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

   November 2017

Veterans’ Day , November 11 was originally Armistice Day, celebrating the cease fire that began at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 and the end of World War I. This continued until 1954 when the name was changed to Veterans’ Day, a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Because the 11th is on a Saturday, federal, state, and local offices will be closed on Friday, November 10th in honor of Veterans. Be sure to thank a veteran on this day and any other time you get a chance.

Congratulations to the Redsides Volleyball Team for winning the Big Sky Championship allowing them to move on to the state Play-In game October 28 in Maupin which they won. They now move on to the State Playoff Tournament to be held in Redmond November 3rd – 4th.

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.

Legion Hall – Councilors Helquist and Ross along with community representatives on the Legion Hall Improvement Committee will be meeting at the Legion Hall at 2:00 on Thursday, November 2 to begin assessing the needs for the Legion Hall and developing plans for beginning improvements.

Park Committee – Councilor Randy Bechtol will be hosting a Park Committee meeting to consider improvements and possible grant funding for Kaiser Park on Saturday, Nov. 4 in the Chamber Visitor Center at 10:00 AM.

Recycling – Watch our website for the return of glass recycling. Emerald Systems will be opening November 1 at the old Mel’s Sanitation site in Tygh Valley. We are working on a plan to do our glass recycling with them. They will be open Tuesday-Saturday every week from 10:00 to 3:00 for all types of recycling.

Fiber Project The fiber project is progressing. The remainder of the project will go out to bid in December with a proposed June completion date. Our Public Works crew are doing some “Make-Ready” work to help bring the costs down. 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.

Thanksgiving City Hall will be closed November 23rd and 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Clean-up Day We had another successful Clean-Up Day. Waste Connections supplied two very large dumpsters and a manned garbage truck. One dumpster was for junk and the other for yard debris to be hauled to Dirt Huggers for composting. Jim “The Ugly Scrapper” had his truck and trailer here from Tygh Valley and got more than a full load of metal. Emily Black and Sara Morelli organized a group from the Community Church to pick up yard debris for those that could not haul it themselves.  I know they hauled over 10 pickup loads. Howard Vejar from the City Park manned the site all day. Kirk Shields from Public Works brought the City’s backhoe in to compact the yard debris at mid-day to make room for more. We handed out nearly 200 yard-debris bags and most of those came in packed full. We will continue with this program with another Clean-Up day in the Spring.

Southern Wasco County Library We have been hard at work developing funding plans for the new library and Civic Center to be built behind Kaiser Park in the downtown area. We are working closely with the Deschutes Rim Clinic and Westby Associates to try to get both projects funded so that a single contractor could do both at about the same time. We are sharing many professional resources to further reduce costs on these two very important projects for our area.

The City has selected a different company as our Engineer-of-Record and Planning Services. Though we have used Tenneson for many years, it became clear we needed to make a change. We will now be working with Anderson-Perry, with offices in LaGrande and Redmond. They have worked with many small Central and Eastern Oregon communities and bring some great people to the table. They are excited to assist us with projects as we move forward.

November 2, at 6:00pm at the American Legion Hall in Maupin, citizens are invited to meet and to hear from Jamie McLeod-Skinner, who will be running for the Democratic nomination for the District 2 House of Representatives seat in May 2018.  McLeod-Skinner is a resident of Terrebonne and has family ties throughout the district.  She will be competing for the Democratic Party nomination to challenge long-time incumbent Congressman Greg Walden. The evening is being organized by a committee of local citizens dedicated to creating opportunities in South Wasco County for citizens to hear from national candidates.  Community members will have an opportunity to ask questions in the “Q & A” portion of the evening, and refreshments will be available

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

Legion Hall Improvement Committee  @ the Legion Hall Building 2:00 p.m. on 11/2/17 

Kaiser Park Committee @ the Chamber Office Building 10:00 a.m. on 11/4/17

Planning Commission @ the City Park Building 6:00 p.m. 11/9/17

Council Meeting  @ the City Park Building 6:30 p.m. on 11/15/17

MV Fire Department @ the Fire Hall Building 7:00 p.m. on 11/27/17 



 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 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