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The Clatskanie City Council will meet on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall in the Clatskanie Cultural Center, 75 South Nehalem St. (2nd floor). Agenda items include but are not limited to: approval of the minutes of the March 1st, 2023 Council meeting, a presentation of the City’s 2021-22 Fiscal year audit, a presentation about the Columbia Co. Housing Implementation Plan, a presentation regarding “Save the Soil”, and a presentation on the upcoming bond measure for law enforcement. Access to the meeting on Zoom will be posted on the city website, Please call City Hall (503) 728-2622 at least 48 hours in advance if you need assistance.

Zoom Information

What: Clatskanie City Council Meeting

When: Apr 5, 2023, 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


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City of Clatskanie Job Opportunity

The City of Clatskanie is seeking a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II, position is open until filled. See full job description below. Any questions, please contact City Manager Greg Hinkelman at 503-728-2622 or (5/18/2022)

Clatskanie Park & Rec Job Opportunity 



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 Nehalem Street
Clatskanie Oregon 97016

Upcoming Events

City Council Meeting,     April 5, 2023; 7 pm in the Council Chambers
Planning Commission Meeting, April 26, 2023;  7 pm in the Council Chambers

Bulletin Board

December 5, 2022 
Scout Lake is now OPEN
to all drive in traffic. 

Please call City Hall to schedule an appointment 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