January 26, 2015 marked the 315th anniversary of the Great 1700 Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) Earthquake and Tsunami. The Pacific Northwest experienced the 1700 Cascadia earthquake and tsunami which had an impact as far away as Japan. Geological evidence indicates that such great earthquakes have occurred at least seven times in the last 3,500 years, a reoccurrence interval of 300 to 600 years. The next major CSZ earthquake could strike the PNW at any time.
Saturday, January 31 Potluck
Protein, Veggies, Soup, Casseroles
If you must bring a dessert, that’s great too.
The developer of the proposed resort on Bayocean Spit did not appeal the Tillamook County Planning Commission denial of his Conditional Use Permit application. He had until yesterday (Jan 21st) to appeal to the County Commissioners and no appeal was filed. While this proposal is now dead, it does not mean the spit is protected — the developer can still propose other schemes to try to meet zoning requirements. It does, however, give us an opportunity to find a more comprehensive and permanent protection for this wonderful resource.
Posted by John Harland
Public testimony at the January 8, 2015 meeting of the Tillamook County Planning Commission raised questions regarding fire protection on the Bayocean Spit and a response to any medical emergencies that may occur there. This testimony, in turn, raised questions among Cape Meares residents regarding the accuracy of the testimony.
On January 13, six residents from Cape Meares attended the Tillamook County Citizen Corps Council meeting and listened to two excellent presentations that should be of interest to everyone who lives along the Oregon coast and especially to those of us who either live permanently in Cape Meares or are part-timers and own own property here.
State Sen. Arnie Roblan, D-Coos Bay, will speak to the Oceanside Neighborhood Association, a Tillamook County-sanctioned citizens advisory committee, on Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 AM, in Oceanside.
The Tillamook County Planning Commission met last evening (January 8, 2015) to consider the proposed use of a 53 acre plot on the Spit that is owned by Bayocean LLC.
The proposed resort on Bayocean Spit is again before the Tillamook County Planning Commission on Thursday, January 8th – second floor of the Tillamook County Courthouse, 201 Laurel Ave, Tillamook. Doors open at 6:30 and hearings start at 7:00. We hope you can attend. A large turn-out will demonstrate that the community wants the Spit to remain undeveloped and opposes the resort.