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AFR protects large and old trees by thinning out the small
trees and shrubs to reduce density and reduce competition around large
and old trees (often 30-50 inches in diameter, with one measured at
AFR promotes and maximizes retention of "legacy" trees (large, old trees
present prior to fire exclusion-- roughly 150 years old). Cutting or removal
takes the smallest trees first to reduce stress to the larger diameter residual
trees, including smaller trees that serve as ladder fuels that would allow a fire to burn into the canopy of the largest, oldest trees.
There are a limited number of situations where a larger tree (24
inches and above) may be cut for forest health reasons or safety. If you would
like more detail or have further questions about density management,
thinning from below, and protection of legacy trees and "old growth",
please contact Chris Chambers at email@example.com.
If you find a position for which you are qualified and wish to apply you may apply online. At the employment page, select the job you are interested in, click on 'Apply'. You can upload your resume as a PDF or Word document with your online application.
If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link.
This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.
No – we do not accept resumes in lieu of the required application materials for individual recruitments. Please review the complete recruitment posting prior to submitting application materials to ensure you submit all the materials requested. You can submit a resume along with your application. When you apply online, you can upload your resume as a PDF or Word document.
You can apply online by selecting an open employment opportunity listed on the Employment page. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link.
This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.
The entire recruitment selection process may take several weeks after the deadline. Applicants can log in and click on the 'Application Status' menu to view the status of their own application for a currently open position.
Once an interview list is established, all applicants who are not on the interview list will receive a letter via email notifying them of their status. All applicants on the interview list will receive a letter via email inviting them to schedule an 'oral exam' and provide the interview schedule where the candidate can choose and schedule their own date and time.
Yes. When you view the Employment page click on the position you'd like to apply for. At the bottom of the job announcement click on the 'Apply' button. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening.
You may also upload your resume with your online application in the form of PDF or Word document. If you have any questions please contact HR at 541-552-2110 or email through this website.
Building permits are issued at the Community Development and Engineering Services Building at 51 Winburn Way. Many simple permits (branch circuits, water heaters, decks, etc) can be applied for and issued at the counter, while larger permits require plans to be submitted and reviewed by a certified plans reviewer on staff. For projects more involved than the simple permits, but not major new construction, an over-the-counter application process is available each Thursday morning. Every Thursday from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM a Planner and Structural plans reviewer are available at the counter to review and issue permits.
NEW - Contractors doing work in the City of Ashland can now purchase over-the-counter, non-plan review plumbing, electrical, and mechanical permits online. Click on the "Quick Permits" link below to be directed to the state's ePermitting website.
Inspection requests can be placed by phone by calling 541-552-2080, or online by clicking here: ONLINE INSPECTION REQUEST FORM.
To get an inspection for the next working day, you must place your request before 3:00 PM and provide the following information: Permit number, Site Address, Type of Inspection needed, Contractor and a contact phone number. Inspection requests made after the 3:00 PM deadline will be scheduled for the second business day.
To file a complaint with the City of Ashland, please complete the online CODE COMPLIANCE COMPLAINT FORM
Completed forms should be submitted to: City of Ashland, Attn: Code Complaince, 20 E Main St, Ashland, OR, 97520.
All code compliance complaints go through our Community Development/Planning Dept at 51 Winburn Way and must be submitted in writing. The official form can be found under the Community Development Division of this website. Select Code Compliance from the drop-down list to see instructions and to download the form for submitting your complaint.
CERT trains residents to prepare their families and neighborhoods to mitigate, respond to and recover from disaster.
Our goal is to strengthen our community and make it more resilient neighborhood by neighborhood.
Our motto is "Neighbors Helping Neighbors."
The Judge or City Attorney may have requested:
Southern Oregon Credit Services Inc.: (541) 773-6238
Absolutely! We have a "tip-line" that you may call or email at any time. You do not have to leave your name; just the information or tip you'd like to give.
The tip-line phone number isn't for emergencies. It's a resource for people who want to give the police department a tip or information regarding criminal activity without having to speak to an officer. Our TIP-LINE is (541) 552-2333.
If you prefer to use email for your tip, we now have an email account that goes directly to the detectives. You can EMAIL the detectives at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please call 541-482-2770 to see if you qualify for a burn permit. You need to be located in the City's Wildfire Hazard Zone and burning for wildfire fuels reduction purposes, OR burning State of Oregon listed noxious weeds anywhere within the City limits. If you fit either of those two categories, you can schedule a site inspection for your permit.
Burning is only allowed between March 1st and the beginning of summer fire season and for two weeks after the end of fire season in the fall.
There are two fire stations in Ashland. Fire Station 1 is located at 455 Siskiyou Boulevard and Fire Station 2 is located at 1860 Ashland Street.
The typical response between Ashland's two fire stations is divided by East and West of Mountain Avenue. Fire Station 1 responds West of Mountain, and Fire Station 2 responds East of Mountain.
For response information regarding your particular address please call Ashland Fire & Rescue's business office at 541-482-2770
Backflow assemblies have springs, moving parts and internal seals that are subjected to wear and fatigue. Backflow assemblies have to be tested by a certified tester listed on City of Ashland's list of approved testers.
About 2.1 million gallons of treated water leaves the plant each day and enters Ashland Creek. This blended water then travels about 1/4 of a mile to Bear Creek.
There are two areas that you may need to be concerned about. First, the part of your line that runs from the house to the curb; and second, the part that runs from the curb to our sanitary sewer main in the street, easement, or right of way.
To replace the first part, you will need a plumbing permit from our Building Department. You may then replace the line yourself or hire a contractor to do it. Once you have completed the repair/replacement, you will need to call the Building Department back to schedule an inspection prior to backfilling the trench. For the second part in the street, you will need to obtain a Street Cut Permit from our Engineering Department. This will allow you to excavate your portion of the line out to the street. Usually, you will want a contractor to do this since there is much more involved. Again, once the line has been replaced/repaired and before you backfill, call the Engineering Department back for an inspection.
DON'T FORGET TO CALL FOR LOCATES 48 HOURS BEFORE YOU DIG - CALL 811.
The Rec Division offices are located in The Grove at 1195 E Main St in Ashland. The Grove is the place where you can register for a program, get a map or gift certificate, apply for a scholarship, reserve an APRC facility or just stop by to say hello!
Depending on the type of permit issued, some are valid for up to a period of 60 days, while others are valid for six months or more. Specific information can be obtained by contacting Public Works Administration at 541- 488-5587.
Perhaps. A Right-of-Way Closure permit to place a temporary oversized storage container or dumpster will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Factors include the location, available space, amount of public use, length of time, etc. For more information, call Public Works at 541-488-5347.
· The City of
· A call must be placed to
· No construction debris or stockpiling of materials shall be placed in the street or within the public right-of-way.
· No above or below ground installations shall be done without City approval.
Important Phone Numbers
Public Works Administration Office: 541-488-5587
Building Department: 541-488-5309
Transportation & Engineering: 541-488-5347
Code Enforcement: 541-488-5305
Tree Permits: 541-488-5305
If you have any questions, requests or suggestions concerning the Public Works permit process, please contact the Public Works Administration Office at 541-488-5587.
The cost varies from $16.00 to over $400 depending upon the complexity of the permit, and the number of inspections needed. For more information, call Public Works at 541-488-5587.
Backflow is when the normal direction of flow is reversed resulting in materials or contaminants entering the City water system. This can occur whenever the water pressure drops enough to cause a vacuum or "backsiphonage".
The following testers are certified by the State of Oregon and have provided paperwork to the City of Ashland. Backflow testers are private contractors and testing costs vary so it's recommended to obtain a price quote before scheduling the test.
There are a variety of reasons that sewer smells may be entering a home or business.
· A common reason is the lack of required traps or vents. Every fixture should have a trap and a vent pipe to keep smells from entering the home. If traps and vent pipes are missing, you may need the help of a plumber to install them immediately.
· A common reason is broken seals around the toilet that allows water to siphon or dry out the traps and thus allowing smells to enter the home. There could be an air leak at the wax ring of the toilet or in the vent pipe. Rotted or damp wood can also cause the smell. Check to see if the toilet is tightly sealed to the floor. Grab the bowl of the toilet and try to slide it from side to side. It should resist a few pounds of pressure. If the toilet rocks from side to side, the wax ring has failed. You may need the help of a plumber to fix these problems.
