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

   October 2017

 SWCHS Homecoming Week is October 2nd – 6th. The “Spirit Campfire” is on Monday, October 3 at 6:00 at the Oasis Campground. The High School Spirit Float Parade and Music Performances will take place at the school from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, October 4. They would love to have the community attend. The Homecoming volleyball game against Sherman County will be at 5:00 PM on Thursday. The Homecoming football game against Perrydale and the crowning of Homecoming Queen will take place on Friday, starting at 7:00. They finish the week with the Homecoming Dance at the Legion Hall on Saturday. There are other sporting events taking place that week as well. Go to for more details.

Deschutes Rim Clinic We Care! Building Campaign  Our clinic was awarded a million dollars from the Oregon State Legislature to apply toward building a new clinic in Maupin. Plan to attend the fundraiser Prime Rib Dinner to be held Saturday, November 11 at the Wamic Community Center. See for more information.

Glass Recycling – Just to be clear. We are no longer involved in glass recycling as we cannot get dumpsters for this purpose. The Dalles Disposal still takes glass from individuals.

Fiber Project The fiber project is progressing. Currently, we are awaiting the result of our grant application to the Federal EDA. I should learn more at the October 5 Q-Life Board Meeting and the Telecommunications Conference in Hood River October 19-20. We expect fiber to the homes to be completed sometime in mid-2018. The delay and the need for additional funds was caused primarily by a good economy which provided lots of opportunities for fiber companies to build closer to their home base.

Zoning As a part of our effort to attract businesses, our Planning Commission will be taking a comprehensive look at our zoning throughout the city and recommending changes. Some of these changes could make additional land available outside of our downtown core for business and light industry. We are applying to the state DLCD to assist with this effort by doing a “Available Lands Survey.” By the end of October, our traffic study of Deschutes Avenue should be complete so that the block from 6th street to Burnham can be changed to CRT – Commercial Residential Transition zone.

Library & Civic Center The City has contracted with a different fund raising company, Westby Associates, to assist us in getting the grants and other funds we need in order to move forward on this very important project. Our architect is moving forward with engineering and detailed cost estimates. The economy has also increased costs for this project.

East Maupin Improvements On September 22, the City met with officials from ODOT to take a look at how to provide better safety for pedestrians from Maupin City Park all the way to the Upper Access Road. A Federal grant program to connect communities to Federal lands is being investigated.

Donkey Trail ODOT is also helping us look into ways to make the Donkey Trail safer for walking and biking. It could also serve as an emergency bypass in the event of an accident between the curves on the highway. School Safety Transportation funds may be able to help us with this.

Burn Ban is still in effect. You cannot do any outdoor burning until the ban is lifted by our Fire Chief. This includes burn barrels and fire pits. Fires spread too quickly on our dry, windy days to take a chance.

Invasive Weeds The “Tumblin’ Tumbleweed has been celebrated in Westerns and in songs for generations. Most people do not realize they did not exist in the U.S. until 1873 when they arrived in some contaminated flax seed brought to North Dakota from Russia. This year they have exploded all around town. They like dry climates and disturbed ground. They grow really well in alleys, gravel driveways, and burned areas. It is every property owners’ responsibility to remove these and other invasive weeds, such as puncture vine (goatheads). One tumbleweed typically has about 250,000 seeds to spread when it breaks off and goes tumbling away. Pull them out by the roots or at least cut them off and pile for burning later in the year. Be sure to weigh them down to prevent them blowing away. Watch for new shoots coming up next spring and pull them before they grow.

Mark your calendars for the Fall Community Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, October 28. Pick up lawn debris bags or garbage bags at City Hall. All disposal is free for city residents except for appliances, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, which contain Freon. There will be a $25 charge for those items.

Feel free to stop by 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

Council Meeting  @ the City Park Building 6:30 p.m. on 10/25/17 

Planning Commission @ the City Park Building 6:00 p.m. 10/10/17

MV Fire Department @ the Fire Hall Building 7:00 p.m. on 10/23/17 



 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 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.


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