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.

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


August 2017

The Eclipse is coming! The Eclipse is coming! In case you have not heard, there will be a solar eclipse passing over Oregon on Monday, August 21. Be sure you have everything you might need at least 5 days before the eclipse. See the information posted on the bulletin board on the old fire station in front of City Hall.

We are in need of several volunteers during the Eclipse weekend. PLEASE contact the City to volunteer to empty trash cans into dumpsters, man the information site, monitoring the Mt. Fir viewing site, or one of many other activities. See the enclosed Eclipse fliers for more details.

If you have automatic outdoor lights that come on in the dark, please turn the breaker off to help everyone view this phenomenon in the darkest sky possible. The city will turn off those lights which can be turned off. This same courtesy would be greatly appreciated by many on the nights of August 11th and 12th for the Perseid Meteor Showers. For those wanting complete darkness, Wasco Electric cannot shut off individual security and street lights. It would require disconnecting each light before and then reconnecting them after. This could result in safety concerns for some as it would take several days. Please see additional information on our city website at

August always brings some very hot weather. If you are outside in the sun, be sure to wear a hat and use plenty of sunscreen on exposed areas. Drink lots of water. Close doors, windows, and curtains on the sunny side of your home during the heat of the day. Check on elderly or very young neighbors and share your AC if needed. Drink water. Do outside chores before 9:00 AM, if possible. Find a shady spot and get your feet in the river. Drink some more water.

Related to the hot summer days, many of you like to get out early and get that lawn mowing and other work done before the heat of the day. Our City Noise Ordinance allows lawn mowing and other similar noise after 7:00 AM and before 7:00 PM in residential areas. If you miss the morning hours, you can also mow in the evening after it cools a bit and shade provides some relief. In the warm evenings, many like to enjoy the cool nights with friends. Just remember that some of your neighbors may want to get some sleep. Loud noises are not allowed by ordinance after 7:00 PM in residential areas nor after 10:00 PM in commercial areas which impact upon residential areas. This would include loud music as well as other noise issues.

At one of our community forums, an attendee remarked, “Like it, or not, we are all in the tourism business.” I believe the same is true of all of us being in the real estate business. I ask that you look around and think about what Maupin would look like to a visitor or potential new resident. Is there something you can do to make Maupin more appealing? Is there an area you could clean up to present Maupin in a more positive light? Let’s all work together to show the best we have to offer.

Please read the enclosed information regarding the Fiber Optic Project. Feel free to call or email if you have further questions.

We all have family and friends that come to visit our city during the summer months. Some stay in our homes, but others may choose to camp in our driveways, parking strips, or yards. Please respect your neighbors and limit these uses to less than 14 days, as detailed in our ordinances. Use of an RV or motorhome in a residential area is limited to these short visits or to special permission from the planning commission when a property owner is building or remodeling a home.

Remember, if you have specific questions, complaints, or suggestions, feel free to call or email me. If I cannot answer your questions, I will find someone who can.

Enjoy the summer!

The Fiber Project

I have been working on getting better Internet service for Maupin for the last 20 years. In the past year, I have been working and attending meetings and pushing for answers to get this fiber project completed. There have been several bumps, but I believe it will still be completed. The principle participants met with me here in Maupin yesterday. Here is a little history and information.

  • This project began with a state grant and some other small grants to bring fiber down Bakeoven and loop around the business district.
  • The City of Maupin partnered with Q-Life, managed by our county government, to plan and maintain the network. This would be a publicly owned system inside Maupin.
  • LS Networks offered to build the backbone portion at no cost to the city as they were building to the cell towers. They also offered to install a POP building to distribute the connections.
  • The state agreed that we could spend the grant money to build the system out to customers rather than for the backbone.
  • Engineering plans and estimates showed it could be done with the funds available, so we let the community know what was being planned.
  • Weather this winter slowed the project and much work was done to bid the in-town portions, obtain easements, etc..
  • Bids for the in-town portion, with 3 bidders, came in way too high for the budget, so plans were modified and it was sent out for re-bid.
  • LS Networks completed their portion and added some in-town lines to connect the school in June.
  • The new bids came in to Q-Life even higher and there was only one bidder. Salary requirements of the grants, underground work in our rocky soil, and a busy season for contractors all contributed to this high cost.
  • LSN connected some businesses to the fiber that they had built, not the publicly owned portion, most of which has not been built. Only those within reach of LSN’s lines could be connected.
  • We are working with MCEDD to apply for a Federal grant to cover the $350-400,000 needed to complete the project.
  • Given the increased costs, the previous grants would only be enough to complete a portion of the desired network. This would likely mean connecting businesses directly to fiber, but few homes.
  • We are continuing to get the best possible connections for all of our residents.
  • Without a direct fiber connection, homes could still choose between CenturyLink’s improved DSL service (available now) or a higher speed wireless operation (possible because of the fiber), most likely to be offered by GorgeNet.
  • With all this, a completion and connecting date will probably be pushed to December under the most optimistic estimate, but could be as far out as next Spring.
  • There is an “Option C” in all of this. Yesterday morning I was presented with a different solution that has the possibility of getting the entire project completed in the next few months with connections coming much sooner. I am working with the involved entities to evaluate this solution to make sure it will deliver what we have been waiting for.

If you have additional questions, please email me at


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

Council Meeting – ECLIPSE PLANNING @ the Legion Hall Building 6:30 p.m. on 8/15/17 

Council Meeting @ the Legion Hall Building 6:30 p.m. on 8/23/17

Planning Commission @ the Legion Hall Building 6:00 p.m. on 8/8/17 – Canceled

MV Fire Department @ the Fire Hall Building 7:00 p.m. on 8/28/17 



 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 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

Mark Chastain– 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)395-2237 for after hours emergency related to Public Works issues/problems.



Contact Information

Public Works Contact Information

390 3rd StreetMaupin, 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.


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