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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, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be held at City Hall, 95 S Nehalem.  The meeting will take place on the 24th day of April 2014 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 18, 2014 at 95 S Nehalem, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


This is a public meeting where deliberation 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 April 23, 2014 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 24th day of April 2014 at 7:00 p.m. regarding the proposed use of approximately $11,000 in State Revenue Sharing Funds in the fiscal year 2014-15 budget.


Any person having special needs should contact the City Manager by April, 23 2014 to make arrangements.





Summer Youth EmploymentCity of Clatskanie, OR

The City is seeking applications for temporary part-time youth summer employment.  Work will be supervised by the Public Works Department and includes but is not limited to various manual labor tasks to maintain rights-of way and city facilities.  Additional consideration will be given to candidates who are 18 years of age or older with a valid Oregon driver’s license. Employment application is required and may be obtained at City Hall or below.  The deadline for application is 5:00 pm, Friday, May 16, 2014.  EOE.


Employment Application


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



Thursday, April 24, 2014 7pm Budget Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7pm City Council Meeting
Thursday, May 15, 2014 7pm Budget Committee Meeting, if needed.
Monday, May 26 City Hall will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 7pm Planning Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 4,  2014 7pm City Council Meeting
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7pm Planning Commission Meeting

Bulletin Board

Scout Lake is only open on the weekends due to logging in the area.