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Yachats, Gem of the Oregon Coast

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.

Current News

City of Yachats Manager Recruitment 8/29/2017

The recruitment firm, Prothman Co., received 21 applications for the Yachats City Manager position. Following a review of qualifications and preliminary interviews, they invited five candidates for a final interview. Three were scheduled for interviews, but one withdrew this past week.

There was a meet and greet event Sunday afternoon, with both candidates. More than 50 residents talked with the candidates and then provided written reviews for the Council.

The Council interviewed the applicants in a public meeting Monday morning. Tours were provided for the applicants by three residents, and tour guides shared with the Council a summary of their impressions. There was also an opportunity for City staff to meet both applicants and ask questions. The Council then deliberated in executive session, reviewed resumes, background checks, letters of reference, and the written citizen comments from the meet-and-greet session. The Council unanimously agreed to offer the position of Yachats City Manager to Shannon Beaucaire who has accepted the position and will begin work on October 1.

Ms. Beaucaire, who earned her juris doctorate from Northwestern School of Law in Portland OR, has operated a consulting service in Albuquerque NM for the past 15 years, during which she served the City of Albuquerque as a division manager in the legal department. She also served the New Mexico Supreme Court as a statewide manager. She has worked specifically with citizen-oriented teams and in organizational development, as well as strategic planning and organizational development.

She replaces the first-ever City Manager for the City of Yachats, Joan Davies, who retired early this year, as many public employees did, in response to legislative action concerning PERS retirement accounts. She will be available part-time for a short period, to assist in the transition of a number of major projects already in the works, including the south reservoir site development and the remodeling of the old bank building to house the Yachats Library.

The City pays for a dumpster for clean debris, which is in an enclosure at the west end of W. 6th Street, to the south of the City shop and plant. Regular hours are 8am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday, EXCEPT for when it is windy and the gates might be damaged, and when the dumpster is full, and Dahl's have not yet replaced it. Please do not place invasive plants or noxious weeds in the dumpster. Dahl's cannot accept those kinds of plants into the landfill as "debris", and then the City gets billed for tons at the "garbage" rate, rather than the reduced rate for plant debris. NO knotweed, ivy, pampas grass, Scotch broom, blackberry, morning glory, spurge laurel, tansy ragwort, loosestrife, clematis or holly, please. No household garbage, plastics, wires, etc. Please do not dump your load in front of the gate when the gate is closed. PLEASE DO NOT USE BIG PAPER BAGS LIKE DOG FOOD COMES IN - SEEMS LIKE A GOOD IDEA, BUT DAHL'S CANNOT TAKE THEM. THE CREW HAD TO CRAWL INTO THE BIN AND REMOVE ALL OF THE BIG WAL-MART PAPER BAGS THAT SOMEONE USED. Thank you.

City Council Vision

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.

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