· A frequent cause for inside odors is a dry trap. Pouring a quart of water into all sinks, showers/tubs and floor drains may correct this problem. All drains to a sewer system have a "P" shaped trap that is usually filled with water. The trap provides a seal to keep out sewer gas. If your basement floor drain is rarely used, water evaporates from the trap over time. Eventually the seal is eliminated, allowing sewer gas (and smell) into your house. The solution is easy: pour water into the drain.
· Specifically, the trap under the basin may not be holding enough water and is allowing sewer fumes into the room. You may want to inspect your trap and be sure it holds enough water.
· If you have an old "house trap" in your basement the trap may be cracked or broken allowing smells to seep through the cracks and into your home.
· If the smell is noticeable mainly around a sink, try flushing a strong cleaner and bleach down the sink's overflow-the small hole(s) inside the bowl near the rim. When the sink fills to near overflowing, water is routed through an inner chamber to the drain. Debris can collect inside the inner chamber, causing odor.
· There may be a small leak in one of the vent lines of the plumbing system, or a small leak around the base of a toilet or other fixture. You may need the help of a plumber. Check for loose fittings, corrosion, or holes in vent piping. Also, check the top side of horizontal drain pipes. If the top is rusted, it may never leak liquid, but it will leak sewer gas. Drain lines made of copper, steel or cast iron may all exhibit this problem.
· If you have older cast iron piping you may be getting smells through cracks in your pipes. This type of piping has a habit of forming a crack along the topside of the pipe over time, and this could be where your smell is coming from. You may need to inspect every inch of piping for cracks or openings where the smell is coming from, and then make the repair from there. If an entire length of pipe is cracked (quite common), you should replace it using PVC drain pipe of the same size, with no-hub couplers to fit the pipe into place.
· A frequent cause for inside odors is a clogged vent. You may need the help of a plumber or a handyman to disconnect the vent pipes inside your home and clean your vents all the way through the roof.
Each day the City of
Permits allow the City to control what is placed in the public right-of-way and gives the City the ability to ensure that only qualified parties, who are properly licensed and insured, work in our public streets.
Permits also provide the permittee with a clear understanding of requirements for working on public property.
A public works permit provides the authorization for an individual or agency to perform work within the public right-of-way. There are eight types of public works permits
Right-of-Way Closure Permit covers the temporary closure of sidewalks, streets, alleys, parking spaces and paths within the City of
Encroachment Permit is issued for the private long-term use of public rights-of-way and easements including, but not limited to landscaping, parking, accesses, etc.
Miscellaneous Construction Permit covers the construction of sidewalks, driveway approaches, curbs and gutters within the public right-of-way.
Excavation Permit covers the cutting and excavations of streets and alleys within the City of
Driveway Painting Permit is granted for the purpose of painting a yellow “No Parking Zone” at the entrance to a home or business driveway to assist with visibility and access.
Dust Suppressant Permit is issued for the application of a dust suppressant on an unpaved City street or alley.
Special Event or Block Party Permit are issued to allow a temporary closure of a residential street or alley for the purpose of entertainment to benefit the immediate neighborhood including downtown.
Sidewalk Café Permit utilizing the public sidewalk for sidewalk dining in the downtown business district (C-1-D), commercial district (C-1) or employment district (E-1).
Yes. A Miscellaneous Concrete Construction Permit is required from the Public Works Administration Office, located at 51 Winburn Way, if work will take place in the public right-of-way. To contact Public Works, please call 541-488-5587.
Chapter 18 of the Ashland Municipal Code outlines the permitted and conditional uses for each zoning district. Click on the link below to be directed to Chapter 18 of the Municipal Code, Section 18.2.2.030 to view the allowed uses by zone.
Yes, a fence permit is required for installation or replacement of a fence. A permit is not required simply to repair an existing fence.
The fence permit applications must contain the following items:
See the “Fence Construction Information” Document for more details and example diagrams on the City of Ashland Website at: http://www.ashland.or.us/files/fence-information.pdf
The Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) show the areas that would be inundated by a 100 year flood, which has a one percent chance of occurring in any given year. These ditigal maps depict potential flood hazards, and are used by federally-regulated lending institutions and insurance agents in determining who must purchase flood insurance and the cost of that insurance, should it be necessary. In addition, the maps will be used by City, County, and State officials for floodplain management and permitting purposes. The City of Ashland has its own adopted floodplain for Ashland Creek, Clay Creek and Bear Creek, contact the Planning Division at (541)488-5305 for more information on those floodplains.
