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.  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!

 

Announcements

 

WHEELER CITY COUNCIL MEETING, JULY 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Click below to view the agenda:

July 2018 CC Meeting Agenda

 

FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP and FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY – PUBLIC HEARINGS

Public Hearings will be held July 12th, 2018 at the Planning Commission Meeting at 7:00 p.m. and at the City Council Meeting July 18th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 2016 Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for Wheeler, Oregon and an ordinance consistent with the Code of Federal Regulations Title 44 Chapter 60.3 Floodplain Management Criteria Flood Prone Areas (44 CFR 60.3). The FIRM and FIS are available at the FEMA Map Service Center Website:

https://msc.fema.gov/portal/availabilitySearch?addcommunity=410203&communityName=WHEELER,%20CITY%20OF#searchresultsanchor

Maps should look like this:

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Search “All Products” under “Preliminary Maps” for Wheeler, Oregon. (Panel Numbers include 41057C0208G, 41057C0216G, 41057C0230G.)

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Planning Commission Meeting Packet:

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DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT 2017

The City of Wheeler’s annual drinking water quality report for 2017 can be viewed at the link below. If you have any questions about this report or the water utility, please contact Joe Velkinburg at (503) 812-9214.

Wheeler Annual Drinking Water Quality Report – 2017

 

STIMSON ROADSIDE SPRAY PROJECT

The City of Wheeler has been working with Stimson Lumber Company to obtain up to date information on any prescribed treatments within our local area. Stimson Lumber Company will be conducting roadside spraying sometime between July 23rd and August 31st. The City of Wheeler will update this web page with additional information on the exact dates of spraying as that information becomes available.  Fore additional detailed information, see the notification letter below:

Stimson Letter July/August 2018

**UPDATE – Stimson has scheduled roadside spraying for the first week in August.

 

WHEELER 2018-2019 BUDGET

The City of Wheeler Budget for FY 2018-2019 was adopted by City Council on June 19, 2018.

To see the final adopted budget, please click the link below:

FY 2018-2019 Adopted Budget

 

WHEELER WATER RATES STUDY

The City of Wheeler’s water rates have increased as of July 1, 2018. City Council passed resolution 2018-05 on June 19, 2018 that sets water rates over the next five years. The first year increases rates by ~44% to catch up the cost index over the past 12 years where rates have not changed. For more information click below on “Water Rates” set by the resolution, or on “Water Rates Study.”

Water Rates

Water Rates Study and System Development Charge Methodology

 

WHEELER RECEIVES NOTICE OF ODOT PAVING GRANT

The City of Wheeler has been awarded an ODOT Small City Allotment grant for improvement to Wheeler City streets. This program requires the City to submit an application for improvements that either serve heavily trafficked thoroughfares, or based upon a high public need. As the City has inventoried public needs based on improvement to public safety as its highest priority, this years application was awarded contingent upon this premise. The timeline for work has yet to be established, but the City plans to pave this summer. Included in this project will be the paving 2nd Street (from Rowe Street to Akin Street), Vosburg Street (3rd Street to 4th Street), and Dubois Street (US 101 to Winkler Street). The paving project at 4th Street was dropped due to funding limitations. To see the project plan, please click the link below.

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