Alert: Fire season declaration, vegetation abatement required
During fire season, weeds, grass, and other noxious vegetation that has been determined to be a fire hazard must be addressed to reduce the potential for fire in accordance with Albany Municipal Code 7.84.160. To report a vegetation fire hazard in Albany, call 541-791-0155. Albany Fire Chief John Bradner declared July 9, 2014, the start of fire season due to ongoing hot, dry weather.
Albany Recognized For Performance Management Focus
- Created on Friday, July 18, 2014, 7:46 am July 18, 2014
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is pleased to announce that Albany, Oregon, is being recognized for its performance management efforts with a Certificate of Excellence from the ICMA Center for Performance Analytics™.
City Council Candidate Orientation
- Created on Thursday, July 17, 2014, 10:51 am July 17, 2014
The City of Albany and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce will cosponsor an orientation meeting at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 5, 2014, for Albany citizens who are considering running for election to the Albany City Council or as Mayor.
The meeting will be held in the Municipal Court Room at Albany City Hall, 333 Broadalbin Street SW.
Safety Camp Openings
- Created on Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7:50 am July 17, 2014
There are still some spots available for the second Safety Camp of 2014. Safety Camp is for kids going into 4th, 5th and 6th grade in the fall of 2014. Safety Camp is July 28-31 at South Albany High School. You can register at that Boys and Girls Club located at 1215 SE Hill St. The cost of camp is 35.00 and that includes, swimming every day, snacks and lunch, a field trip, t-shirts and great safety information. Scholarships are available.
Safety Camp is sponsored by Albany Fire Department, Albany Police Department, Greater Albany Public Schools, Albany Community Pool and the Boys and Girls Club of Albany.
Willamette River Relay and Paddle Me Plunge coming to Albany August 8-9
- Created on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 2:13 pm July 09, 2014
The Calapooia Watershed Council will present the inaugural Willamette River Relay, a paddling/bicycling/running race, and Paddle Me Plunge in Albany August 8 and 9, 2014, to raise awareness and funding for river restoration efforts in the Willamette Basin, attract visitors to historic Downtown Albany, and highlight outdoor recreation opportunities in the mid-Willamette Valley.
Sign up for Police Citizens Academy
- Created on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 10:07 am July 09, 2014
The Albany Police Department is accepting applications for the 2014 Citizens Academy. The Citizens Academy will be held Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00 p.m., September 2- November 11, 2013. Two Saturday classes are also planned.
Train to help out in local emergencies
- Created on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 11:00 am July 08, 2014
Linn County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is offering a four-day basic training academy July 26, August 2, 9, and 16, 2014 at Lebanon Fire Department, 1050 W. Oak Street, Lebanon. Classes last from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day. Cost for the full course is $20 per person.