Key discussions from the CAC General Meeting held on Saturday, April 16, 2016
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Pacific City/Woods Community Plan
The Summary of the Community Plan was presented. The original Community Plan completed in 1999, a 45 page document, is up for review. It outlines the vision for Pacific City/Woods and the policies and zoning that were designed to make it happen. Tillamook County Department of Community Development is working with the PC/Woods CAC to update the plan. When completed it will be reflected in the Tillamook County Plan that will be submitted to the State of Oregon.
Other business discussed:
Cape Kiwanda Stakeholders – A decision has been made to postpone work on widening the beach access ramp until October. The Cape Kiwanda Master Plan process is on-going, but dates for future meetings have not been publicized at this time.
Public Works – Culvert on Sand Lake Road – At the March CAC meeting Liane Welch informed the CAC that the State Parks Department agreed to help pay for replacement of the culvert under Sand Lake Road on the Sitka Sledge State Natural Area (Beltz Farm) Area property. However, it was learned that this funding was contingent on assuring future fish passage which means that the ‘tide gate’ will be removed.
Territorial Sea Plan – The State of Oregon is in the process of replying to the Territorial Sea Plan brief that was filed last October. However, the State funded Oregon Wave Energy trust is also discussing filing an amicus brief.
Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) – The program is solvent with about $1.4 million in the bank and $2.6 million in taxes expected to be collected in 2016. A new approach to distribution. The BOC adopted a new approach to distribute the funds and that will take effect on July 1, 2016.
County Parks Advisory Committee – Commissioner Tim Josi brought a proposal to the County Parks Advisory Committee from the State Parks Department. They are proposing a swap. They would like to trade Bob Straub State Park for the Tillamook County Whalen Island Campground. Because of legal limitations, the State would grant a 100-year lease to the county versus outright ownership for Bob Straub Park in exchange for taking possession of the Whalen Island Campground.
NVCA – Nestucca Valley Community Alliance – NVCA is working with the Nestucca Valley School District on the three week Science Camp to be held at the Nestucca Valley Elementary School. NVCA will assist the school district in organizing the camp and will work with the students on Thursdays of each week of the camp.
Tillamook County Budget Meeting – After initial negotiations there still is a deficit of $1.3 million in the general fund.