City of Clatskanie

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Public Hearing


The City Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers.  The purpose of the public hearing is for the City Council to obtain citizen views and to respond to questions or comments regarding the use of State Revenue Sharing.  Both written and oral comments will be considered during the meeting.  The meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you have special needs please contact the City Manager at 728-2622, by June 2, 2015.



Summer Youth Employment – City 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.  The deadline for applications has been extended to 5:00 pm, Friday, May 29, 2015.  EOE.


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



Monday, May 25, 2015 City Hall closed in observance of Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7pm Planning Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7pm City Council Meeting
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 7pm Planning Commission Meeting
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 7pm City Council Meeting

Bulletin Board

Scout Lake is open.