The public-service television Channel 4 is intermittently offline. The City’s Information Technology Department has addressed the issue and is working to restore the channel. It is expected to be back up and running as usual by Friday, December 29th.
Driftwood Public Library is hosting its annual Winter Solstice event on Thursday, December 21st at 6:30pm in the Distad Reading Room. It is an evening of tranquil reflection spotlighting musicians and poets throughout Lincoln County. We invite the community to share in the holiday festivity while welcoming the rebirth of the sun.
Don’t miss out on any Library events. Check out their web page at http://www.driftwoodlib.org/.
On Thursday, December 14th, thirty-five excited movie goers showed up at the Lincoln City Community Center for a Dive-In Movie. Adults and children with pool rafts in hand relaxed in the pool while “Frozen” entertained on the big screen. If you missed out on this exciting aquatic event don’t worry. More Dive-In Movies are coming in 2018. Stay up-to-date with the Community Center’s events at http://www.lincolncity.org/index.asp?SEC=40D9D503-B446-4BF7-B5F6-7406D6579587&Type=B_BASIC.
On December 14th, City Manager, Ron Chandler and Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau Director, Ed Dreistadt served up more than just great food at the Family Promise Celebrity Servers Fundraiser.
It was an evening filled with improv entertainment and communal generosity. Mr. Dreistadt shared his banjo skills while Mr. Chandler serenaded guests in hopes of bringing in big tips. This was all part of a friendly competition that pitted The City of Lincoln City against Chinook Winds Casino to raise money for Family Promise a nonprofit organization seeking to provide shelter and comprehensive assistance to homeless families.
The evening was a huge success acquiring over $5000 for a great cause. Thanks to the exceptional staff at Ace’s Bar and Grill, Chinook Winds Casino, and everyone that came out to support this fundraiser.
Noticeable headway is being made along the West side of Highway 101. The boring of conduit has begun to allow for the undergrounding of the overhead electrical and communication wires. D River Wayside Park provides an alluring early glimpse of the impressive beauty of Lincoln City. Removing the overhead powerlines will enhance the appeal of the area and allow for the ocean corridor to be front and center.
The project spans from approximately NW 2nd Drive to SW Ebb Avenue removing overhead wires on both sides of the highway. The collaborative efforts of the City’s Urban Renewal Staff, The Public Works Department, utility partners, and K & E Construction have been working to bring this beautification project to the final phases. It is expected to conclude the middle of May, 2018.
For continued updates and more information on the project please visit the DeLake Utility Undergrounding Project Page on the City’s website: http://www.lincolncity.org/index.asp?SEC=%7BC461E506-3624-49F8-A536-EEDB35A2B853%7D&Type=B_BASIC&persistdesign=none
Lincoln City is getting closer to developing its community vision. Over the last several months, the City has gathered over 1,000 comments from the community. Residents and visitors have shared their ideas for the future. The City in collaboration with a Vision Team made up of members representing community groups is seeking your feedback.
You can participate in a brief online survey, where you can review the ideas and share your priorities. You will also have a chance to share any new ideas that may have been missed during our initial outreach. People who complete the survey will have a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! You can access the survey at http://bit.ly/ImagineLCPriorities or visit the project website at www.imaginelincolncity.org.
Imagine Lincoln City is a community engagement program with one overarching goal – to create a guiding vision for the way our community looks, feels, and functions over the next twenty years based on input from the people who live, work, play, and visit here. This project will create a framework for future decision-making, investment, and collaboration. This is our next step in developing the vision, and we need your input!
On December 8th, two of Lincoln City’s own officers graduated from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) 372nd Basic Police Class. Erik Anderson and K.C Claunts were among the graduates.
Officers Erik Anderson and K.C. Claunts joined the Lincoln City Police Department on May 15th, 2017 and entered the training program on August 14th, 2017.
The program is a 16-week training course that consists of report writing, tactics, pedestrian safety, firearms, ethics, elder abuse, drug recognition, cultural diversity, and many other aspects an officer could potentially encounter. During this time the graduates were tested both physically and academically.
On behalf of Lincoln City we congratulate and thank you both for your continued dedication and commitment to your community.
You can find more information about the Lincoln City Police Department at www.lincolncity.org/index.asp?SEC=6FD65D2A-4A24-416D-A602-11C6FA3B. Stay up to date on Facebook at https://http://www.facebook.com/lincolncitypolice.
On December 7th, Councilor Diana Hinton of Ward 1, City Manager, Ron Chandler, along with the Planning and Community Development Director, Richard Townsend held a meeting at the Driftwood Public Library to update the community on The Villages Preliminary Master Plan and to discuss potential concerns. Also present at the meeting representing Palisades Condo HOA, were members, Nancy Cable and Cindy V.
Concerned Community members listened to Planning Director, Richard Townsend explain how the original proposed master plan for the Villages at Cascade Head needs to be revamped. The original plan developed in 1998 is now outdated. Some of the land is no longer under the City’s jurisdiction and it also does not thoroughly address the property constraints pertaining to existing wetlands, streams, and steep hillsides. The planning of the new master plan is still in the very beginning phases. At this point the City is gathering feedback from the community as to where to go from here.
Some of the concerns raised by residents in the area are trees and trails protection, excess storm water drainage, wildlife area, property value, planning for roads and increased traffic, and the expected length of the process. Mr. Townsend assured the residents that there will be conditions placed on the development addressing the concerns regarding the preservation and fluidity of the architecture. There are also engineering and economic constraints that need to be addressed. The City’s effort is to provide more housing opportunities within the community while maintaining the open green spaces. The project is still in the very early stages and will require compromise and organized planning. Mr. Chandler and the City Council welcome the voice of the community throughout this process to aid in establishing a collective vision.
For further information contact the Planning Department at 541-996-2152.