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Neighbors trying to save their quiet streets from out of town-owned vacation rentals

FROM MONICA KIRK, Newport

Thank you for all the Lincoln County residents who signed our petition to limit vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods. We received many hundreds of signed signature petition forms, but we were short of the 1,454 needed by August 5 to get it on the November ballot. This does not mean we failed or that the cause is lost – it means that five days was not enough time to gather sufficient signatures during pandemic restrictions.

So we are now collecting additional signatures to put the measure on the ballot in May, 2021, a much easier goal. Signatures already received will be saved and WILL count toward that 1,454 total, so if you already sent in a signed sheet, you do not need to send in another. However, if you have NOT already sent in a signed and dated petition form, now is the time!

Go to: 15neighborhoods.weebly.com to print out the pdf form.

Sign it in 2 places, date, and include your address. Mail the signed form to: 15neighborhoods, P.O. Box 390, Depoe Bay, OR 97341. (Each page must be an original — no scans, no copies, no emails.)

Now is also the time to gather additional signatures. Our new deadline is February 17, 2021for the May ballot. Please ask your friends and neighbors who are Lincoln County residents and registered voters to sign the petition to get this measure on the ballot and turn the tide back toward residents and away from extractive profiteers who do not even live in our neighborhoods.For those wondering what else you can do to further our grass-roots movement, here are four suggestions. The first is of critical importance:

1. Email your Lincoln County Commissioners and ask for an extension of the temporary suspension on new short-term rentals licenses until the voters have spoken. Currently it is set to expire on September 30, 2020. If it expires, the vacation rental problem will continue to get worse before it is even addressed by the County.

    Chair, Kaety Jacobson: kjacobson@co.lincoln.or.us

    Commissioner Claire Hall: cehall@co.lincoln.or.us

    Commissioner Doug Hunt: dhunt@co.lincoln.or.us

2. Ask the Commissioners to cap the number of short-term rentals allowed in unincorporated Lincoln County.

3. Ask the Commissioners to change short-term rental occupancy limits to two people per bedroom, effective within 30 days. The Commissioners are all on public record saying they think the current limit is too high, but they never acted to reduce it. This single action would help reduce the nuisance of vacation rentals in neighborhoods and there is no good reason not to enact it quickly.

4. Join our committee to restore the quality of life in our neighborhoods. This is a county-wide election and we need representatives from all of Lincoln County, not only the unincorporated neighborhoods. If you are interested, email us at: 15neighborhoods@gmail.com

Thank you for your continued support.

Respectfully,

15 Neighborhoods and counting . . .


https://yachatsnews.com/neighborhood-groups-opposed-to-vacation-rentals-misses-signature-deadline-for-november-ballot-now-aims-for-may-2021/

Contacts for assistance….

COVID-19 Resources

State of Oregon – Governor Kate Brown

Federal Resources and Congressional Updates – Senator Jeff Merkley

Federal Economic and CARES Act Resources – Senator Ron Wyden

Health Updates Oregon Health Authority

Student and Family Resources Oregon Department of Education

Child Care Resources for Providers and Families Oregon Early Learning Division

Business Layoffs, Closures and Unemployment Information Oregon Employment Department

Business Resources and Information Business Oregon

Oregon’s Small Business Resource Navigator – Business Oregon

Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources – US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Tourism Industry Resources and Updates – Travel Oregon

Restaurant and Lodging Industry Resources – Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

COVID-19 Resource page in Spanish – City of Eugene

OED UI website is unemployment.oregon.gov

OED: to find out if you qualify: https://unemployment.oregon.gov/workers/eligibility-quiz

Fishermen’s Wives stepping up to the wheel house….

Covid-19 still taking its toll…

Newport Fishermen’s Wives have received a grant to help members of our industry who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is crucial that we get this information out to as many people as possible. We know that so many people are struggling right now and we want to help. If you have any questions, please call Taunette Dixon at 541-961-3385 or email us at newportfishermenswives@gmail.com

Newport Fishermen’s Wives COVID 19 Outreach Application

NFW’S would like to help ease the impact felt by COVID-19.  This program has been created to provide supplies to families and individuals in the seafood industry that have been financially affected by COVID-19. Most of our Fleet have been affected by the diminished ability to sell our product due to restaurant closures and the loss of overseas markets. You don’t need to test positive for COVID-19 to be greatly affected by this pandemic.

