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!

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Announcements

WHEELER CITY COUNCIL 

The Wheeler City Council is currently soliciting interest from Wheeler residents for appointment to the City’s primary legislative body to complete the terminus of a vacant position. The Wheeler City Council is principally responsible for policy formulation, goal setting,  oversight of City administrative activity, and developing the vision and course of the municipality. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and become involved in local government. All Wheeler residents who reside within the city limits of Wheeler  are eligible for application to serve. Please contact City Manager Geoff Wullschlager at (503)368-5767 if you are interested in learning more.

HWY 53 CLOSURE

Highway 53 will be closed for paving improvements near County Line Rd. on 4/20/17 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be follow up work in late May as well. When details of this closure become available, this information will be updated.

MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE

The City of Wheeler is currently working with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, Tillamook County, the other incorporated Cites of the County, and several Port Districts in updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan identifies the natural hazards that exist within the City’s jurisdiction, and offers a mitigation strategies for these hazards.  A draft of the Risk Assessment has been completed and can be found at the link below. Upcoming Open House meetings are being scheduled for May and will be updated here as the dates and times become available.

ftp://webserver.lcd.state.or.us/Uploads/Inbound/910517_05_08_R0_DRAFT_RA_MS_RED.pd

Comment Period & Open Houses:

Tillamook County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Tillamook County Multi-Jurisdictional NHMP is being updated. The Draft Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategy chapters are available for review and comment through May 26, 2017. Click here to view or download the Draft. Please email your comments to bchaix@co.tillamook.or.us<mailto:bchaix@co.tillamook.or.us> or mail them to:

Tillamook County Department of Community Development

Attn: Barrett Chaix

1510 B Third Street

Tillamook, OR 97141

Three open houses are being held to provide information about the Plan and gather your input. Attend the one most convenient for you!

*         Tuesday, May 16, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Nehalem City Hall, 5900 8th Street, Nehalem, OR 97131

*         Wednesday, May 17, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Kiwanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City, OR 97135

*         Thursday, May 18, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Tillamook Bay Community College, 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, OR 97141

 

WHEELER PLANNING COMMISSION

The Wheeler Planning Commission is currently soliciting interest from Wheeler residents for appointment to the City’s primary citizen involvement and land use oversight board. The Planning Commission is actively involved in reviewing land use applications that require public consideration, long term community development and planning, and matters that relate to administration of the floodplain. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and become involved in local government. All Wheeler residents who reside within Wheeler and the Urban Growth Boundary are eligible for application to serve, as are non-residents who own property or a business that operates within the City or its Urban Growth Area. Please contact City Manager Geoff Wullschlager at (503)368-5767 if you are interested in learning more.

The city of Wheeler is an equal opportunity provider

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