News Flash

Posted on: December 9, 2022

Street Closure: "D" Street from Terry Lane to Foothill Boulevard

photo of a ROAD CLOSURE sign

“D” Street from Terry Lane to Foothill Boulevard, will be closed to through traffic on Monday, December 12 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Access will be provided for residents. Stephen Stark Excavation will be installing a sewer manhole.

Motorists are advised to...

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Road Work and Closures
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Historical Buildings and Sites Commission request for applications

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Applications are being accepted for one position on the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission due to a vacancy. This position expires on March 18, 2024.

The committee’s purpose is to review proposed alterations to any Historic District or des...

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Committee News and Open Positions
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Historical Buildings and Sites Commission request for applications

photo of buildings in the historic district

Applications are being accepted for one position on the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission due to a vacancy. This position expires on March 18, 2024.

The committee’s purpose is to review proposed alterations to any Historic District or des...

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Committee News and Open Positions
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Job Opportunity: Urban Forester

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Join the City as an Urban Forester! Bring your desire to plant, cultivate, prune and maintain trees in the beautiful City of Grants Pass.

The Urban Forester will conduct inspections of tree health and safety, determine approved street trees, develop permit...

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Job Opportunity Posting Job Postings
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Job Opportunity: Urban Forester

Photo of trees

Join the City as an Urban Forester! Bring your desire to plant, cultivate, prune and maintain trees in the beautiful City of Grants Pass.

The Urban Forester will conduct inspections of tree health and safety, determine approved street trees, develop permit...

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Job Opportunity Posting Job Postings
Posted on: December 2, 2022

Urban Tree Advisory Committee

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Applications are being accepted for three positions on the Urban Tree Advisory Committee. These are 2-year appointments. 

The purpose of the committee is to review, develop, and implement programs and activities which promote, protect, and enhance...

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Committee News and Open Positions
Posted on: December 1, 2022

Partners needed immediately for warming centers in Grants Pass

Grants Pass City Hall

The City of Grants Pass and United Community Action Network (UCAN) are asking land and business owners in Grants Pass to partner with them in providing temporary warming shelter space for community members experiencing homelessness during severe weather t...

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City Newsletter
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Budget Committee Request for Applications

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Applications are being accepted for four positions on the Budget Committee. These are each three-year appointments.

The City of Grants Pass Budget Committee receives and reviews the Recommended Budget and approves a Budget for Council’s consideration.

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Committee News and Open Positions
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Budget Committee Request for Applications

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Applications are being accepted for four positions on the Budget Committee. These are each three-year appointments.

The City of Grants Pass Budget Committee receives and reviews the Recommended Budget and approves a Budget for Council’s consideration.

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Committee News and Open Positions
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Job Opportunity: Superintendent - Wastewater Collections

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The City of Grants Pass is recruiting to fill the position of Superintendent for the Wastewater Collections division.

The Superintendent is the supervisory level of the four-level Utility Operations Series reporting to the Public Works Director. The Wastew...

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Job Opportunity Posting Job Postings
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Holiday Tree Installation

Building with holiday tree

This morning, the City of Grants Pass took delivery of this year's holiday tree, which has been installed at the intersection of 5th and G streets.

Crewmembers from the City were on hand to help with the installation, which was led for the 14th ti...

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City Newsletter
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Urban Area Planning Commission

earth moving machine

Applications are being accepted for two positions on the Urban Area Planning Commission.  These are four-year appointments.  All City appointments to the UAPC shall be required to have their principal residence within the City Limits or ...

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Online application form Committee News and Open Positions
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Urban Area Planning Commission

earth moving machine

Applications are being accepted for two positions on the Urban Area Planning Commission.  These are four-year appointments.  All City appointments to the UAPC shall be required to have their principal residence within the City Limits or ...

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Online application form Committee News and Open Positions
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Opportunity: Dispatcher 9-1-1

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Do you enjoy a fast-paced work environment and possess great listening and typing skills?  Then, check out this opportunity to be a 9-1-1 Dispatcher!  9-1-1 Dispatchers are skilled at multi-tasking, type 40 wpm, and speak clearly while w...
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Job Opportunity Posting Job Postings
Posted on: November 3, 2022

City Council will not move forward with purchase of former Elks building

Grants Pass City Hall

After three hours of public discussion during Wednesday’s City Council meeting, the Council met in executive session, then reconvened and took no further action regarding a possible purchase of the former Elk’s building on Southwest K Street.

