Fire Department: Burn Ban

Due to the extended period of hot and dry weather and the resulting effect upon area fuel conditions, all open burning and burning in barrels in the city limits of Baker City will be prohibited beginning 12:01 AM Thursday morning, July 17, 2014.

The burn ban will remain in place until a significant change in weather and fuel conditions is present and the burn ban is CANCELLED by the Fire Chief.  For questions, please contact the Baker City Fire Department at (541) 523-3711.

EFFECTIVE AS OF 12:01 AM, JULY 17, 2014.

-Fire Chief
Jim Price

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City of Baker City Receives Grant Money to Update the Water Facility Master Plan

The Baker City Public Works Department recently determined that Baker City’s Water Facilities Master Plan was in need of an update.  

A Water Facilities Master Plan is a comprehensive evaluation of infrastructure requirements needed to meet the City’s mission of providing a safe and reliable water supply to residents of the City. The master plan includes recommendations on new pipelines, treatment plants, and storage facilities, as well as improvements to existing facilities that will be needed for years into the future.  The estimate to complete the update was $80,000, Public Works Director Michelle Owen wrote a grant to the Infrastructure Finance Authority of the State of Oregon.

Baker City was recently notified by the Infrastructure Finance Authority that a $20,000 grant was awarded to the City in order to begin the update of the Master Plan.  

Additionally Baker City was awarded a $20,000 forgivable loan by the IFA, which will also be used for the update of the Master Plan.

Baker City Manager Mike Kee commented that “obviously we are very happy that the State of Oregon feels that this project is important enough to come up with that kind of funding”.

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Insurance Agent Request for Proposal

The City of Baker City invites qualified professionals to submit proposals to serve as it’s “agent of record” for a term of one year, with the possibility of renewal. The City currently purchases employee health care insurance, employee life insurance, general liability, and workers’ compensation insurance. Additionally, the City-owned airport is covered under its own policy.

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Questions can be directed to City Manager Mike Kee, City of Baker City, 1655 First Street, Baker City, Oregon 97814 or by email at

Proposals are due on August 6th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Proposals may be received by mail, by courier delivery (UPS, FedEx, etc.) to P.O. Box 650 Baker City Oregon 97814 or by hand to City Manager, City of Baker City, 1655 First Street Baker City, Oregon 97814. All proposals are to be in a sealed envelope. The envelope is to be clearly marked "Agent of Record Proposal".

Late proposals or non-responsive proposals will be considered.

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