Assistance Requested


On March 16 of this year Mike Neal received news from Tillamook PUD’s Community Support Grant Program regarding the approval of a grant in the amount of $6,200 to build storage structures for emergency supplies for Cape Meares residents.  Mike Neal is involved with the group of residents in Cape Meares who have a special interest in emergency preparedness.

This group has planned to build and stock storage facilities at four tsunami assembly locations in Cape Meares that could be accessed following a major earthquake and tsunami event. The PUD grant will help to build two of the four structures, assuming we can use volunteer labor. We will engage in additional fund raising and grant money to complete the structures and to stock them with supplies and gear.

We need help to build the model storage unit so we can have it available for display for the July 4 holiday. Can you help Mike dig footings this week? Next Saturday and Sunday (June 27 and 28) we need 2 persons to help construct the unit. A few more volunteers will be required between the 28th and July 4th to paint the exterior and put up shelves on the interior.

The model storage facility will be built at the south end of 7th Street.  Chris Spence has agreed to manage the building of the facility and is the one that should be contacted if you are able to assist him and Mike Neal in the construction process.  You can call Chris (503-812-8971) or send email to him (

Emergency preparedness is an important topic for this community. The efforts of this interest group are greatly appreciated.  The efforts will be even more appreciated on the day when the emergency supplies are required.

Posted by  Charles J. Ansorge

Consumer Confidence Report

owdEach year the Oceanside Water District prepares a Consumer Confidence Report related to the status of the district and the water that you drink.  This report became available today.  Click on the link below to review a PDF of the document.


Marcene J. Jones


Marcene J. Jones was born in Oregon City, Oregon on March 25, 1926 to William and Agnes Harvey. Marcene passed away in Tillamook, Oregon on June 3, 2015 at the age of 89.

She grew up in Oregon City and graduated from Oregon City High School. On December 1, 1944 she was united in marriage to Forrest Jones. Marcene held many jobs around the Oregon City area, mostly bookkeeping and secretarial. Marcene and Forrest have lived in Cape Meares, Oregon since 1983, where her favorite thing was to go fishing. She was preceded in death by her brother Eldon Harvey, and her daughter Jaylen Jones. She leaves behind to honor her life, her loving family.

Husband – Forrest Jones

Granddaughter – Kim Smith

Great-Grandchildren – Hannah Olsen, Marcus Moore, Danielle Moore, and Jayden Smith

A memorial service for Marcene will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Waud’s Funeral Home in Tillamook.

Those who wish to make memorial contributions may do so to the Women’s Resource Center in Tillamook.

From Headlight Herald (06/08/15).

Meeting Reminder


This is a reminder of the upcoming Tillamook Coastal Futures Project public workshop on Thursday, May 28 from 6 – 8 pm at the Officer’s Mess at Port of Tillamook Bay, 6687 Officer Row.OfficerRow The  web link to the OSU Envision site provides additional information.

OSU Envision Website

This is an important event with possible implications for future land use planning not only in Tillamook County but all coastal areas and those experiencing flooding events.  

CMCA Annual Report


One of the requirements of a 501(c)(3) association is to file an Annual Report.  Since CMCA achieved this status last September, your Board members prepared a report for residents to review.  This is a “Draft” document and will be approved at our August meeting.  If you have questions or wish to offer comments please contact any of the Board members listed in the document.


Tsunami Signs



Tsunami safety in the Cape Meares area has been improved recently through the efforts of numerous persons and agencies in the county and state. Over the next week, two location signs will be installed, one at the 4th Street and Bayocean Road  (beach parking lot), and one at the Bayocean Spit parking lot.

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You Can Help Preserve the Bayocean Spit for Years to Come


No, this is not a request for a donation.   Instead it’s an appeal for you to attend a workshop meeting of the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners (BOC). 

When:   Thursday, April 9, 2015, 3-5 PM
Where:  Tillamook County Court House,
Conference Room B

The BOC will be considering a request to rezone all properties on the Bayocean Spit that have a RM (Recreation Management) classification to RN (Recreation Normal).

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