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Summer Youth EmploymentCity of Clatskanie, OR

The City is seeking applications for temporary, part-time, youth summer employment.  Work will be supervised by the Public Works Department and includes but is not limited to various manual labor tasks to maintain rights-of way and city facilities.  Additional consideration will be given to candidates who are 18 years of age or older with a valid Oregon driver’s license. Employment application is required and may be obtained at City Hall.

The deadline for application is 5:00 pm, Friday, May 11, 2018.  EOE.



Sealed bids for the City of Clatskanie, SW Bel Air Drive Pavement Repair and Other Miscellaneous Paving, will be received by the City of Clatskanie until 3:00 PM, Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  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 project consists generally of selected areas of asphalt grinding and repair of a portion of SW Bel Air Drive, between High School Road and SW Chestnut Street, paving of two utility trenches, and, as funding allows, preparation and pavi9ng of an asphalt concrete pad at the wastewater treatment plant for the City of Clatskanie, in Columbia County, Oregon.  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 bids shall be considered unless the Bidder is registered with the Construction Contractors Board as required by ORS 671.530.


To be considered, bids must follow bidding instructions; including but not limited to completion of bidding forms provided, and accompanied by a 10% bid security in favor of the City of Clatskanie.  Each bidder must indicate in the space provided on the Bid Proposal whether they are a Resident or Non-Resident Bidder, pursuant to ORS 270.029.  The successful bidder will be required to possess a current Clatskanie City Business License before finalizing the Contract Agreement with the City.


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.


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.


Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Clatskanie, Columbia County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 will be held at City Hall, 75 S Nehalem St., Suite D.  The meeting will take place on the 3rd day of May 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 27, 2018 at 75 S Nehalem St., Suite D, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


This is a public meeting where deliberations of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.


Any person having special needs should contact City Hall by May 2, 2018 to make arrangements.

Notice of Public Hearing


The Budget Committee of the City of Clatskanie will hold a Public Hearing at City Hall on the 3rd day of May 2018 at 7:00 p.m. regarding the proposed use of approximately $42,000 in State Revenue Sharing Funds in the fiscal year 2018-19 budget.


Any person having special needs should contact City Hall by May 2, 2018 to make arrangements.



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.

·         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.


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Nehalem St
Clatskanie OR 97016

Upcoming Events



Wednesday April 25th, 2018;  7 pm, Planning Commission 
City Council Meeting. Wednesday May 2nd, 2018; 7pm in the council chambers
Thursday May 3rd, 2018 Budget Committee
Thursday May 10th, 2018 Budget Committee (if needed)

Bulletin Board

Scout Lake is CLOSED.  Reminder there is no Hunting allowed