You can find the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) can be accessed through the following links:
MapViewer-Web Instructions: http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?fromSearch=fromsearch&id=3290"
Web Map Service (WMS) information for the NFHL can be found here: https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/wps/portal/NFHLWMS
To determine the zoning district for a property, click on the Zoning Map below:
(Note: You can zoom in and out by selecting the (+) and (-) icons located towards the top of screen.)
Yes. Chickens are allowed in Ashland provided specific conditions are met:
The number or chickens kept on any property is limited by the lot size. No more than five (5) chickens are allowed on properties of less than 5,000 square feet in area. For properties larger than 5,000 square feet in area, one chicken for each 1,000 square feet of lot area is allowed (up to a maximum of 20 chickens).
Roosters are not allowed within the City, and chickens (hens) cannot be closer than 20 feet to a neighboring dwelling and shall be kept at least 10 feet from any adjoining property. The environment where chickens are kept must be kept odor and debris free; they cannot run loose; and the chickens cannot cause a noise disturbance to neighboring properties.
Standards relating to the construction of Chicken Coops and Chicken Runs are provided in the Ashland Land Use Ordinance: Accessory Buildings and Structures (AMC 18.2.5.040)
Additionally, the Health and Sanitation Chapter of the Ashland Municipal Code addresses specific requirements for the keeping of chickens within the City:
Keeping of Animals (AMC 9.08.040)
Animals at Large (AMC 9.08.030)
Nuisances Affecting the Public Health (AMC 9.08.060)
Unnecessary Noise (AMC 9.08.170)
Individual property information is kept on file with Jackson County and can be viewed online using Jackson County Property Data Online (PDO). Commonly requested information that is available through this application includes: property owner information, lot size, the year the structure was built, square footage, sales history, improvements, photos, and assessors maps.
Click on the link below to be directed to the County's online database:
|Basic instructions for using Property Data Online:|
The basic property information will appear on the screen. To view more detailed information, select the "Click to View Assessment & Planning Details for this account" link. From there, you will be able to view: Account Details, Sales, Deed Card, Overlay Report, Permit Details, and Tax Reports be clicking on the corresponding icons.
DISCLAIMER: The City of Ashland is not responsible for the accuracy of the information obtained from the County's Property Data Online application. Please note that City permit information is not available on the County's program, and zoning information provided by the County can be incorrect. To confirm the property zoning , CLICK HERE to be directed to the City of Ashland Zoning Map. To confirm other details, please contact the Community Development Department at (541) 488-5305.
An accessory residential unit (ARU) is a secondary dwelling unit on a lot, either attached to the single-family dwelling or in a detached building located on the same lot with a single-family dwelling, and having an independent means of entry.
The size of the ARU cannot be greater than 50% of the primary residence, and the ARU can’t exceed 1,000 square feet.
For more information regarding application fees, permits, and zoning requirements for ARUs, refer to section 18.2.3.040 of the Land Use Municipal Code http://www.ashland.or.us/code.asp.
Solar access is one’s right to a certain amount of sunlight to fall upon their dwelling or property. Solar setbacks are the minimum distance that a structure, or any part thereof, can be located from a property boundary. For detailed information on solar access, solar setbacks, lot classifications, and permits, please refer to section 18.4.8 of the Land Use Municipal Code http://www.ashland.or.us/code.asp.
On our website, from the HR (Personnel) Division under Administration Department, click on Job Descriptions to your left. You will be able to click on any class specification and view the salary that is associated with it.
PLEASE NOTE: These are NOT positions for which we are currently accepting applications.
To begin the process of qualifying for a unit covered by the Ashland Affordable Housing Program simply follow the link below to access the City of Ashland Affordable Housing Application and Instructions. For questions regarding the affordable housing application or the income verification process, please contact the Housing Program Specialist.
