Round 3 TLT: Tourism facilities community discussions conclude with third series of meetings throughout county
The citizens of Tillamook County are invited to attend the third and final in a series of meetings about tourism facilities development throughout the county. Facilitated by the Tillamook County Futures Council, these meetings will provide the Council with the information they need to write a summary report of the community discussions.
This third series of meetings is set for the week of May 15, 2017 and will be held in four locations throughout the county. All meetings are scheduled for 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.
- Monday, May 15: South: Pelican Brewery, 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City, for Hebo, Cloverdale, Beaver, Pacific City and Neskowin citizens. Facilitated by Marie Heimberg.
- Tuesday, May 16: Central: Tillamook Bay Community College, 4301 Third St, Tillamook, for Tillamook, Oceanside, Netarts and Pleasant Valley citizens. Facilitated by Rick Kneeland.
- Wednesday, May 17: North-Central: Rockaway Beach Civic Facility, 276 Hwy 101 S. Rockaway Beach, for Rockaway, Garibaldi and Bay City citizens. Facilitated by Erin Skaar.
- Thursday, May 18: North: North County Recreation District, 36155 9th Street, Nehalem, for Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler citizens. Facilitated by Leila Salmon.
The first round of meetings took place in November, 2016. It was focused on an overview of the program and a chance for citizens to brainstorm ideas. The second round of meetings was held in early February, 2017, and the ideas shared in November were discussed more thoroughly.
The summary report will be presented to the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners and the Tourism Advisory Committee for facilities.
A large part of the PC-Woods CAC’s mission is to focus on issues of importance to our community. To that end, we are providing notice of a meeting Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:30PM (in the Elementary School Library) sponsored by our local school district as they discuss long range facilities planning.
Experts at OSU say that we have about a 30% chance of a 9.0 earthquake in the next 50 years. Tillamook County Commissioner Mark Labhart encourages Tillamook County citizens to attend Prepare Out Loud!, an American Red Cross presentation on how to prepare yourself and your business for an earthquake and subsequent Tsunami.
The American Red Cross Cascades Region is helping our community be prepared for disasters such as a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake by holding the Prepare Out Loud community preparedness forum. Attendees will experience a unique and interactive presentation where they will learn:
* the science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone,
* how humans behave during disasters,
* what to expect during a Cascadia earthquake,
* how to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster, and
* how much food, water and other supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others.
Following Prepare Out Loud, attendees will understand the central role their actions and voices play in building a culture of preparedness and resilience.
Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:30- 11:30am, Port of Tillamook Bay Board Room, 4000 Blimp Blvd.
Friday, September 30, 2016, 1:00PM – 3:00PM, 225 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita
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Enhanced Sheriff’s Patrol District – Town Hall Meeting #2
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30 PM
Kiawanda Community Center
34600 Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City, OR 97135
A recent survey of the Pacific City-Woods and Neskowin communities yielded 284 responses and there is a lot of interest in further exploration of the idea. At the Town Hall meeting we will review some information about budgeting and patrol coverage in the two communities. We will also discuss in more detail how the tax measure might be presented on the ballot and when.
The September 28th Town Hall meeting will give everyone an opportunity to explore the concept further with Sheriff Long and other Tillamook County officials who will play an integral role in the ballot measure and budgeting processes if there is sufficient interest in moving the idea to the next step.
The first public meeting in the process of reviewing and revising the Pacific City-Woods Community Plan was on April 21, 2016. About 30-40 of our neighbors were able to attend to contribute their ideas and be part of this important conversation. One of the key issues we discussed was how to manage the inevitable growth of the Pacific City-Woods community.
We hope you can join us for the next public meeting on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6:00PM (in conjunction with the Tillamook County Department of Community Development) at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City. At the June 16 meeting we will have a “dot voting” exercise to see how the community feels about several issues related to the future development of the Pacific City-Woods community. We hope to see you there!
August 18, 2015 – Tony Owen, Pacific City Joint Water-Sanitary Authority Manager, updated CAC members in attendance at the August 15, 2015 CAC meeting on recent developments in planning for the Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrade. He announced that the Authority will be hosting two public meetings for more focused discussions about the project, one general information session and one workshop. Those meeting dates are September 24, 6:00pm at the Kiawanda Community Center and October 17, 11:00am at the PCJWSA office. Details on these meetings will be available soon.
These meetings are in addition to the monthly PCJWSA board meetings (5:00pm on the first Tuesday of each month at the PCJWSA office.)
For further details on the Waste Water Treatment Plant project see PCJWSA.com. Informational Updates and Projects tabs on the home page will give you updates as they are available. Stay tuned to the PCJWSA.com web site for further information.
On April 19, 2014 Christine Shirley, National Flood Insurance Coordinator in the State of Oregon and Bryan Pohl, Director of Tillamook County Community Development gave a presentation on the Moratorium of Building Permits along the Nestucca and Nehalem Rivers.
Over 70 folks attended to hear about this issue and they learned a lot about Base Flood Elevations and Floodways and the reason for the moratorium. In summary, during a CAV or “Community Assistance Visit” it was discovered that incorrectly permitted development was found in the floodways of the Nestucca and Nehalem Rivers. This development was not reflected in the modeling associated with the new flood maps. As a result, FEMA is requiring the County to remodel the floodways and they will be included in the new flood maps.
Until the new modeling is completed, FEMA contends that Tillamook County does not have enough information to verify that development will be “reasonably safe from flooding” and that the lowest floor elevations will be above base flood elevation. As a result, Tillamook County has imposed a development moratorium until the modeling is complete.