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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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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