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.
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!
WHEELER COMMUNITY SURVEY & TOWN HALL MEETINGS
As the City is currently updating its Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the City Council and City Administration have submitted surveys in the September water bill soliciting citizen input on key areas of the plan update. The Comprehensive Plan update is being addressed by the Citizen Advisory Committee, a committee made up of citizen volunteers. To extend this process to the wider citizenry of Wheeler, the City would like to hear your input. Please have your surveys submitted to City Hall no later than September 9th. On September 13th, at 3:00 p.m. the City will be hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss the Comprehensive Plan update process and the matters addressed in the survey. The meeting will be located at the Wheeler Masonic Hall, 63 N Hwy 101, Wheeler, OR 97147. Please call City Hall for more details.
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
BURN BAN AT ALL TILLAMOOK COUNTY PARK CAMPGROUNDS AND PROPERTIES
Because of the significant fire activity across the State of Oregon, the Board of County Commissioners acting in concert with other public agencies, are banning all campfires and open flames in properties owned and managed by the Tillamook County Parks Department. This restriction will go into effect August 19, 2015.
This ban includes but is not limited to fire pits, tiki torches, and candles. The use of propane stoves and/or charcoal briquettes for cooking may be allowed, but are subject to local fire restrictions.
This ban will remain in effect for at least one week and will be re-evaluated based onfire status, weather, and guidance from state and local fire officials.
The purpose of this restriction is to avoid any accidental fire starts on Tillamook County Park property. While not all locations may be currently under local fire restrictions, most communities have provided resources to assist State and Federal fire-fighting efforts. An unintentional fire in a Tillamook County Park site would add a burden on those already taxed resources.
Parks staff will be working with our patrons and visitors to help educate them on the risk and reason for such a change at this time.
The Board of Commissioners hereby bans all campfires and open flames in properties owned and managed by the Tillamook County Parks Department.This ban will go into effect immediately.
WHEELER ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT – 2015
The City’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is now available. It can be found on the City’s website under the Government tab, and then under the Charter, Ordinances, and Plans sub tab. This report is a summary review of the City’s adherence to State and Federal guidelines on water quality for the period of Jan. 1, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2014. The City is happy to report that water quality is well within compliance, and that the delivery of this resource continues with health and safety as the priority.
CITY HALL HOURS
The schedule for City Hall will be adjusting to meet administrative requirements. City Hall will now be opening at 9:00 a.m. on Mondays and there will be a shortened schedule on Fridays with the hours of operation being 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.