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.02062018

Notice of Position Opening on Maupin Budget Committee.02062018

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

                                                                                                                   April 2018

THANK YOU MAUPIN AND SOUTH WASCO COUNTY! Due to the efforts of many people over many years, we have been successful in receiving $1.5 million from the Oregon State Legislature. The Fiber Project will receive $500,000, which will complete the fiber-to-the-door project for every home and business in Maupin. Construction should resume by May with completion in the months following. Our new Civic Center with a new library, community meeting room, and city hall received $1 million. We are going to several charitable organizations with requests for approximately $600,000 more to complete the funding for the Southern Wasco County Library. None of this would have been possible without the tremendous support of the community.

SPECIAL THANKS We do owe special thanks to State Senator Cliff Bentz and State Representative Daniel Bonham for all of the effort they put into achieving this long-time goal. Without them backing us in Salem, it would never have happened. If you get a chance, thank them with an email, a letter, or in person. Both will be in Maupin for the Maupin Daze celebrations in May.  If you have not signed our thank-you posters, please stop by City Hall to show your appreciation!

The Southern Wasco County Library “Expanding Our Future” Building Campaign We will be bringing a contractor on board by April 12 to assist and advise as our project gets closer to a ground-breaking and building effort. The company selected will work with the architects and engineers in crafting the best, most cost effective building we can get. Along with the state funding, former Mayor Frank Kay delivered a $200,000 anonymous donation from a long-time friend and fisherman to help with the library funding. Give Frank a big THANK YOU the next time you see him. He is passionate about this project.

Are we ready for the spotlight? Because of the two (and hopefully 3, with the Clinic) dreams heading toward reality, we will be “in the spotlight” from several different directions. The State, the county, businesses, and many others will be taking a look at Maupin. Some magazines have already made contact to write stories. Are we ready for the spotlight? Think about what each of you can do to make Maupin shine when that light hits us. Volunteer! Clean up! Do whatever you can to make us all proud to call Maupin our home.

Spring Cleanup is coming in April. Hazardous Waste and E-Waste will be collected Saturday, April 14th.  Saturday, April 21st we will have dumpsters available for yard debris and garbage items. You can get garbage bags and yard debris bags at City Hall. We are working with Emerald Systems on setting up for recycle of glass, Styrofoam, and other materials. SEE THE ENCLOSED FLYER FOR DETAILS.

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

The Maupin Street Improvement Project By next week, the preliminary street work will be complete. Once the weather warms enough, probably between late April or early May, those streets will be paved. If there is anyone who needs paving work done on their own property while the equipment is in town, it is much less expensive than if you do it at a different time. Call Mike from Vic Russell Construction at 541-420-4845 for a free estimate. We are also beginning to identify areas for the next street project.

Parks Committee – The Parks Committee has worked to create a Kaiser Park improvement plan. A Master Plan for all parks in Maupin was also begun. An application has been submitted to Oregon Parks and Recreation for a grant of $215,000 to complete the project. The 20% match by the city and community will include in-kind work by our public works staff and volunteers as well as the value of the property. Huge thanks to Councilor Randy Bechtol and Carrie Pipinich of MCEDD for the time and effort they have put into this project along with our architect, Mark Seder.

Mt. Fir Park Playground Structures Site preparation and structure preparation need to begin soon. Sod and soil need to be removed. The structure itself needs some sanding and staining. Support structures for the equipment will need to be prepped, placed and leveled. We hope the playground will be in place before the Little League season begins. No shortage of volunteer opportunities! Contact Jim Burgett, Alex Udey, or City Hall to volunteer.

Legion Hall The Town & Country Players are hosting a fund-raising event on April 7th with Bingo and dinner at the Legion Hall. Come enjoy a fun fundraising event. FLYER ENCLOSED

Donkey Trail & East Maupin River Boardwalk We have been working with ODOT on plans for these projects. Essentially there are to be 3 main phases. The first is using “Safe Routes to Schools” funds to hire a designer/consultant firm. A team from Alta Planning and Design will be here in mid-April to study the safe schools aspect and again in mid-May for a community meeting before they create a plan. Phase two would be the East Maupin River Boardwalk to provide safe access from the downriver access road to the upriver access road along Bakeoven Road and Highway 197. ODOT has applied for a grant for Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) funds. Matching funds will come from ODOT as it will be primarily within their highway right-of-way.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES The City of Maupin has two openings. The first is for a 6-month temporary Utility Worker in our Public Works Department. With so many projects going on, we must have another hard-working employee to help. The second position is for summer help at Maupin City Park. Details about both positions are on the city website at

Don’t forget the annual Redsides Powwow on Wednesday, April 18. It begins at 5:00 with dinner at the Maupin Grade School Gym. Then it moves to the South Wasco County High School for games and dancing at 6:30.


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

Planning Commission @ the City Park Building 6:00 p.m. 3/13/18

Council Meeting  @ the City Park Building 6:30 p.m. on 3/20/18

Council Meeting  @ the City Park Building 6:30 p.m. on 3/28/18



 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’s Newsletter 2-1-18

Mayor’s Newsletter 3-1-18

Mayor’s Newsletter 4-1-18


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