City of Maupin Municipal Government

Welcome to the City Government Page. This page serves as the starting point for finding information on departments, elected officials, city council/planning commission meetings, municipal ordinances and forms. Below are links to individual pages and descriptions of the information they contain. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the City at (541) 395-2698 or For departmental contact information go to the department’s individual page or the directory tab.

City Announcements

Notice of Position Opening on Maupin Planning Commission

Notice of Position Opening on Maupin Budget Committee

Notice to Property Owners- Public Hearing on 01.09.2018 for new CRT Zoning  Proposed Text:  Maupin CRT Zoning Text Proposal 12.19.2017  Proposed Map:  Maupin Map (CRT zone) 12.19.2017

Public Notice – Public Meeting on Dec 12, 2017 to Consider Property Line Adjustment between City of Maupin and Troutman
Public Notice for a Categorical Exclusion

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS – Code Enforcement Services

RFQ for Code Enforcement Services Consultant

Notice to Property Owners – Public meeting on 9-27-17 to consider adoption of An Ordinance Amending Maupin Zoning Text to Ban Vacation Rentals         Ordinance Copy:  STR and B&B Ordinance Adoption_DRAFT
Notice of Public Hearing on 06.20.2017 for Zoning Text Amendment Regarding B&Bs and Ban on Vacation Rentals
Notice of Public Hearing on 05.17.2017 for Zoning Text Amendment Regarding Vacation Rentals and B&Bs
Public Hearing Notice on 05.24.2017 — Sewer Fee Increase
LibraryResident&DonorInvitation – SpecialCouncilMeeting 04.20.2017
04.08.2017 Open House – Library – Civic Center

LSN Press Release

LS Networks Fiber Optic Project Coming to Maupin Flier


Consumer Confidence Reports / Drinking water:

CCR 2016 Web Ver pub 2017

CCR 2015 Web Ver pub 2016

2014 Consumer Confidence Report

2013 Consumer Confidence Report


City of Maupin- Charitable Request Form



Departmental Pages

Office of the Mayor – The Mayor’s personal page. Contains a welcome from the Mayor, an outline of the City’s current goals and community links.

City Council – This page has some brief information on all currently elected City Councilors, the role of the Council, meeting times and monthly agendas.

Planning Commission – Contains similar information as the City Council page regarding the Commission.

Department of Public Works – This page has contact information for the Department of Public works and announcements about municipal projects.

Ordinances & Forms – This page contains pdf documents of City ordinances and important forms.

Office of the Mayor


City of Maupin Newsletter


By Lynn Ewing

January 2018

Happy New Year Maupin is looking forward to some great things happening in the new year. With the help of our citizens and the citizens of South Wasco County, I am sure 2018 will be a banner year.

Employment The City of Maupin has an opening for Library Director at the Southern Wasco County Library. Valerie Stephenson has taken a new position in Tillamook and though she will be terribly missed, we wish her the best. If you are interested in the position, see our website or come by City Hall to get an application.

Planning Commission and Budget Committee The City of Maupin has openings on the Planning Commission and on the Budget Committee. This is your chance to participate in the future of our city. Pick up an application at City Hall.

Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks We remind all property owners/tenants whose property abuts a sidewalk that you are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalk within 2 hours of daylight after snow or ice has formed.

The Maupin Street Improvement Project is ready to begin. Vic Russell Construction of LaPine will begin with replacement of underground infrastructure in mid-January. Wastewater lines will be replaced under a portion of 6th Street and one block of Staats Avenue. The water line will be replaced in Staats. The old pavement will then be removed from Staats and Grant between 5th and 6th. Some will also be removed from a portion of 6th Street between Grant and Staats. Once the weather warms enough, probably around April, those streets will be paved. We will have cost information available soon if there is anyone who needs paving work done on their own property while they are in town.

Deschutes Rim Clinic “We Care!” Building Campaign is off and running to generate enough local donations to begin applying for grants. Contact the clinic or check their website for more information.

The Southern Wasco County Library “Expanding Our Future” Building Campaign is gaining some momentum toward gathering funds to build our new library as a part of the new Civic Center. The Library Steering Committee has been gathering community demographic information. They have also created a survey of needs which will be available online and at various locations throughout South Wasco County. Watch for it or stop by City Hall to get a copy. This information will help in planning and grant funding. The council has authorized our architect to engage our engineers (Anderson-Perry) to assist with the Civil Engineering portions of the project. We are also nearing completion of a Request for Proposals for a Construction Manager / General Contractor to get on board with the project.

Park Committee The Park Committee has worked to create a preliminary Kaiser Park improvement plan. They will be meeting in January to finalize those plans and begin working on grant applications. They would like to have a plan in place for the spring Oregon Parks and Recreation grant-funding cycle. Contact Councilor Randy Bechtol to get involved.

