The waterfront town with a million dollar view!

Wheeler, the gem of the Oregon Coast

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2013 – Wheeler’s Centennial Year

The lovely little village of Wheeler lies at the edge of the Pacific on Nehalem Bay along Oregon’s spectacular north coast.  Wheeler was born in the early 1900’s when a railroad link was completed connecting Portland to the timber-rich area surrounding the bay.  The train delivered lumber as well as seafood to eager markets to the east.

The lumber mills and fish packing plants of Wheeler’s early decades are gone now….leaving a village of charming, historic buildings strung together on the edge of that beautiful bay as if they were displayed on a holiday mantle.

Virgil Staben and family - Wheeler Pioneer for June 2013

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler, Eunice Massie, and Mayor Stevie Burden cutting the ribbon for the new Centennial Historical Display

Wheeler enjoys a wonderful “mini” climate and is often bathed in sunshine while surrounding coastal areas enjoy fog and mist.  Natives call Wheeler “Pukalani” (hole in the sky) as the surrounding hills seem to protect Wheeler from the prevailing northwest wind and fog. Our sunsets can be some of the best in the world!

Wheeler has been called “the little town with the million-dollar view!”.  It is a coastal refuge where people come to relax, refresh, and enjoy the scenic splendor of Oregon’s north coast.  Wheeler is small enough to be peaceful and unhurried — yet big enough to offer the services and advantages of a tight-knit community.  We are very proud of our sweet little town.

Welcome to Wheeler — for a visit …. or a lifetime!

Announcements :

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Wheeler Community Garden

The season is upon us and the Wheeler Community Garden is accepting applications for participation in this year’s harvest.

Please pick up an application at Wheeler City Hall and contact City Manager Geoff Wullschlager (503)368-5767 for more details.

*The Wheeler Community Garden is sanctioned by the City of Wheeler

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

 

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Wheeler, Tillamook County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 will be held at Wheeler City Hall, 775 Nehalem Blvd, Wheeler, Oregon.  The meeting will take place on May 29, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to review the proposed budget and to receive comment from the public on the budget.

This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 29, 2015 at Wheeler City Hall, 775 Nehalem Blvd, Wheeler, Oregon, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

 

ODOT BURNING 05/19-05/20

ODOT is performing right of way clearing North of Wheeler on the dates as listed. This clearing is being done using burning techniques and there is a 1,000 gallon water truck on site. Any questions should be directed to City Hall.

 

CITY HALL CLOSURE

As City Administration is preparing the 2015-2016 Annual Budget, there will be reduced City Hall hours for the week of May 18th – May 22nd. Business hours will be from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. starting May 20th. Water account payments may still be dropped off at the mail slot on the North side of the building adjacent to the parking lot, and any public works emergencies or City emergencies can be reported and will be responded to. Please contact the City Manager at citymgrwheeler@nehalemtel,net if you need any assistance and the City will respond within 24 hours.

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