City of Corvallis

City of Corvallis Corvallis is nestled in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley.

Corvallis is nestled in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley, within 90 minutes of the Portland Metropolitan area, world class skiing, and the spectacular Oregon coast. Corvallis has a residential population of 57,390 and is home to Oregon State University.

Oregon State Police
11/30/2019

Oregon State Police

If you don’t know, traffic on I-5 is set to be packed today. It is the #CivilWar game in Eugene, that kicks off at 1:00 pm.

Drive Safe-follow all traffic laws.

Drive Sober- do not get behind the wheel if you are impaired.

Just Drive- distractions cause accidents. You only have one job to do so pay attention.

#YourOregonStatePolice is going to be out patrolling to ensure travelers get to their destinations heading to the game but even more heading home after the game.

Let’s all enjoy #GameDay 🏈 !

City of Corvallis Police Department
11/28/2019

City of Corvallis Police Department

Today we once again pause from our busy lives to stop and give thanks for all those is our lives and for what we have. This is a time honored tradition in our country and as such we at the Corvallis Police Department want to take a brief moment to share some of what we are thankful for this year:

Thank you to our staff who work tirelessly in the pursuit of excellence. We are an organization that never closes, stops, or takes days off. It is your efforts every hour of every day that makes this organization what it is. Every role in the organization is important and though there are too many of you to name one by one, know that we recognize each one of you and your contributions to this city.

Thank you to the families of all those who work for Corvallis Police. You are often separated from your loved ones for extended periods of time or on holidays such as this one, but your support and dedication allows our staff to be focused on the mission of enhancing our community. You’re a vital member of our larger CPD family and we appreciate you sharing your family member with us.

Thank you to the community members who choose to speak up when they see injustice, danger, and wrongdoing occurring in our city. You do your fellow community members a great service by standing up for what is right and notifying us of trouble when you see it.

Thank you to all our professional partners and non-profit organizations. Your supportive services for our employees, crime victims, children in need and struggling families allow us the comfort in knowing that every community member matters and they will continue to receive the assistance and support they need and deserve.

And finally, a large thank you to all of those who demonstrated your support for public safety in Corvallis and Benton County this year. Public safety is a partnership, and we appreciate and value our communities role in that partnership.

Please take some time this holiday to think of all those things and people in your life you can be thankful for. Drive safe and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Corvallis City Council will be discussing proposed water, wastewater and stormwater rates at its December 2 meeting ...
11/27/2019
Meetings

The Corvallis City Council will be discussing proposed water, wastewater and stormwater rates at its December 2 meeting next week. The public is invited to attend the meeting, learn more about the process, and provide input on the proposal during the "Community Comments" section. The Council meets at 6:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Downtown Fire Station, 400 NW Harrison Boulevard.

The proposal before the Council is for a 3% increase in water rates, a 3% increase in wastewater rates, and a 3% increase in stormwater rates. For the average single family residential customer, this translates to a $2.07 increase on the monthly city services bill.

City utilities don't use traditional property tax funds to operate — they must generate revenue through user fees. Utility charges need to generate revenues to effectively operate and maintain the water, wastewater, and stormwater systems; meet debt service requirements on major utility infrastructure projects; and ensure that the City continues to meet federal and State standards for safe drinking water and environmental protection.

Setting utility rates is a public process and public participation is encouraged. As soon as it's available, the staff report will be at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, the Public Works Department, and on the web at www.corvallisoregon.gov/meetings (under December 2). Questions can be addressed to the Public Works Department at 541-766-6916 or [email protected].

Meetings

City of Corvallis's cover photo
11/27/2019

City of Corvallis's cover photo

Just in case you need to settle a debate in a local Facebook group...we've got you covered. (Photo from this morning, 11...
11/27/2019

Just in case you need to settle a debate in a local Facebook group...we've got you covered. (Photo from this morning, 11/27)
#maryspeak
#corvallis

Good info about winter weather and travel precautions...
11/26/2019

Good info about winter weather and travel precautions...

