Announcements, Press Releases, Notices

Announcements, Press Releases & Public Hearings

Police Patch
The Police Department has issued a Press Release for the arrest of Corey Michael Canty on August 1, 2020.  Click here for more information.

meeting noticeThe next City of Sutherlin Council Meeting will be held on August 10th at 7:00pm in Civic Auditorium, located at 175 E Everett.  Please click here for the "Zoom" meeting notice!

public noticeThere will be a Supplemental Budget Hearing and Resolution to approve the Supplemental Budget at the August 10th City Council Meeting.  Click here to view the budget hearing notice!

Fords_Pond_Concept_Rendering_0501120Ford's Pond Community Park and Trail Improvements bid has been awarded to Cradar Enterprises!  Click here for the Press Release!

Attention: There will be no trespassing on the Ford's Pond Construction Site!  
During the construction project at Ford's Pond the p
arking area will be closed for public use from August 10, 2020 through December 2020.  Access and parking is available off of Hwy 138W (west of intersection of Church Road and Hwy 138W). Please be respectful, courteous, and cautious of the construction crew. If you have any further questions please contact: Brian Elliott, Community Development Director at 541-459-2856 or

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The Police Department has issued a Press Release for the arrest of Cory Lee Bernhardt on July 9, 2020.  Click here for more information.   Click here for mug shot.


fords pond5The City of Sutherlin has applied for an Oregon State Marine Board Boating Facility and Waterway Access Grant in the amount of $136,165 for design and engineering services for the boat launch and parking off of Hwy 138 at Ford’s Pond!  Click here to go directly to the Ford's Pond Park page for access to the grant and information regarding the ability to provide comments as part of the grant review!

public noticeSutherlin City Council approved the first reading, and will be considering the second reading and adoption of  Ordinance 1081 to amend Ordinance 1040 to provide additional requirements associated with solid waste flow control at the August 10th Council Meeting.  Click here for the Enactment Notice, draft ordinance, and a portion of  Ordinance No. 1040 that will be amended.

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Sutherlin Fire Department is hosting a "Fire Fighters Care Blood Drive" on Thursday, August 20th from 9:30am to 2:30pm.  Click here for more information.

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Central Park playground and Splash Pad are both open as of June 22, 2020. The Splash Pad  is open from 11:00am to 8:00pm!  Enjoy!

2020 ElectionThe City of Sutherlin is now opening the candidate filings for Councilors and Mayor for the November 3rd General Election.  There will be 3 Councilor positions (4-year term) and 1 Mayor position (2-year term) on the ballot.  If your are interested in running for these positions please contact City Recorder/Elections Officer, Diane Harris, for an appointment at 541-459-2856 ext 207 or email  The city's deadline for filing is August 20th in order to get all documents to the county by August 25th.  All prospective candidates are encouraged to start the process early in order to meet all requirement for running for office!  To visit our Election Information page for more information - Click here!

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Sutherlin's C. Giles Hunt Public Library is open regular hours now, from 11am until 2pm.  We are limited to 20 patrons at a time and have three public computers available.  We will follow physical distancing protocol as our health authority recommends.  Because returning materials have been and will be disinfected and "quarantined" for a number of days, a limit of five items is now in place. Public and children's programs remain suspended for now and parents and others responsible for children will be required to closely monitor them at all times. As requirements change, we will provide more information about additions of programs and times. Please note the many new postings regarding our current operating requirements when visiting the library.  We are glad to be back!               

 police log1SUTHERLIN / OAKLAND POLICE MEDIA LOG -  August 4 - 10, 2020

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   FOUND PROPERTY -  July 13,  2020

Food Pantry
The Sutherlin-Oakland Emergency Food Pantry is now open and they have a good supply of food for those in need.  Operating hours are Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00am. The pantry is located at 183 E First Avenue in Sutherlin. For inquiries please call (541) 459-4082.

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Register your bike at the Sutherlin Police Department!  Bicycle Safety and Theft Prevention - CLICK HERE!


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Sutherlin Library
- We are always accepting applications for volunteers! Please stop by the library for more information or call 541-459-9161.  Application to Volunteer!


douglas ridesDouglas Rides-Dial-a-Ride is in great need of drivers!  Please call us at 541-459-2211 for more information or stop by the Police Department.  

attention.81x81Would you like an opportunity to be involved?  The City of Sutherlin has an opening on the Planning Commission (to finish out vacant term ending Dec 2020) and openings on the Budget Committee (3-year appointment), Parks Advisory Committee (2-year appointment) and Library Advisory Board (4-year appointment)!  If your interested please click on the following link: Committee/Commission Application
For more information, please contact City Recorder, Diane Harris: or 541-459-2856 ext. 207 or Deputy City Recorder, Melanie Masterfield at or 541-459-2856 ext. 208.

DSC00124Sutherlin Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center -
 The Little Log Cabin is a fun place to be!  SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!!  Do you know enjoy meeting new people?  Are you proud of your community? Are positive and friendly?   Sutherlin Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center short 3 hour shifts -  morning or afternoon - 1 day a week or more if you like.  Call or email for more information!   541-459-3280  or stop by the Chamber/Visitor Center at 1310 W. Central Avenue. Thanks for your consideration!

medreturnDid you know the Sutherlin Police Department has a Med return Drug Collection Unit?  While you're doing your spring cleaning maybe you have some unused, unwanted, or expired drugs you need to dispose of. You can bring those to the Police Department for disposal. If you have questions please call us at 541-459-2211.   Read more!


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Find us at  @CitySutherlin  - Follow us on Twitter now for the latest news, important information and notices you won't want to miss!! Learn the latest updates on broken water mains, closed streets, areas to avoid for public safety reasons, etc. Another way for us to get information out to you, the public! Thank you!

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Citizen Emergency Notification System
- Douglas County Sheriff's Office - HAVE YOU CALLED to Register your cell phone or VoIP phone. Click here for full details or call 541.440.4450.