It’s no secret that Lincoln City is full of artists and the results of their work. And because they want the town to appreciate and share that good work with residents as well as tourists, the city council formed an Arts Advisory Committee to recommend where major works of art should be anchored in public places.
However…Visitors and Convention Bureau Chief Sandy Pfaff told the council Monday night that the committee has had a rough time maintaining steerage because not enough members show up for meetings. Mayor Dick Anderson said because this glitch has been going on for so long maybe it’s time for the city to live without the Arts Committee for a while until such time that interest re-surges. But Pfaff replied that the major obstacle is that there are residents in the area who are passionate about art and who want to serve on the committee but can’t because they live outside the city limits.
After a bit of back and forth between council members, they decided to change the make-up of the Arts Committee to require two members living within the city limits and four living outside the city limits, but living within the Taft High School enrollment area – basically between Rose Lodge and Depoe Bay. The council seemed willing to give the changes a chance to work.
Mayor Anderson reminded Lincoln City residents that a complete update of Tsunami Inundation Maps are now available at city hall and at all North Lincoln Fire-Rescue stations. They are also available on line at OregonTsunami.org or by clicking here.
Mayor Anderson also wanted Lincoln City residents to know that the long debated and planned for “Nelscott Gap” project on Highway 101 will officially commence Tuesday, the 14th. Mayor Anderson said ODOT crews will be working along the gap from 23rd to 35th. He says crews will be taking roadway core samples to gauge the condition of the current highway as they launch the multimillion dollar project to add left turn lanes, curb, gutter and sidewalks on both sides and bike lanes. There will also be a signal light added at 101 and 32nd.