The Fair Housing Council of Oregon is the most comprehensive source of information regarding issues of fair housing and housing discrimination. If you feel that you are being discriminated against of have a fair housing complaint you can call the Fair Housing Hotline at 1-800-424-3247, or follow the link below to access the Fair Housing Council's website: www.fhco.org
Ashland has an ongoing program that provides incentives to promote affordable housing development, as well as requirements that some units are to be regulated as affordable for a set period of time. For units established as 'affordable', the City imposes both a maximum rent and sale price, and qualifies the occupants of these units to ensure income guidelines are met throughout the affordability period. These are considerable variations regarding the terms of affordability and income guidelines for specific housing units and thus is it necessary to contact the City's Housing Program Specialist with questions before buying, renting, or selling a covered affordable housing unit. If you have spoken with the Housing Program Specialist about the specific housing you are interested in renting or buying (provided it's covered under Ashland's Program), the income verification forms can be accessed via the following link:
The City of Ashland does not own or operate any affordable housing. The City does monitor a number of individually owned single family and multi-family residences located within the City for compliance with income limits established through deed restrictions. The units covered by the Ashland Affordable Housing Program are deed restricted to provide affordable housing with varying terms of affordability income guidelines. The City only becomes aware of available units when applicants call to inquire about income qualification requirements. Because the units are individually owned by private citizens the City does not track or provide updated contact lists for units covered under the program.
If you are looking for affordable rental housing there are resources beyond the City's Affordable Housing Program. The Housing Authority of Jackson County owns and operates several subsidized and below market rate apartment complexes located throughout the Rogue Valley. The Housing Authority also administers the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly know as the Section 8 Voucher Program) for Jackson County. Follow the link below to find out more information about affordable housing offered by the Housing Authority of Jackson County: www.hajc.net
The Southern Oregon Housing Resource Center located inside ACCESS, Inc. offers numerous resources for people seeking assistance in locating affordable rental housing; The SOHRC is also a valuable resource for first time home buyers. The SOHRC website provides a comprehensive list of subsidized rental units throughout Jackson and Josephine Counties and can be accessed by clicking on the link below: www.access-inc.org/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=9
There are considerable variations regarding the terms of affordability and income guidelines for specific housing units and thus is it necessary to contact the City's Housing Program Specialist with questions before renting, buying, or selling a covered affordable housing unit.
With the exception of internal promotional processes, all job opportunities are advertised on the City's website for a minimum of 2 weeks, usually longer. Anyone interested in employment with the City of Ashland can set up a profile on our website which will generate an e-mail alert when a new job is posted. A City of Ashland Employment Application is required for all positions, and will only be accepted for a specific vacancy. A new employment application must be filed for each job applied for. We do not accept unsolicited resumes.
Due to limited staff resources and the need to operate as efficiently as possible, we request that you do not call or e-mail us to check on the status of your application. All finalists will be contacted by phone to arrange an interview, or by letter to inform them of their status in the application process. Generally, it may take several weeks to process an application depending on the number of applications received for a position.
The Human Resource Department coordinates recruitment and selection for all City Departments with the exception of the Parks & Recreation Department. As Police Officers and Firefighter/Paramedics are highly specialized positions requiring extensive screening and testing, the City routinely conducts a selection process for these positions so that we have a list to hire from when vacancies occur.
Candidates compete in a hiring process which includes written and physical agility testing as well as an oral interview process. Finalists who pass the screening process are placed on an eligibility list for potential future hire. As vacancies arise, the candidates on the list are contacted with a job offer conditioned on successful background investigation, psychological and physical evaluations.
The Human Resource Department maintains an "Interest List" for Police and Fire positions only. Whenever we advertise for an eligibility list process, we mail the job announcement and application materials to those on the Interest List. If you would like to be added to the Interest List for Police or Fire positions, please contact Human Resources. * Please note: Being added to the "Interest List" means that you will be notified when we are conducting a hiring process; it is not a promise of employment.
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except holidays).
The Living Wage does not require every employer in Ashland to pay their employees a Living Wage. It applies only to Ashland City employees (including Ashland Parks & Recreation) and contractors who work with the City under contracts over a certain size. The Living Wage does not include temporary or part-time employees hired for less than 1040 hours in any twelve-month period. Additionally, in calculating the living wage, employers may add the value of health care, retirement, 401K and IRS eligible cafeteria plans (including childcare) benefits to the amount of wages received by the employee.
The Living Wage Ordinance is available on the City's website by clicking on "City Municipal Code" and typing "Living Wage" into the search engine.
