Burn Ban Update

The County Wide Burn Ban has been eased, at the recommendation of the Union County Fire Defense Board. Due to the recent precipitation and cooler temperatures, the county’s exposure to extreme fire behavior has decreased enough to reduce the burn restrictions, according to Fire Defense Board Chief Larry Wooldridge.
The County will remain in regulated fire season through September 30, 2016, with a ban on open burning. Incinerators and burn barrels are allowed between the hours of 6am and 10am, but must comply with the County Ordinance 2016-01. Improved fire pits and fire appliances are allowed.
Oregon Department of Forestry has lowered their Regulated Use Closure to Phase 1, and forest officials on the Umatilla National Forest has reduced restrictions to Phase. Additional information regarding forest restrictions can be found at http://www.bmidc.org
The entire Press Release is available for viewing here: burn-ban-update.

County-Wide Burn Ban in Effect

Please note that there is a Union County-Wide Burn Ban in effect! No fires of any kind are allowed except regulated agricultural field burning and gas BBQs. For more information regarding the County-Wide Burn Ban, click the link for the PDF press release, or visit www.union-county.org
In addition, forest officials will implement Phase B public use restrictions at 12:01 am on Friday, August 19, 2016 on the Umatilla and Wallowa Whitman National Forests. For additional information regarding the forest restrictions please visit: www.fs.usda.gov

8-17-16 burn ban

Public Hearing – Development Code Changes

The Island City City Council will be reviewing possible changes to the Island City Development during a Public Hearing, August 8, 2016 at 6:00pm.  Attached is the Staff Report of what the changes would be, and why the Council is looking to change the current Development Code.  Any public comments can be made at the Public Hearing, a copy of the Staff Report is available at City Hall.

StaffReport Code Changes August 8 2016

Lost & Found

A child’s bike was found recently at the Island City Cemetery.  If you think it might be yours, please contact Island City Hall at 541-963-5017 to identify the bike.


Welcome to our new website! You will now be able to view the Island City Development code online, read the City newsletter, and pay your Water & Sewer bill by credit card, debit card, or electronic check. We will also be posting announcements periodically on the home page. We hope you enjoy the site,and we welcome your feedback!