Field Crew Member Position Available

HID is looking to hire a new Field Crew Member. Current schedule is Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Must be physically fit, able to lift up to 50 lbs, work outside, run a chainsaw and weedeater, and have a valid driver’s license. This is a temporary position that could turn into a permanent position for the right person. Interested persons should pick up an application at our office located at 366 E Hurlburt Ave, Hermiston.

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Districts sustain Oregon’s agriculture

73 irrigation districts exist throughout the state serving over 479.000 acres that are independent local governments and not part of a local city or county. An irrigation district may not include land that is located within a city or platted subdivision and chiefly available for residential purposes.

Furnish and distribute irrigation water within district boundaries. May deliver and charge for surplus water outside district boundaries.

Ditch riders monitor the many miles of irrigation ditches, drains, canals and laterals to ensure that all patrons get their water.

Irrigation season normally runs from April 15th to October 15th, but water supply and weather conditions may result in a shortened or lengthened season.

Governed by a five-member board of directors or by a three-member board of directors for a subdivided district. Board members must be a resident of Oregon and a bona fide owner or shareholder of a bona fide corporate owner of land within the district. Directors are elected in November and serve from the first Tuesday in January. Terms are decided by lot.

District board is completely responsible for personnel administration, financial administration, and seeing that the requirements of laws governing areas ranging from public records and public meetings to civil rights are met.

Authorized to levy and collect assessments.

Shared from Special Districts Association of Oregon

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Director Vacancy Division 2

HID is currently accepting applications for one open position on the Board of Directors.

The Board is comprised of five board members. One representing each division of the District. Elected Directors serve for a term of three years. The appointee to this position will serve the first year of a three-year term that runs January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024 with the intention of running for the elected position for the remainder of the term.

The HID Board of Directors meets at 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month with special meetings being held as needed. The Board is responsible for establishing policies and resolutions that are in the best interest of the patrons that they serve.

Interested candidates can request an application by contacting the District office or downloading it below.

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Feed Canal

HID has received notice from the Umatilla River Coordinator and was able to turn on the Feed Canal this morning to start filling Cold Springs Reservoir for the 2022 season.

Cold Springs Reservoir is currently at 8% capacity.

If you have any questions or concerns about diversions to the reservoir or perhaps see anything of concern along the Feed Canal, call Field Manager Wyatt Cleaver at 541-561-7680.

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Holiday Closures

In observance of the holidays, our office will be closed Friday, December 24th 2021 & Friday, December 31st 2021.

If you need immediate assistance, please call 541-571-7698.We will resume normal business hours on Monday, January 3rd 2022.

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November 2021 Board Meeting Rescheduled

HID’s regular monthly Board Meeting has been moved from November 11, 2021 to November 18, 2021, in honor of Veteran’s Day.

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Public Notice

Field Manager Cleaver and our NRCS Engineer will be on the B-Line for the next few days. They are in a side-by-side and gathering data for our System Improvement Plan. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call Field Manager Cleaver at 541-561-7680.

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That’s a Wrap

HID crews officially closed the gates at the reservoir this morning. That is the end of the 2021 Irrigation Season.  Thank you to all of our patrons who are so conscientious with the water, field crew members who work seven days a week to get water to all of our patrons, and the ladies in the office who are always there with a friendly greeting and ready to help when needed. We were able to deliver all of the water that we were entitled to through one of the longest heat waves in our history and keep people watered-up. I am so proud of what we do for our community. We hope you all enjoy the off season. We will see you again next year.

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Reminder End of 2021 Season

Reminder, HID will begin shutting down this morning (9/29) to end the 2021 irrigation season and will continue to do so for the remainder of this week.

We’ve experienced a blowout on the ME-Line and no more water will be distributed to those patrons as of today.

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