City Springs Protection The City and Tom Troutman have reached an agreement on a land swap and lot line adjustment that will give ownership of the land above our springs to the city. The Planning Commission has approved the new lot lines. Work on fencing and other spring protection measures will begin as soon as the ownership papers are filed with the county.

Mt. Fir Park Playground Structures We were fortunate, following a tip from Jim Burgett, to acquire a large playground structure from the city of Redmond. In early January, a team of volunteers will be travelling to Redmond to retrieve the structure. All are welcome to join. Contact Jim or Lynn Ewing to get involved. Once it is here, we will again need volunteers to help prepare the site and reconstruct the structure. No shortage of volunteer opportunities! We hope the playground will be in place before the Little League season begins.

Rep. John Huffman, who has been our area’s State Representative for about 10 years, was appointed to head the USDA-Rural Development for Oregon. His replacement has been selected by the commissioners of the four counties in his district. Daniel Bonham, of Maupin Stoves and Spas in The Dalles, will be stepping into that role. We are very fortunate to again have a Wasco County resident in this position. We all look forward to working with him. We are working with his staff to set up a “Meet and Greet” opportunity in Maupin in early January. Watch our website and Facebook pages for details.

Senator Ted Ferrioli of John Day, has been our district’s Senator since 1996. He has been appointed to represent Oregon on the Northwest Power and Conservation Planning Council. This appointment has been confirmed, but his replacement has not yet been confirmed. It is likely to be Representative Cliff Bentz of Ontario. We look forward to working with him as well.

Fiber Project Q-Life is preparing the bid documents by splitting the project into segments for a proposed January or February bid process. Our Public Works crew are doing some “Make-Ready” work to help bring the costs down. We have three separate funding requests out, any one of which would provide the capital needed to complete the project. In addition to providing businesses and residents in Maupin with Internet speeds as fast as or faster than any available in Oregon, this project will enable improvements in wireless Internet speeds to surrounding communities in South Wasco County.

Feel free to stop by or call City Hall if you have questions or concerns. The city staff and I are always glad to help out if we can.


Are you a Facebook user? We now have a City of Maupin Facebook page. We will use this to provide updates on what is happening in between these monthly newsletters. Like our page to keep up with what’s going on in town.


Phone Numbers & Email Addresses

Mayor Lynn Ewing

541-395-2811 Office

City Hall


Visit our City of Maupin Website @

Meeting Schedules

Kaiser Park Committee @ the Chamber Office Building 10:00 a.m. on 12/9/17

Planning Commission @ the City Park Building 6:00 p.m. 12/12/17

Council Meeting  @ the City Park Building 6:30 p.m. on 12/20/17




 See below to view Maupin Mayor’s Schedule:      

 Archived Letters:

Mayor Ewing




Mayor’s Newsletter 12-01-2016

Mayor’s Newsletter 01-01-2017

Mayor’s Newsletter 02-01-2017

Mayor’s Newsletter 03-01-17

Mayor’s Newsletter 04-01-17

Mayor’s Newsletter 05-01-2017

Mayor’s Bonus Newsletter 05-03-2017 – UPCOMING MAY EVENTS

Mayor’s Newsletter 06-01-2017

Mayor’s Newsletter 07-01-2017

Mayor’s Newsletter 08-01-17

The Fiber Project update 8-1-17

Mayor’s Newsletter 09-01-2017

Mayor’s Newsletter 10-01-2017

Mayor’s Newsletter 11-01-17

Mayor’s Newsletter 12-1-17

Mayor’s Newsletter 1-1-18



Mayor Kay

January 2015 Mayor’s Letter      January 2016 Mayor’s Letter

 February2015MayorsLetter        February2016Mayor’sLetter

 March2015MayorsLetter               March2016Mayor’sLetter

 April2015Mayor’sLetter                 April2016Mayor’sLetter

 May2015Mayor’sLetter                  May2016Mayor’sLetter

June2015Mayor’sLetter                 June2016Mayor’sLetter

July2015Mayor’sLetter                    July2016Mayor’sLetter

August2015MayorsLetter               August2016Mayor’sLetter





City Council

City Council Elected Officials

The Maupin City Council is responsible for managing Maupin’s budget and legal matters such as drafting of ordinances. The City Council is comprised of the Mayor and six councilors. Here is some brief information about Maupin’s current City Councilors.


Lynn Ewing – Mayor

Carol Rager – Council President

Tom Troutman – Council Member

Randy Bechtol– Council Member

Jon Helquist – Council Member

Suzanne Knapp – Council Member

Dennis Ross– Council Member

Committee Appointment:

Economic Development/Liaison with other Agencies/Library

Public Safety

Public Works

Parks & Recreation

Citizen Engagement


Capital Projects/Economic Development/Intergovernmental Relations

Council Announcements

Regularly scheduled City Council meetings are on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.  Check here for special announcements on City Council matters.

