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City of Depoe Bay

570 SE Shell Avenue

Depoe Bay, OR 97341


City Hall hours:

Monday-Friday 8-5


541-765-2129 (fax)


Date Incorporated:

May 22, 1973


Latitude: 44.8 N

Longitude: 124.06 W


Average elevation: 56'


Population: 1,398


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July 22, 2014


City Park Nature Trail & Bridge Dedication,
and Community Picnic

The City of Depoe Bay and the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce will host the dedication of the Depoe Bay City Park Nature Trail, South Depoe Bay Creek Bridge, and Community Picnic on Monday, August 11th. 

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.  The Official Park Dedication Ceremony begins at 4:30 PM, with the barbecue immediately following.  We are pleased that Representative David Gomberg has agreed to be a special guest speaker.   


This will be a wonderful evening for the entire community to come together and celebrate the recent improvements to the City Park as well as give special recognition to the U.S. Coast Guard, Depoe Bay Rural Fire Protection District, and the City of Depoe Bay Staff. 


Special thanks to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Local Government Grant Program, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Recreational Trails Grant Program, and the Lincoln County Commissioners Community Economic Development Fund Grant Program for the financial contributions towards these projects.


Directions:  Located at the bottom of Shell Avenue, at the south end of town.  From Highway 101, head east on Schoolhouse Road for just a few feet.  Immediately turn left and head down Shell Avenue.  At the bottom of the hill, turn right in the Harbor Parking Lot and head east to the Depoe Bay City Park.


Come Join the Fun!
Enjoy a Hamburger or Hotdog and
Walk the Meandering Trail Along South Depoe Bay Creek!



July 9, 2014


Volunteers Needed!

fin clipping


The annual salmon fin clipping event is this coming Saturday, July 12. Come on up to the water treatment plant at 555 NE Collins Street at 9 AM and lend a hand! Every year, the fin clipping makes around 20,000 Coho salmon eligible for future harvest in the sport fishery. For more info, call 541-961-2499.




July 9, 2014



The City of Depoe Bay is accepting proposals to lease a City-owned Facility (Fish Plant) located at 285 SE Shell Avenue, in the Depoe Bay harbor.  The facility includes a two-story building (approx. 4,000 sq.ft.) and marine loading dock (approx. 900 sq.ft.).  Minimum monthly rent is $2,000 plus all utilities and taxes. 



At a minimum, proposals should address: type and scope of business to be conducted, compliance with M-P Zone uses and standards, water use and wastewater management plan, a business plan/financial strategy that demonstrates potential for long-term success, and proposer’s qualifications.  For information and/or site visit contact the City of Depoe Bay at 541-765-2361 or email info@cityofdepoebay.org


Proposals must be written and submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Commercial Lease Proposal”.  Proposals will be accepted until no later than 4:00 PM, Friday, August 15, 2014.  Mail proposal to City of Depoe Bay, P.O. Box 8, Depoe Bay, OR 97341, or hand-deliver to City Hall, 570 SE Shell Avenue, Depoe Bay. 


Proposals received by the deadline will be reviewed by the Depoe Bay City Council.  The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.



July 4, 2014


New Jib Crane - Depoe Bay Harbor

The City is seeking proposals for a new jib crane, to be installed at the “Old Fish Plant” site in Depoe Bay harbor.  Project consists of removal and disposal of the existing jib crane, providing and installing the new jib crane. The new jib crane must meet all certifications for weight limits and capacity. City will provide hoist to be attached to the jib crane.   Jib crane specifications:  Free standing, 1 ton capacity, overall height: 15’ 6” +/-, boom length: 14 ft. +/-, epoxy finish/safety yellow.  


For more information contact City Superintendent Brady Weidner at 541-765-3005 or 541-765-2361.   Proposals shall be written and in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Harbor Jib Crane”.   Mail proposal to City of Depoe Bay, P.O. Box 8, Depoe Bay OR 97341, or hand deliver to Depoe Bay City Hall, 570 SE Shell Ave., Depoe Bay, OR.  Proposals must be received no later than 2:00 PM, Friday, July 11, 2014.  City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. 



UPDATE July 2, 2014

June 19, 2014


Harbor Master Plan Advisory Committee

The City is accepting applications for the newly-formed Harbor Master Plan Advisory Committee. Deadline to submit applications is 4:00 PM Thursday, June 26 July 31, 2014. Applicants will be interviewed at the July 1 August 5, 2014 City Council meeting.




June 13, 2014


2013 Annual Water Quality Report

The 2013 Annual Water Quality Report will be mailed out to Depoe Bay property owners by June 30. A downloadable version can be found here.



June 12, 2014



Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 an election will be held for the purpose of electing three members of the City Council and the Mayor of Depoe Bay to fill the following positions and terms:

Mayor of Depoe Bay, a two-year term
City Councilor, Position #4, a four-year term
City Councilor, Position #5, a four-year term
City Councilor, Position #6, a four-year term

Each candidate for an office listed above must file a petition for nomination for office with the Depoe Bay City Recorder at Depoe Bay City Hall, 570 SE Shell Avenue, Depoe Bay. A petition packet may be picked up at Depoe Bay City Hall, and must be returned to the City Recorder by the filing deadline, which is Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM.


