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Yes, doing any type of business within the City limits, regardless of whom you're selling to, requires you to have a business license.
Yes, after September 30th, fees for a new business license goes down to $75.
A temporary business license would be appropriate. They last 45 days.
Yes, there are codes that have to be followed. The zoning of your property will determine what types of business you're allowed to have.
If you're doing business within the City Limits, you'll need several different things:
The Council-Manager form is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. The form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected Council and where the Council hires a professionally-trained manager to oversee the delivery of public services.
In Council-Manager government, the Mayor and Council members are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent of the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to citizens' needs and wishes. The Manager is appointed by Council to carry out it's policy and ensure that the entire community is being served.
No. One of the most attractive features is that the Council-Manager form is adaptable to local conditions and preferences. For example, some communities have Councils that are elected at large while other Councils are elected by ward or by a combination of an at-large and by-ward structure. Some local governments have Mayors who are elected by the voters at large; others are elected by their colleagues on the Council. City of Klamath Falls City Council members are elected by their five individual Wards and the Mayor is elected at large by the entire City.
The Council is the legislative body: it's members are the community's decision makers. Power is centralized in the elected Council, which approves the budget and determines the tax rate, for example. The Council also focuses on the community's goals, major projects, and such long-term considerations as:
The Council hires a professional manager to carry out the administrative responsibilities and the Council supervises the manager's performance.
Mayors in Council-Manager communities (or chairpersons in counties) are key political leaders and policy developers. Their duties, responsibilities, and authorities depend on the organization's charter. In Council-Manager communities, typically the Mayor:
In addition, the Mayor serves as a key City representative in intergovernmental relations. The Mayor, Council, and Manager constitute a policy-development and management team.
The Manager is hired to serve the Council and the community and to bring to the local government the benefits of training and experience in administering local government projects and programs on behalf of the governing body. The Manager is responsible for the:
Council members and citizens count on the manager to provide complete and objective information, pros and cons of alternatives, and long-term consequences.
The Manager makes policy recommendations to the Council, but the Council may or may not adopt them and may modify the recommendations. The Manager is bound by whatever action the Council takes.
Successful examples of citizen participation in the local government service delivery decision-making process are widespread among professionally-managed communities. Because professional local government management offers government of the people, by the people, and for the people, it sets the stage for citizen activism by encouraging open communication between citizens and their government.
As policy-makers, the City Council routinely relies on appointed citizen committees and boards for assistance in areas such as budget, planning, parks, downtown redevelopment, and for special projects. In the City of Klamath Falls, the Mayor does have the authority to appoint citizens to these various boards and commissions. Because political power is concentrated in the entire governing body rather than one elected official, more citizens have an opportunity to be elected to a position in which they have significant influence over the future of their community.
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The pool is open year-round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and scheduled maintenance closures. View the pool schedule.
Master Swim is a swim workout based group of individuals who prefer swimming in a group instead of individually. We incorporate all of the four swim strokes. Our coach works on improving your efficiency in the water and builds swimming endurance.
Pool staff and City personnel work hard to maintain a pool temperature between 83 and 85 degrees. Our pool serves many demographics and temperatures need to remain ideal for all users.
Our pool is a chlorine pool. By thoroughly rinsing your hair and body off with water, it is less likely for the chlorine to effect irritation to your skin or hair.
During hours of operation, the front office will be open for entrance and a cashier will be available to assist you.
Private and semi-private lessons are available at your request all year round. Group lessons usually start the week after all schools get out.
Learn about membership options available at the Ella Redkey Pool, as well as fees for programs.
By liking our Facebook page, you will have access to any and all important updates about the pool.
You must be 48 inches tall to ride the slide. Read a complete list of our rules.
Lockers can be rented for $5 a month upon request. Lockers are free to use on a day-to-day basis.
To make an online payment visit our PAYMENT CENTER
To report Code Enforcement issues online visit our form center
To report a street light outage submit your REPORT online.
To report a street maintenance issue you can submit your REPORT online.
Find out more about our Mayor and City Council
An arraignment is a first appearance in court. Defendants will enter a plea and be notified of their rights. If a plea of No Contest is entered, you will see the judge and if a plea of Not Guilty is entered a trial will be set for a future date.
In 1997, Oregon passed a law which requires the registered owner of a vehicle to notify the Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services (DMV) of the sale or transfer within 10 days. If you have not notified the DMV of the sale of your vehicle, you need to contact the DMV ASAP at NOTIFY DMV and select the option "Report Your Vehicle Sold."
Municipal Court has contacted you because you are the listed owner according to the DMV.
At the very least, you will need to provide the new buyer's information to Municipal Court. Failure to do so can result in future citations assigned to this vehicle being listed under your name.
If you have any questions, please contact the Municipal Court at 541-883-5311.