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City Newsletter
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Fire Season 2022 is Over

Fire Rescue Fire Season Over

After a long, dry, and hot season, the 2022 fire season in the City of Grants Pass officially ended on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. The ending of the 2022 season eliminates all public regulated use restrictions. 

Thanks to all of our...

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City Newsletter
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Membrane System Supplier chosen

Water Treatment Plant Update

On Wednesday this week, Grants Pass City Council approved a resolution on a vote of 7 to 0, with one abstention, authorizing City Manager Aaron Cubic to amend the current agreement with Slayden Construction Group, allowing Slayden to enter into an agreeme...

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Water Treatment Plant Updates
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Membrane System Supplier chosen

Water Treatment Plant Update

On Wednesday this week, Grants Pass City Council approved a resolution on a vote of 7 to 0, with one abstention, authorizing City Manager Aaron Cubic to amend the current agreement with Slayden Construction Group, allowing Slayden to enter into an agreeme...

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Water Treatment Plant Updates
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Job Opportunity: Human Resources Director

Job Opportunity Director HR

The City of Grants Pass is recruiting for a Human Resources Director. 

The successful candidate will be a Human Resources professional with experience in labor relations, compensation, and recruitment and selection, and who possesses the ability t...

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Job Opportunity Posting Job Postings
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Job Opportunity: Lateral Dispatcher (9-1-1)

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Looking for a secure career with purpose where your efforts benefit your community and neighbors?  If you’re committed to personal growth and public service, the City of Grants Pass has an opportunity for you to join our team as a Lateral Dispatc...
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Job Opportunity Posting Job Postings
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Flood Risks and Protections

Flooding in Rogue River Oregon

Are You Prepared for a Flood?

Rather than wait for a flood to occur, you can act now to protect your property from flood damage. Even if your property never flooded in the past, there is a 26% chance of experiencing a flood over the life of a 30-year mortg...

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City Newsletter
Posted on: October 1, 2022

Street Sweeping - Leaf Season 2022

Street Sweeping map of Grants Pass

Leaf season begins October and runs through the end of the year. During this time, street sweeping will continue however there is no set street sweeping schedule, and the City will not send weekly notifications of when specific zones will be swept. We wil...

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Street Sweeping Schedule
Posted on: October 1, 2022

Street Sweeping - Leaf Season 2022

Street Sweeping map of Grants Pass

Leaf season begins October and runs through the end of the year. During this time, street sweeping will continue however there is no set street sweeping schedule, and the City will not send weekly notifications of when specific zones will be swept. We wil...

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Street Sweeping Schedule
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Groundwater "bubbler" explained

groundwater bubbler

We’re all accustomed to seeing the Rogue River flow through Grants Pass, but why is there a constant flow of water along a section of NE 8th street near Grants Pass High School?

One might attribute the endless flow to someone who forgot to shut off their g...

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City Newsletter
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Video: Wastewater Division uses high-pressure water to remove root blockage

root blockage removal

Last week, we told you how employees with the City’s Wastewater Division joined together to blast apart a root ball that was blocking 90% of a sewer pipe.

Here is a video of the operation, narrated by Nevin VanFossan, the operator of the CCTV van. The Jet/...

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City Newsletter
Posted on: August 17, 2022

“Water in the Community” Photo Contest

photo pf the rogue river

Who doesn’t love our water? 

Recently, the city’s Water Division got the results of the 2022 Water System Survey conducted by the Oregon Health Authority. OHA Drinking Water Staff found no deficiencies and rated the City an &am...

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City Newsletter
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Free wildfire property assessment available to City and County residents

Fire victims surveying their home

Neighborhoods within the Wildland Urban Interface Zone of Grants Pass, where homes and wildlands mix, have a greater risk of being affected by a wildfire.

 

Rick McClintock, the Firewise Coordinator for Josephine County, will come out to any home o...

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City Newsletter