The City of
The best way to keep informed of current job openings is through our website (www.ashland.or.us). Follow the link to employment opportunities. This page will show currently open positions. If you are interested in being notified of future job opportunities, go to the menu on the left and click on job interest cards. An electronic notification will be sent to you when a position becomes available that matches the type or types of jobs you have indicated that you are interested in.
By doing this, you do not need to continually remember to go to our website; you will automatically be notified.
The City of
A Living Wage is the minimum rate of pay for employees of the City of
Employees must be paid a living wage . . .
· For all hours worked under a service contract between their employer and the City of
· For all hours worked in a month if the employee spends 50% or more of the employee’s time in that month working on a project or portion of business of their employer, if the employer has ten or more employees, and has received financial assistance for the project or business from the City of Ashland in excess of $18,088.
· If their employer is the City of
· In calculating the living wage, employers may add the value of health care, retirement, 401K and IRS eligible cafeteria plans (including childcare) benefits to the amount of wages received by the employee.
Note: “Employee” does not include temporary or part-time employees hired for less than 1,040 hours in any twelve-month period. For more details on applicability of this policy, please see Ashland Municipal Code Section 3.12.020.
The living wage is adjusted every June 30 by the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Given the local cost of living in many American communities, families working in low-wage jobs make insufficient income to live above the poverty level. Although
To this end, the City of
You can view
If you've received a traffic citation and would like to better understand which law you violated, the state has a web-site that might be helpful. Click on the link below to be redirected.
Pay the ticket within 10 calendar days of the date the violation is issued.
Make check payable to and mail to:
Ashland Parking Enforcement
PO Box 566
Ashland, OR 97520
Drop the payment in the yellow drop boxes located at:
Ashland Civic Center (Police Station Parking Lot)
1175 East Main
City Hall (the box is located on a pole outside the Plaza side of City Hall)
20 East Main
or inside City Hall at:
Utility Billing Counter (no drop box, give the envelope to one of the clerks, cash accepted at this location)
Appeal the citation.
Ashland Parking Enforcement
PO Box 566
Ashland, OR 97520
The Ashland Municipal Judge will review the letter.
If the charge is dismissed, the check is returned to the sender.
The appeal process usually takes two weeks.
Do not go to the Municipal Court in person. The clerks are unable to assist with parking tickets. All appeals must be made in writing.
Diamond Parking Service: 541-552-1422
Mail letter and payments to:
Ashland Parking Enforcement
PO Box 566
Ashland, OR 97520
The Ashland Municipal Judge will review the letter. If the charge is dismissed, the check is returned to the sender.
The appeal process usually takes two weeks.
All appeals must be made in writing
Recology Ashland Sanitary partnered with the Ashland police department to bring a new prescription drug deposit box to the City of Ashland. The prescription drug deposit box, which has been placed in the lobby of the Ashland police department, was built and donated by Recology Ashland Sanitary. In addition, Recology Ashland Sanitary provided the sign that is mounted on the wall above the box.
The prescription drug deposit box will allow citizens the opportunity to drop off the following items in a secure box.
The following items WILL NOT be accepted in the box.
The best time to drop off your items are during business hours.
Installing this box will assist with keeping prescription medicines away from children, out of landfills, our water supply, and waste treatment systems.
Firewise USA is a national program created by the National Fire Protection Association that addresses the risks to homes from wildfire in the wildland/urban interface. It encourages local community-based solutions for wildfire safety, with the goal of reducing home ignitions due to wildfire. The Firewise USA program emphasizes homeowner responsibility and provides the framework for education dissemination, community partnerships, and local actions that support community wildfire safety efforts. Ashland Fire & Rescue is a working partner with the community to help establish and advise recognized Firewise USA program sites within Ashland.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a roof that is completely “fire proof;” however, with proper assembly of fire-rated materials, homeowners can lessen a fire’s spread and extend the amount of time it takes for a home to ignite. The roof is very vulnerable to fire because it is the largest surface area of your home. The exposed roof can trap embers and easily ignite a home. In a fire vulnerable area, use class A or B roofing materials.
Class A (This is the least combustible roofing material and the highest resistance to fire).
Pressure-treated shakes and shingles
Class C (This is the most combustible roofing material and is much more vulnerable to fire).
Wood shakes and shingles
The City of
If you do not know where to look for that position but you do know which department the position is in, go to Job Descriptions in the left column and click on the Job Description Position List to find which contract the position is under. If you are still baffled, don’t feel bad. Contact the Personnel Office by calling 541-552-2110 or email through this website under Contact Us (upper tool bar) and Staff Directory.
