Looking to the future and the next 50 years, members of the City Council opened a new chapter in the history of Yachats by hiring our first city administrator. The City’s new web site and awareness of the Trails Committee design work led to a discussion about the need for a new city logo. This topic was discussed by the council for a couple of months. A few modifications were suggested; implemented and adopted by the council at the July meeting. The new logo now appears on the city’s main web site.
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our community, we hope you will appreciate the new design as a symbol of renewal and a celebration of all the qualities that make Yachats the Gem of the Oregon Coast.
Barry Campbell came into the office on Friday to let us know that he was filming the King Tides in the State Parks with a drone. I asked him if he would give a short summary of what he was doing for the community.
Hello! As a FAA Certified Commercial Drone Operator under Part 107 Rules: I am hoping to film with a Drone during the King Tides this month (January 18-23) depending on the weather. I’m filming with permission from the State Parks the coastal areas managed by the State Parks in the Yachats Community. The flights will be of relative short duration all being over the ocean and bay areas, not over people or private land following all FAA Part 107 Regulations. I’m hoping to get some interesting video. Cheers!
Upon Larry’s retirement, Dave Mattison is serving as our contract planner and code enforcement officer. Dave will be in Yachats on Tuesdays but will also be working remotely during the week to serve our community. Dave comes from an extensive planning background and has already spent the day with Larry learning about current projects. Larry will be available to answer questions as Dave comes on board. I asked Dave to do a little write up to tell a little about himself to the community.
A little bit about me, Dave Mattison, ……… a Planner, an Oregon Duck, a Colorado Buffalo, a Thespian, and a Dad.
I live to the north of Yachats in Tillamook. Before Yachats, I worked in planning in Colorado (Clear Creek County), Eastern Oregon (Umatilla County), and here on the Oregon Coast (Tillamook, Nehalem, and Manzanita).
In terms of education, I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM), obtained from the University of Oregon in 1992, and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), obtained from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1995.
I’ve done quite a bit of acting with the local theater in Tillamook, in the 19 years I’ve been here, playing in shows from the Wizard of Oz, Twilight Zone, to other comedies.
My wife, Sami, and I have a seven-year-old daughter. One of the most rewarding things I have done is volunteer a bit of my time to assist with the teaching of my child’s class – it is exhausting but worth it!
I am delighted to be invited to take on the responsibilities of the City Planner/Code Enforcement position. This exciting opportunity appeared at an opportune time in my career, and I am looking forward to working with the City of Yachats.
January 18, 2019 UPDATE:
The analysis was complete and no asbestos was found. https://yachatsoregon.org/Documents/Download/2019-01-18_Asbestos_Analysis.pdf
Due the schedule in the Commons and the length of additional time the removal will take. Installation will still resume in March. Thank you for your understanding.
Monday it is was discovered that the tile under the old laminate flooring is not stable enough to glue the new flooring to and must be removed – otherwise our new flooring would fail.
Oregon passed a law the first of the year (Jan 1st 2019) that all building materials that are removed from a building - that were installed prior to 2008 - have to be tested for asbestos before they can be removed. This testing can take up to two weeks before results are given. It is the opinion of the flooring contractor, as well as inspector that the tiles are not asbestos, but nevertheless the testing must be done before we proceed. The laminate flooring - that had been laid on top of the tile and had been separating - was installed in 2012-13 so it doesn't need to be tested. As soon as we were made aware of this new development, we reached out to our community partners who were going to be using the building.
We want to make sure that we can continue our valuable community events while we wait for test results, so we have placed a piece of plywood over the small section of exposed tiles by the storage room. We have placed an area rug over the plywood and taped both of those down. We just ask that you use care around the area – we don’t want anyone to trip on the rug or plywood that it is covering.
Winter Wonderland has decided to hold their event at the Presbyterian Church on Saturday. However, the YAAS event will be held in the multi-purpose room on Sunday and all classes will resume on Monday Jan 14th.
We will look at resuming work in March to allow plenty of time for the testing and our amazing community events scheduled throughout January and February. Due to the extra work to remove the tiles underneath, it is anticipated that it will take 2-3 weeks to complete installation of the flooring. We recognize this unanticipated wrinkle has caused a different timeline than originally stated. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we address this new development.
We will keep you informed as new information becomes available.
Heather Hoen, Facilities Manager
Greetings Oregon Coast Partners!
The Oregon Department of
Transportation (ODOT) wants the public’s help as it undertakes a major planning
effort to identify improvements to the Oregon Coast Bike Route (OCBR), a
popular bike route that runs the length of the Oregon coast. Public input
is a key part of the OCBR plan, and will set the stage for improved safety,
accessibility and enjoyment for residents, visitors and all users of the route.
The public has a chance to provide input and share ideas about improving the OCBR by visiting an Online Open House through January 31, 2019. The public input and ideas will help ODOT better understand where the issues and gaps are along the route.
Every year more than 6,000 people ride the OCBR. The route, designated in the early 1980s, attracts tourists from all over the world and is a treasured resource for many visitors and coastal residents.
While ODOT does not currently have funding identified for improvements, the Oregon Coast Bike Route Plan will set the stage for future investments. The plan will identify needs and prioritize improvements to the route to increase safety, accessibility and enjoyment for residents, visitors and all users.
The Oregon Coast Bike Route Plan will:
• Define the route – both where it follows U.S. 101 and where it follows other roadways.
• Identify ways that ODOT and local jurisdictions can improve the route and support riders.
• Identify high priority improvements and develop a plan for implementing those improvements.
It has been over a decade since the OCBR was evaluated and no comprehensive planning work has ever been completed. With the changes in bicycle infrastructure standards, and the growth of bike tourism destinations and travel options both nationally and along U.S. 101, ODOT believes it’s the right time to do this work.
ODOT has been working closely with local jurisdictions and other partner agencies such as the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). This includes coordinating with the Oregon Coast Trail effort, a parallel planning effort, facilitated by OPRD, to improve the hiking experience along the coast. ODOT and OPRD are working together where the hiking and biking routes overlap.
For more information please visit the website or contact:
Jenna Berman, Region 2, North Coast, Active Transportation Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-718-6024
Jenna Marmon, Region 3, South Coast, Active Transportation Liaison, email@example.com or 541-774-5925
Please see the Council's Goals for the 2019 Calendar Year
Contact: Siuslaw National Forest offices in Corvallis
(541-750-7000), Hebo (503-392-5100), Reedsport (541-271-6000), or Waldport
(Corvallis, OR) October 3, 2018 - Firewood cutting season is beginning on the Siuslaw National Forest and will continue through February 28, 2019. Firewood permits can be purchased Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Waldport and Reedsport District offices on the Central Coast Ranger District and at the Hebo Ranger District office. Permits are also available on Wednesdays at the supervisor's office in Corvallis for the Central Coast Ranger District.
Across the forest, firewood harvesting must occur in designated cutting areas only. Maps are available for review at district offices prior to purchasing a permit and will also be issued at the time of permit sales.
Yachats Final Budget for 2018-19
Our village is a place where natural resources are valued and protected, where diversity is celebrated, and where a vibrant economy and sense of community pride create and recreate a living spirit. Yachats cares not just for its citizens’ basic needs but also supports them in their efforts to excel mentally, physically, artistically, and spiritually. It is a community with an enduring sense of itself.
1/22/2019 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
2/6/2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
2/7/2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2/12/2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2/13/2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
2/13/2019 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM