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Cast in Place Pipe Work

Beginning Monday, November 3, 2014, PEC Corporation from Helena, Montana, under contract with the Baker City Public Works Department will be lining several wastewater main lines in town. The process being used is "Cast in Place Pipe" (CIPP). Benefits of this process include no excavation or surface restoration necessary, 50+ year design life, project completion with minimal disruption of service or traffic, and considerable cost savings vs. the traditional excavation method of pipeline rehabilitation or replacement.  

The work is expected to take up to two weeks. Work will be completed in various areas of Baker City (see list below). Cleaning and line inspection activities were recently completed.   

Your cooperation and patience during this project is appreciated.  If you have any questions, please contact Baker City Public Works (541) 523-2046 or (541) 524-2020.

Wastewater Lines to be Rehabilitated  Stormwater Lines to be Rehabilitated

Myrtle Street from Elm to East Broadway from Resort to the Powder River
Alley between 2nd and 3rd from Court to Washington          Broadway from 4th to 5th
'H' Street from 11th to 12th

Ninth Street from 'D' to 'E'

4th Street from Madison to Campbell  
9th Street from Baker to Washington  
5th Street from 'B' to 'C'  
8th Street from 'A' to 'B'  
Alley between 9th and 10th from 'A' to 'B'  
'B' Street from Resort to 1st  
3rd Street from 100' north of Campbell to 'B'  


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Golf Board Vacancies

Baker City is looking to fill three open positions on the Golf Board. The Golf Board was created to promote the Quail Ridge Golf Course owned by the City, which is considered one of the most important assets to our community. This board works closely with the golf course operator, Tiedemann Consulting, LLC. and the City Manager to ensure the continued success of the golf course. The Golf Board is a three-year term commitment with two positions expiring November 2017 and one partial term expiring November 2016.  The individual receiving the lowest amount of Council votes will be appointed to serve the remaining allotment of the partial term.

To apply, please click here or contact Luke Yeaton at City Hall (541) 524-2033 

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Halloween Fire Safety Tips

  • When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out.
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume.
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs, and heaters.
  • It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candle in a jack-o-lantern. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside jack-o-lanterns, use long, fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter. Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and far enough out of way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.
  • Tell children to stay away from open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire. (Have them practice, stopping immediately, dropping to the ground, covering their face with hands, and rolling over and over to put the flames out.)
  • Use flashlights as alternatives to candles or torch lights when decorating walkways and yards. They are much safer for trick-or-treaters, whose costumes may brush against the lighting.
  • If your children are going to Halloween parties at others' homes, have them look for ways out of the home and plan how they would get out in an emergency.

Did you know?

Decorations are the first thing to ignite in 900 reported home fires each year.

To see the complete flyer click here.

To see safety tips videos click here or click here for children's safety tips.

Source: NFPA Public Education Division • 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169

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Press Release - Trial Date Set

The Baker Circuit Court has set a trial date for the lawsuit that has been filed against the City of Baker City by Richard Langrell, who is a Baker City City Councilor.  A twelve person jury trial has been set to begin on April 2, 2015 at 9:00 am.  The Court has also set a date of January 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm, in order to hear a motion that has been filed in the case.  The trial will resolve a dispute between Baker City and Richard Langrell, which resulted from the annexation of Langrell’s property into the City.  At the time of annexation the City waived their portion of the property taxes on the property however continued to charge double water and wastewater rates to the property.  In the complaint Langrell asserts that the City did not have the authority to collect the double fees.

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