WELCOME TO THE CITY OF WALDPORT - Your Coastal Recreation Destination

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Whether it involves boats or binoculars, bicycles or hiking boots, sand pails or gold pans, Waldport has something to offer...(click to read more)
MOVING INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

 The City is now able to take your debit/credit card payment for utilities and other fees in the office. We will accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover (sorry, no American Express). For payments over the phone, you will still need to use the online link or call 800-701-8560. Please contact us at (541)264-7417 X 101 or 102 if you have any questions.



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FALLING INTO WINTER

Summer is fading fast, and winter is just around the corner. Now is the time to be thinking about winterizing your home to avoid nasty surprises like broken water lines. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the location of your water meter and ensure that you have a functional homeowner's valve so you can shut the water off if need be. Public Works will be happy to assist you in locating your meter, just give them a call (541-563-2111) during regular working hours and set up an appointment. You may also want to locate other shutoff valves under and throughout your house so that you can respond quickly in an emergency. If you're planning on leaving for an extended period of time, you might think about shutting your water off while you're gone. Make sure to turn off the electricity to the water heater as well, no sense in keeping that warm while you're vacationing. If the water is on, and a hot waterline breaks, your electric bill can skyrocket, since the water heater will be working overtime to heat all that water spilling onto the ground. Also, if the water heater is empty due to a leak, cold water hitting the hot coils may result in having to replace the heater. Note that if the water to the house is shut off, even if the water that's in the lines freezes, the pipes won't break because there's no additional water pressure behind the ice. If you're planning on weathering out the winter here, wrapping your waterlines may prevent the frustration of not having water for making your first cup of coffee in the morning. Blocking underfloor vents located near the waterlines may also help, and some people suggest plugging in a 60-watt bulb under the house near the waterlines, since the ambient heat can keep things flowing smoothly (spiders and small furry critters will probably appreciate this too). If you are a water & sewer customer, notify the City of any breaks that occur, since you may qualify for an adjustment on your sewer bill. The City does not adjust water bills, but staff may also be able to set up a payment plan to deal with large water bills due to leaks.


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UPDATING PARKS MASTER PLAN

 The City of Waldport will be holding a series of evening meetings to discuss updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which will include refinement of the Open Space site plan. All meetings are open to the public, and will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Waldport City Hall, 125 Alsea Highway. Dates and topics are as follows:
  February 1 - Entertainment/Proposed Amphitheater
  February 8 - Organized Sports and Games
  February 22 - Individual Sports and Recreation
  February 29 - Natural and Cultural Resources
  March 7 - Trails, Bicycles and Linkages
Additionally, here's a link to an online parks survey to help the City assess the needs and desires of the community. Hard copies are available at City Hall if you do not wish to fill out the online version. For more information, contact City Planner, Larry Lewis at (541)264-7417 X 103.

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ITEMS OF INTEREST

Want to know a little more about Waldport and our surrounding area? Click here to view a short video composed by the Rural Tourism Studio. Check it out!

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LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE? The City of Waldport currently has several openings on the Budget Committee. This committee is scheduled to meet on April 26, 2016 to review the City's proposed budget for FY2016-2017. To qualify you must be a registered voter and have resided in the City limits for at least one year. To apply, send a letter of interest to the City, PO Box 1120, Waldport, OR 97394 or by email to City Recorder, Reda Eckerman by February 11 at 12:00 noon.

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Wondering what's happening around town? Check out the Community Events Calendar!

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OFFICE HOURS

City Hall office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed from 12:30 to 1:30 daily for the lunch hour. City Offices are closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday following Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
If the holiday falls on Saturday, the office will close on the preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on Sunday, the office will close on the following Monday.

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