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Keeping our residents informed while maintaining the quality & livability of our community.


*tomorrow!* One Week to Cache Day!

TOMORROW!!! Existing members have until 5 p.m. today to request access to their drum. New member? Come on down!

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Wednesday 10 am – Noon at the Gearhart Volunteer Fire Department

We still have donated drums for claim, and drums available for purchase. REMINDER: If you want access to your stored drum, you will need to contact us by April 13th.

CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS AND PAPERWORK

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Quarter Mile Challenge Going Strong!

Back in February, the City Council received a heartfelt letter (pg 16) from 10 year old Berkley Sturgell, requesting the City please look into the development of a playground due to the loss of Gearhart Elementary.

At the March Council meeting, the Mayor mentioned Berkley’s correspondence, and announced that through collaboration with the Parks Master Plan Committee, the City would be looking into the purchase of playground equipment, and a temporary location to place it until the master plan process was complete.

After general approval from Council, Mayor Cockrum announced the following proposal in her Mayor’s report: a 50-50 split on cost sharing with donations from residents (tax deductible) and taxpayer dollars from the City to purchase playground equipment; a temporary new playground be established near Trails End (Centennial Park) at the town center (southwest area) to serve Gearhart kids and families.

So here we are! The City recently shared a video to social media regarding the below flyer. CHECK IT OUT HERE and keep those quarters coming in! GREAT WORK BERKLEY!! $13,900 total in donations have been received as of today!


Annual Earth Day: Clean Up Day!

In honor of Earth Day 2021 (designated Thursday, April 22nd), the City of Gearhart is hosting a FREE clean-up day at City Hall on:

on Saturday, April 24th

Drop boxes will be located at Gearhart City Hall for resident use from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please bring unwanted junk and other trash for deposit in the drop boxes. A separate electronic disposal dumpster will also be onsite for discarding electronic material. ***6 feet social distancing during drop off please***  

Please be sure you’re able to lift whatever you bring from your vehicle into the dumpster; due to the nature of social distancing, the City may not be able to assist with heavier items like in year’s passed.

A reminder that while trash and electronics are accepted, never bring hazardous waste. (DO NOT bring: chemicals, oil, tires, batteries, paint, solvents, or other hazardous waste.) The Clatsop County Hazardous Waste Program in Astoria began operating January 2020. Click HERE for a their location, business hours and more information.

A huge thank you to Recology for their donation match to help make this event possible!


SOLVE Gearhart Beach Cleanup

FINAL REMINDER: This Saturday!!!!!!!!! Weather looks amazing!

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On February 2nd, we blogged a “save the date” for a resident-hosted beach cleanup event coming in April. The details are in!!!

CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN DIRECTLY TO THE CITY CALENDAR EVENT

Join SOLVE and the Gearhart Homeowners Association on Saturday, April 17thfor a beach cleanup from 10 AM – 1 PM!

Please sign up for the Gearhart Beach Cleanup viasolveoregon.org

Saturday, April 17th – 10a to 1p

Meet at the Gearhart Beach access off 10th St
Heading  North on Hwy 101, take a left at stoplight on Pacific Way in Gearhart.  Right at stop sign on Marion Ave.  Left on 10th Street to beach access. There is limited paved parking, with additional parking on the beach recommended for hardy vehicles only (i.e. vehicles that won’t get stuck) Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/s7UCiTsPbPC2

This event is part of the annual Oregon Spring Cleanup, presented by PGE. Thebeach cleanup is…

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APRIL 2021: Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness

At last night’s City Council meeting, the Mayor and Councilors unanimously passed proposals submitted by Clatsop County CASA, and The Harbor, to proclaim the month of April in the City of Gearhart:

Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

STATEMENT FROM THE HARBOR:

The Harbor is doing a social media campaign to increase awareness about sexual violence and providing information on how to support survivors. We are also conducting a county-wide survey on survivors’ experiences with law enforcement, medical professionals, and advocacy services following their assault. We plan to use this information to expand and improve our services for sexual assault survivors. I provided the link to the survey below, in the event that you know a beneficial group to receive input from or have your own experience to share. 

Link to Sexual Assault Survey: https://forms.gle/wdXZmqUHAmzw8VBz8

Residents are encouraged to show support for both causes through learning about the signs of child abuse and how to prevent it, and increased awareness around the prevalence and impact of sexual violence by decreasing stigma, improving prevention efforts, and standing with survivors.