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Sealed bids for the City of Clatskanie, Water Treatment Plant PLC Upgrade, will be received by the City of Clatskanie until 3:00 PM, Monday, September 28, 2020. Bids shall be addressed to Mr. Greg Hinkelman, City Manager, 75 South Nehalem Street, P.O. Box 9, Clatskanie, OR 97016. At 3:00 PM. Bids will be opened and read aloud in the City Hall Council Chambers, Clatskanie, OR.


The purpose of this upgrade is to replace the existing GE PLC and computer control with a new Rockwell Automation control system. Details and specifications are available for review at the City of Clatskanie’s administrative offices, located at 75 South Nehalem Street, Clatskanie, Oregon 97016, telephone number: (503) 728-2622.


No bid shall be received or considered unless the bid contains a statement by the Bidder that the provisions of ORS 279.350 and Oregon Prevailing Wage Rates will be complied with if the amount of the bid equals or exceeds $50,000. Oregon prevailing wage rates, published by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, are available on-line at

Within two (2) working hours after the date and time of the bid opening, the bidder shall submit to the City of Clatskanie a disclosure of the first tier subcontractors, pursuant to ORS 279C.370. Failure to submit the first-tier subcontractor list will constitute a non-responsive bid. If there is no first-tier subcontractors mark “NONE” on the submittal.


The City of Clatskanie reserves the right to reject any or all bids not in compliance with all prescribed bidding procedures and requirements, may reject for good cause any and all bids upon a finding of the agency it is in the public interest to do so, and may waive all informalities. No bidder may withdraw or modify his bid prior to the lapse of thirty (30) days after the bid opening. Click here to download application.


Air quality advisory for Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley, Southwest Washington, Southern Oregon

Date: Sept. 8, 2020

Statewide, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency and the Southwest Washington Clean Air Agency extended an air quality advisory Tuesday for the Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley, Southwest Washington and Southern Oregon due to smoke from fires in Oregon and Washington.


Smoke levels are fluctuating between unhealthy for sensitive groups (orange) and hazardous (maroon) in these areas. Areas closest to fires – near Detroit, Florence, Chiloquin and Eugene – are having the worst smoke impacts. Several roads are closed in these areas. Check TripCheck for the latest information.

DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last until at least Thursday afternoon. DEQ and partner agencies will continue to monitor smoke in these areas.

Smoke levels can change rapidly depending on weather. Check current conditions on DEQ’s Air Quality Index or by downloading the free OregonAIR app on your smartphone.

Smoke can irritate the eyes and lungs and worsen some medical conditions. Young children, adults over 65, pregnant women and people with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory conditions are most at risk.

Protect your health when smoke levels are high:

  • Stay inside if possible. Keep windows and doors closed.
  • Avoid strenuous outdoor activity.
  • Be aware of smoke in your area and avoid places with the highest levels.
  • Use high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. These can be portable filters or can be installed in indoor heating, ventilation, cooling and air purification systems.
  • If you have heart or lung disease or asthma, follow your healthcare provider’s advice.
  • If smoke levels are hazardous, consider leaving the area. If you choose to leave the area, remember to take face coverings and hand sanitizer with you to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Cloth, dust and surgical masks don’t protect from the harmful particles in smoke. N95 respirators that are tested to ensure proper fit and that are worn correctly may provide protection. Otherwise, they might just provide a false sense of security. They are not available in children’s sizes and are not recommended for strenuous activities. N95 respirators are in limited supply due to COVID-19. Additional information on wildfire smoke and COVID-19 can be found on the Centers for Disease Control webpage.

DEQ’s color-coded Air Quality Index provides current air quality conditions and ranks air quality as follows: Green is good. Yellow is moderate. Orange is unhealthy for sensitive groups such as children, seniors, pregnant women and those with respiratory conditions. Red is unhealthy for everyone. Purple is very unhealthy for everyone. Maroon is hazardous.

