Rep. David Gomberg, seen here at last year’s Armed Forces-Peace Officers Ceremony at Mount Union Cemetery, will be in Philomath on Saturday from 1-2:30 p.m. for a meet-and-greet at City Hall. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Rep. David Gomberg to be in Philomath Feb. 4 for meet-and-greet

Hosted by the City Council, the House 10 District representative will discuss legislative priorities over a 90-minute session

Rep. David Gomberg (D-Otis) plans to participate in a meet-and-greet from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Philomath City Hall. The Philomath City Council is hosting the event, which will include a discussion of legislative priorities. Gomberg represents House District 10, which now includes Philomath following a new boundary configuration that went…

City to put up safety fencing at Millpond Crossing

Eleven weeks after ordering Millpond Crossing’s developer to install construction fencing around excavated work sites within the local housing development, the Philomath City Council on Monday night decided to take the next step. Since MPC…

City Council, Planning Commission to meet on Monday night

The Philomath City Council and Philomath Planning Commission are planning to meet at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall to discuss the next steps in the implementation of Comprehensive Plan updates. Last year, reports were…

Millpond Crossing’s developer re-evaluating subdivision’s future

The Millpond Crossing housing subdivision has gone dark over the past several weeks following a stop order issued by the city and a re-evaluation of the entire project by the developer. MPC Builders’ Levi Miller wrote to City Manager Chris…

Philomath School Board’s monthly meeting set for Thursday

The Philomath School Board will meet for its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the school district office’s conference room. The meeting agenda indicates an evening of routine business, including discussion of the school district’s 2023-24…

City of Philomath needs to fill 3 volunteer positions

The city of Philomath needs to fill openings on three committees and is currently accepting applications from its citizens. The vacancies to be filled include seats on the Planning Commision, Budget Committee and Inclusivity Committee. Seven citizens sit on the…

Next steps in creation of veterans park on city’s agenda

The Philomath Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to vote on approval of a conditional-use permit to create Paul J. Cochran Veterans Memorial Park. The 11,325-square-foot lot on the corner of North 16th and College…

City begins year’s business with several appointments, assignments

Beyond the volunteer contributions of an unpaid mayor and six council members, Philomath’s city government structure also depends heavily on several individuals to fill seats on boards and committees. Names were flying furiously around the table during the Philomath City…

Park Advisory Board to meet Thursday at City Hall

The Philomath Park Advisory Board will hold its first meeting of the year at 5 p.m. Thursday at City Hall with an agenda that includes updates on the Paul J. Cochran Veterans Memorial Park and the proposed skate park. The…

City government gets fresh start with new council sworn in

Two years ago, the mayor and six city councilors that had been elected to serve Philomath raised their right hands and were sworn in during a COVID-dictated outside ceremony under a local school’s covered shelter. On Monday night within the…

Merkley, Wyden secure funding for project in Benton County

Federal funding of $1.512 million has been awarded to the Oregon Department of Transportation for the Benton Area Transit Fleet Replacement project, Benton County reported. U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon announced the secured funding for essential…

New City Council to be sworn in on Monday

The Philomath City Council will meet for the first time this year on Monday with a swearing-in ceremony at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7 p.m., according to the meeting agenda. Returning to their seats on the council…

Malone, Van Arsdall sworn into office

Benton County Commissioner Pat Malone and Sheriff Jef Van Arsdall were sworn into office by Judge Joan Demarest, Wednesday. Malone, a tree farmer from Kings Valley, defeated his opponent in the November general election to retain his seat on the…

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