City of Joseph Council Meetings Thursday, October 3, 2019

posted Oct 1, 2019, 3:24 PM by City of Joseph

Good Afternoon,

The City Council of Joseph, Oregon is scheduled to have two meetings on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Joseph Community Center located at 102 E. First Street in Joseph, Oregon 97846 
    1. City Council Special Meeting (Executive Session)- 6pm
    2. City Council Meeting for October (Regularly scheduled meeting)- 7pm

Please find the agendas attached. The packet for the October City Council meeting is now available for your review at City Hall.

Thank you,

Belinda Buswell
City Recorder
Phone: 541-432-3832

Office Hours Changed to 8am-4pm Monday-Thursday, Closed Fridays for Paperwork

posted Sep 13, 2019, 3:01 PM by City of Joseph

Starting Monday, September 9th, the City of Joseph Office will have new EXTENDED hours to serve you. We will be open Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm. We will not be open to the public on Fridays, but will still be in the office working on City business. Thank you for respecting our work Fridays. This time is very valuable to the City! If you have a Public Works emergency on Fridays, please call 541-398-0495. For all other emergency purposes daily 911.

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.


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