City Council Monthly Agenda

Check the Agenda and Minutes section for each month’s City Council agenda. New agendas will generally be posted the week of the Council Meeting. If you would like to get an item on the agenda, you must submit your request in writing to the City no later than five (5) business days prior to the meeting date. If you have any further questions feel free to contact the City at or (541) 395-2698. Meetings are open to the public and location is accessible to persons with disabilities. The Council may deal with any item at any time in the meeting. Anyone wishing to be heard on any item should arrive when the meeting begins to avoid missing an item of interest. Topics not on the agenda may be introduced and discussed during the Open Agenda.


Public Testimony

The Council places great value on testimony from the public. People who wish to testify are encouraged to:

  • Provide written summaries (12 copies to the City Recorder prior to the agenda item)
  • Recognize that substance, not length, determines the value of testimony
  • Endorse, rather than repeat, testimony of other witnesses with whom you agree
  • The Mayor may limit time for testimony on any item and may set time limits (usually 3 minutes) for individual speakers.

Open Agenda

This time is set-aside for Council or public to introduce subjects not on the agenda. The Mayor will set time limits (usually 3 minutes) for individual speakers. The maximum amount of time for all public comments under this agenda item will be 30 minutes. Subjects requiring a decision may be tabled for consideration to the next regular scheduled Council meeting for opportunity of review or public notice. Anyone wishing to appear at Open Agenda is encouraged to let the City know in advance by calling Recorder DeOra Patton at 541-395-2698, and encouraged to provide written summaries (12 copies to the Recorder prior to the agenda item).

Planning Commission

Planning Commission Monthly Agenda

Planning Commission agenda’s will be posted to the Agenda and Minutes section prior to each meeting. New agendas will generally be posted the week of the commission meeting. If you would like to get an item on the agenda, you must submit your request in writing to the City. If you have any further questions feel free to contact the City at

Planning Commission Announcements

Planning Commission meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm pending business at hand, see the Agendas and Minutes page for specific meeting information.

Planning Commission Members

The Maupin Planning Commission is responsible for processing most land use applications and conducting periodic land use reviews. The planning commission is comprised of five members, one of whom is elected as the commission chairman. Here is some brief information on the current Planning Commission members.
Dale Madden– Commission Chairman

Virginia Fuller– Commission Member

Suze Riley– Commission Member

Denis Carlsen– Commission Member

Susan Wright– Commission Member

Public Works

Welcome to the City of Maupin Department of Public Works Page. The Department of Public Works is responsible for the upkeep and improvement of municipal infrastructure and services including streets, water, sewer & parks. Use this page to keep up to date on municipal projects.

Please call (541)-993-0704 for after hours emergency related to Public Works issues/problems.



Contact Information

Public Works Contact Information

390 3rd Street, Maupin, OR 97037

(541) 395-2684


Emergency Only Contact Information


This number is only to be used after regular business hours in emergency situations.

City of Maupin Ordinances and Forms

This page contains a library of the City’s ordinances, city code, and forms. Documents are categorized by document type (i.e. Ordinances, Land Use, Forms, etc…). If you have any questions or are not finding the particular document you are looking for, feel free to contact Maupin City Hall at (541) 395-2698 or Please note that public documents are currently being compiled and digitized to be added to this page. We appreciate your patience with this process. If there is a particular document or ordinance you are looking for that has not been added to the list yet, contact us at the information given above.


Vacation Rental Ordinance No. 305 <ORD 305__Amending Zoning Ord 249 Text to Ban Vacation Rentals

Maupin Subdivision Ordinance No.250 <Maupin Subdivision Ordinance #250

Lot Line Adjustment ApplicationLand Use & Zoning<Lot Line Adjustment Application


Title Description   Category Modified Date Size
Fee Schedule Fee Schedule Download Fee Schedule 1/23/2013 31.11 KB
Site Plan Application Land Use & Zoning Download Forms/Applicaitons 12/2/2015 43.89 KB
Conditional Use Permit Application Land Use & Zoning Download Forms/Applications 1/23/2013 44.45 KB
Partition Application Land Use & Zoning Download Forms/Applications 1/23/2013 35.43 KB
Variance Permit Application Land Use & Zoning Download Forms/Applications 4/25/2016 47.24 KB
Zone Change Application Land Use & Zoning Download Forms/Applications 1/23/2013 40.11 KB
Sign Permit Application Signs Download Forms/Applications 1/23/2013 35.30 KB
Sign Ordinance Land Use & Zoning Download Ordinances 5/23/2007 3.61 MB
Comprehensive Land Use Plan Land Use & Zoning Download Ordinances 9/16/2011 1.70 MB
Zoning Ordinance Land Use & Zoning Download Ordinances 9/8/2011 2.67 MB