Lincoln City approves ordinance to expedite annexation process
By: Terry Dillman
Newport News Times
Whether it marked the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end depended on one’s viewpoint at Monday night’s Lincoln City Council session.
With very little discussion, council members unanimously approved an ordinance that would require property owners outside the city limits but within the city’s Urban Growth Boundary to sign consents to annex as a condition of receiving ongoing city water service.
The low-key approach to the high-tension decision contrasted sharply with the measured session-opening protest from a group of about 20 property owners from the Roads End development. They showed up to speak against the ordinance in another chapter of a story dating back to at least 1978.
During the council’s July 26 session, when the ordinance was first introduced, City Manager David Hawker said Roads End topped the city’s list of sites for potential annexation, and outlined the reasons, including the cost of providing water and sewer service to Roads End, which has 715 of the 1,240 properties outside the city that receive those services.
Roads End residents took exception to many of Hawker’s assertions and offered rebuttals Monday night. Continue reading
Comments Due by September 09, 2010
Notice of Lincoln City’s application for a change in the Point of Diversion (P.O.D.) of their existing Rock Creek water right appeared today in the Oregon Water Resources Department Weekly Notice.
The thirty-day clock has begun for public comment on the City’s transfer application. Any person may comment on a transfer application. Comments must be submitted by September 09, 2010. Any person who provides comments within the comment period will receive a copy of the formal Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) preliminary determination of whether the application should be approved or rejected, and will be provided an opportunity to protest the application and preliminary determination at that time.
The proper place to express your opinion on this proposal is during the OWRD application process. Please see “How to Participate in a Water Rights Proceeding” for a detailed description of the process including how and where to file comments. Links to related ORWD Documents are below as well as a summary of the application.
Current Transfer Documents
T-11116 Transfer Application
T-11116 Transfer Application Map
City ordinance would expedite annexation process
Friday, Jul 30th, 2010
By: Terry Dillman
Newport News Times
A proposed ordinance introduced during Monday night’s regular session of the Lincoln City Council would enhance the city’s ability to annex areas outside city limits and within the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) by requiring signed consents to annexation as a condition of continued water service.
The city supplies water service to most of its 6,078 accounts from three storage tanks via gravity feed. Booster pumps serve customers at a few higher elevations, including one for the Port Lane area of Roads End. The imminent failure of that aging booster pump station and the price tag to replace it prompted council members to find a way to expedite the annexation of Roads End district, located at the north end of the city.
“It’s been on our agenda for years,” City Manager David Hawker said. “It’s time to move forward.” Continue reading
Fun Was Had By All; Despite Soggy Skies
Some sixty-five residents of Devils Lake came out Saturday, August 7th for the Second Annual Potluck on the Point.
Attendees spent the evening visiting with their neighbors while enjoying great food. Several party goers were heard to say that what made it really fun was the ability to socialize with those you already knew as well as having the chance to make new acquaintances. Every shore of the lake was represented! Our friends at the Devils Lake Water Improvement District joined in with our Lake Manager and our Board Chair and another Board member in attendance.
Mother Nature tried her best to interfere offering up the first rain of the summer. These were seasoned lake residents who didn’t let the dampness spoil their evening. Not one person had enough sense to come in out of the rain. Visit our photo album to get a little taste of the event. The consensus was that the Potluck should continue and to that end we have selected the first Saturday in August every year. So mark your calendar for August 6th, 2011 and plan on a fun evening.
We still trying to locate the owner of a few serving utensils so take a look at this photo and email me if you’re the owner of anything shown. If you have any ideas on more ways we can get our community together to enjoy our mutual company let us know and we’ll do what we can to promote it.
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Roads End tops list for annexation
The News Guard
A new law that could boost Lincoln City’s ability to annex adjacent areas, starting with Roads End, received a warm welcome from Lincoln City Council at its Monday, July 26 meeting.
The proposed ordinance would allow Council to designate any area outside its limits but within the urban growth boundary, or UGB, as an annexation target.
The area’s residents would then have 60 days to sign a consent to annex or risk having the City shut off their water supply. Continue reading
The City of Lincoln City and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon made a presentation and answered questions related to the use of water from Devils Lake to irrigate the golf course at the June Devils Lake Water Improvement District board meeting. The Board of Directors of DLWID passed a resolution by a vote of 4-1 indicating support for the proposal. Since that time, several residents have expressed their opinions on the matter; some support the proposal, some do not. For the record, the Navigator has not taken a position on the proposal.
The proper place to express your opinion on this proposal is during the formal Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) application process. In order for the City to meet the terms of their agreement with the Siletz Tribe they will apply for a change in the Point of Diversion (P.O.D.) of their existing Rock Creek water right. This process is described in OAR 690 Division 380 Water Rights Transfers.
In an attempt to simplify the process for interested parties we have summarized the required steps below. The summary is necessarily general, and may not specifically address the facts in this specific application. Water rights can impact citizens in unexpected ways; that is why a formal process has been established. If you feel, the City’s proposal will have an impact that is not being considered follow the steps below to provide public input into the process. Continue reading
Please hold Saturday August 7th at 6:30 pm open to come join us for our Second Annual Potluck on the Point. Last year was a great success with great food and fun with your lake side neighbors. The get together will be hosted by Mitch and Dana Moore at 2929 NE Loop Drive on Sand Point.
Plan to bring your favorite dish, appetizer, main dish or casserole and join us, with your neighbor and friends for an afternoon of fun. Watch your email for more details and be sure to mark your calendar today!
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