July 2020




COVID-19 information:

The public can call 211-information with general questions OHA Emerging Respiratory Disease page: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus

CDC COVID-19 page: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Jackson County Health and Human Services: http://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID-19

Our website name has changed! Bookmark us at www.cityofgoldhill.com to stay informed on the latest news.


• You may notice your bill looks different this month – we have completed the switch to the new billing software. Unfortunately, we are still experiencing bugs with the new credit card processing system, and are unable to accept credit card payments at this time. It should be up and running shortly, but in the meantime, don’t worry! We will not be charging late fees if you are unable to pay your bill due to our software glitches.

Our Municipal Judge has been sworn in, and Court is in session. We are now writing tickets for code violations within the City limits. This includes a $25 fine for parking in the Sports Park without paying the $4 parking fee. Annual passes are available in City Hall for $20, or $10 if you are a senior citizen, veteran, or disabled. These fees help pay for the park upkeep.

• The doors to City Hall are currently closed, but we are available for business from 10am to 4pm – the drop slot is available 24 hours for utility payments. Call us for any other needs (541) 855-1525. Most forms are also available on our website.

• Gustaf and Fredenburg between 4th and 6th are looking good these days – thanks to Knife River for the wonderful paving job. Look for Estremado from 1st to 2nd to be done in the spring.

Ride the Rogue is a cycling event that happens on September 26. There will be lots of cyclers passing through Gold Hill that day, so our local businesses will receive a lot of exposure. If you’re interested in being a sponsor, or for more information, go to www.ridetherogue.org

• Our 2019 Consumer Confidence report for the Drinking Water System is now available on the website for your review. You can also obtain paper copies at City Hall.

If you’d like an announcement posted either in this newsletter or on the city website, please submit it by the 25th of the preceding month.


City Manager Jessica Simpson:
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Mayor’s Corner

I look forward to continuing the momentum generated over the past year and a half and finishing the high priority tasks we have started. Please be a part of the big decisions that will be made and will impact the quality of life here in Gold Hill for the next generation.

Please consider adding your voice to citizen committees and upcoming Town Hall meetings. Mark your calendars for the following:

Standing Committees – Parks, Planning, Bee City, Ethics/ Public Input

July 15 – applications due
July 20 – membership finalized
August 3 – 1st meeting completed

Town Hall public hearings - make yourself heard!

  Saturday, July 18 – 9-11 am – Citizen Committees: staff up and start working

  Monday, August 10 – 6-8 pm – White Water park/ Olympic bid: current state & support going forward

  Thursday, October 15 – 6-8 pm – Waste Water Plant: options & costs

Meetings will be held at the Sports Park and please keep the following in mind:

Participants should bring:

a chair
water and a snack
if you want a mask—You are not required to wear a mask but it is recommended.
hand sanitizer if you want

Gold Hill City Outdoor Meeting Guidelines:

If you have a cough or fever, please stay home.
Practice social distancing while sitting or standing. Please don’t move the chairs closer together.
Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow. Dispose of the tissue in the garbage can. Wear a mask to protect yourself and others. (This is not required but is highly recommended.)
Use the elbow bump or “knocks” to say hi to one another.

Parking fees will be waived for the participants of this meeting. Bathrooms will be open.

Beach Park clean-up:

November 14 – 9-Noon – clean-up starts. Please bring gloves and hat and hydration. Let’s make the beach beautiful and open again.

Mayor Brad Studebaker: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


City Council meetings are the First and Third Monday of every month

- City Council Meeting – Monday, July 20th at 6:00 pm

- City Council Meeting – Monday, August 3rd at 6:00 pm

Link to PDF: July 2020 Newsletter