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Committee Special Meeting

September 1, 2022 – Thursday, 4:00 PM

Depoe Bay City Hall – 570 SE Shell Street

The meeting location is accessible to the public or call (888) 204-5987, access code 9599444 to attend.
Public comments may be made via email up to two hours before the meeting start time at
info@cityofdepoebay.org

AGENDA

Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum

Mitigation Issues

Post Bid Engineering Construction Support

Adjourn

Best Bets for Weekend Fishing

Sturgeon retention to open on lower Columbia 

The lower Columbia River from Wauna to Bonneville will open to sturgeon retention on Saturday, Sept. 10, Wednesday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 17. Daily bag limit is one white sturgeon, 44-50 inches fork length. 

Best bets for weekend fishing 

  • “Summer” Chinook (actually an early component of the fall run) fishing in Nehalem Bay is still going strong.
  • Fall Chinook fishing is starting to pick up on the mid-coast estuaries including the Yaquina, Alsea and Siletz.
  • Anglers have been catching striped bass in the lower Coquille River from Rocky Point boat ramp up to Riverton. 
  • Salmon anglers on the Coos have been catching Chinook from the Chip Pile to the Marshfield Channel and SOMAR this past week. 
  • With hot temperatures in the Rogue Valley, the upper river above Lost Creek is a great destination for the trout angler. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s stocked every week with 3,500 fish.
  • Fall Chinook fishing continues to be good in the estuary of the Rogue River, and anglers are having some success up toward the mouth of Indian Creek.
  • Summer steelhead and spring Chinook can now be found throughout the Clackamas River.
  • Steelhead and salmon fishing are open on the lower Deschutes from Moody Rapids upstream to Pelton Dam.
  • North and South Twin lakes in central Oregon are scheduled to be stocked this week.
  • Grasshoppers are still around in the Upper Williamson, Wood and Sprague river valleys making for some superb dry fly fishing.
  • Ana Reservoir was stocked early this month with another 2,500 legals and 200 trophy rainbow trout.
  • Fly-anglers have been catching trout on the lower Owyhee using hopper patterns, small midge nymphs and streamers.
  • We’re getting reports of some excellent bass fishing on the lower John Day.

Be sure to check the zone reports for more options! 

CWD check stations

ODFW will set up chronic wasting disease check stations along major highways during the deer and elk hunting seasons in 2022. With the recent discovery of CWD just 20 miles from the Oregon border, this is one way ODFW is stepping up efforts to contain the spread of CWD to Oregon.

Western fee pheasant hunts begin in September

These pheasant hunts are a great way for new hunters to hone their skills in a place that’s close to home, and with a good chance of bagging a bird. Learn more about these fee hunts held at ODFW’s Sauvie Island, EE Wilson, Fern Ridge and Denman wildlife areas.

Honoring those who fought and died for our lives back home…

The 19th Annual Celebration of Honor Featuring: Free Meal Vouchers, Float Drop, Free Movie and Military Displays September 14-18, 2022

LINCOLN CITY, OR – For the past 19 years, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, has spearheaded the Annual Celebration of Honor, a public event that honors active-duty personnel, military veterans, and their families. Chinook Winds Casino Resort is proud to continue the tradition of honoring our men and women who have served, and are serving, our country. Explore Lincoln City is doing a special float drop to help honor our veterans and active-duty men and women.

On Wednesday, September 14 Veterans and active-duty personnel can stop by the Winners Circle to register and show proof of military service (DD-214 or other Military ID), to receive a free dining voucher valid through September 25, 2022. Winners Circle membership is required to pick up a voucher.
The celebration includes vintage and current day military vehicles, displayed and provided by the American Infantry Soldier Group, as well as military flags on display for public outdoor viewing. The Vietnam Veterans of America 805 Oregon Veteran wall will be on display as well.
Chinook Winds is sponsoring Veterans and Active-Duty movie tickets and popcorn at the Historic Bijou Theatre September 15-18. Just show your military ID for this additional thank you for your service.

Saturday, September 18th the Lincoln City Kiwanis Parade of Flags will line the streets of Lincoln City with flags to celebrate the weeklong dedication. At 2pm the Re-dedication of the Dessert Storm memorial will take place in front of the casino to honor those men and women who lost their lives serving our country.

