Falls City Burn Ban In Effect
Vacant Council Seat
Falls City Council is accepting applications from qualified residents to be considered for appointment to a vacancy on the Falls City Council.
The deadline for submitting Applications for Appointment is no later than 5:00 p.m. on
August 06, 2021
Applications can be returned to City Hall at
299 Mill St. Falls City, OR 97344
or emailed to email@example.com
Falls City Burn Ban Issued
The burn ban includes yard debris, and agricultural burning is strongly discouraged.
Please be familiar with the definition of agricultural burning defined below.
The burning of agricultural waste generated by an operation that uses, or intends to use, land primarily for the purpose of obtaining a profit by raising, harvesting, and selling crops.
Check with your local Fire Department/District for more information. For the most current information, please call the Burn Information Line at (503) 838-2020.
Backyard burning (yard debris, etc.)
Recreational fires, including backyard fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, and portable fireplaces.
·Agricultural burning is strongly discouraged, contact your local fire agency for special situations.
Land clearing or slash burning.
Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment,
Know fire risks and obey fire restrictions, such as campfire bans.
Avoid parking or driving on dry grass as hot vehicles can start a wildfire.
Vehicles are required to have a shovel and fire extinguisher or at least a gallon of water in many areas. * Do not use candles, fireworks, tiki torches, or other open flames in wildland areas.
Remember that sky lanterns are illegal in Oregon airspace.
Dispose of smoking material in deep, sturdy ashtrays.
Make sure butts and ashes are extinguished with water.
Never discard butts on the ground or in vegetation.
City Hall Foyer is now open!!
Cash payments will be accepted at the interior door Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m-5:00 p.m
Payments can still be placed in the outside dropbox
Online bill pay is available through the bill pay portal in the upper right-hand corner.
To schedule an appointment with a staff member please see the information below.
AJ Foscoli, City Manager- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Creekmore, Public Works Director- Jcreekmore@fallscityoregon.gov
Athena Warren, Utility Billing/Notary Service - Awarren@fallscityoregon.gov
Jamie Ward, City Recorder-Jward@fallscityoregon.gov
for all other questions please call 503.787.3631
COVID-19 Resources and Information
The city is committed to doing its part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and will continue to follow OHA public health guidance including wearing face coverings, practicing physical distancing, encouraging employees to work from home where possible, and complying with OSHA requirements for safe workplace practices. Please see the links below for further information.
Vaccine Sequencing plan:
Utility Payments can be made by placing cash or check payments in an envelope with account number or address in the drop box located near the front door of City Hall or via credit/debit card on the website under "pay your water bill" in the upper right-hand corner.
City parks are open (except for the gate and bathroom facilities at George Kitchin Park) subject to visitors maintaining six-foot distancing requirements, and avoiding group gatherings larger than six people, and not more than two households.
Essential public meetings, volunteer boards, and committee/commission meetings will continue to meet remotely by phone or computer.
How can you make a difference?
Volunteer efforts are essential to City governance. There are many exciting opportunities to participate including serving on a committee, attending regular council meetings, and volunteering your time during City events and other volunteer-led projects.
The City is making the necessary steps to facilitate community engagement, even during COVID-19 restrictions. We appreciate all of you and please know that every little bit of time you dedicate to the betterment of Falls City helps tremendously.
Falls City Direct Connect
A partnership between Polk County and Falls City connecting residents to grocery stores, libraries, and more!
Free Transportation to Dallas and Monmouth
Pickup and Drop-off at Mountain Gospel Fellowship
Housing Rehabilitation Grants & Loans
Polk Community Development Corporation (Polk CDC) is a local non-profit organization that helps finance major home repairs through low interest loans and periodic grant programs to eligible homeowners. Our agency assists the homeowner with contacting licensed professionals with whom the homeowner would contract to perform the needed repairs. Polk CDC offers low interest loans to qualified homeowners for home repairs. Those with the greatest need and the fewest resources may qualify for CDBG grants, when available, focusing on healthy and safe living conditions. Please visit, https://www.polkcdc.org/, or call (503) 831-3173 for more information, or to get started with your home's rehabilitation.
We are pleased to announce that Falls City has been awarded a Housing Rehabilitation,Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)scheduled to be funded in late spring 2020. Polk CDC will be working from an established waitlist of home owners who have expressed interest in having repairs made to their home utilizing these grant funds. These funds are intended for those with the most urgent need with the least amount of resources. Minimum requirements include income eligibility, the household income must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income based on household size, the home must be owner occupied with the owner owning no other property, must be in good standing with lien holders and property taxes. For more information or to be added to the current waitlist please contact Polk CDC (503-831-3173).
These funds are awarded through a competitive application process, these funds have now been committed to Falls City to be released in late spring 2020. As a whole, Polk County works together as a collaborative entity called Polk Regional Collaborative (PRC). Many of Falls City residents have been served and continue to be served by Polk CDC with CDBG funds awarded to Polk County, Dallas, Monmouth, and Independence. In turn, the current waitlist is open to all of Polk County residents with the exclusion of Salem residents within the Urban Growth Boundary of Salem. For more information, please see the link on our website for more details and the ability to fill out an online Program Eligibility Questionnaire: https://www.polkcdc.org/home-repair-finance-program/. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee eligibility for the CDBG Homeowner Rehabilitation Program.
Street sweeping takes place on the last Wednesday of each month. We ask that all cars parked on the following streets are moved off of the street and into driveways:
North Main Street
Mitchell Street (up to 5th Street)
Parry Road (paved portions)
South Main Street
Report Crimes Online
Did you know you can report suspected crimes, drug activity, and submit tips to the Polk County Sheriff's Office online? You can also view crime reports at the same time!
For all of this and more visit: https://www.co.polk.or.us/sheriff/online-services/.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office non-emergency number is (503) 623-9251. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911.