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Annexation-consent resolution approved for Roads End

City to begin sending out letters

Lincoln City Council has approved a resolution aimed at gathering enough consents from Roads End residents to allow the area to be brought within the city limits.

The resolution, approved unanimously at Council’s Monday, Sept. 13, meeting, comes five weeks after the passage of an ordinance that gives Council the power to designate any area within the urban growth boundary (UGB) an annexation target.

City Manager David Hawker said Roads End is at the top of the City’s list of areas from which it wants to gather consents because the area is the largest developed neighborhood within the UGB but outside the city limits.

He said Roads End already benefits from City services without paying for them, a claim denied by some Roads End residents and examined in detail in the Aug. 18 and Aug. 25 editions of The News Guard.

A recent economic analysis commissioned by the City says annexing the Roads End area would result in a net gain of $606,849 per year for the City once additional revenue in the form of property taxes, franchise fees and state revenue sharing is balanced against the increased costs of extending services such as police protection and road maintenance to the area. Continue reading

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Sprint Triathlon Lures 146 Athletes

Rich Shimer Wins Race

As reported in The News Guard the 20th Annual Lincoln City Sprint Triathlon was run on September 12, 2010.  The full race results are available online, you can view our photo gallery as well.

JIM FOSSUM The News Guard

For someone competing in their first triathlon, Adam Shimer produced some pretty gratifying results.

Shimer, an Oregon State trooper stationed in Depoe Bay, won the 20th annual Lincoln City Sprint Triathlon at Regatta Grounds Park on Devils Lake on Sunday, Sept. 12, after borrowing his dad’s road bike and training for just two weeks.

“Definitely the run,” Shimer said when asked what phase of the race he performed best in. “I was 10th going into the run, but took the lead at about one mile and never looked back.” Continue reading

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The Blowsion Surf Slam 2010

The world’s greatest Watercraft Freeriders and racers descended once again on Pacific City Oregon on September 9, 10, and 11, for this year’s top US PWC surf event which combines the second round of the IFWA Freeride World Championship Tour with the IJSBA Freeride World Cup and Motosurf Western Championship. Many residents from Devils Lake traveled to Tierra Del Mar Beach just north of Pacific City to enjoy the event. The Blowsion Surf Slam brought over 40 riders from around the world competing for a cash purse and points towards the IFWA World title and competing for the 2nd Annual IJSBA Freeride World Cup. Joining them were some of the best PWC racers in the world who displayed high speed turns through a grueling buoy course all while being challenged by the Pacific Coast’s always unpredictable waves.  Follow this link to see our gallery on event.

2010 Results

Pro Freeride Results: 2010 Blowsionprofreerideresults.Pdf

Amature Freeride Results: 2010 Blowsionamafreerideresults.Pdf

Pro and Amature Race Results: 2010 Blowsionproamraceresults.Pdf

K&S Big Air Showdown Results: 2010 K&S_Showdown Results.Pdf

IFWA Points:   2010 IFWA Points.Pdf

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Toledo Wooden Boat Show

The 2010 show celebrated the Port’s centennial year – and it was the best show yet!

The Sixth Annual Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show was held August 20 – 22, 2010. The Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show, held annually, is an old-fashioned, down-home style waterfront festival where everything is enjoyable and nothing much is fancy! It is as genuinely grassroots American as you can get. First held in 2005, the first Wooden Boat Show coincided with the City of Toledo’s Centennial Celebration.

August weather is fantastic for a boat show and the Wooden Boat Show showcases vintage and new wooden boats at Port Dock One! The finest boat builders in the Pacific Northwest come to exhibit their work and demonstrate their craft. Live music and food from various vendors along with events for the entire family make this a festival not to be missed. Local artisans line the walk to exhibit and sell their works and crafts.

This year there were two beautifully restored 16’ Calkins Craft at the show.  These boats were built throughout the 1950’s in Delake Oregon in a warehouse located on the East side of highway 101 directly across from Kylo’s restaurant. Both Calkins Craft owners claimed their boat spent considerable time on Devils Lake in its previous life. Click here to see the full photo gallery of the Toledo Show.  Also visit the Port of Toledo Oregon Blog for more photos of the event.

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Impact of annexation: Roads End

Roads End tops list for annexation

The News Guard

Lincoln City’s recent adoption of an ordinance that allows the City to force areas within the urban growth boundary to agree to annexation in exchange for continued water supply has laid the foundations for bringing Roads End within the city limits.

Consisting of some 715 homes to the north of town, Roads End is at the top of the City’s annexation list.

Officials say the area benefits from City services without contributing to the general fund – a claim rejected by some residents and examined in last week’s edition of The News Guard.

This week, The News Guard looks at what annexation would mean for Roads End property owners in terms of additional tax and increased access to City services. Continue reading

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Battle brewing between Lincoln City and Roads End over old problem: who pays for what?

Published: Sunday, August 15, 2010, 10:02 PM
Lori Tobias, The Oregonian

Five years ago, when Jerry and Barbara Woods bought their house in the Roads End neighborhood just north of Lincoln City, they found a letter in their mailbox from City Hall, and it wasn’t a welcome to the neighborhood.

Rather, the letter gave the Woodses a choice: agree to let the city annex Roads End or do without water and sewer service.

They signed. But they wouldn’t have, said Jerry Woods, “if there hadn’t been a gun to our heads.”

Roger Middleton got the same letter when he tried to change the name on his account to include his wife. He ignored the letter and left the name unchanged.

But in coming months, property owners in Roads End won’t have that option. The City Council in Lincoln City recently adopted an ordinance allowing the council to designate by resolution areas to be annexed. Next comes the resolution and after that the letters, saying in short, agree to annexation or no water and sewer for you.

Roads End residents say it’s blackmail, coercion, bullying.

Lincoln City says it’s only fair.

What’s certain is that it’s the latest example of a small town trying to broaden its tax base to cover city services while residents outside city limits fight to maintain their independence. Continue reading

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Cavalier Club Gathers on Devils Lake

The Dog Days of Summer Greet Club Members

Nearly thirty members of the Oregon Trail Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club were hosted by Jack and Mary Graff on the shores of Devils Lake.  Guests in attendance came from as far away as Seattle Washington and Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom.  Dogs outnumbered humans and a good time was had by all on what turned out to be a beautiful day on the lake.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small breed of Spaniel-type dog, and is classed as a Toy dog by most Kennel Clubs. It is one of the most popular breeds in the United Kingdom. Since 2000, it has been growing in popularity in the United States. It is a smaller breed of Spaniel, and Cavalier adults are often the same size as adolescent dogs of other spaniel breeds. It has a silky coat and commonly an undocked tail. The breed standard recognizes four colours (Blenheim, Tricolour [black/white/tan], Black and Tan, and Ruby). The breed is generally friendly, affectionate and good with both children and other animals.

The Oregon Trail Cavalier Club mission is to preserve, protect and carefully promote Cavaliers, having accepted the responsibility for the future of the breed within the state of Oregon.  You can view our photo album of the event or view the photos from the club site.

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