 We would like to offer help with basic needs for people who may need over the counter, basic medical and cleaning supplies, basic food needs, gas, diapers, school supplies and other personal needs. In qualified cases we may be able to assist you with utility bills that are PAST DUE.  We may not be able to help you with all of the needs you apply for on this form with the funds we have. Our mission is to help as many families as we can. 

All information provided will remain private, only our intake volunteers will have access to personal information.  All information you provide on this form must be currently accurate, we will be verifying information and any information that is found to be inaccurate will disqualify you from this program.  YOU MUST BE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AS A FISHERMAN WITH A CURRENT COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENCE OR AN EMPLOYEE OF A PROCESSING PLANT OR OTHER FISHING RELATED BUSINESS.  QUALIFICATION WILL BE UP TO OUR DISCRETION.

All applications need to be received before August 19th and supplies will be made available on August 26th.  You will be notified with more detail before the 26th.  In cases of Past Due Utility bills payments will be made directly to the utility company in your name and we will communicate any actions before we proceed. 

YOU MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY WITH ALL OF THE DETAIL REQUESTED TO BE CONSIDERED.

Online form can be found here👇

Newport Fishermen’s Wives

Traffic Crash on Highway 101 milepost 105 – Highway 18 turnoff

9pm  Report of a traffic crash on Highway 101 at milepost 105 – at the turn-off to Highway 18.  The errant vehicle was headed north on 101 at the time, left the highway and plowed into a tree.  Driver trapped in the wreckage.

9:07pm  It’s taking extra personnel to pull the driver out of his wrecked car.

Classic Cars, Calle Food and Great Music at the Old School Cruise In, AUG. 21 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center

What dreams are made for….

With the economic news, the ongoing restrictions and the general uncertainty in our community this summer, you’re entitled to feel a little nostalgic. At the Old School Cruise In, we absolutely insist upon it. The public is invited for an evening of outdoor fun, live music and classic rides at the Old School Cruise-In, set for 4-7 pm on Friday, Aug. 21, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Admission for spectators is free.

With the Surf City Car, Truck and Bike Show on the following day (Aug. 22) at Chinook Winds Casino Resort, car owners are encouraged to “cruise in” early to enjoy this special outdoor party at the Cultural Center. All autos that are registered will receive event decals and will be eligible for prizes like “People’s Choice” and “Best Truck.”

Registration is just $10 per vehicle in advance (available online at www.lincolncityculturalcenter.org) or $15 at the gate. Forms are also available at the LCCC, open from 10 am to 4 pm Thursday-Sunday. For more information, call show manager Judy Hardy at 541-994-9994.

The evening’s entertainment will be provided by the band Sitka, a four-piece group that specializes in hits from the 1960s and 1970s, in a style they call “non-metro retro.” The band is made up of Marshall Edwards (guitar and vocals), Michael McDonald (bass, synth and vocals), Gray Eubank (vocals, guitar) and “Santa Claus” (percussion). Named after the big, old and deeply-rooted Sitka tree, the band plays “interpretations of popular classics topped with tasty jams.” The band’s influences include artists like Van Morrison, John Hiatt, Wilson Pickett, James McMurtry, The Wood Brothers and The Grateful Dead. They also thrive on the unexpected, throwing in the occasional Alice Cooper, Roger Miller or The Strawberry Alarm Clock.

Vendor Danny Ahumada will bring his inspired Mexican street food cart Calle, while LCCC volunteers will be running the beer garden, dispensing locally made craft brews from Rusty Truck Brewing.

Other food vendors and event volunteers are welcome to join the fun. To learn more call Judy at 541-994-9994. All proceeds from car show registration, concessions and donations will go toward children’s programs at the Cultural Center.

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