Any cable modem that supports the DOCSYS 2.0 or higher standard is recommended.
If your vehicle was impounded as a result of an arrest, you will need to come to the Police Department at 1155 E. Main to obtain a release form.
We will release the vehicle to the registered owner, who must provide us with I.D., proof of insurance, a valid licensed driver and $105 CASH for the processing fee.
The tow lot will have an additional fee.
If you have any questions call 541-482-5211.
The City of
The unions are as follows:
· Ashland Firefighters Association (covers all Firefighter/Paramedics, Captains and Engineers).
· Ashland Police Association (covers all Police Officers, Community Service Officer and Evidence/Property Technician).
· IBEW Clerical/Technical Workers (covers most clerical and accounting employees, engineers, planners, inspectors, etc. who are not managers, supervisors or in confidential positions).
· IBEW Electrical Workers (covers all non-supervisory employees of the Electric Department).
· Laborers (covers all non-supervisory employees of the Public Works Department).
· Management/Confidential employees are non-represented (covers all managers, supervisors and those working in confidential positions in all departments).
You can also look under Job Descriptions in the left column and click on the Job Description Position List to find which contract the position is under. Feel free to contact Personnel at 541-552-2110 if you have questions – or email under Contact Us/Staff Directory.
Please go to the Employment page and log in to your NEOGOV account. You can go to your account and update your information online for current and all future positions you apply for.
A number of things can contribute to an increase on a utility bill. Here are some things to consider.
Electric Bill Increases
Water Bill Increases
Anyone doing business within the City of Ashland needs a business license. Applications are available at City Hall, 20 East Main or can be faxed upon request. If working out of your home, a "Home Occupation Application" will also be needed. If doing door to door soliciting, you need to provide a picture ID for each person working under the license. The application fee is based on the fiscal year of July 1st to June 30th. The fee is $10 per month and includes the first two employees. $5.00 will be charged for each additional employee. For businesses located outside the City of Ashland, but doing business in Ashland, the fees apply only to those employees that work in Ashland.
If nothing is done to change the structures or property, there is nothing that will be required of you from this ordinance. If any of the following changes occur, this ordinance will affect you:
Here's a link to "Requirements for Constructing Structures in the Wildfire Hazard Zone." See 184.108.40.206. For partitions of lots/subdivisions, owners will have to provide and implement a Fire Prevention and Control Plan detailing vegetation/fuels reduction, as appropriate. The link above has information regarding "Requirements for Subdivisions, Performance Standards Developments, or Partitions."
As a new landowner in the WHZ, if nothing is done to change the structures or property, there is nothing that will be required of you from this ordinance. If any of the following changes occur, this ordinance will affect you:
-Increase the square footage of your home build more than 200 square feet OR build a new structure more than 200 square feet and need a permit. If either of these situations apply, you will need to comply with the primary and secondary fuel break standards.
-If you partition or subdivide your property, you will be required to prepare and implement a Fire Prevention and Control Plan which is includes fuels reduction on all parcels.
-If you are replacing 50% or more of the roof, the roof is required be a non-wood, Class A or B fire-rated roofing material.
No, there is not a fee associated with being in the WHZ.
No, landowners who are being incorporated into the WHZ will not see a rise in taxes because of the WHZ expansion.
It is recommended that the Wildfire Hazard Zone (WHZ) be increased to include all of the City of Ashland. Doing so will enhance several elements of the fire safety strategy of the city. The City will be able to regulate roof coverings to those appropriate for a community adjacent to and containing wildland fuels. Currently flammable wood product roof coverings are allowed outside of the WHZ. The City will also be able to regulate landscape profiles for new construction that lend themselves to a low intensity fire behavior with far less spread potential. Currently vegetation that produces severe fire behavior and spread such as juniper, cypress, blackberries, and arborvitae are allowed unrestricted outside of the WHZ. Both roof coverings and hazardous landscape fuels were a major factor in the destruction of 11 homes in the 2010 Oak Knoll fire. Properties in wildfire zones are often the only ones that qualify for hazardous fuel mitigation grants that are developed. Expanding the WHZ would allow more properties to apply for grant funds to help with fuels reduction and creating defensible spaces.
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