September 2020




COVID-19 information:

 The public can call 211-information with general questions

OHA Emerging Respiratory Disease page:    

CDC COVID-19 page:  

Jackson County Health and Human Services:     

  • Though City Hall is closed to the public, we have installed a window in our foyer, so that we can conduct business. Thanks to Shannon for putting that in! The drop slot is still open 24 hours for utility payments. Most forms are also available on our website
  • We have acquired some new water meters (new to us, anyway) and will be replacing some of the meters in town. We will be starting with the meters that are broken, so keep an eye out for Tony and Shannon coming by your house this month if you’ve got a broken meter.
  • Speaking of water meters, we are looking to hire a new water meter reader. It is with regret that I must inform you our meter reader, Billy McPherson, passed away last month. He was an asset to the City, and he will be greatly missed.
  • 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
  • Beach Park clean-up: November 14 – 9-Noon – clean-up starts. Please bring gloves and hat and hydration. Let’s return our downtown beach to its pristine condition and enjoy the only riverfront beach on the mighty Rogue River in style.
  • 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

 Community Recognition Nominations

Help us say “thank you” to friends of Gold Hill who have made significant contributions in 2020. Maybe it is a great face-lift for a home, or a substantial improvement to a commercial building.

The categories are: 1) Most Improved Home; 2) Most improved Business/ Commercial; 3) Significant Help – government agency, and 4) Significant Help – private company.

Please list: someone you know (name, address, ph # & email), how they helped, & the difference that resulted. Submit email to City Hall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Help – Food Bank

IOOF Food Pantry is a community coop for fresh and packaged food. It is a chance for each of us to give and to receive food stuffs. Here is how it works:

  • Stop by and help yourself to packaged food items as well as fresh items from the garden.
  • Or drop off those extra Zucchinis or Tomatoes, or packaged goods from your pantry.

Pantry is the wooden structure on the sidewalk in front of the IOOF Lodge at 483 4th Avenue. Food choices are refreshed throughout the day, so drop by early and often! For more info, contact Stacy at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SOU Interns

We are in talks with SOU to provide students an opportunity to work with a small Jackson County city this fall (Gold Hill). If your organization has a project that you could use some help to complete, please let us know. We are currently looking at three interns for the following foci: 1) Grant Writing; 2) City Administration; and 3) Town identity and branding.

Glass Half-full or Half-empty?

There seems to be an uptick in scorched earth negativity here in Gold Hill recently. Are we going to descend into the bitterness and back-biting of previous years, or will we continue to work together for the common good? The choice is ours and we make it daily. Go Gold Hill!


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



  • City Council Meeting – Monday, August 17th at 6:00 pm
  • City Council Meeting – Monday, September 14th at 6:00 pm
  • City Council Meeting – Monday, October 5th at 6:00 pm

Link to PDF: August 2020 Newsletter