City of Clatskanie

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Public Hearing


The Clatskanie City Council will meet on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022, 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 Sept. 7th, 2022 regular meeting, the first reading of an ordinance regulating RVs in city limits, approval of a Tetra Tech contract addendum, and a presentation from the Small Business Development Center. An updated agenda will be available at City Hall by Sept. 30th, 2022. Access to the meeting on ZOOM will be posted on the city website, Please call City Hall at least 48 hours in advance if you need assistance.


The council will also conduct an Executive Session and return to regular session following.


Executive Session per ORS 192.660(i); To review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing.

download meeting packet here


Zoom Information 

What: Clatskanie City Council Meeting, October 5, 2022

When: Oct 5, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Register in advance for this meeting: You will need to have a Zoom account to register (copy and paste link below into a new browser)


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

2022 FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Clatskanie City Park
Saturday, Ocotober 1, 2022
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)

Fair Housing Resolution 2022-01

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



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
Clatskanie OR 97016

Upcoming Events

City Council Meeting,      Sept. 7, 2022; 7 pm in the Council Chambers
Planning Commission Meeting, Oct. 26, 2022,  
7 pm in the Council Chambers

Bulletin Board

August 18, 2022 
Scout Lake is now CLOSED
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