If you are traveling today or tomorrow, remember to check US National Weather Service Portland Oregon for weather updates at http://ow.ly/MJjo50xldbJ and Oregon Department of Transportation road conditions at www.tripcheck.com

FYI: Forecasts are calling for possible snow in the valley Tuesday night.
11/25/2019

FYI: Forecasts are calling for possible snow in the valley Tuesday night.

Traveling south or east on Tuesday or Wednesday? Is so, consider leaving bit earlier, or delay it until later on Wednesday. It's going to be a mess driving situation over good part of southwestern Oregon and over the Cascades Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night.

Snow showers continue today over the Cascades, but generally 2 to 5 inches of new snow expected. But, a very strong low pressure will push across southwestern Oregon later Tuesday and Tuesday night. This will push heavy snow across the higher terrain of southwest Oregon and Lane County, with 1 to 2 FEET of snow expect for the Cascades from Santiam Pass southward. Up a a foot expected around Mount Hood. Strong gusty winds will combine with the snow at that time to create white-out conditions at times, making travel rather difficult.

But, will also see some accumulations all the way down to the Willamette Valley floor Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. Most places to get less than an inch, but some potential for 1 to 2 inches south of Albany, including Eugene and Cottage Grove. Image below shows rough ranges of snow expected over northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. Notice, little if any snow will stick on the coast.

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to subscribe to Corvallis Alert! Signing up is easy — just text CORVALLIS to...
11/25/2019
City Launches ‘Corvallis Alert’ Community Notification System

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to subscribe to Corvallis Alert! Signing up is easy — just text CORVALLIS to 888777.

Corvallis Alert is powered by Nixle, an industry leading public notification tool used by communities throughout the country.

The City of Corvallis has launched Corvallis Alert, a new community notification system to provide information to the public during an emergency. Corvallis Alert allows anyone in the Corvallis community to register to receive emergency alerts via text, email, or telephone call.

Corvallis Alert is here! Signing up for text alerts is quick and easy – just text CORVALLIS to 888777. For more subscr...
11/22/2019
City Launches ‘Corvallis Alert’ Community Notification System

Corvallis Alert is here!
Signing up for text alerts is quick and easy – just text CORVALLIS to 888777. For more subscription options, go to www.corvallisoregon.gov/corvallisalert and use the sign-up box on the page.

The City of Corvallis has launched Corvallis Alert, a new community notification system to provide information to the public during an emergency. Corvallis Alert allows anyone in the Corvallis community to register to receive emergency alerts via text, email, or telephone call.

11/18/2019
Corvallis Parks and Recreation

Help us name the new Community Center! Just a few general guidelines:
✅ 13 characters or less
✅ Pairs with "Community Center" as the rest of the name
❌ Doesn't use the name of any person, or the word "Chintimini"

The deadline to submit your idea is November 22. More info at the link: https://tinyurl.com/CSCCrename

From now through November 22, the Department invites you to submit your own brand name to pair with Community Center. Up to five finalists will be selected and all finalists will win a prize. The finalists’ submisions will be up for a public vote in December and the winner of the vote will get the grand prize. Go to tinyurl.com/CSCCrename and submit your idea today!

Jobs at the City of Corvallis — here are the latest openings.https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/hr/page/job-opportunities
11/15/2019
Job Opportunities | City of Corvallis

Jobs at the City of Corvallis — here are the latest openings.

https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/hr/page/job-opportunities

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Can you believe it's only been 7 months since the April flood that closed Highway 34 west of town? The City of Corvallis...
11/14/2019
archives.corvallisoregon.gov

Can you believe it's only been 7 months since the April flood that closed Highway 34 west of town? The City of Corvallis annually updates this brochure as a reminder of the dangers related to heavy rainfall and the damage that can be caused when a flood occurs. The brochure will be arriving in mailboxes later this month, but feel free to review this information online to ensure you are prepared in the event of flooding in Corvallis.

https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicworks/page/are-you-prepared-flood

11/13/2019
Corvallis Parks and Recreation

Got a great idea for a new name for the Chintimini Senior & Community Center? Give it your best shot at the link below... 😁

From now through November 22, the Department invites you to submit your own brand name to pair with Community Center. Up to five finalists will be selected and all finalists will win a prize. The finalists’ submisions will be up for a public vote in December and the winner of the vote will get the grand prize. Go to tinyurl.com/CSCCrename and submit your idea today!

