Depoe Bay City Council this week got quite a progress report on the amount of growth in housing, streets and utilities. The bay itself will soon be dredged to allow water craft to come and go and not worry about scraping the bottom of the bay – the funds coming from the federal government. Dredging is scheduled to start September 27th and take about a week to 10 days to get’er done.
Depoe Bay’s Memorial Wall will likely wind up doubling the number of notable citizens who have served the city. There’s already one wall full of such photos and it will be very interesting to discover what other Depoe Bay “notables'” will have their photographed faces placed on an additional wall. There’s talk that the second wall might be finished by the end of October.
And the city council gave a favorable nod on an Urban Renewal Project – refurbishing the parking lot on Bay Street complete with a seal coat and striping.
The city council agreed to join-in what is called the Great Oregon Shake Out…aka Cascadia Rising. Geologists say the Cascadia Subduction Earthquake Zone just off the Oregon Coast hasn’t shaken things up for over 300 years and geologists say it’s long overdue.
And finally, Depoe Bay has decided to raise tourism room taxes as has already been done elsewhere in the county. Depoe Bay’s new lodging tax will rise to 12%.