Please contact Heather Hatton at 541-996-5766 or heatherh@CWCResort.com for more information on how to get involved. There are many ways for individuals, families, youth groups, businesses, and organizations to become involved with the Celebration of Honor. A fundraiser for a Veteran’s group; a special or discount at your business for Veterans and their families; red, white, and blue decorations at your store; flying red, white, and blue kites; displaying the American flag at your home or business; offer a Veteran or active-duty person a “Welcome home” or “Thank you” or planning an event are just a few ways you can become part of this year’s celebration. Whether it’s a big event or a small fundraiser – every effort contributes to make the 17th Celebration of Honor more meaningful and personal.

By working together during this praise-worthy event, we maintain our distinguished reputation and provide successful city-wide events that raise the status and strength where we live to continue this seventeen-year-old tradition to honor those who have selflessly guarded our health and freedom.

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The 19th Annual Celebration of Honor

Our Flag at Half Mast

September 3, 2022 541-996-5766 Heatherh@CWCResort.com

The 19th Annual Celebration of Honor Featuring: Free Meal Vouchers, Float Drop, Free Movie and Military Displays September 14-18, 2022

LINCOLN CITY, OR – For the past 19 years, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, has spearheaded the Annual Celebration of Honor, a public event that honors active-duty personnel, military veterans, and their families. Chinook Winds Casino Resort is proud to continue the tradition of honoring our men and women who have served, and are serving, our country. Explore Lincoln City is doing a special float drop to help honor our veterans and active-duty men and women.

On Wednesday, September 14 Veterans and active-duty personnel can stop by the Winners Circle to register and show proof of military service (DD-214 or other Military ID), to receive a free dining voucher valid through September 25, 2022. Winners Circle membership is required to pick up a voucher.
The celebration includes vintage and current day military vehicles, displayed and provided by the American Infantry Soldier Group, as well as military flags on display for public outdoor viewing. The Vietnam Veterans of America 805 Oregon Veteran wall will be on display as well.

Chinook Winds is sponsoring Veterans and Active-Duty movie tickets and popcorn at the Historic Bijou Theatre September 15-18. Just show your military ID for this additional thank you for your service.

Saturday, September 18th the Lincoln City Kiwanis Parade of Flags will line the streets of Lincoln City with flags to celebrate the weeklong dedication. At 2pm the Re-dedication of the Dessert Storm memorial will take place in front of the casino to honor those men and women who lost their lives serving our country.

Please contact Heather Hatton at 541-996-5766 or heatherh@CWCResort.com for more information on how to get involved. There are many ways for individuals, families, youth groups, businesses, and organizations to become involved with the Celebration of Honor. A fundraiser for a Veteran’s group; a special or discount at your business for Veterans and their families; red, white, and blue decorations at your store; flying red, white, and blue kites; displaying the American flag at your home or business; offer a Veteran or active-duty person a “Welcome home” or “Thank you”; or planning an event are just a few ways you can become part of this year’s celebration. Whether it’s a big event or a small fundraiser – every effort contributes to make the 17th Celebration of Honor more meaningful and personal.

By working together during this praiseworthy event, we maintain our distinguished reputation and provide a successful city-wide event. We continue this seventeen-year-old tradition to honor those who have selflessly guarded our freedom.

Another vicious wildfire – Governor Brown goes after the Sturgill Fire

Governor Kate Brown Invokes the Emergency Conflagration Act in Response to the Sturgill Fire

Sturgill Fire is burning 12,000 acres in Wallowa County 
 

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response to the Sturgill Fire burning south of the community of Lostine in Wallowa County. This declaration allows the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) to mobilize resources and take unified command. The fire is currently estimated to be 12,000 acres in size, and the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office has issued evacuation orders for areas near the fire.

“The Sturgill Fire grew rapidly today and has the potential for further growth in the coming days, which requires additional resources to support response efforts,” said Governor Brown. “This is a good reminder that conditions can change quickly and that fire knows no bounds. With forecasted weather conditions this week and numerous fires in the wilderness areas near communities, it is important for all Oregonians to be prepared. Follow all evacuation orders, and continue to follow local and statewide fire prevention regulations to keep our communities safe and our natural resources protected.”

In accordance with ORS 476.510-476.610, Governor Brown determined that a threat to life, safety, and property exists due to the fire, and the threat exceeds the firefighting capabilities of local firefighting personnel and equipment. The Governor’s declaration cleared the way for the State Fire Marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire and further support a coordinated response.

With forecasted winds and multiple lightning-caused fires already burning near communities in Oregon, OSFM will remain vigilant with response efforts. An OSFM Incident Management Team is already mobilized and will remain in place to assume unified command of the Sturgill Fire. OSFM will assess response needs with the forecasted weather and fire conditions and bring in additional task forces through the Oregon Fire Mutual Aid System as needed.