Qualifications (per City Charter):

A candidate must be a qualified elector of the City of Depoe Bay and must have resided in the city during the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the election date.  Candidacy nomination shall be by petition, signed by not fewer than 20 electors of the city. 


IMPORTANT DATES for November 4, 2014 General Election:

First Day to file for office: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Last Day to file for office: Tuesday, August 26, 2014  Not later than 5:00 PM
Voter Registration Deadline: 21 days before election day (October 14, 2014)
Election Day: Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Candidates must file with the City Recorder (City Elections Officer).  Pursuant to City Charter a candidate may file for office only by Petition (not by Declaration/Fee).


Filing By Petition:
  • Completely fill out and submit to City Elections Officer: 

    - Form SEL 101 Candidate Filing – Major Political Party or Nonpartisan, and

    - The top portion of form SEL 121 Candidate Signature Sheet - Nonpartisan

  • The City Elections Officer reviews the prospective petition for required information, assigns a petition ID number, and gives written approval for circulating the petition for signatures.  All signature sheets must be approved in writing before circulating.  Failure to do so will result in rejection of those signature sheets. 

  • Petition signers must be registered voters in the City of Depoe Bay.  A minimum of 20 signatures is required; extra signatures are recommended.  Be sure to familiarize yourself and your circulators with the guidelines for circulating the petition (included in attached information from 2014 Candidates Elections Manual). 

  • Once signatures are obtained, the signature sheets must be submitted to the Lincoln County Elections Official (County Clerk), for signature verification.  It is recommended that this be done at least a week before the filing deadline (August 26th) to provide ample time for the verification process.  Upon completion of signature verification the County will return the certified signature sheets to the candidate.  

  • The candidate files the certified signature sheets and completed form SEL 338 –Petition Submission with the City Elections Officer.  The City Elections Officer reviews the filing to confirm the petition contains the required number of valid signatures.  If there are not enough valid signatures and the filing deadline (August 26th) has not passed, the candidate may submit additional signatures.  


Campaign Finance:

Oregon’s 2014 Campaign Finance Manual and Forms are available at the Secretary of State Election Division website www.oregonvotes.gov.  A candidate should familiarize him/herself with State election law to avoid any possibility of penalties. Enclosed in the candidate’s election packet is the State’s Candidate “Quick Guide” on Campaign Finance Reporting In Oregon for your reference.


A Statement of Organization for Candidate Committee (SEL 220) and Campaign Account Information Form (SEL 223) must be filed within three business days of receiving a contribution or making an expenditure, but no later than the deadline for filing for candidacy.  These documents are to be filed with the Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division.  All campaign finance filings may be in paper form or through the Secretary of State electronic filing system ORESTAR unless otherwise noted below.


A candidate is not required to establish a campaign account, file a Statement of Organization, or file Contribution and Expenditure reports if ALL THREE of the following conditions are met:

  1. The candidate serves as the candidate’s own treasurer;
  2. The candidate does not have an existing candidate committee; and
  3. The candidate does not expect to receive or spend more than $750 during a calendar year.


A candidate who plans to receive or spend less than $750 to support the candidacy during the calendar year:   Is not required to form a Principal Campaign Committee (Candidate’s Statement of Organization - SEL 220) or file any Contribution or Expenditure reports or forms, unless the threshold is met, then must file within three business days.


A candidate who plans to/or does receive or spend more than $750 to support the candidacy during the calendar year, must: Form a Principal Campaign Committee by filing a completed Candidate’s Statement of Organization - SEL 220 and a completed Campaign Account Information - SEL 223


A candidate who does not expect to receive or spend more than $3,500 to support the candidacy during the calendar year:  May qualify to file a PC 7 – Certificate of Limited Contributions and Expenditures. 


A candidate who plans to/or receives or spends more than $3,500 to support the candidacy during the calendar year:  Must file using the Secretary of State’s electronic filing system ORESTAR (paper forms are not accepted).


For candidates wishing to file information in the Lincoln County Voters’ Pamphlet

Contact the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Lincoln County Courthouse, 225 W. Olive St., Newport, OR 97465, phone 541-265-4131.


Questions should be directed to City Recorder at 541-765-2361.



UPDATE - June 9, 2014


Access to audio files has been restored. Thank you for your understanding and patience while this matter was dealt with.



June 6, 2014



City Council meeting audio is temporarily unavailable while we make arrangements for off-site hosting. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to have audio access restored on Monday.




June 4, 2014


Seasonal Harbor Worker


The City of Depoe Bay is looking for a seasonal Harbor Worker. This position is  full time, 40 hours/week, from July through September. The duties will mostly focus on dispensing fuel for boats and helping the harbormaster with maintenance duties. Person should be familiar with record keeping and billing, have construction and maintenance skills, and be able to work with the public. Please call 541-765-3005 for more information. For applications, please stop by Depoe Bay City Hall, or download an application. You may send your application to P.O. Box 8, City of Depoe Bay, Oregon, 97341 or hand deliver at City Hall 570 SE Shell Ave. Pre-hire drug screen required. Applicant must have a current Oregon driver's license. Applications need to be in by 2:00 PM, Monday June 16, 2014.


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