Tillamook County Solid Waste is having the first hazardous Waste Collection this Saturday, February 4, 2017. Further details can be found at the county website: www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/solidwaste
The City of Tillamook is requesting proposals for professional design services. This request for design services pertains to a portion of the area described as the Heritage Recreation Area in the City of Tillamook Parks and Recreation Plan. The area is north of downtown Tillamook around the intersection of Highway 101 and Hadley Road.
The City Parks and Recreation Master Plan describes plans for the construction of new ball fields at Hadley Fields (the old Safeway property), added improvements to Dean Memorial Wayside Park (across from the Hadley ball fields site on Highway 101), and the construction of a recreational vehicle (RV) park and/or parking at Killamook Park (located at 2210 Hadley Road; north of the Hadley Fields site).
A copy of the RFP can be obtained here: Professional Design Services RFP – Hadley Fields, Dean Memorial Wayside Park and Killamook Park
A copy of the Plan Holders List can be viewed here: Landscape Contractor List 1.25.2017
The Tillamook Urban Renewal Agency Ad Hoc Marketing Committee will meet at 9 AM on January 19, 2017 at City Hall.
Please find a copy of the agenda at this link: TURA Ad Hoc Marketing January 19, 2017
Highway 101/6 Project Update – January 4, 2017
Welcome to the New Year. It is our fervent hope that 2017 brings a brisk pace to the construction now that many of the roadblocks that stalled progress last year have been cleared away and resolved. We know that the businesses would love to see it move along and produce the benefits that will make the pain worthwhile.
Many were happy to see that, at last, after the breakdown of a critical piece of equipment during the holidays; the sidewalk work on Pacific Avenue got underway today as the electrical contractors were out there in the cold drilling holes for the lamppost foundations.
With the drilling now done, the rebar formation and conduits will follow behind shortly, to be poured in the next week and joined by the storm drainage and curb & gutter. This will be followed by additional electrical work drilling and pouring the foundations for the new traffic signals.
If the good, but cold, weather holds through Friday, you may also see work on the storm drain piping down by the Hoquarton coming up the hill again. Once done, this will free up another logjam, enabling various other pieces of the project near the new bridge to go forward.
On a more personal note for those of you who have been bouncing your tires off that plate on the corner of Pacific and First, that creeping sinkhole that has emerged out of the north and south ends on the plate will be filled in with heated patch material this week in the hopes of stopping the sinkhole.
Finally, the contractor will be putting down additional roadway markings over the next week in the interest of keeping the traffic patterns distinct and improving the travel lanes obvious at night.
We hope that we are all building a road to a Happy New Year!
Here is the latest update on the ODOT Highway project. Patience is a virtue.
Highway 101/6 Project Update – November 30, 2016
The last two rebar cages are being tied together this week, and the drilling and pouring of shafts will continue through the next few weeks so that the drillers can be packing up and demobilizing out of town by mid December. This will enable the forms for the first bridge support to be poured in the next couple of weeks, so that, despite several minor setbacks, we will be finding that the ODOT project’s critical baseline path, the bridge, is right on schedule.
While that most critical element is on track, there are other, less critical, but still important components of the project that are lagging. The replacement of the sidewalks on Pacific between 4th and 3rd and on the north side of Highway 6 or 1st Street are the most obvious of these. Almost all such concrete flatwork elements are being held up while the base bolt patterns for the new streetlights are undergoing review and approval in an ODOT submittal process. This has been held up for some time, however once these submittals are approved they are approved for the full project. It is hoped that the contractors’ proposed redesigns will be received by ODOT this week, and expeditiously turned around for implementation within the next two to three weeks, but until that submittal is approved, and the electrical work under the walks are completed, the concrete cannot be laid down. We are watching this closely and working with ODOT and the construction team where we can and will provide updates as we receive them.
That setback is compounded by the fact that the key storm drain line on the south bank of the Hoquarton ran into a large underground powerline, which was not buried as deep as anticipated. This has stymied the construction of all upslope drainlines since such lines have to be laid from the lowest point up to the highest collection points. Therefore, the project is held up on this aspect until TPUD redesigns the powerline to get around the drainline since the drain has to sustain a certain slope whereas the powerline can move up and down.
Aside from the delay problems, there have been additional minor irritations that the public has suffered, as demonstrated by the multiple complaints about the pothole that developed in the right lane of Pacific at its intersection with First. While ODOT has thrown in numerous bags of cold patch trying to smooth that over, apparently there is a sinkhole underneath as the patches keep subsiding. ODOT is investigating some cut-out options that can address that root problem and provide a lasting integrated surface.
There is hope for improvement, however. Once the electrical submittals are approved, the sidewalk work can launch on Pacific and clip along from block to block, since the submittals apply to all flatwork and do not need to be repeated. With the improved pedestrian accessibility on the north side of Second Street, the contractor has agreed to pull the barricades on the south side closer to the buildings for smoother walkability as well. Also, the bicycle/pedestrian path from Goodspeed Park to the Hoquarton will be released from its contractual hold that would not let it be built until next winter, and so the contractor may be working on that aspect sooner than originally anticipated. Lastly, once these shifting construction changes are resolved, the contractor will prepare a revised overall project schedule that we will get out to you as soon as possible.
As a final note, the exploratory work on the key manhole at the intersection of Stillwell and First is scheduled for early Thursday morning until noon and will cause some traffic rerouting down Ivy and Fir. This traffic impact will be followed shortly by longer-term sewer work that will be turning off of Cedar and heading east up First to eventually join with that manhole on Stillwell.
Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce | 3705 Highway 101, Tillamook, OR 97141
The Tillamook Urban Renewal Agency “TURA” has three (3) board positions expiring on December 31, 2016.
All position are volunteer positions and are 4-year terms, running from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020.
Volunteer applications can be picked up at: City Hall, 210 Laurel Avenue, Tillamook, OR 97141 or downloaded from the City of Tillamook website at:
Completed applications can be returned to City Hall, 210 Laurel Avenue, Tillamook, OR or emailed to Debbi Reeves: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please call TURA Administrator Paul Wyntergreen, Ext. 3460 or Executive Assistant Debbi Reeves, Ext. 3463 at 503-842-2472 for questions.
Posted: November 16, 2016 Tillamook City Hall www.tillamookor.gov
The November 1st update below from the Highway Project liaison explains the current progress and process happening at this time with the ODOT Intersection project currently ongoing in the City of Tillamook. Thank you to everyone for your patience with construction issues.
The ODOT Intersection project is moving forward within the City. The update shown explains the traffic configuration plans. It will take patience as we all maneuver through the city during the construction.
The construction of the new pedestrian plaza on 2nd Street between Main Avenue and Pacific Avenue is set to begin a week earlier than expected. The City was notified by ODOT they will close this area of 2nd Street on October 12, 2016. The press release below is from the Tillamook Chamber Liaison Jeannell Wyntergreen.