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In order to facilitate an improvement to the drainage conditions in NE Spring Street near, the City will be conducting work in the NE Spring Street right-of-way in close proximity of the NE Spring Street/NE 5th Street intersection.  The commencement of construction is anticipated to occur on or about Monday September 8, 2014, and is expected to continue for approximately 5 days until Friday September 12, 2014.  In general, work hours are anticipated to run from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, with the road closure expected for the entire work period.  We will attempt to re-open the roadway as quickly as possible, but the road may need to be closed for the duration of the project depending upon field conditions encountered.  Only a short portion of the roadway will be affected, and circulation to driveways and other roads adjacent to the construction area can be accomplished by using NE Poplar Street and NE 6th Street.  If possible, we will attempt to open the roadway at the end of each workday period, but this may not be possible when excavation conditions warrant complete roadway closure.  Should a significant revision to this project schedule occur, we will notify residents of that change.  


We do not anticipate having significant impacts to circulation in the area, as alternate routes are available for the duration of construction, and we do not expect to block any driveway accesses for other than very brief periods to relocate construction vehicles.   Access to local driveways along NE Spring Street in this block will be permitted if at all possible through directions given by city crews providing traffic control assistance.  All other pedestrian and vehicular thru traffic in the area should expect to be excluded from using the roadway during construction periods as necessary.  Notifications will be posted if this condition changes due to construction constraints and/or safety concerns. 


It is our intention to minimize the impacts on residents to the extent practicable, but please note that construction projects of this nature typically disrupt residential activities during the noted work hours.  It is not our intention to conduct construction activities over weekends, holidays, or outside of the 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM construction work window.  However, should an occasion arise that requires work activities to occur outside of these typical work periods, we will attempt to provide advance notice to the immediately adjacent residents.  Please recognize that our efforts are directed towards minimizing the overall project time frames in order to return the neighborhood back to typical living conditions as quickly as possible.


If you must drive in or adjacent to the work area, please pay attention to traffic control personnel.  Also, if you walk across fresh asphalt, concrete or any excavated materials, please clean or remove your shoes before going into your home.


If you have questions or concerns, please call Ray DiPasquale, the Public Works Director, at the main City Hall number (503) 728-2622, or on his cell phone at (503) 741-0802.


Thank you in advance for your patience and consideration.


Message from the Mayor:


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:

·         51 years ago, 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.

·         Three years ago, the community recognized the need to promote a drug-free community and supported a K-9 project with local donations that resulted in purchasing a trained drug dog.  This project has been extremely successful.


Clatskanie sponsors a wonderful 4th of July celebration that dates back over 100 years.  Also during the month of August our city park is filled during the Blue Grass Festival and Quilt show and again during the Blues Festival.


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.


Mayor Diane Pohl

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 7pm Planning Commission Meeting

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