City of Clatskanie

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Tichenor Street Paving: Last week of August

The City of Clatskanie has contracted Lakeside Industries for paving overlay on SW Tichenor St staring from Hwy 30 to Dead End by the PUD Sub-Station. Work is tentatively scheduled to begin in the last week of August 2022. During construction, it will be necessary to close the street partially or completely to vehicular traffic during construction work hours due to safety concerns. Street parking will also be restricted. The work is expected to be completed around early September, barring unforeseen problems and weather conditions.

Should you have any additional questions regarding this notice, please contact City Hall at (503) 728-2622 or Harpiar Gandhi, Public Works Director at (503) 741 0802.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Starting August 1, 2022

Olson Road will be under construction for the better part of August, to remove a culvert to have a bridge installed, where the Perkins Creek crosses Olson Rd. Please be advise of wait times and slower speeds during this time. There will be a bypass in place during contruction for vehilces to cross that need access beyond Perkins Creek. 

If you have any questions please contact:
Crystalyn from Columbia Soil and Water Conservation Distrcitat 503-433-3205 x108







The Clatskanie City Council has three (3) councilor positions and one (1) Mayor Position that are up for re-election/election. The City Council is comprised of a Mayor and six (6) Councilors, who serve as volunteers and are appointed or elected at-large. To qualify, a candidate for this position must be a registered voter, a Clatskanie city resident for one year prior to appointment, and be able to attend one (1) or two (2) evening council meetings per month. To apply for the volunteer position of Clatskanie City Mayor or Clatskanie City Councilor, please pick up an election packet at City Hall. The filing deadline is 5:00 pm August 24th, 2022. The qualified candidates will be on the November 8th, 2022 ballot.

Candidate Information Packet


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, Sept. 28, 2022,  
7 pm in the Council Chambers

Bulletin Board

Nov. 30, 2021
July 18, 2022 - Fire Season permits will be required now, no camp fires are allowed at this time.  

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