City Council Meeting:

Thursday, April 2nd 6:00 PM: Executive Session

Thursday, April 2nd 7:00 PM: Special Meeting 


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Beginning Monday, March 16th the City Hall lobby will be closed to the public until further notice. The health and wellbeing of the community is our number one priority at this time. If you need to conduct City business please call or email 503-769-5475.

Staff will have limited schedules at City Hall. Public Works staff will be available on a regular schedule for emergencies and locate services at 503-769-2860. Please do not call Public Works for utility billing questions or for the set up of utility services, this is handled through City Hall staff. 


Posted 3/31/2020

Hello Citizens of Sublimity,

I just want to update you on the State of the City of Sublimity during this COVID - 19 crisis. 

First, the Santiam Hospital’s SIT team is operational at Ditters Square in Sublimity.  Here are two links to their operation where you can find more information about what they do and how you can help.

Second, to help get accurate information regarding COVID-19 cases to our citizens here is the statement from Marquis Companies:

On behalf of Marquis Companies, here is a statement regarding Marquis Marian Estates:

The health, care and safety of our residents, staff and families is our top priority. Currently, we have two staff and four residents with mild symptoms in isolation that have tested positive for COVID-19 in our Sublimity facility. We alerted families and staff immediately and are doing everything we can to ensure we stop the spread of this within our facility.  Staff that tested positive immediately went into isolation at home. We are working closely with local and state health officials, our facility Medical Director and are collaborating with Santiam hospital. 

Our staff and residents are following the recommended preventative, containment and care actions, including taking all necessary isolation precautionary measures for any residents with respiratory issues. We continue to restrict all visitors per CDC guidelines. If we do have additional cases, we will notify family and communicate with them directly. 

We have adequate PPE supplies and all employees are wearing recommended protective gear including N95 masks, face shields and gowns. Our staff has also been trained and is equipped to return home safely from the facility.  Our entire organization is dedicated to doing everything we can to contain the virus and protect our residents, staff and community.”

Thank you and if you have any question or comments, please feel free to contact me at or any one of your council members.



Posted 3/27/2020

Hello Citizens of Sublimity,

I just want to update you on the State of the City during this COVID - 19 crisis.  

First, I want you to know that your City continues to operate as close to normal as possible.  Staff at City Hall continue to work from home and come into the office as needed. During this time, Dailey Construction is working on the records room at City Hall.  Alan Frost and his team at Public Works continue to practice social distancing. They were able to respond appropriately when the power was out on Thursday, making sure all the lift stations and pumps were attended to with generators, etc. The City is following all the Executive Orders issued by Governor Brown.  The Governor has asked us to close the playground structures and anyone using our parks to maintain proper social distancing. We closed the bathrooms at the parks during this crisis. 

Second, Santiam Hospital will be using Dixie Barth’s location at Ditters Square for a location for the Service Integration Team (SIT) headquarters for their Mobile operations. They help persons in our community with supplies they might need in a crisis like groceries, diapers, etc.  Thank you to Dixie Barth!!

Third, Marian Home and Marquis assisted living facilities have closed their campuses to only the residents, workers and emergency personnel. 


Fourth, here is the link from Oregon Health Authority for more information about the statewide COVID-19 that I use to stay informed. 

And, this link provides you with a centralized location where you can use to find help with food, utility assistance, etc.  

Last, There are many local businesses that will need our support, both during this emergency and after.   Many businesses have supported our local community through the many non-profit organizations associated with the schools, now it is time for us to support them.

Thank you and if you have any question or comments, please feel free to contact me at or any one of your council members.  We are prepared to act, if needed, using a teleconference to convene our council meeting. 

Jim Kingsbury


Posted 3/13/2020

The City of Sublimity’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees and our community members.  At this time the risk of contracting COVID-19 in Sublimity is low. Nonetheless, the City of Sublimity is working on a Coronavirus mitigation plan to keep our community safe.

The City is looking to the recommendations of the Center For Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority for guidance. For more information, please visit their websites by clicking on the links above.

The City has begun to take precautionary measures by sanitizing City facilities and having hand sanitizer readily available to staff and customers.  

We urge residents to limit their exposure to City Hall and to make payments via one of the two drop boxes available in front of City Hall and/or the online services available on our website.  If you are sick, have been exposed to someone who is sick, or have traveled outside of the US in the last 21 days, please do not enter City Hall. City Hall is a high traffic area and taking these precautionary measures now can prevent many from getting sick. We will be waiving any late fees for persons who are unable to make it into City Hall to make their payment in a timely manner.  Please call City Hall and work out any arrangements that need to be made. 

Looking forward, we will reschedule any public meetings as needed.  The Sublimity Heritage Society meeting scheduled for next week is cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.  And, if there are any announcements or closures we will post to NextDoor Sublimity, Sublimity Facebook page, and the Sublimity Website. 

Some things that you can do now are:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 second, especially after you have been in a public place. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Put distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at high risk of getting very sick.

  • Stay home if you are sick. 

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me at   





 City Council Meeting
Thursday, April 2nd 6:00 PM Executive Session 
Thursday, April 2nd 7:00 PM Special Meeting 

Monday, April 13th at 6:00 PM
Zoning and Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment for a 2.2-acre site that is currently
zoned Low-Density Residential (R-1). The proposed zoning and Comprehensive Plan
Map designation is Medium-Density Residential (R-2).
Regular City Council meeting immediately following the public hearing 
Planning Commission Meeting 
Monday, April 27th at 4:30 PM 

Park & Recreation Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, May 5th at 6:00 PM 

At Sublimity City Hall, 245 NW Johnson St 



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