City Hall Timeline
Demolition of the old City Hall begins.
Griffin Construction from The Dalles submits the low bid and is approved by the City Council as the project contractor.
The RFP is put out to bid for City Hall construction.
Umatilla County Commissioners vote to purchase the Lanham Building east of City Hall to make room for the new construction, part of the agreement to pay $3 million toward the construction of City Hall in exchange for a 15-year lease to use a portion of the building for office space and services.
The City Council authorizes $9.6 million in bonds to pay for the construction of City Hall and renovation work begins on Hermiston Library basement.
City Council approves moving forward with new construction, beginning with renovation of library basement for temporary office space while City Hall is being built.
City staff reviews options for repairing damage to City Hall and collects data through a public survey about the use of city customer service.
Two public forums are held to discuss potential options for City Hall, including repairs and renovations to current building, moving locations, or new construction.
City Council votes to move forward with design work and cost estimates to construct new City Hall at the current location.
A furnace fire at City Hall causes extensive smoke damage in the building, closing the building the staff and creating the need for a new HVAC system.
The Hermiston population grows to more than 10,000.
City of Hermiston adds on to the former bank building at 180 N.E. 2nd Street and moves into the new City Hall.
First Federal Savings and Loan building is constructed at 180 N.E. 2nd Street.