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VRD Tax Considered

The News Guard
By: Patrick Alexander

Lincoln City leaders are seeking feedback on a proposal to eliminate the rule that exempts vacation rental dwellings (VRDs) from having to pay the City’s occupation tax.

Under state law, the City has the right to impose an occupation tax on any business that operates within the city limits.

The tax is $100 per year for businesses with up to three employees, increasing by $10 for every employee beyond that. There is also a $50 additional fee for first-time applicants. Continue reading

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Anderson, McConnell Take Win in Mayor Races

Newport News Times
Posted: Friday, Nov 5th, 2010
By: Terry Dillman

Voter turnout reaches 76 percent in Lincoln County
With 99 percent of the votes tallied, Dick Anderson easily bested incumbent Lori Hollingsworth in the Lincoln City mayoral race, and Mark McConnell sprinted past Patricia Patrick-Joling to claim the mayor’s seat in Newport. 

Anderson picked up 1,622 votes (58 percent) to Hollingsworth’s 991 (36 percent), with challenger Kevin Saunders well back at 162 votes (6 percent). McConnell tallied 2,121 votes (56 percent) to Patrick-Joling’s 1,666 (44 percent) in the race to replace current Mayor Bill Bain, who eschewed a re-election attempt, instead joining a nine-candidate campaign vying for three city council seats. Bain finished eighth in the balloting with 848 votes. He will leave the council when his term expires at the end of the year, as will Patrick-Joling. Continue reading

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Roads End Annexation

Police Presence

The News Guard

Public safety has become a central topic in arguments concerning Lincoln City’s efforts to bring the Roads End area inside the city limits.

City officials have said Roads End residents benefit from Lincoln City Police Department (LCPD) without contributing toward its costs, adding that the area stands to benefit further from the increased coverage that would come with annexation.

Some Roads End residents have rejected that argument, saying they seldom see Lincoln City officers on their streets and do not require much in the way of law enforcement anyway. Continue reading

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Water Rights Update

Draft Preliminary Determination Completed

According to the Oregon Water Resources Department database the Preliminary Determination for Transfer Application T-11116 for Lincoln City’s change in the Point of Diversion (P.O.D.) of their existing Rock Creek water right was drafted today.  From reviewing other applications it appears that it can generally take 3-4 weeks from the time the draft is written to the time it is issued in the OWRD Weekly Notice.

Interested parties can easily follow the process;  you should download the Weekly Notice and scroll down to the section titled “Transfer Preliminary Determinations” to view the information related to Application T-11116. A Preliminary Determination provides the Department’s conclusion as to whether a proposed change in place of use, point of diversion or appropriation, or character of use of an existing water right should be approved.  Please see “How to Participate in a Water Rights Proceeding” for a detailed description of the remaining steps in this process.

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2010 Hydroplane Race Gets A Rockey Start

Rain and Wind Call Day One of Annual Event

Members of the Columbia Outboard Racing Association made their first attempt to set world record times in the 2010 Rockey Stone Memorial Kilos Saturday, October 9th.  The race course was set up in a straight line from East Devils Lake State Park to Sand Point; a total length of one “Kilo” or kilometer (5/8 mile).  Day one brought wind and rains that plagued their attempts to set new world records.  The Hopp Racing Team didn’t let the bad weather stand in their way with a record setting run of 165 mph.  Take a look at the video to see the action. The weather caused event officials to call the race for the rest of the day.

In a Kilo event each driver competes against the clock, and gets six runs, three in each direction.  The final speed is the average of two consecutive runs in opposite directions. The driver can take all of his runs at one time or delay the balance after one run waiting for better conditions. The Rockey Stone Memorial Kilos began in the 1950’s and have run annually as an American Power Boat Association sanctioned event. All involved are hoping for better weather for day two.  Please take a look at our photo gallery of the event.

Day two did bring better weather but the race field was reduced to three participants.  The race crews tried to extract every ounce of speed our of their machines.  With such a narrow field this made the wait between runs quite long.  The pay off was a couple of really great runs.  For race results check in with the Columbia Outboard Racing Association. To witness two of the second day’s runs follow these links the 153 mph run and 155 mph run.

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Weather Stymies Kite Festival

32 Year Old Event Cancelled by Weather

This weekend should have seen the return of the 32nd annual Fall Kite Festival at the D River Wayside.  The skies should have been filled with giant kites as well as the very maneuverable quad-line kites.  Unfortunately, the skies were filled with drops of moisture in the form of unrelenting rains.  Plans for the event included the popular giant kites, rokkaku kites, and a kid’s parade, but instead there was just wet sand.  For the first time some of the events were planned to occur in the Lincoln City Cultural Center such as kite making demonstrations, kite displays and miniatures kites.  This part of the day was not impacted by the inclement weather. We have a few pictures of this wet event.

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Harvest Festival A Success

Neskowin Valley School Annual Gathering

The weather did not dampen the fun to be had at the Neskowin Valley School Harvest Festival.  The Harvest Festival is an important annual celebration and fundraising event planned by the parents and staff of the school. This year’s Harvest Festival included a silent auction, wine auction, quilt raffle, arts and crafts vendors, music, entertainment, and food.

On the main stage was juggler Charlie Brown from the Flying Karamozov Brothers and attendees were treated to the sounds of Donna and the Side Effects. There was more than more than one opportunity to go home with a special treat.  The wares of artisans, fresh baked goods, and many wonderful silent auction items were available for right price.  The Harvest Festival brings more than 1,000 people to the valley and helps to raise a significant portions of the funds required to operate the school.  If you missed it this year make sure you stop in next year.  Be sure to take a look at our photo gallery.

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