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Open City Council seats for the election in November!

All six city council seats and the position of mayor will appear on the November 6 general election ballot. For candidates interested in serving the city, the filing period will begin June 11.
Ruth Post, city elections official, said the filing process, including signature verification, must be completed by 5 p.m. August 28, 2018.
Each of the positions carry a two-year term beginning next year on January 14. The seats are all elected at-large, which means candidates may reside in any area within the city limits. The six candidates that receive the most votes are elected.


Please attend upcoming City of Philomath meetings - public welcome!

The Philomath City Council meets on the second and fourth Mondays at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 980 Applegate St., Philomath, OR 97370. Meetings on the fourth Monday of each month are only scheduled as needed.
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Public hearing to be held in the Council Chambers of Philomath City Hall, 980 Applegate, Philomath, Oregon, on proposed FY 2018-2019 City budget. More information will be posted two weeks prior to the public hearing.

City Council Information

City Meetings and Events Calendars
City Meetings and Events Detailed List
City Council Public Hearings
City of Philomath Permits, Licenses and Forms

Members of the community wishing to contact the City of Philomath are encouraged to use the Philomath Public Contact Form.
Members of the community wishing to contact the Mayor and City Council will find their addresses available here.
Philomath City Government links to:

Background information

OCVA’s annexations public hearing testimony.
Home rule - Why it matters For further information and clarification of why Home Rule and local control is such a big deal, go to the League of Oregon Cities February 2017 cover story to read the full story.

Chris Workman, Philomath City Manager, explained where the city stands on annexations, in an article from January 17, 2018 in the Philomath Express.
Corvallis City Council adopts ordinance Land Development Code Chapter 2.0 Text Amendments (LDT16-00002) on January 16, 2018.
Democrat-Herald article from January 16, 2018 Annexations decision day set for Feb. 5.
Corvallis City Attorney, Jim Brewer, explains the Corvallis Resolution from May 2, 2016.

Valuable Resources

Oregon Communities for a Voice in Annexations (OCVA)
League of Oregon Voters

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