This court requires personal appearances for certain violations. If your citation states; Must Appear, M.A. or Appear you must appear in court to handle. In the event you wish to seek a reduction in fine, or compliance dismissal in relation to a citation for FAIL TO CARRY PROOF OF INSURANCE OR DRIVING UNINSURED, you must provide proof of insurance at least two business days prior to your court date. If the proof of insurance is not submitted prior to the court date, your appearance date will be moved so the insurance may be verified.
For violations that do not require a formal court appearance and you would like to handle prior to the court date, they may be handled by a Court Clerk during regular business hours.
If you have missed your initial court date a Fail to Appear notice will be sent (to your DMV address of record) with a second assigned court date. A Fail to Appear Fee will also be added to each violation.
If the second court date is missed the presumptive fine of your violation(s) will be imposed along with all FTA fees and a conviction will be sent to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
If the imposed fines/fees are not paid by the due date, your license will be suspended, and the account will go to collections.
Trials are scheduled upon a plea of “Not Guilty,” or as ordered by the court, and are normally scheduled within 4 to 6 weeks of entering your plea. Trials are scheduled based on court and officer(s) availability, with night court being an option that may be assigned.
If you fail to appear at your Trial the court may:
Once a judgement has been entered and fines have been imposed, you have up to 30 days to pay in full with no additional fee or a payment plan may be set-up with a small fee being added. This option allows for smaller payments to be made over a period of time, up to a year.
In the event you are unable to make the payments as ordered it is recommended that you contact the court to discuss options.
When appearing in court, please do not wear shorts, thin strap tops, pajamas or swimsuits. And if you bring a hat or sunglasses, please take them off while you’re in court.
Klamath County Circuit Court (13th Judicial) 541-883-5503
Klamath County Justice Court 541-884-1864
Klamath County Juvenile Department 541-884-4167
Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles 503-945-5000
The DMV offers a hardship permit (or hardship license) which can allow holders to operate vehicles for a limited time while they are in the process of obtaining car insurance or being reinstated. If the judge has recommended that you obtain a hardship license, please fill out the following application and submit directly to the DMV along with their requested payment. The charge is a maximum of $125.
NOTE: Municipal Court clerks cannot help you fill out this application; in addition, completing and submitting the application does not guarantee that the DMV will grant you a hardship license. The DMV will determine if your circumstances qualify for a hardship license and will notify you based on their conclusion.
Municipal Court approves in-person traffic school or online traffic school through NTSI only. NTSI offers several different traffic school training options, so if you would like to sign up for online traffic school, reach out to Municipal Court to help sign you up for the correct course. Call (541) 883-5311 or submit your request online via the "Submit Information" tab on the Municipal Court webpage.
Water meters and services up to 2 inches are installed by the City. A service request must be submitted to the City Development Services Division located at:226 S 5th Street1st FloorKlamath Falls, OR 97601
Fees must be paid and specific location information completed before City crews will be dispatched to install a water service and/or meter. Fees will vary depending on meter size. Should you have questions about fees, please contact the Engineering Division at 541-883-5368.
Yes. If you have an underground irrigation system for your yard, fire suppression sprinkler system, boiler, pool/spa or water feature, state law requires that you get a backflow prevention assembly to prevent contaminated water from flow back into your drinking water-a serious health hazard. If you have questions please call 541-883-4956 to speak with our cross connection control specialist. A plumbing permit is required for all new installations and when altering existing plumbing. A permit may be obtained from the:Klamath County Building Department305 Main Street1st FloorKlamath Falls, OR 97601Phone: 541-883-5121
The City is required by Oregon State Law to maintain a minimum of 20 pounds per square inch (psi) water pressure at all times and under all conditions. Current City Engineering Construction Standards require a minimum of 40 psi, however, in older existing area pressures may be lower due to undersized piping, area water demands and location/elevation of the service area.
A standard residential water meter is 5/8 inches and will flow up to 25 gallons of water per minute. The average home uses 314 gallons per day and 690 gallons per day during peak demand periods.
Your water could be dirty for the following reasons:
Glass can still be recycled in Klamath Falls, however, Waste Management is no longer handling it. If you would like to recycle glass it may be taken to the Klamath County Landfill on Old Fort Road. They will then take and crush the glass and use it for road base at the landfill.
Waste Management quit taking glass for two reasons; one, the current market prices do not pay enough to cover the shipping of glass. Glass is a fairly heavy product and must be shipped 300 miles north or south to reach a glass recycling plant. The other reason glass is not picked up with our other curbside recyclables is that it is breakable. When glass breaks in the load it contaminates the entire load. If paper recyclables go through and there is glass in the load it can cause thousands of dollars in damage to the machinery.
Waste Management discontinued the pickup of areas outside the urban growth boundary when the City of Klamath Falls switched the new roll cart system. When their management went through the numbers it did not come out economically feasible to continue that service outside the urban growth boundary.