Fire Chief Wecks- Fire Restrictions Notice

posted Jul 24, 2019, 1:35 PM by City of Joseph   [ updated Jul 24, 2019, 3:22 PM ]

Fire Restrictions for the City of Joseph are as follows:
Thursday, July 25, 2019 -until midnight Sunday, July 28,2019- No open fires or burning of debris (small home fire pits okay with screen cover and safe burning procedures followed (water, ax, shovel nearby)
Monday, July 29 2019 until further notice- No Burning (including home fire pits) Propane or valve control fires only with safe burning procedures followed (water, ax, shovel nearby)

Thank you,
Fire Chief Jeffrey Wecks


posted Jul 23, 2019, 3:39 PM by City of Joseph

PARADES & Parking on Main Street

NOTICE: Absolutely no parking on Main Street between Alder (Josephy Center) and 4th Street (Bronze Antler) from 8am-1pm on Friday, July 26th and again on Saturday, July 27th to allow for the parades. All cars on Main Street after 8am will be towed to allow for the parades. Please remember to move your cars so everyone can enjoy the parades and have a great day! 

The CJD Junior Parade
The CJD Junior Parade is on Friday, July 26, 2019. The parade registration and lineup starts at the Indian Lodge Motel at 9:00a.m. and heads north down Main Street at 10am. will require all vehicles to be removed from Main street from Alder (Josephy Center) to 4th (Bronze Antler) before 8am or your vehicles will be towed. The streets will be blocked until after the parades at approximately 12:30-1:00PM
For information on the Chief Joseph Days festivities please visit their official website below. To sign up for the parades click on the Western Activities & Parades

Chief Joseph Grande Parade
The CJD Grande Parade is on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The parade check-in is between 8:30 & 9:30 am on parade day. You must check in & pick up your number at the corner of 3rd & Lake Streets (Methodist Church).  There you will be directed to your line-up area. The parade begins promptly at 10:00am from the intersection of 4th & Main Street.

Chief Joseph Days Website:

Happy Dust Abatement Day!

posted Jul 18, 2019, 11:42 AM by City of Joseph

Public Notice
RE:Today is dust abatement day!

Good afternoon everyone,

Today Envirotech is in Joseph working alongside our Public Works crew to apply dust abatement. After the dust settles...there may be some clean-up required on your vehicles if you drive through the puddles before they dry up. Hot soap and water should do the trick with a little elbow grease...if that doesn't work you can also use 1 part vinegar to 1 part water for the stubborn spots.

Thank you for your patience while this project is happening and while the dust abatement (Magnesium Chloride) dries.

Thank you again!
Belinda Buswell
City Recorder
Phone: 541-432-3832

July Regular Council Meeting Agenda

posted Jul 8, 2019, 5:30 PM by City of Joseph   [ updated Jul 8, 2019, 5:49 PM ]

The City of Joseph will be having an engineering update meeting with Brad Baird from Anderson Perry at 6pm on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Joseph Community Center. The regular July monthly council meeting will immediately follow. Agendas attached.

2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

posted Jul 1, 2019, 12:53 PM by City of Joseph

Please find the 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report attached. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. This report is available to review at Joseph City Hall. It has also been posted at the U.S.Post Service office. 

Wallowa Lake Cleanup: Town Hall Meeting

posted Jun 21, 2019, 11:55 AM by City of Joseph

Town Hall Meeting to update the citizens of Joseph and local community on the Wallowa Lake Cleanup. 

Attend an information meeting Tuesday, June 25, 6-8 p.m. at the Joseph Community Center, 102 E. First St., Joseph, OR 97846.

  Find more inf0rmation about the cleanup site at or contact Laura Gleim at 541-633-2030.

Alternative formats

DEQ can provide documents in an alternate format or in a language other than English upon request. Call DEQ at 800-452-4011 or email

Zoning Ordinance Review Taskforce Meeting

posted May 7, 2019, 9:23 AM by City of Joseph

There will be a Zoning Ordinance Review Taskforce meeting Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Joseph Community Center at 6pm in the Northwest Meeting room.
Agenda is attached.


posted May 7, 2019, 9:20 AM by City of Joseph

There will be a budget meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6pm at the Joseph Community Center in the Northwest Meeting room.

Agenda is attached.


Water Line Maintenance

posted Apr 19, 2019, 8:33 AM by City of Joseph

The Public Works department had water line maintenance last night and worked through the night to repair a line. The reverse flow in the line will stir non-harmful, colored, sediment which will cause discoloration in your water. Do not panic. Please run your water to flush your lines. Thank you for your understanding during maintenance times. :-)

Belinda Buswell
The City of Joseph

Notice of Budget Hearing

posted Apr 15, 2019, 3:17 PM by City of Joseph   [ updated Apr 29, 2019, 12:47 PM ]


A budget meeting of the Budget Committee of the _City of Joseph_, __Wallowa__, State of

                                                                         (Agency Name)           (County)

Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, will be held at Joseph

Community Center- 102 East First Street. The meeting will take place on April 29,2019, at 6:00pm. The

purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the



This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed budget with the Budget Committee.

 A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 29, 2019 at City of Josephbetween the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00pm.  

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