Additional updates for the incident may be accessed at:

Information on wildfire prevention and preparedness may be accessed at:

D River Beach is back open for fun at the beach….

D River Beach health advisory lifted Sept. 2

PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today lifted a public health advisory for contact with ocean water at D River Beach, located in Lincoln County.

The health authority issued the advisory Sept. 1 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from follow-up tests performed by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) showed lower bacteria levels. Contact with the ocean water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk. Officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach that are frequented by birds, and runoff from those pools, because the water may contain increased bacteria from fecal matter.

Since 2003, state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are OHA, DEQ and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0440, or call OHA toll-free information line at 877-290-6767.

Quilt Guild Hosting Trunk Show, “Glorious Clams” Workshop

The Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) is hosting Peggy Gelbrich of Yamhill, Oregon, for a trunk show and workshop, September 8 and 9. The “Glorious Clams” workshop will be Friday, September 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Atonement Lutheran Church, Newport. Cost of the class is $65, which includes the pattern. Pre-registration is required.

Gelbrich’s trunk show will be at the guild’s general meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, also at Atonement’s Fellowship Hall. Members of the public are always welcome at the general meetings.

Contact person to register for the workshop is Jane Szabo. She can be reached at 541-270-6130 or by email at janeszabo@yahoo.com. The supply list and pre-class preparation information will be given when registration is complete. For intermediate-level quilters, the intricate-looking quilt pattern is easier to make than it appears. Attendees will learn foundation piecing using freezer paper (no paper to tear away!) and curved piecing.

Gelbrich has been an interesting and entertaining presenter and instructor for a number of OCQG events in the past. She has been quilting and helping others learn the joy of quilt making for more than 40 years. She has taught across the U.S. and Canada, earning a nomination for Quilt Teacher of the Year from Professional Quilter organization. Gelbrich states that she loves making traditional quilt patterns look new again by using modern fabrics and techniques, always seeking for easier ways to conquer intricate patterns.

Originally from Oregon, Gelbrich spent 22 years in Ketchikan, Alaska, with her husband Ron and three children before returning to Oregon. More information about her workshops and programs may be found on her website, www.yellowhousequilter.com.

OCQG is a non-profit organization founded in 1991. Goals of the group are to promote fellowship among quilters; to promote knowledge and appreciation of quilts and quilt making; and to sponsor and support quilting activities. During 2021, guild members made and donated hundreds of quilts as well as other handmade articles to various Lincoln County organizations; the guild also provides support to the museums of Lincoln County. The more than 150 members of OCQG live throughout Lincoln County and beyond. Additional information about the guild is on their website, www.oregoncoastalquilters.org.

We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it…with good flaggers!

Siuslaw Bridge work overnight on Wednesday, Sept. 7

Siuslaw River Bridge, Florence

Travelers should expect an hour long closure at midnight.

FLORENCE – Expect delays crossing the Siuslaw Bridge overnight on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Traffic will be flagged through the construction area on the bridge beginning at 10 p.m. All traffic will be held for an hour between 12 a.m. and 1 a.m. 

Crews are completing the replacement of the span locks in the lift spans, the big pins that lock the center of the lift spans together when the bridge is down. Initial work was done in early August. Some lift span parts of the historic bridge, which crews planned to reuse, broke when removed and had to be made before the project could be completed. No additional noise is expected from the project. 

Pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will have access through or around the work zone. 

trip check

For 24/7 road conditions and traffic alerts visit tripcheck.com or call 5-1-1.

For questions about this project contact
Angela Beers Seydel, 541-505-2069.

More Covid-19 booster shots headed for Oregon

New updated COVID-19 boosters could be available in Oregon next week, following CDC approval

Federal authorities today authorized the use of new updated bivalent COVID-19 boosters for people 12 and older, and the updated boosters are expected to be available in Oregon as early as next week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today endorsed a recommendation by its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and approved both the Pfizer and Moderna bivalent boosters for use.  The recommendation comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the new mRNA bivalent boosters, which add an Omicron BA.4/5 spike protein component to the current vaccine composition, on Wednesday. Both boosters are designed to prevent severe illness and hospitalization from a broader range of viral strains, including the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants that account for the overwhelming majority of recent COVID-19 infections in Oregon and nationally.

The updated boosters are a single dose that can be administered two months after an initial two-dose series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or two months after a monovalent booster of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The updated boosters  can be administered regardless of which vaccine series a person received. The Moderna bivalent booster is authorized only for persons 18 years of age and older; the Pfizer booster can be given to persons at least 12 years of age. The older monovalent vaccines are no longer authorized for booster doses.

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