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Notice of Budget Committee Meeting


A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Clatskanie, Columbia County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 will be held at City Hall, 75 S Nehalem St., Suite D.  The meeting will take place on the 5th day of May 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 29, 2016 at 75 S Nehalem St., Suite D, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


This is a public meeting where deliberations of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.


Any person having special needs should contact the City Manager by May 4, 2016 to make arrangements.



Notice of Public Hearing


The Budget Committee of the City of Clatskanie will hold a Public Hearing at City Hall on the 5th day of May 2016 at 7:00 p.m. regarding the proposed use of approximately $11,000 in State Revenue Sharing Funds in the fiscal year 2016-17 budget.


Any person having special needs should contact the City Manager by May 4, 2016 to make arrangements.





The City of Clatskanie is accepting proposals for City Attorney services which include advising City officials on matters relating to City business and representing the City in municipal court prosecutions.

Proposals must include proposed monthly fees for standard services. Candidates must provide references upon request. Submit bids by 5 p.m., April 29, 2016, to Greg Hinkelman, City Manager, City of Clatskanie, P.O. Box 9, Clatskanie, OR 97016.

Must have City of Clatskanie business license prior to commencing work.

Full list of specifications

City Hall has moved to 75 S Nehalem St., Suite D. We are on the second floor of the Clatskanie Cultural Center.
Our offices are accessible by stairs or an elevator in the lobby of the building. You may continue to use the drop box located near the front door at 95 S Nehalem St for payments. We collect items left in the drop box on a regular basis.


Message from the Mayor:


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:

·         51 years ago, 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.

·         Three years ago, the community recognized the need to promote a drug-free community and supported a K-9 project with local donations that resulted in purchasing a trained drug dog.  This project has been extremely successful.


Clatskanie sponsors a wonderful 4th of July celebration that dates back over 100 years.  Also during the month of August our city park is filled during the Blue Grass Festival and Quilt show and again during the Blues Festival.


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.


Mayor Diane Pohl

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Nehalem St
Clatskanie OR 97016

Upcoming Events



Wednesday, May 4, 2016 7pm City Council Meeting
Thursday, May 5, 2016 7pm Budget Committee Meeting.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7pm Planning Commission Meeting.
Monday, May 30 City Hall closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 7pm City Council Meeting.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7pm Planning Commission Meeting

Bulletin Board

Scout Lake is closed.