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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

04-27-16 THROUGH 05-13-16 SCHEDULE FOR 101 CONSTRUCTION 4/27/2017
Depending totally on the weather, this is the current schedule for construction for the next couple of weeks: 04/28 - work on stairs, curb and sidewalk at City Hall (W. 4th and 101). 05/01 through 5/13 prep sidewalks, pour and stamp concrete. On May 10 and 11, STRIP PAVING AND TRENCH PATCHING EARLY ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY), with prep starting Monday at Blue Whale about 4am, to try to avoid interruption of customer flow to the businesses. Paving will continue on to Topper's and C&K on Tuesday. The strips are along the curbs and the trench patches are in the middle of the highway - this is not the main overlay.
The two days' worth of strip paying scheduled previously, and then re-scheduled for weeks due to rain, has been postponed again, but just so they can continue to concentrate on concrete for another couple of weeks. Probably will pave the first week of May; probably will have an early morning or two, but we will update you when we know ourselves.
Cross Development, Pioneer Telephone, Central Lincoln PUD, a geologist and various sub-contractors are working on-site at the old gas station, in reference to the proposed construction of a Dollar General Store. Tanks have been removed; they have an Oregon DEQ permit for remediation of soil and there was no asbestos found in the gas station structure. They planned to have the tanks out and the asphalt surface of the lot removed by April 28. A "Notice of Decommission" will be issued by DEQ if there are no issues with the tanks, which have been in the ground for 28 years. Mike Stults, Cross Development, said they have already performed environmental testing, and found no sign of any contamination. They project that construction will begin in May and be completed by July.
No, the City is not making WEST Second Street a one-way street. EAST Second Street will remain a one-way street, but the direction will be reversed. No, the City is not adding parking spaces beside, behind or on the Alder Bistro. That is private property. No, nobody got paid off by Dollar General to allow them to build here. The planning commission had been considering "formula business" restriction for months, and had not concluded before the company chose the property and filed their building permit. It would still have had to go to the City Attorney for terminology and to the City Council for approval. Ownership of the property was not even completed during these past months. It specifically hinged on the soil and building passing the stringent DEQ regulations concerning any possible fuel contamination and asbestos content in the structure. The owner was entitled to sell; the buyer was entitled to buy. Please feel free to call or email City Hall for the facts about City business or projects, at 541-547-3565 or cityhall@YachatsMail.org
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. Thank you.
City of Yachats has allocated two thousand dollars ($2,000) for grant funds to help promote and provide financial support to new or expanding tourism-generating events and activities planned in Yachats. Grant funds will be awarded to individuals, groups or organizations for projects designed to enhance or expand upon established events, or to create new events or activities that are likely to generate more visitors and increase revenue flow for local businesses. Applicants may obtain a grant application from Yachats City Hall, along with the criteria the applications will be judged on. The grant money may be used for advertising, promotion, operational expenses, facility rentals or equipment purchase or rentals. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2017. Grant winners will be notified by May 31, 2017. See application packet for more details.
City Policy & Regulation Documents 1/10/2017

A short cut to frequently requested city document has been added under the Government menu. Look for Policies & Regulations

Here you will find links for administrative policies, city charter, city code, comprehensive plan, council rules and other administrative documents.

You can also click here for access to the Policy & Regulations documents.

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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