Find more information: Oregon Smoke Blog

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Free Household Hazardous Waste & Unwanted Paint Collection
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020
8 am - 12 Noon
See flyer for more information by clicking here
Clatskanie City Hall is open to the public as of Monday, June 8, 2020

Business Aid Links

Paycheck Protection Information click here
FAQ about Paycheck Protection Program click here
Online Recovery Hub for 501(c)(3) non profits click here

Pursuant to City Code § 5-4-4, the undersigned does hereby declare that a state of emergency exists.


The nature of the emergency is as follows:

*Disease: COVID-19 (coronavirus)


The geographic boundaries of the area where the emergency exists:

* City Limits Only

Estimated number of citizens and resources at risk: 1765

Type of State, County and City assistance or resources required to respond to the emergency:

Request of Governor to declare a state of emergency or disaster within the City?

*Yes ¨ No

Note; Governor Brown has already declared a State of Emergency with

       Executive Order 20-03

Note: The Columbia County Board of Commissioners declared a State of Emergency              with Resolution 25-2020

Estimate the length of time during which the designated area shall remain in an emergency state:

           for the duration of the public health crisis 

Based on the foregoing Declaration of Emergency and pursuant to City Code § 5-4-6, The following specific regulations of emergency measures are hereby summarily imposed to protect the public health, safety and welfare:

* City employees are authorized without more direction to implement any City emergency preparedness plans and programs in place, to act in cooperation with and in accordance with Columbia County Emergency Operations Plans and to act in accordance with state statutes, local laws and emergency regulations and orders, to protect the health and safety of the citizen of the City of Clatskanie.


*  The following additional emergency regulatory measures as are imminently necessary under the circumstances for the protection of life or property or to prevent or minimize danger to lives or property:


  1. City residents should adhere as closely as practicable to the recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Oregon Health Authority for personal hygiene and “Social Distancing.”
  2. City staff will continue to work and offices are open to the public under the regular business schedule. However, the City recommends utility customers to use the payment drop-off box or phone in your bill payment. If you have a question for a City staff, call 503-728-2622.
  3. Updated information will be provided on the City’s website,
  4. Until further notice, water services will not be disconnected for non-payment and late fees are suspended. The City encourages those who might be struggling to make payment arrangements with City staff.

Dated this 16 day of March, 2020.


Declared: ________________________________

           Robert Brajcich, Mayor


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Clatskanie Residents
Friday, March 13, 2020

The risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains low in Oregon, but we want to remind residents that our flu and cold season is currently ongoing.

This is a situation that is changing quickly and information will be updated as it becomes available. For the most current information and recommendation please visit the Oregon Health Authority Website. (click here)

For residents looking for additional information on how to keep yourself and your family healthy during cold and flu season, please visit thColumbia County Public Health (click here)

 Steps you can take to prevent the spread of flu and the common cold can also help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID19)

*Frequently wash you hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds
*Cover your cough or sneeze with a flexed elbow or tissue
*Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
*Stay home if you are feeling sick and avoid contact with sick people

Clatskanie City Hall & Public Works Department will remain open at this time. We would like to remind our water/sewer customers that you can call into

 City Hall at 503-728-2622 and make your payment over the phone

or use our night drop box on the East side of our parking lot.

Any questions please feel free to call our office during business hours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If you have a water emergency please call: 
Harpiar Gandhi 503-338-8941 or Calven Shulda 503-308-2019

As of March 17, 2020

Columbia County, Oregon has ZERO cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) 

Per Executive Order from Governor Kate Brown:

- Clatskanie School District is closed through April 28, 2020. 

- All gatherings over 25 people are canceled statewide through April 14, 2020. It's additionally recommended that Oregonians avoid gatherings of 10 people or more observe social distancing whenever possible, maintaining a distance of at least three feet from others. 

- Restaurants and bars are restricted to carry-out and delivery only. All other businesses are urged to assess their practices, implement strong social distancing measures, and close their doors temporarily if they cannot put the new guidance in place.

Everyone should observe social distancing whenever possible, maintaining a distance of at least three feet from others.

As of March 19, 2020

The City of Clatskanie has issued an Emergency Order regarding retail self-serve gasoline.