City Manager Mark Shepard tends to stay out of the headlines, but this opportunity was too sweet to pass up. Mark took p...
11/12/2019

City Manager Mark Shepard tends to stay out of the headlines, but this opportunity was too sweet to pass up. Mark took part in a pie-eating contest this weekend at the 1st Annual Corvallis Spirits Festival fundraiser for local veterans groups. When faced with a challenge, Mark's instinct is to put his nose to the grindstone and get to work. Those instincts served him well in the pie-eating contest, where he reportedly hoovered up an astounding 15 ounces of banana creme in about 3 minutes, easily besting a crowded field of contenders (all area city managers).

Several amateur photographers in the audience documented this remarkable display of talent. Feast your eyes on the photos, and then share a comment with your favorite pie-related pun. 🥧

The City of Corvallis is updating its Strategic Operational Plan, which sets priorities and guides city operations. The ...
11/08/2019
Strategic Operational Plan - Policy Priorities 2019

The City of Corvallis is updating its Strategic Operational Plan, which sets priorities and guides city operations. The plan is divided into six sections, corresponding with the six focus areas of the Imagine Corvallis 2040 vision.

In this short survey, you’ll have an opportunity to review a list of City Council policy priorities and then rate them based on how closely they align with your desires and expectations. Feedback gathered through this survey will help the Council revise and update their Strategic Operational Plan.

Get started: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SOPupdate

This survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Feedback received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 12 will be included in the City Council meeting materials for the November 18 meeting.

Would ya look at that ... we made the top 10 list on Livability's 2019 list of best college towns! And — ahem — it a...
11/07/2019
Corvallis, OR | 2019 10 Best College Towns | Livability

Would ya look at that ... we made the top 10 list on Livability's 2019 list of best college towns! And — ahem — it appears that we're the only town in Oregon to crack the top 10. 😁

https://livability.com/top-10/college/10-best-college-towns/2019/or/corvallis

Why It’s a Great Place to Go to College: Oregon State University professors and alumni have made some impressive discoveries – they’re responsible for the computer mouse, the modern dentist chair and the artificial heart valve, just to name a few. Imagine being part of that culture of innovati...

11/07/2019
Corvallis Parks and Recreation

FYI from Parks and Rec...

Dog Park Closed Friday 11/8 & possibly Monday 11/11
for tree removal

Alternative off-leash locations include:
• Bald Hill Park: areas north and west of the barn ONLY
• Chip Ross Park: entire park is off-leash
• Martin Luther King Jr. Park: open fields south of the multi-modal path, EXCEPT ball fields
• Willamette Park: entire park EXCEPT sports fields, playground and shelter areas
• Woodland Meadow Park: west side of the park ONLY
• Crystal Lake Sports Fields: turf areas from November to March ONLY; dogs must be on leash near the boat ramp

11/06/2019

Thanks to everyone who came out for 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗗𝗼𝘄𝗻𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗻: 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁 on Tuesday night. It was great to see so many community members together in one place to learn and share ideas about what the future holds for Downtown Corvallis.

The event featured several hands-on exercises, including a couple of surveys about what you’d like to see and do downtown. If you didn’t get a chance to attend, these surveys will be available online until 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟳. Check them out at the links below and share your feedback!

