beginning of large-scale shipping of Ponderosa Pine logs to the Hines sawmill in Hines from Seneca and the surrounding National Forest. The company established a planing mill and railroad shops in Seneca, and it became essentially a company town. In 1940 Seneca's population was 275. Logging in the area began to decline in the 1970's, and the Hines company ceased operations of its lumber mills and railroad in 1984. The town was incorporated as a city on August 6, 1970 as lumber company control began to wane. Bear Valley Meadows Golf Course presents: The 2021 Seneca Oyster-LESS Classic Postponed Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 regulations, not again this year. Let's hope 2022 is the BEST Oyster Classic yet! What's Going On?! CLICK HERE to see current notices. Amenities Click to see what Seneca has available for you! Oyster Feed ​ Click to find out about the Annual Oyster Feed (May 15th, 2021) which raises money for the Bear Valley Meadows Golf Course. Latest Projects Wastewater System Improvements The City of Seneca was awarded the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the State of Oregon for the 2014 Wastewater Facility Plan. Fall of 2019 Winter 2020 Forms Utility Services Utility Agreement Service On/Off Trash Only (Non-Res) General Use City Hall Building Rental Business License Burn Permit Public Records Request To view a list of Fees click here . Forms

  • Fair Housing | city-of-seneca

    It is the policy of the City of Seneca, within constitutional limitations, to provide for fair housing throughout the City of Seneca for all residents. In the United States, the federal Fair Housing Act protects your right to rent an apartment, buy a home, obtain a mortgage, or purchase homeowners insurance free from discrimination based on: Race Color Religion Gender National Origin Disability (mental and physical) Familial Status (presence of children under 18 in the home) In Oregon it is also illegal to discriminate on the basis of: ​ Legal source of income Marital status Sexual orientation Gender identity Survivors of domestic violence Links to Fair Housing Enforcement and Education Agencies U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity: https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp Oregon Housing and Community Services (Public Housing Authority of Oregon): http://www.oregon.gov/OHCS/pages/index.aspx National Association of Realtors – Fair Housing Program: http://www.realtor.org/programs/fair-housing-program Fair Housing Initiatives Program: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUDsrc=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/partners/FHIP/fhip Fair Housing Act: http://www.justice.gov/crt//about/hce/title8.php National Fair Housing Alliance: http://www.nationalfairhousing.org/ FDIC Compliance with Fair Housing: https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/rules/2000-6000.html#fdic2000part338 The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) is a statewide non-profit organization that provides a wide range of resources to communities. They promote equal housing by providing education, outreach, technical assistance, legal aid assistance, and enforcement opportunities. Their contact information is: Fair Housing Council of Oregon 506 SW 6th Ave, Ste 1111 Portland, OR 97204 Phone: (503) 223-8295, (800) 424-3247 Email: information@fhco.org Website: http://www.fhco.org/ ​ ​

  • Council Members | city-of-seneca

    2018 Council Members Mayor of Seneca Brad Smith "Born, raised and lived in Seneca my entire life, except for two years at Central Oregon Community College at Bend, OR. My wife Sonna, of 37 + years, and I have raised 4 kids here. I’ve served on the City Council for over 20 years at various times. I like living here and it's a great place to raise kids. I’ve worked on Southworth Bros Ranch since I was 12 and for Hines Lumber for 7-8 years. I coached football and basketball for 20 years in Seneca and another 7 years for basketball at Grant Union High." Since Brad is camera shy, here is a beautiful picture of Seneca taken by his wife, Sonna. City Council Members Barbara Northington "I have worked as a Registered Nurse for 43 years and am now retired. I have been a homeowner and resident of Seneca for over 8 years. I am heavily involved in the Seneca "No Way" Community Garden. I love the rural lifestyle, where every individual is a person. I have many hobbies and love the outdoors; including birding and golfing regularly at the Bear Valley Meadows Golf Course here in town. Suzanne Hood Matt Wenick Lindsey Wenick Elections City Council is comprised of a group of five individuals who are elected to City Council by the citizens of Seneca. The Council seats are rotated every four years on offset years. Every two years either two or three Council members run for office. For example: Andrea Combs, Bill Williams, and Sue Holliday were voted in and accepted to the council as of January of 2015 and will retain their membership until 2018. Brad Smith and Melissa Pettyjohn were voted in and accepted to the Council in January of 2017 and will retain their membership until 2020. Once voted in and a full board is reached, at the first meeting in January (the new year), the Council Members vote who among them is to be the Mayor, and that individual holds that position for the next two years. Meeting Minutes City Government

  • Fire Station Fundraiser | city-of-seneca

    Fire Station Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction The City of Seneca is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to continue fundraising efforts for our New Fire Station. Dinner will include all you can eat Spaghetti with Garlic Bread for $10/adult and $5/kids under 12 years old. All Silent Auction items are generously donated and the event is sponsored by the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Silent Auction Items Glass Mosaic Gecko by Barbara Northington This beautiful glass art window was designed, hand made, and donated by Barb Northington. While Barb is currently retired from a distinguished career in the medical field, she graces us with her time, creativity, and dedication to the City. She's one of the leaders of the Seneca Community Garden, along with the amazing Susie Hood, and serves on the Seneca City Council. The glass in this mosaic has been painstakingly hand pieced and laid on an existing, framed window, then re-framed for display . In frame, this mosaic window measures 21.5" tall by 16" wide. Bidding will start at $300.00 and can be bid on by following this link: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/43042/auctions/71022/auction_items/1931389 Oil Painting on Canvas by Pearl Wright Not much is known about this painting by Pearl Wright, except the year it was painted, which is handwritten on the back. It was found in the estate of Bjerte "BJ" Larsen Williams and donated to the City for the fundraiser by her widower, Bill Williams. He thought BJ had been friends with Pearl and had spent considerable time at the Valley Art Association in Forest Grove, OR. More about Pearl Wright and her legacy can be found through the Valley Art Association at valleyart.org. ​ This oil painting was found out of frame and measures 29" tall by 25" wide, edge to edge. Bidding will start at $1,000.00 and can be bid on by following this link: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/43042/auctions/71022/auction_items/1931434

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