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posted Jun 9, 2020, 12:15 PM by Myrna Harding



A public meeting of the City of Sublimity will be held on June 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm via electronic communication, Please call 503-769-5475 to receive the call in information between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday-Friday. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 as approved by the Sublimity Budget Committee.  A summary of the budget is presented below. A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained by emailing, or online at .This budget is for an annual budget period.  This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is the same as the preceding year.

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posted May 27, 2020, 3:02 PM by Myrna Harding

Posted 4/17/2020

Hello Citizens of Sublimity,

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

Greg Atkin, City of Sublimity Council member, is spearheading a mask building project here in Sublimity.  Here is a link to a story John Hendricks from KPTV 12 did on the mask building project. Great Job to everyone that is helping with this project!  THANK YOU!

Our City continues to operate as closely to normal as possible.  Governor Brown issued an Executive Order on Wednesday allowing city governments to hold public meetings using telephone or video conferencing formats.  We will continue to post the call in information for the public to use to call in to the meetings. Here is a link to the Governor's executive order:

Thank you again to everyone helping keep our community safe!


Mayor's Message 4.10.2020

posted Apr 17, 2020, 3:39 PM by Katie Scott

Posted 4/10/2020

Hello Citizens of Sublimity,

I just want to update you on the State of the City of Sublimity during this COVID - 19 crisis.  As we enter this Easter Holy Week we are seeing many changes to our interactions with each other.  Please keep our health care workers in your prayers as they battle this crisis. 

Greg Atkin, City of Sublimity Council member, is spearheading a mask building project here in Sublimity.  The materials are being provided by generous donors and by the City of Sublimity. The masks will be available beginning Friday to the most vulnerable citizens and staff at Marian Estates. We are waiting on a shipment of supplies and if you feel you need a mask immediately, you can send an email to Greg Atkin at to be put on a priority list.  I want to say THANK YOU to all the volunteers that are helping with this project. Every stitch, every slice of the scissors helps keep our community safe and it helps save the lives of our citizens!  Little did we know a few weeks ago, we would be using the sewing machine to help fight this COVID-19 battle! Governor Brown issued this statement on April 7th regarding wearing masks in public:

This is a rapidly-evolving situation, and each day we learn more about this virus,” said Governor Brown. “Early in this pandemic, health experts advised that masks were not an effective way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Now, the CDC has updated their guidance regarding the use of cloth, homemade masks in public: they now say that wearing cloth masks in public places like grocery stores can help prevent those who are sick––particularly unknowingly infected, asymptomatic people––from spreading the virus further.

“That last point is a very important detail: wearing a cloth mask may not keep you from getting sick, but it can help you prevent spreading the virus to others.

“The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to keep following the strict social distancing guidelines we put in place early in our outbreak. Staying home is saving lives in Oregon. When you’re in public for essential activities like grocery shopping, stay six feet away from other people. Continue to wash your hands and properly cover your coughs and sneezes. I know this hasn’t been easy, and I appreciate the sacrifices Oregonians have made. The Oregon Health Authority's projections for the outbreak in Oregon indicate that the social distancing measures we've put into place may be working to stop the spread of the virus, and we must stay the course.

“Like every other strategy we have used to address this crisis, wearing homemade masks will only be effective if we all work together. Continue to stay home to the maximum extent possible, and add wearing a homemade mask to the list of precautions you are practicing when you go out in public. Make sure you are still abiding by all the social distancing measures we have in place. And, please only wear homemade masks, not medical masks that are desperately needed by our frontline health care workers treating COVID-19 patients.

“We are all in this together. So, let’s do everything we can to help those on the front lines of this fight.”

Additional guidance is available from the CDC and the Oregon Health Authority.

Please remember that the Marian Estates campus is closed to visitors, it is for the safety of the residents and staff.  The staff and residents of the Marquis and Marian Estates are able to use their private campus to get out and walk and enjoy the nice weather.  Please, let's honor the wishes of the Marian Estates as these neighbors are the most vulnerable population and we want to ensure their safety. Thank you!

Santiam Hospital’s SIT team is operational at Ditters Square in Sublimity. Governor Brown asked all the Mayors to look at their budgets and see where we are able to help the most vulnerable during this crisis.  After much thought we decided that giving $5,000 to the Santiam Hospital SIT program was the best way to help our community. Here are two links to their operation where you can find more information about what they do and how you can help.

A friendly reminder that while the office staff is working from home, there might be a bit longer of a delay when processing checks for the water bills.  Now would be a great time to sign up for Xpress bill pay. Please call the office and they will be able to help you set it up.  

Thank you again to everyone helping keep our community safe!  As Winston Churchill said, “Difficulties mastered, are opportunities gained”, we will work together to overcome these difficulties! 


Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

posted Apr 17, 2020, 11:15 AM by Katie Scott


A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Sublimity, Marion County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 will be held at 245 NW Johnson St. Sublimity, OR 97385. The meeting will take place on May 4, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will also be available virtually to protect our community due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus. More information on how to attend this meeting virtually will be available on the cities website at

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comments from the public on the budget.

This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee; however, the number of individuals may be limited. Additional meeting information regarding appearance opportunities will be located on the City’s website. Written comments are encouraged to be submitted by mail, city drop box or email to Written comments will need to be received by the City no later than 4:30 May 4, 2020. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 27th 2020 at 245 NW Johnson St, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on the City of Sublimity website at

Coronavirus Update 3/31/2020

posted Apr 10, 2020, 12:59 PM by Katie Scott

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.


Coronavirus Update 3/27/2020

posted Apr 10, 2020, 12:58 PM by Katie Scott

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

Coronavirus Update 3/13/2020

posted Apr 10, 2020, 12:57 PM by Katie Scott

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   



Potential Development Code Updates

posted Dec 13, 2019, 9:56 AM by Katie Scott

Christmas Light Parade

posted Nov 4, 2019, 8:55 AM by Katie Scott

Please find the Christmas Parade application form attached. This years parade will be held on Saturday, December 7th. The theme is "A Candy Land Christmas" 

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