Street Improvement Project

Beginning the September 11, 2014 the Baker City Public Works Department will begin a street resurfacing project on Pocahontas Road from 10th Street west to the rail road tracks. The table below details the lane closures that are scheduled to occur in your area. The work will be performed between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Rain or other inclement conditions may delay the work.

Date  Street Location  Work Being Performed
Thursday, September 11, 2014               
Pochontas Road - All Lanes                 Milling*
Monday, September 22, 2014
Pochontas Road - All Lanes         Resurfacing**
Tuesday, September 23, 2014     Pochontas Road - All Lanes        Resurfacing**
* Traffic will be RESTRICTED during the milling process on the 11th of September.

**Lanes will be CLOSED during the resurfacing process.

A traffic plan will be provided on this website a week prior to paving.

All efforts are being made to minimize the impact from the road construction activities to area residents, schools, medical facilities, businesses and motorists. Should inclement weather conditions or mechanical issues arise, the street work will be resechedule for the next available work day.

Your cooperation and patience during this project is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact the Public Works Department at (541) 524-2063 or (541) 524-2046.

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Termination of Burn Ban

Due to the recent wet weather and cooler temperatures, the fire danger level has dropped from its recent extreme condition to a more moderate level. With these change in conditions, the ban on open burning in the City of Baker City has been lifted. Open burning with a valid burning permit, in compliance with the rules listed on said permit, is now allowed within the city limits of the City of Baker City.

The ban will be lifted effective 7:00 A.M. Friday, September 5, 2014.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Baker City Fire Department at (541) 523-3711.

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City Council Elections

Every two years the citizens of Baker City elect four Councilors; three seats are four-year terms and one seat is a two-year term. 

The City Council represents the voice of the community.  The City Council is the legislative body that governs the City of Baker, proposes bills, holds votes, and passes laws and policies to help govern the city.

If you are interested in running for City Council, please visit the election page on this website and/or contact the City Recorder at City Hall, Ste. 203 (541)-524-2033. More information is also available on the Secretary of State's website including manuals and instructions. Do not begin collecting signatures until you have contacted the City Recorder.

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