After 20 years as Lincoln City’s Planning Director, Richard Townsend officially stepped into retirement. The Community and City Staff gathered this past Friday to bid farewell to the longtime city administrator, whose presence, will be missed. Townsend was involved in many projects over the past two decades such as; the new master plan for the Villages at Cascade Head property, the City’s new comprehensive plan and the Imagine Lincoln City Vision project.  We are honored and thankful for the knowledge and dedication he shared with the City for nearly 20 years.  He set a solid foundation for the City and help create the momentum to plan for a bright future. 



On Sunday, March 10th, Novelist, Poet, and Songwriter Theo Czuk will be visiting Driftwood Public Library at 3:00 p.m. to present his lecture/performance Around the World of Words.

Humorist, storyteller, novelist, poet, and songwriter Theo Czuk will explore the crafts of writing, from poetry to the novel, and the many connections between them. Explore the similarities between these different forms, as well as what makes each form unique. Having explored the full breadth of the elements of literature, Theo is in a unique position to offer insights into the particular requirements of each of these styles.

Theo’s novel Heart Scarred was written symbiotically with his music: every chapter title in the novel shares the title from a song in his musical portfolio. He will augment his presentation with songs from his critically acclaimed CD Too Many Shadows, incorporating music and poetry into the lecture.

Theo Czuk’s presentation is sponsored by The Friends of Driftwood Public Library and is free to the community.

Driftwood Public Library is located on the second floor of the Lincoln City City Hall building at 801 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City (on the west side of the highway, adjacent to McKay’s Market, and across the street from Burger King). Any questions regarding the event can be directed to the Circulation Supervisor, Ken Hobson, at 541-996-1242 or via e-mail at


Did you know you can reduce the amount of trash you create by switching to electronic billing and still receive the City’s Quarterly Newsletter?  Receive your paperless water bill by following these four easy steps:

  1. Go to and login
  2. Click “View Bill” under the account you would like to be paperless
  3. Locate the “Paperless (Off)” button
  4. Click the button to turn on “Paperless (On)”

There is a link on the Xpressbillpay website to view the latest issue of the City’s Newsletter.


Night work will begin on the D-River Bridge the week of February 4. This means that work is being done on the bridge deck at night. There will be single lane closures, and traffic will be flagged through the area Monday – Thursday evenings between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning. Nearby businesses will be accessible at all times, with “Business Access” signs posted near entrances. This schedule will continue until Memorial Day. There will be no night work or lane closures at D-River Bridge between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Work will begin on Schooner Creek Bridge in early summer.

This project will protect and improve these U.S. 101 bridges that have deteriorated from salt air. Both bridges are receiving repairs to damaged concrete, replacement of bridge rails, strengthening of the bridge structure, and cathodic protection from the elements.

For more information click here.

Please find the following related resources below.

open house display board

bridges poster

project update for jan 2019