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Yachats, Gem of the Oregon Coast

Looking to the future and the next 50 years, members of the City Council opened a new chapter in the history of Yachats by hiring our first city administrator. The City’s new web site and awareness of the Trails Committee design work led to a discussion about the need for a new city logo. This topic was discussed by the council for a couple of months. A few modifications were suggested; implemented and adopted by the council at the July meeting. The new logo now appears on the city’s main web site.

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our community, we hope you will appreciate the new design as a symbol of renewal and a celebration of all the qualities that make Yachats the Gem of the Oregon Coast.

Current News

Spring Safety TIps 3/29/2019


With spring comes a feeling of renewal. Families everywhere begin cleaning out their basements and garages. Windows are opened, flowers bloom and the days grow longer, thanks in part to Daylight Savings Time, which began on March 10.  When you set your clocks forward, the National Safety Council reminds you to also review a safety checklist for your home.

Smoke Alarms

  1. Smoke alarms save lives – if they are powered by a fresh battery. You should test them every month to make sure they work and replace the battery at least once a year, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). If the alarm makes a "chirping" sound, replace it immediately.
  2. Smoke alarms should be located in every bedroom and in the common areas on each floor of a home. Mount them at least 10 feet from the stove to reduce false alarms, less than 12 inches from the ceiling and away from windows, doors and ducts.
  3. Did you know smoke alarms can be interconnected wirelessly? That means, when one sounds, they all sound. A Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) survey found this is the best way to notify everyone in a home if there is a fire. Be sure to purchase smoke alarms with the label of a reputable testing agency, like Underwriters Laboratories (UL).  Three out of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms, according to NFPA.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

  1. Carbon monoxide(CO) is an invisible, odorless gas, and it can kill you. Anything in the home that burns fuel can potentially become a source of carbon monoxide. CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each bedroom and on every level of the home. The safety tips for CO detectors mirror those of smoke alarms: change the batteries, test them and interconnect them, if possible.
  2. Also, make sure vents for your gas appliances (fireplace, dryer, stove and furnace) are free and clear of snow or debris.

Family Emergency Plan

We recommend every family have an emergency plan in place in the event of a natural disaster or other catastrophic event. Spring is a great time to review that plan with family members to make sure they know what to do. The emergency plan should include:

  1. A communications plan to outline how your family members will contact one another if they are not in the same place and where you should meet if it's safe to go outside.
  2. A shelter-in-place plan if outside air is contaminated which includes sealing windows, doors and air vents with plastic sheeting.
  3. A getaway plan with various routes and destinations in different directions.
  4. Have a home and car emergency kit. Your emergency kit should include one gallon per day of water for each person, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food, flashlight and batteries, first aid kit, filter mask, plastic sheeting and duct tape, and medicines. Visit Ready.gov for a complete list.

For more information and tips, visit our website at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.

Water Main Flushing 3/26/2019

As part of its yearly maintenance program, the Yachats Public Works Crew will be flushing the water mains beginning Tuesday, April 2, 2019 and ending May 1, 2019.

The flushing will take place between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm.  

Residents may notice a loss of pressure and possibly discolored water while flushing is in progress. This inconvenience should be limited to the time work is being done on your street.  If you experience discolored water after 3:30 pm on the day of flushing, allow your taps to run until the water turns clear.  If you experience other problems, please call City Hall at 541-541-3565.

Smelt Sands Paving 3/11/2019

UPDATE - April 5

Good Morning,

I wanted to pass on an update to the paving schedule for Smelt Sands State Park entrance road. Road & Driveway will be on site Monday morning April 8th to start the paving project. If weather allows the project should be completed by Thursday or Friday. We will closed Smelt Sands State Park to the public late Sunday evening or early Monday morning. Access to Lemwick Lane will remain open to residents of the neighborhood while Road & Driveway complete the project.

 If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call or email me.


Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is contracting with Road and Driveway Co. out of Newport to pave the access road at Smelt Sands State Park. This work is scheduled to occur sometime between the dates of March 11, 2019 and June 17, 2019 once we get a period of dry weather.   We anticipate the work will have minimal impacts on access to your property and take less than two weeks to complete depending on weather.  When we get a confirmed date for starting the project, I will send another update out to you all. We may also post a sign on the entrance to Lemwick Lane with anticipated project dates as we get closer to starting the project.

We will maintain a single lane access to Lemwick while Road and Driveway completes the project.  There should be no issues with people coming and going from Lemwick Lane during the project. 

OPRD will pave up to the current pavement on Lemwick Lane and make any needed adjustments to the roadway to make sure storm drainage has no negative impact on the neighbors at the beginning of Lemwick Lane.

We are very excited to finally get Smelt Sands entrance road paved. I would like to Thank you all for your patience during this process, it’s taken a long time to get to this point.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to call or email me. You can find my contract numbers below in my signature.

Thank you,

Dylan Anderson

Oregon Parks & Rec Department

South Beach Management Unit



2019 Council Goals 1/4/2019

Hello Yachats!

Please see the Council's Goals for the 2019 Calendar Year


Budget 2018-19 7/1/2018

City Council Vision

Our village is a place where natural resources are valued and protected, where diversity is celebrated, and where a vibrant economy and sense of community pride create and recreate a living spirit. Yachats cares not just for its citizens’ basic needs but also supports them in their efforts to excel mentally, physically, artistically, and spiritually. It is a community with an enduring sense of itself.

Upcoming City Meetings More…

  • Council Work Session

    5/1/2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Emergency Planning

    5/2/2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Library WS Meeting

    5/7/2019 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

  • Finance Committee

    5/8/2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Public Works & Streets Comm.

    5/14/2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Budget Meeting

    5/15/2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Yachats Academy

    5/15/2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    5/15/2019 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Parks & Commons Comm.

    5/16/2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Planning Commission

    5/21/2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM