Yachats upgrading manholes soon

YACHATS — The city of Yachats Public Works Department will host a contractor April 13 to upgrade seven city wastewater manholes.

Work will take place on King Street, Pontiac Street, Greenhill Drive, Lily Court and Gender Drive, and intermittent street closures may be necessary. The work aims to reduce groundwater leaks into the city’s wastewater system in order to reduce treatment costs and extend the life of the wastewater treatment system.

For questions about the project, contact Yachats City Hall at 541-547-3565.

Waldport council meets Thursday

WALDPORT — The Waldport City Council is scheduled to meet Thursday, April 8, with a full agenda of items up for consideration.

The meeting takes place at 2 p.m. in the city council meeting room in the Mark C. Campbell Building, the new Waldport City Hall, at 355 NW Alder St. Those who wish to attend the meeting in person are asked to call 541-563-3561 and select option 2 to reserve a place, as attendance is limited due to COVID-19-prevention protocols.

At the meeting, the council will consider a staff recommendation to approve goals for a request for proposals for moving the Waldport Heritage Museum to its new location, what to do with more than $225,000 in federal funds the city anticipates receiving as part of the American Rescue Plan, an update of the city’s Water and Transportation System Plan, and a resolution to refine rates for city business licenses.

To see the full meeting agenda, go to https://tinyurl.com/hv4fr6kv.

To submit public comments to the council prior to the meeting, email reda.eckerman@waldport.org. Public comments may also be submitted via mail to PO Box 1120, Waldport, OR 97394, and must be received by 1:30 p.m. the day of the meeting for consideration.

Yachats Visitor Center seeks volunteers

YACHATS — Do you love the city of Yachats and want to share that enthusiasm with travelers to the area this summer?

The Yachats Visitor Center, which plans to open its doors in late May in the Yachats Commons, is looking for volunteers to staff the center. Volunteers will work at the center for three-hour shifts at least once a week.

For further information or to express interest in volunteering at the Yachats Visitors Center, send an email to James Kerti at james@discoveryachats.org. To learn more, visit www.discoveryachats.org.

Yachats Parks & Commons Commission seeks input

YACHATS — The city of Yachats’ Parks & Commons Commission is anticipating reopening the city’s commons building and returning it to its function as a community center.

“The community lost access to an important social gathering place when we were forced to close the commons,” George Mazeika, Parks & Commons commissioner, wrote in the city’s April newsletter. “The commission wants very much to have that space returned to community usage as soon as conditions allow.”

The commission asks people to share details of their previous experiences using the commons, including whether there were any problems encountered along the way and what types of activities and events they hope to see at the commons in the future.

Send ideas and suggestions to Parks & Commons Commission chair Dawn Keller at dawnkeller@gmail.com.

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