Land Use Downtown: www.corvallisoregon.gov/DowntownUses

Visual Building Preference: www.corvallisoregon.gov/DowntownVPS

VOTERS APPROVE 911 DISTRICT - THANK YOU!Voters in Benton County voted decisively on November 5 to approve a new taxing d...
11/06/2019

VOTERS APPROVE 911 DISTRICT - THANK YOU!
Voters in Benton County voted decisively on November 5 to approve a new taxing district to fund increased services for 9-1-1 emergency communications countywide.

Measure 2-124 passed with about 61% approval, according to preliminary results from the Benton County Elections Office. Certified results will be available later in the month.

The new district will replace the existing 9-1-1 agreement that dates back to 1983. Emergency communications in Benton County has evolved in both technology and customer expectations in the 35 years since the original agreement was put into place. Funding provided by the member agencies in the original agreement has not kept up with growth in Benton County and the impact of new technology such as mobile phones and GPS. The new service district will create a new, more sustainable funding model to deliver these vital services throughout the County.

The Corvallis Regional Communications Center (CRCC) provides 9-1-1 emergency communications and dispatch services for all of Benton County, an area of about 726 square miles. CRCC operates out of the Corvallis Police Department. Funds from the new district will be used to hire dispatchers and supervisors, reducing response times and improving the accuracy of 9-1-1 calls that come into the center. Funds will also be used to replace and update vital infrastructure.

“The 9-1-1 center serves as the entry point for all emergency services in Benton County,” said Corvallis Police Chief Jon Sassaman. “Nobody begins their day wanting to call 9-1-1 for an emergency, but everyone expects the service to be there when they need it. With this new district, we’ll be able to improve 9-1-1 services throughout Benton County.”

The new district has a maximum assessed rate of $0.65 per $1,000 of assessed value, but district officials intend to levy a reduced rate – $0.45 per $1,000 of assessed value – for the foreseeable future, to leave room for future needs as the county grows. Funding gathered through the district would be distributed to CRCC by the Benton County Board of Commissioners.

Update: Their homecoming will be delayed for a bit, as Strike Team 5 from Oregon was sent to help with another fire in C...
11/03/2019

Update: Their homecoming will be delayed for a bit, as Strike Team 5 from Oregon was sent to help with another fire in California. They'll be back in Corvallis soon enough!

UPDATE: Strike Team 5 was redirected to help with the Ranch Fire in Tehema County and will not be heading home tonight.

After an exhausting week battling fires in California, our friends, family, and co-workers are coming home. Well done Strike Team 5!

#MakingTheDifference
#OSFFC
#ORfirefighters
#OSFM

Please share: GPS tracking is not working right now on CTS buses in #Corvallis. As a result, apps and other route-tracki...
11/01/2019

Please share: GPS tracking is not working right now on CTS buses in #Corvallis. As a result, apps and other route-tracking services will not display accurate info. We are working on this issue and hope to have it resolved soon.

In the meantime, you can call CTS Dispatch at 541-766-6998 for real-time tracking info. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Are you interested in bicycle and pedestrian topics in Corvallis? We have an opening on the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisor...
11/01/2019
Boards and Commissions

Are you interested in bicycle and pedestrian topics in Corvallis? We have an opening on the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB). Members are volunteers who meet once a month and advise the City Council on topics related to bike and pedestrian projects and issues.

To learn more about the board, email Josh at [email protected]. When you're ready, you can fill out an application online at the link:
https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc

The City Council currently has more than 20 advisory boards, commissions and committees. Vacancies are announced monthly and are available online.

Thanks to everyone to helped make this event such a success!
11/01/2019

Thanks to everyone to helped make this event such a success!

WOW! The Downtown Corvallis Trick or Treat was a huge success! Record attendance by the looks of it. Thank you to all the businesses that participated to make this beloved Downtown tradition a huge success. Will post photos over the weekend of all the great costumes!

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501 SW Madison Ave
Corvallis, OR
97330

Corvallis Transit System (CTS) is the fareless public transit service for the City of Corvallis, Oregon providing riders with safe and reliable bus service. Access schedules online at: http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=167

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Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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