As of April 1, 2020

Columbia County, Oregon has TWO (2) confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Office of State Fire Marshal suspends enforcement of gas stations self-service regulations as of March 28th to April 11, 2020 (click here) to read more.

As of May 1, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for Columbia County, Oregon 

Confirmed Positive: 14

Negative Lab Results: 691

Recovered: 12

Deaths: 0 

The Office of State Fire Marshal extends gas station self-service regulations to May 9, 2020(click here)to read more.

As of May 6, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for Columbia County, Oregon 

Confirmed Positive: 14

Negative Lab Results: 812

Recovered: 13

Deaths: 0 

CCPH and CCEM are working on the Columbia County Reopening Framework. CCEM expects to have a draft by Friday

As of May 11, 2020

Confirmed Positive: 15

Negative Lab Results: 961

Recovered: 14

Deaths: 0 

The Columbia County Board of County Commissioners approved the Columbia County Reopening Framework. CCPH Forwarded the application to the State for approval.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal extends gas station self-service regulations to May 23, 2020 (click here)to read more.

As of May 14, 2020

Confirmed Positive: 16

Negative Lab Results: 1021

Recovered: 15

Deaths: 0 

Columbia County was approved by Governor Brown to enter into Phase 1 of Reopening our county. 

You can find more information by click here.

As of May 15, 2020

Confirmed Positive: 16

Negative Lab Results: 1069

Recovered: 15

Deaths: 0 

As of May 20, 2020

Confirmed Positive: 16

Negative Lab Results: 1267

Recovered: 15

Deaths: 0 

As of May 29, 2020

Confirmed Positive: 16

Negative Lab Results: 1451

Recovered: 16

Deaths: 0 

As of June 5, 2020

Confirmed Positive: 16

Negative Lab Results: 1703

Recovered: 16

Deaths: 0 

Columbia County was granted to move into Phase 2 of Reopening of Oregon. Which will start Saturday, June 6, 2020.

As of July 9, 2020

Confirmed Positive: 46

Presumptive: 6

Negative Lab Results: 3173

Recovered: 27

Deaths: 0 

As of August 3, 2020

Confirmed Positive: 84

Currently Infectious: 11

Negative Lab Results: 4379

Deaths: 0 

As of August 31, 2020

Confirmed Positive: 113

Presumptive: 14

Negative Lab Results: 5724

Deaths: 1

* Includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostics test who present COVID-19 like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed cases.

Check back for up to date information.




Clatskanie has been described as a “Norman Rockwell” picturesque small city nestled in green hills and valleys on the coastal range in northwest Oregon.  Our population within the city limits is approximately 1,800, but we consider the community outside those limits to be a valuable asset as well.


Clatskanie is a strong, independent community with small town values and support.  Some good examples of this strength are:

·       In the early 1960's, the community recognized a need for a swimming pool.  There had been four youths taken in tragic drownings that summer in the rivers.  This community pulled together, raised funds, and through volunteer efforts built a safe and well maintained community pool.

·         Several years ago, the community decided it needed a new library.  Again with local donations and volunteer labor a wonderful library is available.


Clatskanie sponsors a wonderful 4th of July Heritages Days celebration that dates back over 100 years.  

Clatskanie also has over 70 miles of wonderful calm water in the Clatskanie River and adjacent sloughs for kayaking.  Our city park has a walking trail and is a jewel in the center of our city.


These are just a few examples of the strength, purpose and desirability of our community.  Please visit us if you are in the vicinity.  We would love to meet you.


Get Directions To:
75 S Nehaelm St
clatskanie OR 97016

Upcoming Events

Planning September 23rd, 2020; 7 pm in the Council Chambers
City Council Meeting, October 7th, 2020;    7 pm in the Council Chambers
Bulky Waste
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Next Event will be in the
Spring of 2021

Bulletin Board

Scout Lake is now CLOSED 
to all drive in traffic. As of now you can still walk in if you'd like.

Please come to City Hall to obtain a access permit. Please bring a copy of your car insurance and a valid ID with the 97016 zip code.

Scout Lake Permit - Fire Season