Greetings, Wheeler! Spring has been glorious this year! Bringing gorgeous flowers and growing gardens, so city staff will be mowing along the streets in the coming weeks and, with summer coming, quickly please check the drainage ditches and road shoulders along your property to make sure that yard and garden debris have been removed and the right of way is accessible. We appreciate the support and help from our community in keeping our city safe and beautiful!
I would like to thank our Budget Committee, the City Council and the city staff for helping us to adopt the budget for the next fiscal year. This committee is responsible for a line-by-line review of the City budget. Each year they faithfully study and give feedback on what is arguably the driest material we deal with. However, the topic of how to best and most conscientiously manage limited funds is also essential to transparent and effective government. So again, I thank all of you who take time out of your lives to help your community move ahead and prosper.
On a final note, I would like all of you who live or own property in our community to look for ways to participate. Join a committee. Attend a meeting. Run for office. The more of us who participate, the greater our strength is a community
Stevie S. Burden
Mayor, City of Wheeler
DISASTERS HAPPEN: HAVE A FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN!
Nehalem Bay is stunningly beautiful. Yet it is remote and prone to natural disasters: wildfires, tornadoes and even an earthquake . In a disaster, you may be separated from family members. What will you do, where will you go and how will you contact each other? If you don’t have a Family Emergency Plan, start now! Talk about what you will do in different situations. Agree on three meeting places, plus a contact and phone number for each: 1) in your neighborhood; 2) out of your neighborhood; and 3) out of town. Keep this information in your 72-hour ‘Grab and Go bag’ (with supplies for three days) near your front door or in your car.
For more information, visit the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay: evcnb.org or go to fema.gov and search for ‘family plans.’
Calendar of Events & Meetings
21: City Council Workshop/Regular Mtg 5:30 p.m.
6: Planning Commission, 7 p.m.
8: Annual Cleanup Day, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
13: Parks & Recreation Committee, 10 a.m.
18: City Council Committee, 7 p.m.